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 lump at the base of my tongue with drainage down my throat. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 62-year-old male in good health. I have had drainage down my throat. And I have been diagnosed with GERD and laryngeal reflux. I have a lump at the base of my tongue, and I have attached the images of it.Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.As per your concerns, bumps in the back of the tongue in the picture are called circumvallate papillae, which are normal (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity).You do not have to worry. However, if you have any symptoms like bleeding from the mouth, yo...  Read Full »

I have a hard bump at the bottom of the mouth. What is it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a hard bump at the bottom of my mouth, which I noticed a couple of days ago. I am not sure if it is something to be concerned about. It is hard and hurts little if I touch it. Not sure what it is or why I have it?   Read Full »


Dr. Rakshana Devi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Good morning. I hope you are well. Thank you for approaching icliniq. I saw your query and saw the picture attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I will help you to solve your doubts. Certain people will have ulcers and bumps like this due to impro...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a good treatment for the painful red and white bumps on my tongue.

Query: Hello doctor,I have had red and white bumps on my tongue for the past week. They are painful, sensitive to touch and hurt while eating hot, cold, and spicy food.Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Ranjit Peter

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. The common causes for these localized inflammatory lesions on the tip of your tongue are as follows; 1) Irritation against sharp teeth edges. 2) Accidental burns due to sipping hot liquids. 3) Vitamin deficiency. 4) Minor v...  Read Full »

What do painless bumps on the tongue frenulum indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I noticed two or three bumps along the frenulum of my tongue, and they are painless. I did not know if these are normal or HPV? I have not had oral sex. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. They seem to be abnormal and needs to be investigated if it has been like that for more than two weeks. It does appear to be infective, so use warm salt water gargle twice a day for a week or two. Observe if it gets painful or gets enlarged or increases in number. ...  Read Full »

I have red bumps under my tongue with something stuck on my throat. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 38 years old with a weight of 69 kilograms and a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall. Before six months, I had a severe dry cough and it got better within a week. I did not take any medicine for it. I also had some ulcers in my mouth and it also got resolved within a week. At that time, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The bumps present in the tongue are circumvallate papillae. They are present in everybody and in some peoples, it looks apparent in the mirror. The next problem you are facing is due to re...  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 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 »

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

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

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

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

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 »

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