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Greetings, i'm not sure to put this so I figured i'd start it here first.

About 3 months ago on the underside of my tongue (not the bottom of my mouth where the saliva glands are) a clear bubble showed up. I kept popping it but nothing happened, it would go away and then get back to where it was. It was always in the same place and didnt seem to spread or anything. I decided to go to the doctor and left it alone for the few days before my appointment and by the time I got there the bubble was gone, I can still feel a bump there when I run my teeth over it but the bubble is gone. I had nothing to show the doctor so he said not to worry about it.

About a month ago I was having lunch and I felt another bump. Its on the opposite side of my tongue (on the right side as opposed to the first one which was on the left) and doesnt seem to want to go away again. Both seem/ed kind of hard and it takes some work to pop them.

Some background. I am 21 i've been sexually active with three partners and all stated that they were virgins.

Of all the websites on the web I found one link that showed the same condition but the doctor replyed "it could be anything, consult your doctor" I have looked into hpv but the images i've been looking at don't look anything like it. They say its collyflower like but some can start clear, but i've never developed a collyflower growth. I dont have herpes or aids (checked while at the doctors) I also heard it may be a condition of the salivary gland collecting liquid in the surrounding skin, but again this is on my tongue.

Any insight would be helpful or if you've had it and gotten rid of it or even better found out what it is please respond.
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First Helper Kjos
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replied August 29th, 2006
I have been encountering the same exact problem. I have a bump filled with clear liquid which forms on the underside of my tongue, sometimes on the roof of my mouth. Other than some discomfort, they dont really bother me much. I thought maybe there was something in my diet that has been causing them to appear and have been keeping track of when they appear to see if I ate anything stange in the past few days however, I do eat quite healthy and practice good oral hygene. The bumps seem to disappear after a few days and then out of the blue pop up again. There are only two, usually one pops up at a time and I try like crazy to pop them with my teeth. I dont know, if you hear of anything let me know.
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replied April 16th, 2007
Same Problem With Tongue.
I also have had this problem. I never really thought of it as any medical problem, but I ended up here, because, I have never met anyone who knew what I was talking about and I wanted to know what it was.

It doesn't seem to cause any problems. I am sexually active, but I think the problem started before that (can't be sure). I have a tongue ring, but I also believe that I got it after this. I am 23 years old, female, and have no alergies to anything that I know of. Other than this mysterious, bothersome little thing, I'm overall very healthy.

Ever since I can remember, however, I've had this same thing occur on either side of the back of my mouth, above the jaw line, in that little nook between the teeth. It was hard to get to, but if you popped it, it would go away. When I started getting it under my tongue, I no longer got them in the back of my mouth anymore.

It also seems as though the more you pop them, the more frequently they reappear, but one can't really help but pop them, because they're so bothersome if you don't.
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replied April 18th, 2007
I Know
i had one too.. i thought it would go away and my doctor dismissed it like it wasn't anything to worry about. it wouldn't bother me when it was small but then it would fill up and it would hurt and it was bothersome. i was too afraid to pop it so my doctor sent me to an ear nose and throat specialist. 2 weeks ago he cut it off.. the whole surgery deal and cut underneath my tongue about an inch in half. it hurt for a while but after i healed and got stitches i went for a follow-up yesterday. he gave me oral steroids to take and infection stuff.. omnicef and prednisone. well.. i was just waiting for it to go away and have it be over with and then i got another one underneath my stitches. the one that my doctor cut off 2 weeks ago. i went through so much emotionally and physically. it sucks so bad. he said it was like bullous impetigo or something but i looked it up and it didn't seem like what i have.. he said if it doesn't get better.. i have to see a dermatologist.. i'm glad i'm not the only one. i was really freaked out.
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replied April 19th, 2007
herpes
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replied April 20th, 2007
That's Horrible
Wow! That's horrible. They take you through all this mess (as though they knew what it was), and you're expecting it to get better, and before the stitches even heals the next one returns. That sucks, and I'm so sorry you had to go through that.

Since, it appears that it WILL come back no matter what you do, I do suggest that you pop it for temporary releif. The longer you leave it, the worse it gets. I don't advise that you pop it with your teeth for two reasons. The first: because your teeth are not sterile and I'm sure you're just begging for it to get infected. And the second: because it's harder to do and just hurts worse the more you try.

I suggest using a toothpick. It doesn't hurt as bad and the pop is more precise and less irritating, so it takes longer before it comes back.

And clarkless, it's not herpes, because I started getting them before I ever was even kissed, and it's never spread to any of my partners. It's something different, and doctors all try to guess, and they're always wrong.

