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

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Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil

General & Family Physician

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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...
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.

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