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

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What causes protrusions under the tongue?

Answered by
Dr. Prasanna Heijebu

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2010

Answered : 1423 Questions

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?
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
Follow up: Dr. Prasanna Heijebu 4 days later
What causes these growths?
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
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Medical Topics ,  

Recent questions on  Squamous epithelium

doctor1 MD

Hi I've been suffering from chronic cough for more than 8 years & lately cough is bloody... I ve had an upper endoscopy 2 days ago & the report...

doctor1 MD

I had an endoscopy today. Dr. discovered he needed to dilate my esophagus , I was having some trouble swallowing, also found stomach polyps, and...

doctor1 MD

Hi. I have been diagnosed with gastritis and hiatal hernia. I suffer constantly with upper abdominal pain and bloating. Prescribed P.P.I but no...