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

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

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

What Causes A Hard Lump On The Tongue Near A Healing Canker Sore?

I recently had a bad canker sore on the right side of the tongue, and the ulcer is still healing. A white small lump formed beside the canker sore and it is not going away. The canker sore is healing now though - would that likely be a scar-tissue or tongue cancer?
Fri, 7 Jul 2017
Report Abuse
Dentist 's  Response
Hi..
Thanks for the query..

As per your complain and presentation of symptoms a small white lump formed beside canker sore is not probably cancer but it can be another canker sore that has not yet ruptured into an ulcer..

To me it seems most probably to be either an irritational fibroma caused either due to injury by some sharp edge of tooth or tongue bite or it can be an inflammatory lump caused as a result of inflammation or it can be an initial phase of canker sore that would ulcerate in a day or two or can also start healing without ulcerating..

Nothing to worry just do warm saline gargles.
Gargles with cold water and sucking ice pops can also help..
Take a multivitamin tablet for one month..
Avoid hot and spicy food..
In case of pain you can apply a numbing gel containing Lignocaine over the ulcer as well as the lump..

Hope this helps..

Thanks and regards..

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]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in


Loading Online Doctors....
What Causes A Hard Lump On The Tongue Near A Healing Canker Sore?

Hi.. Thanks for the query.. As per your complain and presentation of symptoms a small white lump formed beside canker sore is not probably cancer but it can be another canker sore that has not yet ruptured into an ulcer.. To me it seems most probably to be either an irritational fibroma caused either due to injury by some sharp edge of tooth or tongue bite or it can be an inflammatory lump caused as a result of inflammation or it can be an initial phase of canker sore that would ulcerate in a day or two or can also start healing without ulcerating.. Nothing to worry just do warm saline gargles. Gargles with cold water and sucking ice pops can also help.. Take a multivitamin tablet for one month.. Avoid hot and spicy food.. In case of pain you can apply a numbing gel containing Lignocaine over the ulcer as well as the lump.. Hope this helps.. Thanks and regards..