I've recently noticed these weird bumps in the back of my tongue they are white and flat like skin and stick out they hurt for a while and the pain subsided anyways I noticed they are still there a month later just not as bad I'm 22 healthy male and I'm a non smoker I was worried about cancer oral? I mean I have allot of weird pains in my tongue and no red patches or white it's just these little flat white pimple in the back that looks like skin I can't really explain it
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replied January 8th, 2019
Hello and welcome

I appreciate your concern

Based on your description, they are likely to be aphthous ulcerations. The oral cavity should be thoroughly examined to determine their location and nature. If the lesions are suspicious looking , recurrent , on the side of the tongue and not responding to treatment for aphthous ulcers then other possibilities should be looked for including behcets disease especially if genital ulcers accompany the oral ones. A biopsy of the lesions can also be advised in consultation with your doctor.

Wishing you best of health


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