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Lump on tongue, painful, bruising. What is it?

I m a healthy non smoking 30 year old female. I have had a hard pea sized lump inside my tongue , but visible from the top. It is towards the right side about an inch from the tip. The lump has been present from approximately 3 weeks. When it developed it was painful. The pain since is minimal, unless it get irritated from my teeth . It is hard to the touch and looks a little bruised. I do not recall injuring the area at anytime. Today the size is slightly smaller and there is less of the bruised look. None of the taste buds appear to be inflamed or irritated, they have a normal appearance. What could it be?
Asked On : Sun, 2 Sep 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
hello,
mam u need to undergo biopsy test for this lump.
since acute inflammation is there you will be prescribed
with antibiotics .rinse your mouth with warm saline water
twice daily for some relief.
regards
dr.sapna
Answered: Mon, 3 Sep 2012
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

thanks for sharing your concern.

I would suggest you to visit your dentist once and get a biopsy done,to be on safer side.

Rest maintain good oral hygiene and keep a close watch on the lesion.look for any changes in that,if so immediately report to the dentist,so that it can be treated at a very early age.

Hope it helps.
take care
thanks
Answered: Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query,
There are many things that can make your tongue to become sore or cause painful bumps to form
trauma
smoking
canker sores
certain medical conditions
Though most sore tongues are nothing to worry about, you should consult a doctor if you have a lump or sore on your tongue that doesn't go away within a week or two
you should get biopsy done
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful
Regards
Answered: Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query,
There are a number of lesions in the mouth that are consistent with what you describe. They include: simple bruises, amalgam tattoos, or a melanocytic nevi.
you should see your primary care physician or your dentist to have the area examined and determine if a biopsy is warranted. It might not be anything serious. Good luck for next week.
Please see your own dentist/doctor for a proper diagnosis and plan your treatment according to that
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful
Regards
Answered: Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Khushboo Bhatia's  Response
The lump on tongue can be because of some sort of trauma.Do warm saline rinses and keep the area clean. If it does not heal then go to the dentist.
Answered: Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
hi, thanks for asking query,
you should undergo a biopsy procedure for that lump, meanwhile you can maintain a good oral hygiene and take analgesics to releave pain.
regards.
Answered: Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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