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    What causes a lump inside the tongue and swollen lymph glands in neck?

Posted on Wed, 29 Jun 2016 in Dental Health
Question: 69 Year old male, non smoker good health developed lump inside tongue virtually overnight. No discoloration or lesion visible. Mild discomfort when pressed between thumb and forefinger. Neck lymph glands not swollen. Prior history of mild occluded salivary glands near near lips. No other pertinent history or symptoms. Thank you.
Answered by Dr. Honey Arora 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Does not seems serious, do not worry..

Detailed Answer:

I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns...

As per your complain a slightly tender lump inside your tongue when you are a healthy 69/years old male with recent medical and dental examination done can be due to causes like traumatic injury to tongue like tongue bite, infection over tongue while it can also be a foreign body granuloma etc..

Nothing to worry as it has developed overnight so does not seems serious..
As of now you should do warm saline gargles..
Apply numbing gel over the lump if it is painful..
You should avoid touching it again and again..
Avoid hard foods to prevent irritation over it..
Suck ice pops...

Continue doing the same for a week..
In case of no improvement consult an Oral Physician and get a Biopsy done for confirmation of cause and get treated accordingly...

Hope this information helps..

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