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Sore bump on the side of the tongue which is the same color as tongue?

Sore bump on the side of the tongue which is the same color as tongue?

Injury?: Most likely an injury however I would see my dentist and have it checked if it is not better in a few days. Is there a sharp or jagged filling on that side of your mouth? ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

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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I have somewhat of a painfuls sore on right side on back of tongue. It looks like a bunch of small bumps. What could this be?

See a dentist: It could be your taste buds. They are on the top and very back of your tongue, and also on the side of the tongue. They could be irritated from something you ate. See your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Please help there's bump under tongue on the left side, it's not a cold sore I don't think. How to tell?

Please help there's bump under tongue on the left side, it's not a cold sore I don't think. How to tell?

Your dentist: Can often diagnose lesions in the mouth. There isn't a way to diagnose it with the info available. Take care. ...Read more

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I have some bumps on both sides of my tongue more towards the back. They are somewhat sore. Just noticed today because I feel them hurting. Ideas?

I have some bumps on both sides of my tongue more towards the back. They are somewhat sore. Just noticed today because I feel them hurting. Ideas?

See a dentist/MD: When one or more of your taste buds becomes inflamed or irritated, it can swell and form a painful bump. Though most sore tongues are nothing to worry about, you should consult a doctor if you have a lump or sore on your tongue that doesn't go away within a week or two. Many oral cancers don't hurt in the early stages. ...Read more

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Sore feeling under left side of tongue. No bumps or sores. Discomfort when swallowing. The less I move it the more uncomfortable it feels. What is it?

Sore feeling under left side of tongue. No bumps or sores. Discomfort when swallowing. The less I move it the more uncomfortable it feels. What is it?

Infection/abscess : In that area the most common cause would be a stone in one if the salivary glands. If it swells, particularly when you eat, that's more evidence. Be aware that a severe infection, or abscess, can form (if its not there already) and swell enough to block your breathing. See an ENT doctor or go the emergency room if swelling. ...Read more

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I havepink reddish bumps on my tongue, especially along the sides n tip that r very sore,n red smooth sores, inside my lips?

I havepink reddish bumps on my tongue, especially along the sides n tip that r very sore,n red smooth sores, inside my lips?

Bumps on tongue: Amber, very hard to help with lumps and bumps via this method. Always want to see, feel them. Please see your healthcare provider. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have somewhat large bumps or sores on the inside of my left cheek, a very painful yellowish sore or bump on the right side of my tongue, and more?

I have somewhat large bumps or sores on the inside of my left cheek, a very painful yellowish sore or bump on the right side of my tongue, and more?

Well: Few possibilities. But the. Or Tom line is you need to see doctor for exam and then a diagnosis. This is important now so get going ...Read more

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I am prone to this cold sores and even have one now about three days ago I noticed a small bump on the left side of my tongue it is not painful I was just wondering if it could be a cold sore spread into my tongue or my health anxiety makes me think it's

Not a cold sore: Cold sores occur on the outside of the mouth/borders of lips, not in the mouth and are caused by the herpes virus. Canker sores, which are not caused by the herpes virus occur in the mouth, and are typically painful. This could just be an enlarged tongue papilla, which is common and not a problem. Have your doctor check it to be sure. ...Read more

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I have sore red bumps on the back right side of my tongue. It now hurts whenever I swallow. What is the cause?

I have sore red bumps on the back right side of my tongue. It now hurts whenever I swallow. What is the cause?

Sore throat: The commonest cause would be an early viral infection which may develop into a head cold. If the sore throat worsens instead of improving over the next day or two, a throat culture to check for strep would be needed. In the meantime, gargle with warm salt water and suck on lozenges which sooth the inflamed throat. ...Read more

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Tongue hurts pressing against teeth, feel swollen gets sore in the back of it, get like bumps on the side of my jaws, happens about twice a month?

Tongue hurts pressing against teeth, feel swollen gets sore in the back of it, get like bumps on the side of my jaws, happens about twice a month?

See a dentist ASAP: Some conditions like common tongue problems such as soreness, discoloration, and bumps on 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. Do not delay. ...Read more

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Small skin coloured bump on side of tongue near back. Not very sore. Pain and lump go away overnight and get worse during day. Chipped upper molar.

Lump on tongue: This may be a result of irritation from the chipped tooth. However, any lump in the tongue, whether painful or not, is abnormal and should be checked.
See your dentist for an examination. ...Read more

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I have red bumps on left side of tongue.not sore.I am also vitamin B12 defiency.what could it be.im getting injections every week. Then 3 months?

