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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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What is the Swollen under tongue soft squishy lump I have?

What is the Swollen under tongue soft squishy lump I have?

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

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I have a lump on the right side of my tongue. it feels swollen as is painful. it has been there for 2 days. ?

I have a lump on the right side of my tongue. it feels swollen as is painful. it has been there for 2 days. ?

Tongue lump: Do you recall any trauma to the tongue? If so this could be a hematoma(blood collection). Other possibilities include an abscess, blocked salivary gland duct or growth. An examination by your physician or otolaryngologist is recommended for diagnosis and treatment. In the meantime bathe the tongue with warm salt water. ...Read more

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At first, i had a fairly large lump under my tongue, on the left side. Now everything under my tongue is swollen. What could it be?

At first, i had a fairly large lump under my tongue, on the left side. Now everything under my tongue is swollen. What could it be?

See a dentist ASAP: I would have it evaluated by your dentist or primary care physician. A minor infection on the tongue, tooth abscess or a swollen salivary gland is not uncommon and can cause pain and irritation. The proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. See your dentist for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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To day I have found a solid lump to the center left of my tongue and it really hurts its also swollen?

To day I have found a solid lump to the center left of my tongue and it really hurts its also swollen?

See DDS asap!: Pain and swelling are two good reasons to have it looked at right away! see a dentist asap for a diagnosis and appropriate treatment. If you have an infection, especially in or around your tongue, it can become serious, even life threatening very quickly. ...Read more

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Ive noticed a lump inside the middle of my tongue , a few taste buds look swollen just above it. its been there around 5 weeks now?

Lump on tongue: This is impossible to answer with a clinical examination and additional information. That being said, any lesion or swelling that has been present in or around your mouth for longer than 7-10 days needs to be examined. Call your dentist or an oral surgeon for an examination appointment. ...Read more

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Little swollen under tongue. small lump on each side it seems. very tiny but painful. should I wait until monday or sooner to see doc. ?

Likely salivary duct: These are likely your salivary ducts under the tongue on each side of the strand of muscle that you see when you raise your tongue. If you have rough/sharp edges on your lower front teeth and have been sticking your tongue out over them, then this is probably the cause. Warm salt water soaks/rinses make help soothe the area. Monday is probably fine, but sooner if it gets worse. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I have a swollen tongue with lumps should u go to hospital?

I have a swollen tongue with lumps should u go to hospital?

Doctor's office 1st: I would first go to the doctor's office and have it checked. I t may not need any type of hospital setting, just possibly a swab or biopsy in the office depending on the history and severity. ...Read more

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1 swollen tonsil. Shallow lumps on back of tongue. Frequent urination with urge to go. Little comes out. Help.

1 swollen tonsil. Shallow lumps on back of tongue. Frequent urination with urge to go. Little comes out. Help.

Here are some ...: Frequent urination may result from UTI, incomplete emptying, inability to hold urine (OAB), or over fluid consumption, etc. So, pack up the info of the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, & progress of Sx over time for analysis + physicals + possible tests so to deduce possible causes for proposing Rx/care timely. Yet, what you saw in the throat may not be related with voiding Sx; check. ...Read more

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I wear a retainerThe roof of my mouth feels bruised & swollen. Feel a lump that moves with my tongue. There are small spaced red patches. ?

 I wear  a retainerThe roof of my mouth feels bruised & swollen. Feel a lump that moves with my tongue. There are small spaced red patches.  ?

Exam needed: A yeast infection is possible. It might just be irritation of the palate by the retainer. An exam will help sort it out. I'd avoid using the retainer until you get an exam. Good luck. ...Read more

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My throat is extremely swollen and sore. The back of my tongue has huge lumps and my throat is yellowish with red spots. I have no tonsils. ?

My throat is extremely swollen and sore. The back of my tongue has huge lumps and my throat is yellowish with red spots. I have no tonsils. ?

Viral infection: The lumps in the back of the tongue may be circumvallate papillae which are taste buds. They may be inflamed. The red spots in the back of your throat may be infected lymph nodes. Although the most likely diagnosis is an upper respiratory tract viral infection, I would strongly recommend you see a physician for a culture and sensitivity of the yellow material in the back of the throat. ...Read more

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My mom has a bump in her mouth on her gum it's not that it is swollen it's just a lump what can it be?

My mom has a bump in her mouth on her gum it's not that it is swollen it's just a lump what can it be?

Bump: Most likely an abscessed tooth especially if it is soft and she should see her dentist as soon as she can. If it is on the tongue side and it is hard it is most likely an overgrowth of bone and is not a problem. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lump under my lip by the side of my mouth. I am a virgin but have recently kissed my boyfriend what is this?

I have a swollen lump under my lip by the side of my mouth. I am a virgin but have recently kissed my boyfriend what is this?

Herpes Simplex: Probably you have hsv1 . See your doctor for a prescription med. Herpes simplex 1 or hsv 1 as oral herpes. It is different from genital herpes which is hsv 2 . . Medication can decrease the pain related to an outbreak and can shorten healing time. They can also decrease the number of outbreaks. Drugs including famvir, zovirax, and Valtrex (valacyclovir) are among the drugs used to treat hsv1. ...Read more

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My tonsils are swollen and have yellow lumps and red that looks like cuts around them, and the roof of my mouth is yellow?

My tonsils are swollen and have yellow lumps and red that looks like cuts around them, and the roof of my mouth is yellow?

R/O CRYPT TRAPPING: Tonsilar crypt trapping can cause chronic tonsillitis you need to have throat cultured and a full panel of blood work. Also ENT CONSULT re tonsillectomy . The firm external sensation may be a secondary enlarged lymph node. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lump on the roof my mouth (hard palate), that is located evenly with the left side of my back teeth but over a little, painful.?

I have a swollen lump on the roof my mouth (hard palate), that is located evenly with the left side of my back teeth but over a little, painful.?

Palatal tori: It may be palatal tori, which is a normal overgrowth of bone on the roof of your mouth. Sometimes food or your toothbrush can scrap the tender tissue stretching over the tori causing pain. Rinse with warm salt water. You need to see a dentist to make sure you do not have a palatal abcess due to an infected tooth or less likely oral cancer. ...Read more

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