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What causes lump on the tongue?

I woke up this morning with a small dark purple spot on the right side of my tongue it felt like a vey small lump it has now grown to a darker purple and twice the size but no lOnger has a lomp in it, it looks like a bad bruise but i didnt do anything or eating anything out of norm. I did quit smoking 6 weeks ago ( after 37 years). The area is not painful.
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Wed, 7 May 2014
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 's  Response
thanks for your query, i have gone through your query, the purplish lump could be the hematoma within the tongue which occurs secondary to trauma or biting over the tongue by the teeth..if i am your treating doctor i would have advised you to apply cold pack or ice over the lump, avoid trauma to the lump. and take soft diet. i hope my answer will help you. take care.
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What causes lump on the tongue?

thanks for your query, i have gone through your query, the purplish lump could be the hematoma within the tongue which occurs secondary to trauma or biting over the tongue by the teeth..if i am your treating doctor i would have advised you to apply cold pack or ice over the lump, avoid trauma to the lump. and take soft diet. i hope my answer will help you. take care.