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    Growth under my tongue.
    An_224260 posted:

    I recently started feeling a bit of tenderness under my tongue, and when I first looked to see why, I noticed a white spot underneath on the muscle on the right side of my mouth. I thought it was just something caused by something I ate, but it hasn't gone away yet. Today I was looking at it again, and noticed that it is actually some sort of growth or flap of skin, and I'm extremely concerned with it now. I took a picture with my phone, but am not sure how to upload it here. Does anyone have any information based on the limited description I gave?

    Thanks to anyone that can help.
    Zev Kaufman, DDS responded:
    Dear Anon 175007:
    What you are describing can be a skin tag, an infection, or any other type of lesion. The problem is that every lesion (sore, growth, etc.) has a history that has to be investigated, as well as signs and symptoms that have to be described by a professional. It is very difficult and dangerous to have a diagnosis over such a limited forum such as this.
    The rule of two weeks applies here: if it last for more than two weeks, go to the dentist and have this examined. Health if First. Please go see your dentist.
    Best of luck,
    Dr. Zev Kaufman
    justconcerned84 replied to Zev Kaufman, DDS's response:
    Thanks for your response. I bought a new toothbrush and started using a mouth rinse that has hydrogen peroxide in it, and it seems to have cleared up. I'm still watching it, but it has gone away for now. If it comes back, I will certainly see a dentist. I'm just really trying to avoid any new medical expenses because I'm not currently covered by insurance at work. Thanks again!

    worriedmumemma replied to Zev Kaufman, DDS's response:
    Please can you help me,this is a picture of my 14 year old daughter. She has this lump under her tongue and i don't like the look of it. Thanks
    1. worriedmumemma
    steffanymohan responded:
    There are many conditions that can cause a lump under the tongue. You need to get it checked. See your dentist if you have any kind of discomfort.

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