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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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Help! I have white/pink "bumps" at side of tongue?

Help! I have white/pink "bumps" at side of tongue?

See dentist: They could be normal tissue tags, but see a dentist to get your tongue evaluated. ...Read more

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Recurring white bump, side of tongue. Comes every cpl wks. Looks like whitehead, scrapes my teeth, goes away in ~3 days. Pulled the head off=bleeding ?

Recurring white bump, side of tongue. Comes every cpl wks. Looks like whitehead, scrapes my teeth, goes away in ~3 days. Pulled the head off=bleeding ?

White bump: sounds like it could be an Apthous ulcrr.. However I would definitely have it checked by your dentist when it is acute not after its healed. that would give him the best information to make a proper diagnosis ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, soft&hard palate are white/yellow. coated tongue, swollen taste buds, a few very small white bumps on the side of tongue. Help?

I have a sore throat, soft&hard palate are white/yellow. coated tongue, swollen taste buds, a few very small white bumps on the side of tongue. Help?

Seasonal flu: is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for examination. ...Read more

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Help! I have white bumps on the side of my tongue?

Help! I have white bumps on the side of my tongue?

See a doctor: If this is a bump went away in a week, then usually you do not need to worry. If possible, check with your physician or dentist for further evaluation if it did not get well. ...Read more

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I have a white bump on both sides of my tongue. They came on different nights while I was sleep. I jump up out my sleep. The pain felt like I bit my t?

I have a white bump on both sides of my tongue. They came on different nights while I was sleep. I jump up out my sleep. The pain felt like I bit my t?

That's possible: It is possibly related to bruxism or grinding/clenching of your teeth, which is not that uncommon. Sometimes you can nip the side of your tongue....then it swells and is more easily bitten again. Bruxism is considered a sleep-disorder related to unconscious muscle contraction. Dental treatments include mouth guards or correction of your bite. Stress management and muscle relaxants may also help. ...Read more

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Would a single small white bump on the side of my tongue be a sign of hiv? Also bump under skin on jawline. Can't tell if lymphnode or zit. Hiv or no?

Would a single small white bump on the side of my tongue be a sign of hiv? Also bump under skin on jawline. Can't tell if lymphnode or zit. Hiv or no?

NO!: You can't make a diagnosis from a single white bump on your tongue. There are no lymph nodes on your tongue and you don't get zits on your tongue. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Have had a white bump on one side of the tongue for 3 months. Brush biopsy and swab of throat were normal. What else can it be caused by?

Probably a fibroma: Glad you had it biopsied...a fibroma is benign and can be old "scar" tissue where you've traumatized or bitten(maybe accidentally) your tongue. The next most common thing would be verrucous in nature(wart). If you're bothered by it you're dentist or oral surgeon can remove it, preferably with a diode laser ...Read more

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I have a white bump in the side of my tongue and a sore (muscle ache type) throat on my left side only. The white bump is painful. What is this?

I have a white bump in the side of my tongue and a sore (muscle ache type) throat on my left side only. The white bump is painful. What is this?

Poss Canker sore: If it has recently surfaced it could be an apthous ulcer(canker sore). In that location they can be quite painful. If it lasts greater that 10 days have a dentist look at it! ...Read more

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My boyfriend woke up with a white like bump on the side of his tongue an he says it hurts what could this be?

Tongue biting: He could have bit his tongue while he was sleeping and grinding his teeth. If he is concerned a out this or if it does not go away ina few day he should see a dentist. ...Read more

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White small bump on the side of my tongue...What is it?

White small bump on the side of my tongue...What is it?

Need more info.: Is it painful ? Could be a sore like canker sore if it is, or excessive keratosis from tongue thrust or brauxisem if it's not painful. ...Read more

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I have these white strange bumps on the side of my tongue what could this possibly be?

White bumps on tongu: These could be a virus if they are painful or could just be your normal taste buds. Have someone take a look at them if they are bothering you. This will give you piece of mind. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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I have a white line/bump on the side of my tongue. It's been there for a little over a month now and it's completely painless. I don't smoke.

I have a white line/bump on the side of my tongue. It's been there for a little over a month now and it's completely painless. I don't smoke.

GLAD: you are NOT a smoker...the white line/bump is due to an irritation possibly by the sharp edge of a filling!!! Check it out with your DENTIST! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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There's a white bump on the left side of my tongue. I never burned my tongue. Is this normal?

There's a white bump on the left side of my tongue. I never burned my tongue. Is this normal?

Might be ok: Have your local md or ENT evaluate it. It might just be trauma from an old bite on the tongue, or an area where the tongue rubs on a sharp tooth. However, any lump in the mouth or throat, especially if enlarging with time, needs to be checked out. ...Read more

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What are causes of purple bumps on side of tongue?

They may be normal: See your dentist for a clinical examination to see if your require treatment. ...Read more

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A little patch of pink colored bumps on side of tongue that hurt. I don't know what it is and I am freaking out thinking it could be warts?

A little patch of pink colored bumps on side of tongue that hurt. I don't know what it is and I am freaking out thinking it could be warts?

Don't freak out: Most likely temporary malady. Might be canker sores, very common , source not known, worse during period of stress. Could be one or more of your taste buds is inflamed or irritated,which can swell and form a painful bump on your tongue. Maintain good oral hygiene and monitor and they most likely will resolve on there own. Only seek medical attention if they persist or worsen >7-10 days. ...Read more