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What causes lump under the tongue?

Hi, i have a small pea sized lump under my tongue that is painless. I developed it overnight, i was at a nightclub and was using a vaporizer, i shared it with a girl and maybe she could have passed something on to me? Also i had been smoking cigars, and drinking a lot. Any thoughts as to what this could be? I just hope its not an STD
Wed, 23 Sep 2015
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Hi..
Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC..

I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns..

As per your complain and presentation of symptoms a pea size painless lump under the tongue can be a mucous cyst or a MUCOCELE that is formed after secondary to trauma..
Trauma leads to rupture of duct of minor salivary gland and spillage of mucous or saliva into the soy tissue and allear as painless lump..

Nothing to worry as it commonly resolve on its own..
Do concentrated salt water gargles..

If it does not regress in one to two weeks consult an Oral Physician and get evaluated and for persisting Mucocele surgical removal has to be done..

Hope this information helps..

Thanks and regards..
Dr.Honey Nandwani Arora.
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