Papilloma is a benign condition that grows only in certain types of tissue. These are non-cancerous outward growths that do not spread rapidly and are not very aggressive. Papillomas can create some kind of discomfort and sometimes may require treatment.

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What causes lumps behind the ear?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a big lump on my right ear, which is getting bigger day by day. I do not know how to deal with this. I have attached the photographs with it.  Read Full »

Dr. Nayyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It appears to be a papilloma (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), a benign condition. Usually, it has a pedicle, and it can be excised even under local anesthetic. It should be sent for histopathological examination to confirm its nature.  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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

I have papilloma in tonsil and I am in quarantine period for Coronavirus. What should I do now?

Query: Hello doctor, After going to a medical check up a few days ago, a doctor notified me I had a papilloma in my tonsil. I am a 28-year-old male otherwise healthy. I had been having an itch like feeling in my throat and some inconsistent feeling when swallowing or in-ear pressure. I cannot go to a doct...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I see that this is not an emergency. Use antihistamine to overcome the itching sensation. Use nasal decongestant drops twice daily for five days when lying down on your back to relieve the ear pressure sensation. Also, chewing gum can help. After ending the quarantine ...  Read Full »

What is the tag like structure near frenum under the tongue?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a small tag like structure near frenulum on one out of two ducts which goes on both sides under the tongue. Kindly have a close look and advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Tinu Thampy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the lesion looks like either the after effect of an injury to the duct or salivary gland stone or a papilloma. Nothing to worry. This can be removed by surgical excision of the lesion. After that send the...  Read Full »

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