Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
145 Doctors are Online

54 yr old, hard small lump on tongue, no pain. What is it ?

Hello Doctor, My mother, she s 54 yrs old has been noticing a hard small lump on her tongue since exactly one month. For the last one month it was non-reducing and since last 3 days she feels it has reduced from its initial 1 cm size. There is no bleeding except one day when she rigorously cleaned her tongue with a tongue cleaner . She complains of no pain usually, and little pain when the lump is touched. There is not much discoloration its slightly transparent white over it. Kindly advice.
Asked On : Thu, 29 Nov 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  22
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Procedures
Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
hi there, you should not neglect this lump and it would be a better thing to do to take her to your local doctor and if required get a fine needle aspiration cytology done to know the nature of the lump and if required to get it resected. It could be a benign condition but malignancy cannot be ruled out without an FNA study. Take care.
Answered: Thu, 29 Nov 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor