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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What is the bump on the underside of the tongue?

Query: Hi doctor, I have developed a large, hard lump on the underside of my tongue. It is grayish white in color and does not hurt at all. It feels like a hard ball in my tongue. Also, I have other small red bumps. I do not know how long they have been there and I just noticed it before two days. These ar...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The hard lump under your tongue is mostly inflammation which usually gets very hard due to the structure of tongue. The bumps are formed when the inflamed tongue presses against the teeth causing that particular pattern.The inflammation of tongue usually becomes very h...  Read Full »

There is a zit on my tongue. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am 49 years old and have this white pimple kind of thing on my tongue (left side) since quite some time (more than two months). It is not causing me any symptoms or any discomfort. I also have not noticed any increase in size or any other changes. I do not drink, smoke or use tobacco. Ho...  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the proper detailed history and the appropriate clinical picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Since you are not a tobacco or alcohol user the chance of oral cancer is ruled out. Now a few types or differential diagnosis are left. Lie bum...  Read Full »

What could be the red lump under the tongue without pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a red lump under my tongue. It is looking like a canker sore, but now the white has gone away and seems to have gotten a little bigger. There is no pain. I have had it for over two weeks now.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from a red lump under your tongue, which started out looking like a canker sore, but now white has gone away and got a little bigger. According to the pictures (attachment removed to p...  Read Full »

Swollen gums with bad smell from drilled teeth.

Query: Hello doctor, My bottom teeth were drilled for a root canal but after drilling doctor told that my teeth have a split and he filled that hole with a cavity. From the past one year, my gum was swollen and bad smell is coming out from that teeth. From the past one month, I have had bumps on my back o...  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com I have read your complaint and the relevant details. My first question would be did you not visit back the dentist after the filling has been done? Because you are already informed that it has a split deep under which means the treatment cannot be just a filling. I wonde...  Read Full »

Can wart present as weird bump on tongue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have got a weird bump on my tongue and I am worried if it is a wart. I noticed a cauliflower like bump on my tongue last night. It has been there for a few days since I could feel it in my mouth but I only took a close look last night. I can move the tip around and it does not hurt....  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for sending a detailed history. The picture you have sent is not focussed on the lesion (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and I would request you to resend a more clear photo of the same using the back camera of the cell phone so that the clarity i...  Read Full »

What could be the painless bump on tongue with occasional bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a lump on my tongue which has been present for approximately five weeks. It is painless, however, it has bled a couple of times (mostly in the middle of the night, I wake up and feel like I have bitten it). Can I upload photos? It is about 2-3 mm in diamater, round, has not gro...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the images (attachment removed ot protect patient identity). The lesion appears to be a simple papilloma. It is a benign lesion and can be treated by simple excision. The excised specimen can be sent for histopathological examination which will give a c...  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

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

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 »

I have a protrusion under my tongue for past four days. What is that?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 26-year-old male, I have observed a protrusion under my tongue from the last four days. It is on the right side and has a white dot in between. I am not on any medication and do not smoke or drink. I am very worried. Please suggest what it might be?  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Could you send a picture to help us understand what it could be? It could be an abscess or an emerging ulcer etc. Is it hard? Is it filled with fluid or hard?  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. Ashish Jayanand Chandwadkar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

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 deficien...  Read Full »

I have sore throat with bumps. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a sore throat for about two weeks now and the wall of my throat has some sort of bumps on it. My tongue as well has bumps on them but they are not painful.  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pictures show three things (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The bumps on the back of your tongue which are circumvallate papillae. Then, there are slightly enlarged tonsils on either side of the throat. There are granulations on the posterior pha...  Read Full »

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