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What causes a watery blister under the tongue?

What causes a watery blister under the tongue?

Salivary Gland: A translucent watery blister under the tongue is most likely a mucous retention cyst, mucocele, or ranula which occurs when the duct of a salivary gland becomes occluded. The gland continues to produce saliva and cannot empty into the mouth, resulting in a ballooning effect of the duct or gland depending on the location of the blockage. ...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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What causes these blister things under your tongue?

What causes these blister things under your tongue?

I'm assuming: You're talking about canker sores (aphthous ulcers). They can be caused by certain foods, stress. .. They are quite painful and have a 10 day life cycle. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have a huge mouth blister under the tongue?

Ok: How long has it been there? Any habits like smoking or chewing tobacco? Is it actually an ulcer or a blister? Condition of your teeth? The answers to these questions will help your local dentist or physician make a proper diagnosis. Give either of them a call for an appointment. ...Read more

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I have a white spot under my tongue and it hurts. Is this a blister?

I have a white spot under my tongue and it hurts. Is this a blister?

Might be: Could be a blister or a clogged salivary duct or an ulceration. Most common = ulceration. Rinse with warm salt water and keep an eye on it. If it worsens, see your dentist. ...Read more

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I get these little clear blisters/bubbles under my tongue all the time and they hurt... I'm kind of scared for what they could be...

I get these little clear blisters/bubbles under my tongue all the time and they hurt... I'm kind of scared for what they could be...

Don't worry: Minor salivary glands that get blocked are clear little bumps (clear saliva in a tiny skin sack) that heal once they pop. ...Read more

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I have bumps under my tongue that are not painful or itchy. Almost look like blisters. Can you tell me what they are?

I have bumps under my tongue that are not painful or itchy. Almost look like blisters. Can you tell me what they are?

Bumps: It is impossible to tell you what these bumps are without seeing them. Do you have pain? How long have they been present? See a dentist or oral surgeon for an evaluation. This is the way to get answers. ...Read more

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I have a blister under my tongue it fills with fluid then bursts, is it a gland, . It is like a vein

I have a blister under my tongue it fills with fluid then bursts, is it a gland, . It is like a vein

Mucocele: Small mucous glands in this area can become clogged and the mucous builds up causing the swelling. It is only a problem when it can't drain. If it persists, see an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Under my tongue behind the teeth on the string like things when you lift tongue up I got a blister thing on it that flops around what could it be?

Under my tongue behind the teeth on the string like things when you lift tongue up I got a blister thing on it that flops around what could it be?

Frenum: The frenulum of tongue or tongue web (also lingual frenulum or frenulum linguæ) is a small fold of mucous membrane extending from the floor of the mouth to the midline of the underside of the tongue. It can be accidentally cut or blistered, and may keep the tongue from fully extending outward. ...Read more

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A painful bump appeared under my tongue today. It's translucent like a blister with a small amount of blood in it. I don't smoke, do wear invisalign

A painful bump appeared under my tongue today. It's translucent like a blister with a small amount of blood in it. I don't smoke, do wear invisalign

Gland: There are many glands under your tongue and sometimes they get blocked and is called a mucocele. This can cause a painful swollen area. Usually they will heal within a week so so. However if it does not heal, gets bigger and more painful then you should see your dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Hi, I have Crohn's disease. I have got 2 huge blisters and 3 lumps growing under my tongue on the floor of my mouth. Is this related to Crohn's or not?

Hi, I have Crohn's disease. I have got 2 huge blisters and 3 lumps growing under my tongue on the floor of my mouth. Is this related to Crohn's or not?

Could be: Some crohns patients can get crohns related ulcers in their mouth. They tend to get them during a flare, not when everything is going well. However you may have a viral infection causing this. So if u are flaring, call your gi. If not, go see your pcp for further guidance. ...Read more

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Under my tongue (duct submandibular gland) I believe it is. There is a tiny blister like, it doesn't hurt or anything. I burst it it cam back. Std? Or?

Under my tongue (duct submandibular gland) I believe it is. There is a tiny blister like, it doesn't hurt or anything. I burst it it cam back. Std? Or?

Call your dentist: Have your dentist check for stones in the duct. Sometimes you need to have an oral surgeon remove them if they don't go away on their own. ...Read more

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When I run I have a pain under the tongue. What can cause this?

When I run I have a pain under the tongue. What can cause this?

Tongue pain: Could be a variety of things, from salivary gland obstruction to heart disease. If it only occurs during exercise, see your physician for a stress test. If it occurs with eating, see your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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I usually felt pain under tongue, 2 times in every month, and recently I found that the cause in tiny blisters that they get well in one day. Serious?

Maybe: It's hard to evaluate blisters without actually seeing them. If these things are disappearing or not having pain I would just continue doing what you're doing. However if things worsen please get re-examined. ...Read more

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What causes swelling under the tongue?