I think us poor unfortunate soles must just endure this sad case of 'bubbles under the tongue.'
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replied April 21st, 2007
lol! ^^ thank you so much.. i was so scared.. it's pretty uncomfortable and irritating sometimes.. i'm too chicken to pop it.. unless it really aggravates me. thank you for being so sweet.. i'm glad that it's not spreadable or anything.. sorry but i've missed kissing my boyfriend soo bad. lol. Very Happy i hope it'll just be like the flu that comes and goes because the medicine my doctor put me on is so horrendous. i can't wait until it's over. hopefully it's not anything serious and i can just go back to regular life stuff. like kissing. Embarassed Very Happy
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replied April 24th, 2007
You're Welcome...
You're welcome, and yes, that sort of stuff has never been a problem. Tell him not to worry. I've never actually even met anyone with this condition. This place is the first time I've even heard of anyone else with it. It's just nice to know you're not alone.
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replied June 7th, 2007
Here is what I found. This bump is annoying.

http://www.netwellness.org/healthtopics/mo uthdiseases/mucocele.cfm

All the symptoms are there. And it looks like to get rid of it, surgery is needed Sad
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replied June 9th, 2007
Yay!
You're totally right. That's exactly what it is. I'm not really too bothered by it enought to have the surgery. I just need to keep a supply of toothpicks around. But, I'm extremely happy to at least know what it is, and why I (of all people) was chosen to have this annoying little bugger.

Thanx.
Sapphire
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replied October 12th, 2007
Me Too!
I am so glad i found this forum, i have been experiencing the same problem for a about a year now. The little bubble always appears in exactly the same place under my tongue. I stick it as long as i can then i have to burst it cus it just feels like its getting too full. After i burst it it feels better but i can still feel where it was. It stays away for a while but then returns after a few days.

I was freaking out cus i had been trying to find some info on this for a while and results about cancer of the tongue had been coming up but i couldn't see how this could be the problem as it is such a small little bubble compared to some of the pictures the articles show with tongues completely covered in red ulcers!

I am also a bit embarrassed to go to the doctor to show it to him cus he will probably just tell me its nothing or it will disappear by the time i see him then i will just look stupid.

Anyway so glad to read of other people who have had these, i has made me relax a bit, though feel a bit guilty for being happy that other people have them cus they are so annoying!

Thanx
Leanne
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replied December 18th, 2007
I've been dealing with these little bumps for a while too, and am glad I found this thread! I had a temporary crown on a tooth with a jagged edge, so I think I put my tongue on that too much, and did some damage.

Hence the little bubble that just keeps showing up now.

I like the fact that it's not at all dangerous; just annoying. I have two: one big, the other tiny. The big one needs to be popped every few days it seems. I wash my hands and pop it like a zit.
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replied January 14th, 2008
Active User, very eHealthy
i think alot of people deal with this problem.... i have one on my lip (the inside) that comes up in the same exact place every time!!!! and it is annoying lol sometimes i get it under my tougue to but not very often i hate is i'm glad to know it's nothing serious!!!

Thanks all
Cassie
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replied January 21st, 2008
I've been searching for info on this for a long time.. I get the bumps on the inside of my cheek. Its usually just one, but sometimes two. They don't hurt, but they are annoying. Mine are clear, and pop really easily. pretty interesting. thats great if they're harmless!
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replied February 22nd, 2008
finally
omg i've been scared to death about these bumps!! so they arent from a STD? they have been spreading- has this happened to anyone?
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replied February 25th, 2008
Active User, very eHealthy
no most bumps in the mouth or like on the tongue is just your taste buds are swollen. i don't have anything and i get them. but it can also be a sign of an std. if you aren't sure go talk to you doctor he/she will help you. but it's probly not the case.
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replied March 11th, 2008
ummm
im only 14..and i had this weird clear bubble under my tongue to the right of my spit glands or w/e...i poked pretty freekin hard with a needle and it started to bleed.. i do have a girlfriend and we do..stuff, if anyone can please tell me its not aids or some disease sexualy transmitted id be happy..
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replied April 12th, 2008
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i have a bump under my tongue ... but its from where i use to have it pierced ... so that really doesn't count... ok i just wanted to type something im bored.
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replied May 13th, 2008
yeah so i was looking on the internet because i found a bubble under my tongue. its small kinda firm, and clear. is it what this site is talking about? and can it spread? like to other areas than the mouth..
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replied June 26th, 2008
don't think it is a STD
I have just turned 16, and i have just come into notice of this bubble recently, however, i do not believe it is an STD because i have not had intercourse with a women, how ever, i am still not sure, i mean all STDs had to start from somewhere other than sex. I am going to go to the clinic tomorrow and get it checked, thank u people for some of the helpful advice. wish me luck.
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