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Suggest treatment for painful lump on the tongue

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Posted on Mon, 13 Feb 2017
Question: I have a painful lump inside my tongue about the size of a small pea slightly left of the center. Last week I had one on the other side. It is very sore. What do you think it is the cause?
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Answered by Dr. Rudina Balliu (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Here are some ideas

Detailed Answer:
Hello ! Thank you for using HCM!
I have gone through your question.
It would be good to have a picture of the lamp and if you have other symptoms or not ,use any medication so I can have a more clear idea of your condition.

According to what you prescribe , i can say that the small painfull lamp it's nothing to worry about since you had one last week and went away by itself .

The most common causes could be : trauma in your tongue (eating salted food , sourfood, eating something hard and sharp,dentures if you have ) or other stress ,dehydration, hormonal ..this happens cause papillae of the tongue become irritated and slightly swollen (transient papillitis) .In this case the lamp will go away by itself after some days.
If if does not go away ,changes size ( become bigger ),you have sore throat, numbness, mouth pain ,difficult swallowing or shewing, pain in the teeth or joint,voice change ,weight loss or any other symptoms you should be checked by a local doctor for further evaluation.

Meanwhile use warm water with salt (gargle ), put cold compress ,maintain oral a good oral health.

Let me know for any further clarifications, I will be happy to help.
Take Care !
Dr Balliu


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Brief Answer: Here are some ideas Detailed Answer: Hello ! Thank you for using HCM! I have gone through your question. It would be good to have a picture of the lamp and if you have other symptoms or not ,use any medication so I can have a more clear idea of your condition. According to what you prescribe , i can say that the small painfull lamp it's nothing to worry about since you had one last week and went away by itself . The most common causes could be : trauma in your tongue (eating salted food , sourfood, eating something hard and sharp,dentures if you have ) or other stress ,dehydration, hormonal ..this happens cause papillae of the tongue become irritated and slightly swollen (transient papillitis) .In this case the lamp will go away by itself after some days. If if does not go away ,changes size ( become bigger ),you have sore throat, numbness, mouth pain ,difficult swallowing or shewing, pain in the teeth or joint,voice change ,weight loss or any other symptoms you should be checked by a local doctor for further evaluation. Meanwhile use warm water with salt (gargle ), put cold compress ,maintain oral a good oral health. Let me know for any further clarifications, I will be happy to help. Take Care ! Dr Balliu