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Skin tear on the tongue. Bleeding on removing it. Cancer? White lump on the lower lip

I have what looks like a skin tear on the side of my tongue . It has been there for a few weeks, it is white in color. I tried to cut it off this morning and I just irritated it and caused it to bleed and become painful. It wasn t painful until I tried to cut it. Should I be concerned for cancer? I also have a vague white lump on my lower lip , it has been there about the same amount of time.
Asked On : Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello & welcome,

All the symptoms stated by you are indicative of ulcers on the side of the tongue. These ulcers can be due to various reasons like trauma to the tongue by accidental biting it between the teeth.

This may happen due to sharpened edges of the teeth which damages the corners of the tongue thereby producing ulcers on the same sites.

But, you should go for clinical evaluation so as to rule out presence of thrush or oral candidiosis which is a kind of fungal infection & can be treated by the use of Anti fungal drugs which are to be taken as per your dentist's advise.

Keep your oral cavity clean to avoid any secondary infection.

If there are sharp edges of the teeth, they will be grinded & rounded by your dentist accordingly.

Take care.
Answered: Wed, 3 Jul 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response

Thanks for writing to us.

Your tongue as well as lips are ulcerated.

Apply anaesthetic gel on the affected area.

Maintain oral hygiene well.

Swish with warm saline frequently.

Avoid intake of spicy foods.

Take vitamin becosules,iron supplements.

If symptoms persists,biopsy of the lesion has to be carried out.

Take care.
Answered: Tue, 2 Jul 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for posting your query,

Accidental Trauma due to biting of your tongue and scalding result in tear and pain in the tongue. Probably there is accumulation of healing tissue and cells in the area resulting in the formation of white tissue , as you irritated the healing tissue it again resulted in bleeding .

Cancers of tongue occurs when it is irritated with tobacco chewing and smoking .
Visit to an Oral and Maxellofacial Surrgeon and get the checkup done .
Lump in the lower lip can be due to abscess formation , irritation due to chemicals or physical trauma , get it checked by the Dentist .

Do not irritate the lesion .
Take care that it doesnt get infected.
Maintain a good oral hygiene .
Take saline water gargles 3-4 times a day .
Apply dologel or mucopain ointment topically over the affected area..

Hope this helps out....

Answered: Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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Dentist, Periodontics Dr. Palvi 's  Response
it doesn't seems to be cancer... don't worry... just apply local anesthetic gel over the affected area... once you the source of irritation, it should get fine...
take B-complex also...
in case the lesion persists after removal of irritants, you should go for biopsy afterwards... hope this helps...
take care...
Answered: Tue, 2 Jul 2013
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