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Under Tongue Skin Tag
Sometimes....: The front surface of the tongue has many small taste buds that give it the berber carpet/cobble-stone look. There are a bunch of larger taste nodes (circumvallate papilla) in a v shape on the back of the tongue too. Sometimes a taste bud dies-it swells up, hurts and looks like a skin tag before it eventually falls off. You constantly make more taste buds, so no worries. ...Read more
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
Let them be or: Have them surgically removed. This would need to be seen to give you more accurate guidance. It depends upon the size, location and whether or not its normal anatomy or some deviation or growth. ...Read more
Skin flabs under my tongue that look pointed, almost like skin tags but they just come out from under my tongue. What is it? Contagious?
Normal anatomy: The little finger like projections under your tongue are completely normal. They can look quite scary and to be honest, the first time I noticed them I thought for sure they weren't supposed to be there! Don't worry though. And no they are not contagious! ...Read more
Got what feels like 8 tiny skin tags in a cluster at back of the tongue in the middle is this normal I have bigger lumps behind it which I no are ok?
Skin tags: These could your taste buds on the back of your tongue. Best to see your physician to check for sure ...Read more
This may be word but under my tongue it looks like almost a skin tag that kind of flops around could this be dangerous and need to be looked at?
Likely not dangerous: Did this develop recently or has it been there a while? Could it be that it the normal structure, called frenulum and you only noticed it recently. There is no immediate danger, you can discuss it with your doctor when you see her/him next. ...Read more
Skin looking flabs underneath my tongue that look like triangular skin tags, on the lines that run parallel to each other under the tongue. What is it?
Trauma: What you are describing is a fibro-epithelial polyp. These are thought to be caused by minor trauma from cheek or lip biting. People of varying ages can be affected by these polyps. Treatment is surgical removal. However, it is best to have them checked and possibly biopsied by an oral surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more
I got my tongue pierced (my 3rd time in 6 years) 3 days ago. And now I have a skin tag on the top side of my tongue around the hole...
Your question did not come through in its entirety, you may wish to restate.
Getting your tongue pierced, three times, is probably not the smartest thing you have done.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
I have a what looks like a white skin tag (about the size of a small pea) that is located on the front top of my tongue where a tongue stud would be.
Yes: Is there some kind of a body piercing in your tongue this could cause this type growth. You really need to do either face-to-face or video Telemedicine visit we're face-to-face so a doctor can examine this and tell you what it is or if it needs a biopsy ...Read more
Small bump on the webbing of my tongue for 2~ years. I scraped off a year or two ago. Still small but its back. Less than a mm, not growing. Skin tag?
Lesion under tongue: There are any number of possibilities. This is something you need to have your dentist see and evaluate, and possibly biopsy. ...Read more
Swollen skin tag like flaps have formed on the frenulum of my tongue and has been causing some discomfort for a couple of days now what should I do?
Warm salt water: Plica fimbriata are the fringe-like folds of mucosa on underside of the tongue on either side of the frenulum. Sometimes they become enlarged if the toothbrush hits them during brushing. Usually rinsing with warm salt water for 2-3 days helps. Brush your teeth and gums gently. If not, visit your dentist for further evaluation. ...Read more
I have a swollen foliate papillae on the left side of my tongue and it is slightly pointed like a skin tag. It is flesh colored and not very painful. I removed part of the top part myself. Should I be concerned?
It should clear: Up on it's own. Don't mess with it. See a dentist if it persists. ...Read more
For a little longer than a week I've had a white long skin tag type looking thing on the top of my tongue, it's almost at the tip of my tongue. It's not painful unless I pull on it. I've tried brushing it off with my toothbrush but that hasn't helped?
Inflamed papillae?: See your dentist for a one on one evaluation and recommendations. No treatment may be necessary unless it's purely an annoyance to you and if it is nothing more than an inflamed papillae and cannot be resolved with routine use of a tongue blade, it can always be incised off. However, it could be other things as well so get a consult. ...Read more
I have a red smooth patch on my tongue that won't go away and a white skin tag that keeps growing back? Is this tongue cancer
Please seek an eval: A red patch or skin tag on the tongue could be inidcative of many different underlying diagnoses. Some are benign like geographic tongue or median rhomboid glossitis and others can be dysplastic. Please seek an evaluation with your general dentist or an oral surgeon to rule out pathology. ...Read more
There are a lot of skin tag, triangular, looking flabs of skin under my tongue. They run along the parallel lines. HPV? They just appeared.
Flabs of skin: They probably didn't just appear and they are probably normal anatomy. You need to consult a dentist. We can't see or diagnose them over the internet. What do you think the red itchy spot that's on my hand right now is? ...Read more
Sore skin tag under tongue, tingly tongue, inside of lips feel strange what is this? What can I do to make it go away?
Yes: There are many lumps and bumps that can grow on the inside of your mouth. Many are very similar to those that can grow on your skin and other parts of the body. While most harmless and need no treatment any irregular tissue could potentially be something harmful. An evaluation by an oral surgeon or periodontist is recommended to evaluate any abnormal tissue in your mouth. ...Read more
2 Small bumps in mouth on the left side. Feel a little bit like skin tags but arnt very moveable. What could they be?
Fibromas: Inside mouth. Benign. See oral surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more
I have a 1-2mm skin tag at the back/right side of mouth. Been there for at least 2 months with no growth. Any cause for concern?
No: Examine it about once a month and if it becomes larger, changes color or bleeds, see your doctor. You may want to take a picture of the lesion so that it would be easy to see if there have been any changes. ...Read more
What to do with a skin tag on the roof of the mouth? It falls off then grows back and is so bothersome.
Not skin tag: The pattern of falling off and regrowing does not fit the history of a skin tag that lesion needs to be biopsied seek care with a plastic surgeon or ent. ...Read more
What is this red lump of cheek skin inside my mouth called? I've heard that they are called oral skin tags but I want to make sure?
Sadly impossible: To diagnose without examining you clinically. Would recommend a consult with your dentist to evaluate lesion recommend appropriate treatment if any. Hope this helps. ...Read more
On the right side of my mouth, on my cheeks near my wisdom tooth there's a swollen part that looks like skin tag. It's a little painful. What is it?
Stensen duct: Also called salivary duct, near your upper teeth. ...Read more
Hi I have a small skin tag at the back of my mouth near my tonsil dentist said it’s fine but I keep getting little red bits on them from time to time?
Otolaryngologist: For peace of mind have this checked by an Otolaryngologist. Since this lesion is on a mucus membrane I would not consider it a skin tag. An Otolaryngologist will be able to identify it and advise you. It is most likely a benign tissue however. ...Read more
Red skin tag like bumps in mouth near the tonsils. 16 years old and have had them for 1 year. Approx 2-3mm in size. What could they be????
Bumps on tonsils: You should talk to your parents about this issue and be evaluated by your pediatrician. ...Read more
Sml skin tag looking thing left side mouth near throat had bout 12mths not sore can turn it could it b cancer?
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Skin tags are extra bits of normal skin, often on little stalks. They most often show up where there's friction: underarms, neck, genitals, and anus (with crohn's disease, for instance).
They sometime run in families. They're more common as you age and even more common if overweight. ...Read more
Skin tag removal: Best to see your physician for this one. Occasionally skin tags can cause a bit of bleeding when they are removed and it is best done by your doctor who can see the area clearly and use a local anesthetic with a vasoconstrictor and an agent to stop bleeding after removal. ...Read more
Don't: Better to see a doctor and get it done right. ...Read more