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Hi, I got my tongue pierced Monday & im worried I might have an infection. There's small red bumps under my tongue that hurt & there's a lump of skin?

Hi, I got my tongue pierced Monday & im worried I might have an infection. There's small red bumps under my tongue that hurt & there's a lump of skin?

Tongue piercing: Please see your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon to check for infection, a common and potentially serious complication. Dentist's don't like tongue piercings for that reason, and because trauma from the fixtures often cause excessive wear to the teeth, fractured teeth, and permanent bone/gum loss on the tongue side of the teeth. ...Read more

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Small red bump 1mm on tip / underside of tongue. Comes and goes weekly. Went to DDS after 2 weeks, she said not 2 wry. But it keeps coming back??

Small red bump 1mm on tip / underside of tongue. Comes and goes weekly. Went to DDS after 2 weeks, she said not 2 wry. But it keeps coming back??

See your dentist: Some conditions may require further assessment, tests and your dentist may book a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have developed a small painful red bump on the side of my tongue near the back I don't drink or smoke any ideas what this could be?

I have developed a small painful red bump on the side of my tongue near the back I don't drink or smoke any ideas what this could be?

See your dentist: There are multiple factors that can cause a painful red bump on the side of your tongue (e.g. chronic trauma). It is important for your dentist to determine the cause of the sore tongue. The majority of tongue problems are not serious and can be resolved quickly. Good luck. ...Read more

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I got my tongue pierced about 6 days ago and I have a small red bump at the bottom tip of my tongue, it doesn't hurt, is it normal?

I got my tongue pierced about 6 days ago and I have a small red bump at the bottom tip of my tongue, it doesn't hurt, is it normal?

Possible Infection: See your dentist asap -- if infected, you need to have it taken care of, the sooner the better. ...Read more

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I have small red bump with small white tip white (i think) under my tongue? What can it be? I drink a lot of alcohol, could that be a cause

I have small red bump with small white tip white (i think) under my tongue? What can it be? I drink a lot of alcohol, could that be a cause

Gland: Most likely a salivary duct that is irritated or partially blocked. If so, usually resolves itself. If persist for more than 10 days, get in to see your dentist and get a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why is my tongue all of a sudden feeling kind of tight and numb underneath it also has a small red bump?

Why is my tongue all of a sudden feeling kind of tight and numb underneath it also has a small red bump?

See ENT physician: Those symptoms can reflect blockage in a salivary gland; less likely is a local infection. It needs to be looked at for proper treatment ...Read more

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I developed a very small red bump on the tip of my tongue that is painful / sore. I burned my tongue earlier today, could it be related?

I developed a very small red bump on the tip of my tongue that is painful / sore. I burned my tongue earlier today, could it be related?

Yes: When you burn your tongue with hot temperature food, it will leave an irritated area sometimes in a red shade that would be sore temporarily. ...Read more

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Have a small red bump on back left side of tongue & a few days before I noticed throat was sore & still is, but only on the left side. What is it?

Have a small red bump on back left side of tongue & a few days before I noticed throat was sore & still is, but only on the left side. What is it?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can lessen pain. ...Read more

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Small painful red bump side of left tongue. I have cold, could sneezing cause tooth to tongue trauma. More irradiated since touching it. Oral cancer?

Small painful red bump side of left tongue. I have cold, could sneezing cause tooth to tongue trauma. More irradiated since touching it. Oral cancer?

Need to see Dentist: There are literally hundreds of infections, neoplasms, traumas, etc., that can cause pain & swelling. What are you waiting for? Call your Dentist and ask to be seen ASAP. 5 most dangerous words in the English language: Maybe it will go away. ...Read more

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Small red bump on the roof of my mouth near tonsils. How to cure this?

Small red bump on the roof of my mouth near tonsils. How to cure this?

Dental visit: A dentist can examine and probably evaluate what the problem is, but it needs to be viewed to diagnose. ...Read more

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I have a small red bump on the roof of my mouth. What can get rid of it?

I have a small red bump on the roof of my mouth. What can get rid of it?

Red bump: Well that depends on what the red bump was casued by and how long it has been present. There are several things that it could be but it is important, especially if it havs been there for a little while to have it checked out by your dentist or oral surgeon as soon as possible. It could be an ifection of some sort, a sinus issue, or something more serious so have it looked at. ...Read more

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I have had a small, hard, red bump on left side of the roof of my mouth for a few months. It doesn't hurt. What could it be?

I have had a small, hard, red bump on left side of the roof of my mouth for a few months. It doesn't hurt. What could it be?

Dentist: This could be a simple condition or something serious. The important thing is to see a dentist. The sooner a diagnosis is made, the sooner a definitive treatment can be started if needed with better outcome. Some causes of this are bony protrusions, mucocele, epstein pearls, or oral cancer. See your dentist sooner than later ...Read more

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6 days after I gave oral sex with a man a small red bump formed near my mouth. A week later a scab has now formed. Could this have been syphillis?

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6 days after I gave oral sex with a man a small red bump formed near my mouth. A week later a scab has now formed. Could this have been syphillis?

Here are some. ..: The initial stage of syphilis may appear in 1-12 wks as a painless eroded lesion with raised border, which will spontaneously heal if not treated and slip into secondary stage in 4-10 weeks. Despite such variation and uncertainty in its clinical features, get tested within the suggested time frame. Taking definitely timely step / test is the way to confirm and rid the concern. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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I have a small red bump on the roof of my mouth, it occurred a few hours after I gave my boyfriend head the first time. I've always had cold sores.

