What causes pus filled lump under tongue?

Posted on Mon, 17 Aug 2015 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: I have had a pus filled lump under my tongue since I was a teenager. I'm now 28, and have had it over 13 years.. it doesn't effect me in any way.. and I can squeeze the pus out rather easy.. but it just fills back up within a day or two.. what could this be?
Answered by Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein 17 minutes later
Brief Answer:
clogged sublingual gland

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome to HCM.
This is caused by clogged sublingual glands and this is not worrying unless become inflammed. In some people it may persist lifetime without causing problems. It can be permanently managed by minor surgical procedure done by ENT doctor so you should consult him about it. It is advisable to remove it sooner or later since in case of severe inflammation it may lead to some complications.
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Follow up: Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein 58 minutes later
sorry.. wrong picture. here is the good one, tho I would have to say you've already figured it out.. Thank you!
Answered by Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein 8 minutes later
Brief Answer:
same stays...

Detailed Answer:
yes,the same stays,this is probably what i ve said.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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