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Purple lump on lingual frenulum after oral sex. Applied hydrogen peroxide. What are the risk?

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Dr. Ketan Vagholkar

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Posted on Mon, 21 Jan 2013 in Dental Health
Question: I have a purple like ball in the middle of my lingual frenulum (on the skin under my tongue that connects the bottom of my tongue to the floor of my mouth) I was having sexual activity with my girlfriend , giving oral sex and I felt a rip or pain but the pain is gone, I have no pain from it at all, I think it was healing well and a few days after we started getting frisky again and she sucked my tongue causing another rip and it bled but we kept kissing. The next morning I had a purple dark ball there and it bled in the morning for 2 days so far but at the moment I've had no bleeding and I've been swishing my mouth with hydrogen peroxide and applying some directly on it
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Answered by Dr. Ketan Vagholkar 2 hours later
Hi,
Thanks for writing in.
If the swelling appeared after the episode of pain then there is a high likelihood of it being a hematoma( blood clot) for which nothing needs to be done at present as it is asymptomatic.
However if the swelling existed prior to the trauma episode then it could be a cyst. In that case it may require surgical intervention.
As you have taken adequate antibiotics the chance of infection is very less.
I hope this answers your querry.
With regards
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Follow up: Dr. Ketan Vagholkar 12 hours later
How long will this take to be gone or healed and is there anything I can do to help it heal better.
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Answered by Dr. Ketan Vagholkar 10 hours later
Hi,
thanks for the feedback.
If it belongs to the first category as I had described ,then it would require about 4 to 6 weeks to disappear.
However if it belongs to the second category of a cystic swelling then it has to be surgically removed.
I hope this answers your querry.
With regards
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