What causes swelling under the tongue?

Salivary Gland: One possible cause is salivary gland blockage. Other causes are infections, cysts, and possible cancers. Have evaluated by health care provider. ...Read more

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Does strep cause blisters on your tongue?

No: Not strep. Blisters are often a symptom of a viral infection. If they are present on the palms and soles as well, then this could be Hand, Foot and Mouth disease (sounds bad, but isn't). If the sores are painful, try giving popsicles and tylenol (acetaminophen). The main concern is keeping the child hydrated if she doesn't want to eat or drink. ...Read more

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What can cause me to get blisters on my tongue?

What can cause me to get blisters on my tongue?

Blisters: Blisters can form from acidic or spicy foods. This is the most typical cause and type of blister. They typically resolve in a few days. Although, if resolution isn't reported in a few days or worsens, see a dentist. ...Read more

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23 weeks past HIV exposure. Negative rapid and duo combo tests. But have white tongue and sores under the tongue. What may be the cause and conclusive?

23 weeks past HIV exposure. Negative rapid and duo combo tests. But have white tongue and sores under the tongue. What may be the cause and conclusive?

Not sure: It could be due to many causes: thrush, strep, viral infection, medication or supplement, irritation from mouthwash or toothpaste, etc. See your doc for a thorough history and physical. ...Read more

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Could allergy to watermelon cause blisters on back of tongue?

Could allergy to watermelon cause blisters on back of tongue?

Not typical: You could certainly be allergic to watermelon. Typically an allergic reaction would show up as a burning, red and sore tongue. There are naturally large bumps on the back of the tongue called circumvallete papilla. These are normal. ...Read more

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I've started getting frequent blood blisters on my tongue, are they just harmless? What causes them?

I've started getting frequent blood blisters on my tongue, are they just harmless? What causes them?

ENT: Not sure what this is, but I would recommend seeing an ear nose and throat specialist for a more complete evaluation. Timing depends on duration of symptoms. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Why do my teeth sometimes stick Uncontrollably into my tongue so hard that it causes blood blisters & pain?

Why do my teeth sometimes stick Uncontrollably into my tongue so hard that it causes blood blisters & pain?

Tongue biting: Most people accidentally bite their tongue while chewing or speaking. Sometimes time it may be very painful and may cause bleeding. You should be careful when you are eating and take your time while chewing. Good luck. ...Read more

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Red blood dots (blisters) on tongue, disappearing in 1 or 2 days then appear again. Some on tonsils. Also a flush color bump behind tonsil on arc. Causes?

Red blood dots (blisters) on tongue, disappearing in 1 or 2 days then appear again. Some on tonsils. Also a flush color bump behind tonsil on arc. Causes?

Dots on tongue: Difficult to say without more information, a medical history, and a clinical/visual examination. Any abnormal or unusual lesion that reoccurs or lasts longer than 10 days needs to examined. See your dentist, an oral surgeon, or an ENT specialist for an examination. ...Read more

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I have a 3 year old child that has swollen tonsils and blisters on her tongue. What is this caused by?

I have a 3 year old child that has swollen tonsils and blisters on her tongue. What is this caused by?

Probably viral: Blisters on the tounge with swollen tonsils is most often caused by a virus. There are other cause possible. Sometime strep can cause the swollen tonsil while the tounge could be due to a vrus at the same time. Might want to see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What can cause the veins under the tongue to swell? My dentist noticed this today and was concerned, but did rule out cancer.

What can cause the veins under the tongue to swell? My dentist noticed this today and was concerned, but did rule out cancer.

Veins: It's not uncommon to see your veins underneath the tongue, especially because they are commonly close to the surface. The same thing that can cause varicose veins in other parts of your body can appear in the veins underneath your tongue. ...Read more

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What causes a hard rubbery movable bump under the tongue on the floor of the mouth behind the front teeth? It's been 3 months and doesn't grow.

What causes a hard rubbery movable bump under the tongue on the floor of the mouth behind the front teeth? It's been 3 months and doesn't grow.

Many possibilities: Could be cyst, partially blocked salivary duct, infection, benign or (rarely) malignant neoplasm. Any mouth lesion that lasts longer than 10-14 days deserves full examination by Dentist or Oral Surgeon. ...Read more

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I am having tongue blisters, could this be the cause off cyst@impacted wisdom tooth, blisters keep re-accuring?

I am having tongue blisters, could this be the cause off cyst@impacted wisdom tooth, blisters keep re-accuring?

Different things: These are two different things. A cyst at your wisdom tooth is a growth and development condition and this tooth should be removed. The tongue blisters have a number of causes.
Both conditions need to be evaluated by a dentist. ...Read more

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