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Suggest treatment for bumps on tongue

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Posted on Mon, 8 Sep 2014
Question: I have two round soft bumps on the very back left side of my tounge. One is white in color and other in normal pink color. I went to Dentist today and he was not certain, but used the velscope tool and said nothing lit up dark green which I assume is a good thing. I have been looking all over the internet and can not really see anything that resemble them other than fibromas or polyps, but I am not certain since their strange location. I am very scared of cancer, but I assume it is a good thing the verascope did not detect anything abnormal. What else could this be?
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Answered by Dr. Deepashree (18 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
lingual tonsillar cyst.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for your query.
I saw your photo, as far as my knowledge holds, the swelling probably looks like lingual tonsillar cyst.
Does not look like cancer.
Do not worry.
If it increases in size, causes pain, difficulty in moving the tongue, then I would suggest you to consult with the doctor, and get evaluated.
Biopsy and CT SCANNING of neck nay help to detect the cancerous changes.
But right now, no evaluation is needed.
Hope my answers have helped you. Thanks.
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Follow up: Dr. Deepashree (15 minutes later)
Thank you for your fast answer. I always thought lingual tonsils were farther back on the tongue? What type of treatment will help to get rid of the swelling and yellow? I have been prescribed PerioRX rinse to use by the dentist. Do you think this will help as it says on the bottle it is for Gingivitis?
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Answered by Dr. Deepashree (2 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
No treatment needed

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for your follow up query.
As far as my knowledge holds,There is no treatment to reduce the cyst.
Only if it becomes infected then you should treat with antibiotics. If not no treatment is needed.
That mouth gargle will help you to prevent infection but not reduce the swelling . hope my answers have helped you. Thanks.
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Brief Answer: lingual tonsillar cyst. Detailed Answer: Hi, thanks for your query. I saw your photo, as far as my knowledge holds, the swelling probably looks like lingual tonsillar cyst. Does not look like cancer. Do not worry. If it increases in size, causes pain, difficulty in moving the tongue, then I would suggest you to consult with the doctor, and get evaluated. Biopsy and CT SCANNING of neck nay help to detect the cancerous changes. But right now, no evaluation is needed. Hope my answers have helped you. Thanks.