Bumps Under Tongue

Bumps under the tongue refers to small red or white sores that develop underneath the tongue. They can cause extreme pain, sensitivity, itching, irritation or burning sensation. The reason they arise may vary from vitamin deficiencies, to anemia or reaction to hot foods, irritation from dentures, etc.

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I have a mouth sore and a non-scrapable white film on my tongue that bleeds when I use a tongue brush. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a white film on my tongue that can never be completely scrubbed off. My tongue bleeds in patches when using a tongue brush. It hurts as if when you suck on something too sour and gives your tongue a burning sensation. I have a mouth sore on the cheek part of my left canine tooth. T...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. You may have inflammation of the tongue which should go away in two weeks. Following are my suggestions for your problem: Do not touch the tongue with a brush or anything, and allow it some time to heal. Avoi...  Read Full »

I noticed three painless red triangular bumps at the back of my tongue three days ago. Will it go away?

Query: Hello doctor,Three days ago, I noticed that there was a feeling on the left back side of my tongue (closer to my throat), almost like a popcorn kernel was stuck. I did not eat popcorn, but nothing was there. On the left side, it seems like there are three red bumps in a triangle shape that do not hu...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Please attach a clear picture of those lesions to help me understand the problem. According to the picture (attachment is hidden to protect the patient's identity) you sent, it seems like some ulcers developed...  Read Full »

Do I need a needle biopsy for painless hard lump in tongue?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-year-old woman with history of smoking. I have lump inside my tongue for the past two years. The lump is not reaching the surface is just inside. I think it got bigger over the time but not rapidly. It is 6 mm big. I went to a doctor and they made a sonogram. The lump is in th...  Read Full »

Dr. Vikas T. Talreja

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. May I look at lesion for better diagnosis and treatment, which includes a lot of differential diagnosis. White or red oral lesions include benign lesions (e.g., morsicatio buccarum and frictional keratosis, white sponge nevus [WSN]), benign lesions with malignant potent...  Read Full »

Are white bumps under the tongue normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old female, and I have white bumps on the back of my tongue. I also have painful white sores on the sides of the tongue. I have been getting painful sores on the tip of my tongue quite frequently for the past two months. But this time, the pain was severe. I did get some re...  Read Full »

Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your complaint and also the photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that you provided of the lesion. As far as your history of painful sores on tongue tip is concerned, there can be various reasons. Most common are vitamin B12 deficiency,...  Read Full »

My tongue is whitish-green with a painful bump under it. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, My tongue is whitish-green in color and I also have a white bump under the tongue that is extremely painful. Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the clinical picture provided (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), the tongue seems to have a traumatic ulcer underneath due to teeth bite or burn due to hot food intake. Additionally, the ventral surface seems to have nutritional deficienci...  Read Full »

I have had bumps on the back of my tongue that affects my eating habits. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have had these bumps on the back of my tongue and also, I noticed a flap near my airway in my throat. For about four months, I have been told that it is nothing to worry about, but it is affecting my eating habits, and I am losing weight because I cannot swallow properly. I have type 1 ...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay B K

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Please send a picture of the bumps and flap that you mentioned. Do you have any history of bleeding from the swelling? Do you smoke or use tobacco?  Read Full »

Can the tentacle-like tissue under the side of my tongue be a globus?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a tentacle-like tissue under the side of my tongue, and I have attached a picture of it. I have been dealing with a lot of stress for the last few weeks, as I searched online about it and felt it might be globus. The image is not the best, but hopefully, you can ease my mind and te...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The picture (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity) you have sent is not clear enough to tell what it is. I would suggest you focus on the area of concern. In addition, I would also know if there are associated symptoms that y...  Read Full »

Can red bumps at the back of tongue be due to herpes?

Query: Hello doctor, I have red bumps at the back area of my tongue. Could this be oral herpes? I received unprotected blowjob a week back. As such, is it possible to get oral herpes although I was the one receiving the blowjob and did not engage in any kissing with my sexual partner?  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned it does not seem to be herpes infection on the back of your tongue. Those red bumps are they painful? Do you have swallowing difficulties? If not then those are your taste buds, they are present in every one. Wo...  Read Full »

Hard bump in throat and my mouth looks white.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a bump in the throat. It is hard and not painful, and my mouth looks white, I looked on the internet and scared of mouth cancer. Please Help. Other symptoms I had was pain in throat for couple days, but that gone away quickly with gargling. I also have reflux (I am going to the...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The posterior pharyngeal wall has some enlarged and congested nodules (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Could be due to chronic pharyngitis. Continue the reflux medicine and when any pain is there take decongestant and Claritin (Loratadine). For more in...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for the growth present at the base of the tongue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a fleshy mobile growth at the side of my tongue near the base, exactly where the throat meets the tongue. I found it accidentally. As it is painless, I am unaware of it. I have tried to visualize it, but I cannot view it due to its position. It does not bleed, and it is smoot...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern.According to its site, it can be a normal anatomical variation. I recommend following up the next month. A biopsy is recommended in case of an increase in its size, change of color, ulceration, or bleeding.   Read Full »

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