Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

144 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

What causes a large lump inside right side of the tongue, pain and difficulty in swallowing food?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2012

Answered : 2921 Questions

default
Posted on Fri, 3 Aug 2018 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: have a large lump inside right side of tongue that has been noticed in last couple of days & makes eating difficult along with licking top front teeth painful to reach... only started bothering me yesterday but seems to be getting worse in a relatively short period of time... lump can be felt with teeth & fingers, also tongue thickness is noticeably thicker when viewed in mirror when tongue stuck out to view... any advice helpful...
doctor
Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Lump on right side of tongue

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Based on your history and description, the lump/ swelling needs to be examined. Inflamed papillae , canker sores, bite irritation can cause such irritation. These are benign causes and are treated empirically based on clinical impression/evidence. If there is no improvement and the lump persists then a biopsy can be advised to obtain a histopathological/ tissue diagnosis.

Wishing you best of health

Thanks

Let me know if you have any query

Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action.

For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below

http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107

Dr. M.S. Khalil
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on