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Why Does Under My Tongue Hurt
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
Trauma: I am going at this answer the dental route. It can be an simple as trauma caused by a toothbrush, which will go away in a week or two. If you have swelling and tooth pain as well it may be an abscessed tooth and you need to go have a dentist evaluate this. If it is something else a dentist will direct you to someone else, and main this is to go see someone. ...Read more
Purple veins: It's quite common to have "purple veins" under your tongue. However without personally examining you we can't determine the cause of the pain, the nature of the tiny clear bumps, nor if anything requires treatment. See your local General Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more
I have a thing under my tongue in the mandibula... it is white and it got a little bit larger today. I have it since a few days ago and it hurts esp?
Possible Ranula: A ranula presents as a fluid filled bubble on the floor of the mouth under the tongue. It is caused by a blocked salivary gland. The saliva can't get out so it backs up and creates a bubble. Small ranulas can often resolve on their own. Larger ones (shown here) may require surgical removal. ...Read more
Wharton's duct?: See your dentist to be sure; it could be wharton's duct, which is normal. If it is something else your dentist will let you know. ...Read more
I have these bumps under my tongue, maybe for a year or two. Don't hurt at all, Never have. They are flesh colored.
See your dentist: See your dentist who can personally examine you to see if those "bumps" are normal or a variation of normal and benign (most likely) or not. ...Read more
Ataste bud along with the skin under my tongue hurts. I had my tongue clipped years ago. What can cause this?
2 pieces of gum formed under my tongue and are connected to the bottom of my tongue and don't hurt. I was sick recently too.
Pieces of gum: May be absolutely normal anatomy that you just have not noticed before. See your Dentist, we can't examine you in this format. Let your dentist make sure that everything is ok. If not, your Dentist can provide what we can't over the computer, the best treatment. ...Read more
I have a small bump under my tongue, it appears to be next to the frenulum. It looks liquidy, pinkish, and about 3 mm wide. It doesn't hurt.
This is normal anatomy of the sublingual gland duct.
But if enlarges bigger that a pea have it checked out.
They are paired but rarely are exactly the same size. ...Read more
Under my tongue I have a bump that is swelled red and hurts! It's normally a bump but it's big and red and swelled. I don't know the medical term?
Salivary duct stone?: This may be a stone in the duct of the submandibular gland, like the picture. You would need to see and ear, nose, and throat (ENT) physician. Increase your fluids and suck on sour candy like lemon drops. You may also need antibiotics. ...Read more
I started to notice a growth of a white spot and like wings under my tongue. It hurts a bit. The white spot is under my tongue right on the line that?
Seek Rx: Any pain, bleeding, or swelling should be immediately evaluated. Any white lesions in mouth should be immediately evaluated. Please see Oral and Maxillary Surgeon ASAP. OTCs, herbs, unguents, salves, and snake oil are NOT substitutes for a professional evaluation. Don't ignore this. Probably nothing, but get it checked. ...Read more
I have a small white bump under my tongue and it hurts to move or stretch the tongue out. I'm not super worried but is it something worse than I think?
White lesions: Sorry, can't possibly diagnose over the computer. All white lesions should be evaluated by your Dentist, especially if lesion has been present longer than 10-14 days. Great majority are perfectly benign. But very small percentage require additional and immediate treatment. For your own peace of mind, stick your tongue out at your Dentist. ...Read more
I've had this weird growth under my tongue for 1+ months now. Its centered under my tongue toward the tip. Red and tip is white. Started to hurt today?
Dentist: Have your dentist take a look. Your tongue and the associated tissue underneath it may be getting caught between your two lower front teeth. Can't tell without looking at it. ...Read more
Clear/whiteish bubble under my tongue, recurs in the same spot and has been for years? Hurts until it pops and clear liquid comes out.
Salivary gland cyst:
Sounds like a benign salivary gland cyst caused by blockage of minor salivary glands in the mouth floor. Simple drainage usually sufficient, but formal removal of the offending gland may be required if recurrent or large or infected
Dr SP Grobler Surgeon Gastroenterologist ...Read more
I have 2 pink bumps under my tongue that are symmetrical on opposite sides of my tongue. They don't hurt and I don't have any pain/numbness.
Salivary Ducts: They are most likely salivary ducts.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a small white circular abnormality under my tongue that really hurts to eat, talk, or when I touch it. It's been 3 days. What do I do?
