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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Are polyps at the base of the tongue dangerous?

Hey, I have these weird things hanging off the bottom of my tongue. Not entirely sure how to describe it but it almost looks like a fish egg or tentacle. Its not painful but I m aware that it s there. Just want to make sure its nothing serious or if it is serious to seek medical attention
Mon, 25 Aug 2014
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 's  Response
Thanks for your query, I have gone through your query.
The polyp kind of area you are describing looks like a salivary gland duct opening in the floor of the mouth where the tongue is attached. Or the other possible cause could be a inflammatory hyperplasia of the mucosa where the tongue joins the floor of the mouth. Nothing to be panic. If it becomes symptomatic or increase in size consult a oral physician.
I hope my answer will help you, take care.
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