I have red bumps on left side of tongue.not sore.I am also vitamin B12 defiency.what could it be.im getting injections every week. Then 3 months?

Vitamin B12 Deficien: Bumps on tongue can be caused by VitB12 Deficiency. Other causes are Smoking, Canker Sores and viral infections
Consult your doctor if it is painful and a concern for you ...Read more

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What is it? I have a sore throat and white bumps on tongue? What is this and what should I do? On under sides of tongue.

What is it? I have a sore throat and white bumps on tongue? What is this and what should I do? On under sides of tongue.

Possibly yeast: The white splotches may be a yeast infection. You'll need to see your physician or dentist to determine if it is yeast, then start on an antifungal medication. ...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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Felt ill. Chills and bad sore throat. Maybe a cold? Same today. Noticed small discoloration on tongue on side (no black) and bump near back. CANCER?

Felt ill.  Chills and bad sore throat.  Maybe a cold? Same today. Noticed small discoloration on tongue on side (no black) and bump near back. CANCER?

NO….: BUMPS are:Taste buds most likely.
Cold and Sore throat: URI, gargle with salt and warm water, try "Advil cold and sinus" medicine for symptomatic relief and Ginger tea/Steam Inhalation for other home remedies.
If not better in 24 hours call us on HT prime or contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Sore throat have bumps on my tongue only on left side of mouth?

Sore throat have bumps on my tongue only on left side of mouth?

Viral likely: Most likely this is a viral throat infection which usually runs its course in several days without specific treatment except gargling with warm salt water. The tongue bumps are probably reactive glands. If symptoms worsen instead of gradually improving, see your physician for evaluation and a rapid throat culture to check for strep which is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have bumps on both sides of tongue. And sore throat. Would that be oral cancer?

I have bumps on both sides of tongue. And sore throat. Would that be oral cancer?

Possible: See your physician, make sure it is not cancer of tongue. Also, it is unusual to be on both sides of tongue. ...Read more

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I have a cough slight sore throat on swolling but either side of my tongue at the very back has purple looking marks or bumps jayne?

I have a cough slight sore throat on swolling but either side of my tongue at the very back has purple looking marks or bumps jayne?

Could be normal: You have large bumps on the very back of your tongue called circumvallate papilla they are used in taste. Patients who look at their tongue in the mirror sometimes see them and get worried. They are totally normal. If you are still concerned, please see a physician and let them look at it. ...Read more

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Left side of throat has been hurting for about 3 days now. Red bump on throat above tongue. What could it be? Can it be a canker sore on throat?

Left side of throat has been hurting for about 3 days now.  Red bump on throat above tongue.  What could it be? Can it be a canker sore on throat?

Many possibilities: Herpes, cankers, strep throat, flu, allergies are just a few possible explanations. You must visit a doctor and be examined to get an answer to this one. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a small bump on the left side of my tongue that I noticed about two or three days ago. I also have a cold sore on my lip I was wondering if the two could be related? I suffer from health anxiety so this is making me think I have oral cancer

I have a small bump on the left side of my tongue that I noticed about two or three days ago. I also have a cold sore on my lip I was wondering if the two could be related? I suffer from health anxiety so this is making me think I have oral cancer

Don't jump to cancer: You are right to think about your health anxiety — and you'd be right to get that under control. There are psychotherapists who specialize in this type of anxiety — it's fairly common. But the probable connection is a virus (herpes) or something like that and you can ask your Dr or a pharmacist for symptom relief. Canker sores should go soon, so if it lasts — see your Dr. Best! ...Read more

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My tongue hurts, is white, white bumps on top of tongue and red spot on side of tongue some congestion in throat/ on and off sore throat?

My tongue hurts, is white, white bumps on top of tongue and red spot on side of tongue
some congestion in throat/ on and off sore throat?

Office Visit: Too hard to DX over the internet, really need a clinical evaluation. May be able to go to emergent care to have issue seen immediately. Possibly dentally related, but most probably primary care issue for you. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Red raw sore on the roof of my mouth. Swollen red bumps on back of tongue and back sides of tongue and white spots on tonsils.

Red raw sore on the roof of my mouth. Swollen red bumps on back of tongue and back sides of tongue and white spots on tonsils.

Infection: Sounds viral but may be bacterial. If you use tobacco, a palatal biopsy may be in order. Salt water gargles and topical anesthetic will help. A throat culture can help differentiate the etiology. See your physician. ...Read more