I have a small red bump on the roof of my mouth, it occurred a few hours after I gave my boyfriend head the first time. I've always had cold sores.

Unlikely related: Sexually transmitted diseases may spread this way, but it is extremely unlikely that any symptoms or signs of such disease would manifest within just a few hours. It is much more likely to bet the beginning of a cold sore or something else. ...Read more

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I have one small red bump in the area at the bottom of my mouth where my gums meet my lip, right in the middle. It has a white pimple-looking head on it. It is causing me pain throughout my mouth and burns whenever I eat/drink. What could it be?

I have one small red bump in the area at the bottom of my mouth where my gums meet my lip, right in the middle. It has a white pimple-looking head on it. It is causing me pain throughout my mouth and burns whenever I eat/drink. What could it be?

Canker sore: It's a canker sore, or an aphthous ulcer. I get them too, and they are annoying. The immune system itself causes them, sometimes in times of stress, sometimes in response to certain viruses, or sometimes "just 'cuz". Aside from a pain reliever if they are bad, there isn't much you can do, and they go away without help in about 1-2 weeks. Certain foods like citrus are irritating. ...Read more

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White-ish tongue with a red bump on bottom side. How do I get this treated?

White-ish tongue with a red bump on bottom side. How do I get this treated?

White-ish tongue: It may not be anything abnormal, but you should have it checked by your dentist, especially if you smoke, chew, dip or drink alcohol more than an occasional drink.
Many oral cancers are assymptomatic and look innocent at first. ...Read more

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I have a painful red bump on the right side on my tongue. It's only been there for a day. For the 1st time I did oral. I need to know what it is.

I have a painful red bump on the right side on my tongue. It's only been there for a day. For the 1st time I did oral. I need to know what it is.

Time will tell: It is possible that all you did was irritate your tongue, however, you should check with your partner to make sure if they have any issues you should know about. If it heals in a few days you are probably ok. ...Read more

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I have a red bump on my tongue in the middle. When I flex my tongue I can feel it's matter in my tongue. It's doesn't really hurt. Looks bleedish?

Depends on immune: Depends on immune status. If you can send us a photo we can determine what it is. In patient with HIV we worry about certain infections and cancers like Kaposi sarcoma. In patient with a normal immune system (& no hx of smoking) usually a taste bud gland that is inflamed. ...Read more

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Red bump or dot under tongue ne ar the side. White/grayish dot kinda in middle. No pain and doesn't feel hard. About 1-2cm in size. What could it be?

Red bump or dot under tongue ne ar the side. White/grayish dot kinda in middle. No pain and doesn't feel hard. About 1-2cm in size. What could it be?

See a dentist first: Some conditions like bumps under the tongue may require further assessment; tests and your dentist may schedule a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. See your dentist first for evaluation. ...Read more

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Woke up with hard red bump on my tongue. Hurts to touch?

Could be: Burn, laceration, infection, or many other causes. Take your tongue into your Dentist and have him/her take a look. ...Read more

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I kissed a boy friday night and sunday morning when I got up I had a red bump on the tip of my tongue that was hurting what is it? Is it hyrpes?

I kissed a boy friday night and sunday morning when I got up I had a red bump on the tip of my tongue that was hurting what is it? Is it hyrpes?

Probably not herpes: The usual incubation time for herpes is longer than a couple of days and the lesions most often appear on the lips or cheeks. The typical herpes outbreak is what happens after your initial response which can be a more seriously uncomfortable event. Kissing is definitely a mode of transmission however so while it's possible to transmit the virus, a sore tongue shortly after exposure probably not. ...Read more

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Red bump that is on the far back side of my tongue. It is on the side and is very irritated when my teeth hits over the bump.

Red bump that is on the far back side of my tongue. It is on the side and is very irritated when my teeth hits over the bump.

Have it looked at: May be broken or malposed tooth irritating gum. May be burned or scratched tongue rubbing against normal teeth. Go see your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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Tingling developed under left side of tongue, red bump with white tip on web of tongue, swollen neck on left side, bumps on bottom of tongue, pain.?

Tingling developed under left side of tongue, red bump with white tip on web of tongue, swollen neck on left side, bumps on bottom of tongue, pain.?

Suspicious Bump?: I would advise you to have the red bump on your tongue examined by a dentist or dental specialist (e.g. oral surgeon, OFP). Any suspicious bump that does not resolve itself in 2-3 weeks should be evaluated. ...Read more

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There is a red bump on the side of my tongue, in the back of my mouth. What could this be? What could I do to help get rid of it? Any possible info

There is a red bump on the side of my tongue, in the back of my mouth. What could this be? What could I do to help get rid of it? Any possible info

Painful or not?: Is it painful? Have you ever had them before? Are there any other bumps elsewhere on your body or in your mouth?
If it's painful, it could be a canker sore. If not, it could be an inflamed taste bud or a benign fibroma, possibly from past trauma to the tongue.
I would recommend that you go to your doctor and have it looked at. ...Read more

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I have this really big red bump on the back of my tongue by my throat. The big one is the only one that really hurts there's others but they don't hurt?

Some lumps normal: The hard-to-see rear of the tongue has giant "circumvalate" papillae sheltering tastebuds. A few people have a central lump of tissue on the tongue where the thyroid gland originated. But it shouldn't hurt unless injured. If pain persists or it grows, certainly be checked by your dentist. ...Read more