AHankerin'FerACanker: That's most probably a "canker sore" ("apthous ulcer"). They can really hurt! No one is sure of the cause. They tend to recur. There's lots about it on-line. Lotsa really weird recommendations. I've found frequent application of a high-potency steroid works well. The trick is rubbing it in then keeping the saliva away for a while. It could be something else so if not better in 2-3 weeks see a doc ...Read more
I have this white hard wart under my tongue it does not hurt and every time I pop it grows back in 2-3 days its scaring me what can it be? Help please
Wart under tongue: What you are describing does not sound like a wart. Warts can occur in the mouth and under the tongue but they are not usually hard and cannot usually be popped. I recommend you see a dermatologist or your doctor to better evaluate this lesion. You might need a biopsy to identify this lesion. ...Read more
Hi I have this weird look a like pimple under my tongue located above my lingual fraenum. It dangles, it does not hurt just bothers me. It comes & go?
It sounds like a: Mucus cyst. Try to leave it alone. This should spontaneously resolve, but if it persist for a few weeks, have someone look at it. ...Read more
Why is my bottom retainer causing my gums under my tongue to hurt? Feels like the plastic part is pressing to hard under my tongue.
Sore spot: It is common to get sore spots with your orthodontic removable retainer. As the retainer “settle” sometimes it will put uneven pressures on the gums and create sore spot. The orthodontist can quickly adjust the retainer and make your retainer comfortable again. When coming in for an adjustment appointment, be sure to wear your retainer during the 3 hours prior to the appointment. ...Read more
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 ripped the skin under my tongue on the right side I believe it's called Plica fimbriata it hurts to the point I can barely eat will it heal itself?
Generally yes: The mouth and structures have regular trauma and heal quickly ...Read more
I noticed a dark red lump under my tongue. It doesn't hurt, there is a slight discomfort if I put pressure on it. Should I be concerned? What would cause this to form?
Many possibilities: Trauma being the most probable. Call your Dentist and let him/her examine the "lump." Any pain, bleeding, and/or swelling should be immediately evaluated. You have both pain and swelling. Please call now for an appointment. ...Read more
I have weird purplish Reds soreness under my tongue some is like peeling off or dangling but I can pull on it and it hurts?
Time to see an MD: What is causing this is unclear. Though there are many possible explanations the one most worrisome would be a cancer. This is even more of a concern If you have smoked, or if you have ever had a habit of using chewing tobacco. Of course there are other things that are possible, and usually cancer is painless, but I suggest getting it checked out by a doc in person ASAP. ...Read more
I have a small pinkish bump under my tongue with a slightly pinkish white tip on it. It doesn't hurt unless I either run it on my teeth?
Most likely: A ranula or mucous cyst, show to you doctor or dentist to make sure what it is and treatment. ...Read more
I have a white pimple under my tongue on the little tendon. Also my right gland is swollen and keeps getting food stuck in it. It hurts?
I'm 27, my tongue is pierced. Once in a while the left side of the bottem ball hurts. I now have noticed black veins under my tongue. Normal?
Trauma or.....: Trauma or infection are most common causes of soreness. Please see a Dentist. Trauma means tissue damage. Infection can spread. Please see a Dentist. Dark veins under tongue probably normal (sub-lingual veins). See a Dentist to make sure. Know that the balls can cause traumatic injury and recession to gums/bone. Balls can also fracture teeth. Tongue piercing just isn't healthy or smart. ...Read more
I have severe pain on the right side of my neck. It leads up under my jawline and hurts under my tongue. My right submandibular has already been taken?
Pain: Should be investigated. Did you mean to say that your right submandibular gland had been taken out? If so, why? Should be seen by either oral and maxillo-facial surgeon or by ear/nose/throat specialist to determine cause of the pain. Please call for an appointment. ...Read more
I have a lump under my tongue and it hurts to talk and eat hurts when I move my tongue the lump is right on the thing underneath my tongue. What is it?
Lingual frenum: The area or string or skin and muscle that attaches your tongue to the floor of your mouth is called the lingual frenum. This area can be traumatized easily if you do any activity that over uses you tongue. I.e Oral Sex, sucking lollipops, eating rough or salty candy. If this area is giving you problems, doesn't seem to be healing, or you can't recall any reason for this to be sore, see a dentist ...Read more
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