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What causes protrusions under the tongue?

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Dr. Prasanna Heijebu

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Posted on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 in General Health
Question: I have several thin growths on the underside of my tongue along both seams, similar to the picture. What is causing this?
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Answered by Dr. Prasanna Heijebu 36 hours later
Brief Answer:
Cryotherapy can help

Detailed Answer:
Hello Madam

I have worked through your query and attached images in detail.

These protrusions underneath your tongue can be treated with cryotherapy.

Cryotherapy can effectively reduce these extra growths.

Please check with your cosmetic surgeon for expert guidance.

Post your further queries if any.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Prasanna Heijebu 4 days later
What causes these growths?
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Answered by Dr. Prasanna Heijebu 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
They represent epidermal keratin defects

Detailed Answer:
Hello, Madam.

These growths are due to defects in epidermis and keratinization.

Abnormal growth of keratin tissue can cause such growths.This is mainly due to dysregulated keratin production of the stratified squamous epithelium of the tongue mucosa.

Likewise in few cases , poor dental hygiene secondary to caries or other oral diseases can lead to these growths.

Post your further queries if any.

Thank you
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