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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User :   Very painful bump under tongue. (have picture to help)
User :   Hello?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
User :   I have this bump under my tongue, for about 6-7 days now. It hurts REALLY bad. I am a former Marine so when I say it hurts it hurts lol.
User :   Nice to meet you Dr.
User :   Here is a picture.
User :   WWW.WWWW.WW
Doctor :   you said you have a picture of it.
User :   That link above should take you to the picture.
Doctor :   if possible, please send it to YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   do you have any other symptoms?
User :   I have sent it
User :   No other symptoms just terrible pain.
User :   almost like when you have a taste bud that hurts but much worse and under the tongue
User :   Get the picture?
Doctor :   i still have not got it yet
Doctor :   please give me a moment
User :   Ok.
Doctor :   let me check, you have sent the link
Doctor :   You could have sent the picture itself
User :   I already had it loaded as a link, sorry.
Doctor :   it is taking time to open, please give me some time
User :   I re sent as a pic too.
User :   I am tempted to cut it off myself.
Doctor :   no, do not cut it off yourself, I just had a look at it
User :   and.........?
Doctor :   it might lead to uncontrollable bleed
User :   Ahh
User :   We dont want that
Doctor :   it looks like taste bud, but with vasularity.
Doctor :   a closer look at it will reveal what it is due to
User :   you have taste buds under your tongue?
Doctor :   no, you dont have taste buds under the tongue
Doctor :   since when have you had this?
User :   We have taste buds under our tongues?
User :   Closer look?
Doctor :   has it grown in size compared to when it first appeared?
User :   No just got more painful
Doctor :   ok.
User :   hurts to eat, talk, move it
Doctor :   i recommend you to get it examined by oral/dental surgeon
Doctor :   to have a clear picture of what has happened
Doctor :   do gargling with warm water and disprin in it
Doctor :   it should control the pain
User :   is using something like oral gel on it ok?
User :   asprin?
Doctor :   if it was any ulceration, oral gel would have been helpful, but since it is like a bump
Doctor :   it has to evaluated
User :   ok.
User :   I took some vicodin
User :   Ill get to a doctor tomorrow
User :   Thanks.
Doctor :   ok. continue taking Vicodin for pain relief,
Doctor :   and get it examined soon
User :   sounds good. have a good night.
Doctor :   such that definitive treatment can be initiated
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   No not right now. I just wanted to know what it could be
User :   But Ill go to my doctor to figure that out
Doctor :   since I am not examining you personnaly, it is difficult to tell teh exact cause for it
User :   the pain is a 9/10
User :   thats why I am concerned
User :   when I broke ribs that hurt less than this bump
Doctor :   tongue is a sensitive part with hight nerve and blood supply, hence the small lesions cause lot of pain.
User :   makes sense
Doctor :   *high
User :   Ice ok?
User :   to numb it?>
Doctor :   yes you can try with ice cubes over it
Doctor :   it will numb it for sometime
Doctor :   but will not give you permanent relief
User :   think they will biopsy it?
Doctor :   if on closer examination it suggests vascular bump, it will not be biopsied
Doctor :   as it will lead to bleding
User :   Thanks, looks like I am out of time. Thank you for the advice.
User :   Have a good evening/day
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
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