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Soft Lump Under Tongue
I have had a soft lump under my tongue its been there for some what of a possible 1-2 months should I be worried? Because I am.
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Sorry, no: Trying to diagnose anything over the internet that has to be visualized is not really prudent. You should see your physician or dentist for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
Tongue bumps: Your tongue has 4 different types of surfaces. The very back of your tongue is covered with a mushroom shaped surface that is more pronounced than the front, sides, or underneath surfaces. Fungi form papilla cover the back section and can trap food underneath the edges. This leads to potential irritation and bad breath. A tongue scraper will remove the irritants; a conservative first step. ...Read more
Could be normal: There are lumps that are in the back area of the tongue that are normal. You might consider comparing them to an online diagram or photo. If there is no change in the shape or size or color I would not worry. If there is a change or you want to be sure that there is no problem, have your dentist take a look. ...Read more
See your physician: There is always the possibility that a newly discovered "lump" could be malignant, but often times it is something harmless. Rather than worrying needlessly see a physician to examine your tongue. ...Read more
Fungiform Papilla: Fungiform papilla toward the back of the tongue can get inflammed and occasionally infected. This is typically benigh. There are a few more ominous things that it could typically be so I would definitely get it checked out, but don't stress out and lose sleep over it. ...Read more
Absolutely: Hard, painful lumps in the middle of the tongue are not part of your normal anatomy. Your post did not say how long you have this, whether your tongue was traumatized, or if it is at the surface or deep in the tissue. In any event, it should be examined by an oral surgeon to determine if it needs further treatment. Call your local dentist for a referral. ...Read more
Lump on tongue that was painful but is no longer painful. Lump present for more than a week. Cause for worry?
Another week: It should be gone in another week. If not, see a dentist that can diagnose the swelling. An oral surgeon or ENT physician would be a good choice. ...Read more
Been experiencing large clusters of lumps on the far back of tongue for 3 weeks. Any advice/insight is appreciated.
Lumps in tongue:
Are they stable in size?, create swallowing problems, pain, difficulty in breathing, or in clearing tracheal secretions? The causes are multiple. You should see an ENT specialist, he may do a biopsy. The time is to long usually by now most are in process of remission.
Lie bumps are little red or white bumps on the tongue. They may form due to stress, hormones, particular foods.
Canker sores are another form of tongue bumps. They typically get better within 10 days without treatment.
Most bumps on the tongue aren’t serious, but some may be cancerous
Lie bumps (transient lingual papillitis)
Canker sores (aphthous ulcers)
Mouth Cancer ...Read more
This morning I found lumps in the very back of my tongue what does this mean or is it anything to be worried about.?
Vallate Papillae: These are normally there. They are large taste buds that contain large numbers of taste buds on their surface. Their are 7-12 of these papillae in a v formation pointing to the back of the throat. These taste buds are sensitive to bitter flavors. ...Read more
My daughter has some small lumps on the front of her tongue and few to the inner part of her tongue. What are those lumps?
Tongue lumps: Are they painful? It is best if show it to her Dr. Good luck. ...Read more
My son has a lump inside his tongue on the tip, I am going to take him to the dr but until I can get him in I wanted to see what it may be.?
Need more info: What color is it, how big is it, does it hurt, how long has been there? Theses questions and others need to be addressed before we can give you a meaningful answer. Best to have his doc look at him. Usually these things are benign but definitely have it checked out. ...Read more
My tongue has been hurting me for two days already I got a hard lump and then it went away. ...Also the underneath part is hurting me as well. ..?
See a dentist ASAP: With so little information, it is impossible to even guess at possible causes or conditions. Tongue pain and hard swelling are rare in the absence of injury (i.e. Tongue bite). Pain in the "underneath part" is especially concerning. You should see your dentist asap and have your tongue checked. ...Read more
Some sort of brown stuff all over tongue with much more at the back. Can scrape off but more comesback. Large red lumps all over tongue. What is this?
Brown tongue: Is usually caused by plaque, staining, debris, bacteria especially in patients that smoke & drink lots of coffee. Red bumps are probably normal of more likely inflamed papillae (taste buds). Just like you have to brush\floss your teeth & shower or bath every day, you should use a tongue blade to keep your tongue clean. All this is conjecture, see your own dentist for exam & accurate appraisal. ...Read more
I have had lumps at the side of my tongue for the last 2 months off and on. I am currently suffering from it again with other things this time help?
Difficult to say: You are not descriptive enough, but anything recurring needs to be evaluated and diagnosed. See a dentist right away since it is happening now. ...Read more
Lump under tongue: This would have to be seen in person. It may be normal anatomy, something benign, or less likely but possible something more serious. See your general dentist or an oral surgeon to find out for sure. ...Read more
I have noticed back of tongue there are big and small lumps at back of and back (on side) of tongue. Is that normal?
Hello, is it normal to have very small lumps on the front/middle of the tongue and larger ones on the back the same color as the tongue?
Hard to answer: This is hard to tell without seeing them. There are some larger lumps at the back of the tongue that are normal. They are taste buds, There are also normal bumps on front of tongue called papillae. Look at some pictures of bumps on tongue on google and if yours do not look like this then see your doctor or dentist for exam. ...Read more
Stone vs. Tumor: Under the tongue on each side, there is a major salivary gland called the sublingual gland. If a mass arises in this gland, it could be a stone, or a growth. The likelihood of a malignancy (cancer) in this particular gland is upwards of 50%. It could also be an oral cancer outside of the gland, especially in oral tobacco users and alcoholics. An urgent evaluation by otolaryngologist is in order. ...Read more
Swelling?: Probably swelling if you had trauma or bit your tongue during your sleep. It could also be a mucocele which is a sac full of mucous that may need drainage and/or steroid injection to help prevent recurrence. If it's not painful or severe symptoms ok to give it a couple days to see if resolving. If not, or getting worse, or has been there a while get it checked out this week by your doctor. ...Read more
Ouch!: Could be scar tissue or just swollen from the traumatic incident. Why don't you call your dentist and have him/her take a look just to make sure everything's ok. ...Read more