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    "Bulb" on tongue.
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    Tom1a posted:
    I've noticed some discomfort on the bottom of my tongue whenever I moved my tongue across my teeth. Today I looked under my tongue and saw that there is a "bulb" protruding from the underside of my tongue. It appears to be the same color/texture as the rest of my tongue, though it is harder. It's small and circular and attached to the underside of my tongue by a strand of "normal" tongue-material.

    To me it looks like the underside of my tongue folded over and formed a kind of callus of some sort before becoming partially detached from my tongue.

    Any ideas?
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    Tom1a responded:
    I should add, it's quite small. Roughly spherical, Maybe 2-3 mm in diameter.
     
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    Gwen Cohen Brown, DDS, FAAOMP responded:
    Hi Tom1a,

    Although I cannot diagnose on line what you are describing sounds like a "fibroma" or tissue tag or a small "mucocele". Both are benign and generally occur secondary to trauma.

    However as it is a new growth I would strongly recommend seeing a dentist or oral surgeon to have it removed especially if it changes in size, color or texture. Ideally you should have an excisional biopsy (remove it and send it to a pathologist) which will result in a definitive diagnosis.

    I hope this helps!

    Dr. Gwen Cohen Brown


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