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Spot under tongue

Noticed this under my tongue and not sure how long it’s been like this? Is this normal? Should I be worried?? Could it be cancerous? Made a doctors appointment but got to wait 2 weeks.
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replied February 9th, 2018
Welcome to e health forum.

The lump in question is most likely a mucocele.

A mucous cyst, also known as a mucocele, is a fluid-filled swelling that occurs on the lip or the mouth. The cyst develops when the mouth's salivary glands become plugged with mucus. Most cysts are on the lower lip, but they can occur anywhere inside your mouth.

Such lumps are usually temporary and painless

Treatment is based upon the severity of the mucous cyst. Sometimes cysts may not require treatment and will heal on their own over time. Superficial cysts often resolve on their own. To prevent infection or tissue damage, do not try to open or remove cysts at home. Frequent or recurring cysts may require further medical treatment.

Other possible causes of such lumps can include - oral hemangioma, oral lympangioma, lipoma, and soft tissue abscess .

Hence consult with your doctor and seek a proper opinion.



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