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Bump On Tongue. Should I Be Worried? [with Photos]

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Hi,

A couple of months ago I noticed a small, whitish bump on the left side of my tongue. I never thought much about it, as it seems I have a fissured tongue and I just thought it was something normal for my type of tongue.

Recently, I started to feel a bit of pain in that area and I noticed a second smaller bump near the first one. I think it might be an aphthous ulcer and I'm planning on asking my doctor about it on the next appointment.

However, I'm a bit worried that this might be something serious, like oral cancer, and I wonder if I should go to the doctor ASAP. I'm a 23 years old male, non-smoker and I rarely drink.

Here are two photos of my tongue:




The bumps in question are near the bottom right corner of the photos.

Thank you for reading!
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replied November 25th, 2007
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I also have fissured tongue--i have geographical tongue as well. how long has that been there? It looks like an inflamed taste bud or a blister. is it filled with fluid?
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replied November 26th, 2007
I would say it is there for about 2 months, maybe more, maybe less... I'm not sure if there is fluid, but I guess not, because it feels hard on the touch. If there was fluid, it would probably feel kind of spongy, no?

I looked closely and I noticed that the tongue is full of similar structures, but much smaller. I suppose they are the taste buds you talked about, and that thing does seem like a swollen taste bud.

Thank you for your answer.
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replied November 27th, 2007
Extremely eHealthy
my taste buds are rather large--so it could be. If you feel better about it you could always ask your doctor about it.
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replied June 24th, 2009
Tongue Bump
Did you ever find out what it was?? I have the same thing! I got it removed last year and it GREW BACK!

I'm a 26yo female, non-smoker.
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replied March 30th, 2011
i have the same thing but towards the back, did u ever find out what it was cos its freaking me out??
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replied October 22nd, 2011
Heh, completely forgot about this question, sorry...

I did ask my doctor about it and he told me not to worry. If I recall correctly, he said it might have been the consequence of a tongue bite.

It is still there today, but it gives me no trouble and I don't give it any thought.
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