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Have a pea size bump on tongue.a bit brown and hurts. Should I be concerned and yes I am a smoker?

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Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Lesion on tongue

It could be an inflamed taste bud.
Anything that is inflamed will turn brown due to the smoking itself. I would have an ENT check it to make sure it is nothing. Do not worry, it does not seem that big by your description. If you need larger removal, worst case scenario, it may not affect your speech and swallowing. The sooner your check it the sooner you will not worry about it. Feel better!

In brief: Lesion on tongue

It could be an inflamed taste bud.
Anything that is inflamed will turn brown due to the smoking itself. I would have an ENT check it to make sure it is nothing. Do not worry, it does not seem that big by your description. If you need larger removal, worst case scenario, it may not affect your speech and swallowing. The sooner your check it the sooner you will not worry about it. Feel better!
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