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I noticed just yesterday that I have something under my tongue and got very scared when I looked into the mirror. There is reddish a sort of tumour, a ligule like growth under my tongue. I have no idea how long it has been growing there! I found this forum when surfing around. I have never smoked but use alcohol.

On monday I will call to my doctor but I would like to ask your advice here and if you know what this looks like, so please tell. I took some pictures which are not perfect. I am 37 years soon, a woman.

I sent the pictures to two of my FB friends, one of them is a young doctor and the other a student in medicine. They were not sure what this is but they did not think it looked very dangerous, they suggested to get it checked out soon though Frowner

The tumour has an endge like it was a cliff or something (actually it reminds me of an inner labia of a woman, to be more exact). The pictures are not so good, as I sad. It shows better in the second picture.



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Posts: 2 | Location: Finland | Registered: 11 February 2012Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Hello Leenis

The area of inflammation is localised over the area of the left sublingual gland and duct. Could have been initiated by some trauma (rubbing from the in-standing tooth?) or infection or stone in duct? This might resolve on its own. If not, please arrange to see an oral & maxillofacial surgeon. Do let us know how you get on.

Best wishes
Vinod Coffee


Disclaimer: Please see your own dentist/doctor for a proper diagnosis as my words should not, in any circumstances, be taken as dental/medical advice.

"If you see what is small as it sees itself, and accept what is weak for what strength it has, and use what is dim for the light it gives, then all will go well. This is called Acting Naturally."
Lao-Tsu, Tao Teh King
 
Posts: 3906 | Location: St Luke's Hospital, Bradford and Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield | Registered: 14 December 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I'm so glad for your answer Dr. Vinod K Joshi.

There are so few persons one can ask consultation in such a sudden situation like this. It is now a bit over 2 am in Finland on monday morning and you can't reach a doctor here before 8 am on Monday. And sometimes not even then, because everyone is calling, so it might take several days to get to see the doctor.

And what I fear is, that the doctor says that I should just wait and see if the lump grows more and only then come back. Because I want to know as soon as possible what this is!

Of course this looks much more harmless than many of the pictures I have found concerning mouth cancer on the internet, but I'm still scared Frowner

By the way, there has been no trauma in my mouth. Teeth are stable and ok, as well as everything else.

A new picture from today Frowner

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Posts: 2 | Location: Finland | Registered: 11 February 2012Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Hi leenis, I would go to the Maxfax (Head and Neck unit they call it now in london )asap dont go with what your GP says.
I did that for weeks to my peril.
If you read my posting yesterday I have a problem, My GP fax then and when I got no reply in a day I was up to the maxfax straight away. They are fantasic at UCHL hope you get similar help.
Keep us informed.
chhers

Paul
 
Posts: 887 | Location: London England | Registered: 06 March 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Hello! This post is over a year old, but I am hoping the person that started it will reply with the results/findings of the growth under his/her tongue. I have the same growth - and do not know if I should wait to see if this thing does away or gets worse.

Hope you can post your findings.
 
Posts: 1 | Location: Califorina | Registered: 06 March 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I had this very same thing when I was a kid. It was the left side and had the same shape. It wasn't really a lump, but some type of growth.

A lump or rounder form would be scarier.

I saw several doctors for this cyst in my mouth. No one really had an answer, this was back in the 90's. Their only answer was to cut if off.

I refuse to go under a knife. It eventually went away. My diet was pretty bad back then. Lots of chips and fast food.

I made sure to clean my mouth more often when non alcohol mouth wash.

It eventually went away after a month or so. It would come and go.

It has been 7+ years and it hasn't returned. I did a lot of praying and was scared to death of this.

I think praying helped (mentally).
 
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hi - let us know how things go
 
Posts: 205 | Location: leicester | Registered: 25 May 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Hey everyone, any update on this post yet?
I am interested as I have a similar issue, and I haven't got an appointment with my doctor yet.

Thanks for letting me know, Smiler
 
Posts: 1 | Location: Mauritius | Registered: 19 November 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Hi all I'm just joined the group last night.
Thought I'd share my story but not wanting to alarm anyone.
My lump was on the bottom of my tongue it looks very much like the one in pictures above but a bit bigger.
Anyway I had it for 4 weeks and thought it would pop but never did so went to my GP they told me it was nothing probably just an infection and have me tablets to get rid. Week later still there now painfully shape and colour had changed I explain I was unhappy and wanted to see someone else. They referred me to the Head and Neck Lump hospital. I was told I had to have a biopsy as they were unsure. On 23/12/13 I was told I had mouth cancer. I had my CT scan this week and next week I'll find out if it's spread and Howe they will remove it.
I'm only 28 with two small children so very frighten.

Please please please ask for a second look. No one should have lumps, get them checked out.
My GP more or less promised me it wasn't cancer thank god I didn't listen. X
 
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Hi All

You should not 'wait and see' if the lump' feels hard, is ulcerated or is painful to touch or is increasing in size and there is no history of recent trauma. Please arrange to see a maxillofacial surgeon for a diagnosis (and possibly biopsy).

Best wishes
Vinod


Disclaimer: Please see your own dentist/doctor for a proper diagnosis as my words should not, in any circumstances, be taken as dental/medical advice.

"If you see what is small as it sees itself, and accept what is weak for what strength it has, and use what is dim for the light it gives, then all will go well. This is called Acting Naturally."
Lao-Tsu, Tao Teh King
 
Posts: 3906 | Location: St Luke's Hospital, Bradford and Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield | Registered: 14 December 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I can only reiterate what Dr.Joshi says
See a specialist as soon as poss and the only definitive diagnosis will be after a biopsy.
Don't hang around being "monitored" for 7 months like me!

Tony K
 
Posts: 205 | Location: leicester | Registered: 25 May 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I agree with the above,My story is some what dif,I could,nt get sent to see a specialist,My GP did,nt think it nes becouse nothing showed up in my blood test,even though i had a lymth node like a plum in the side of my neck.It took me nearly a year before i got to specialist,That was down to another GP.I had no lumps at first just a red patch on my tonsil which at the time i did,nt realise was a problem. The reason i went GP was i kept having the glands in my neck coming up and down and itching and burning,with the odd sore throat now and then.If i had a lump in my breast i would have pushed the GP to refer me but i didnt know about the symtoms of throat cancer so believed him and has a result had cancer in 3 places at the time of diagnosis.so i would now say push, push , and push to be heard if you are not happy.My GP came to my home later and said becouse of my age and i had no risk factors he did,nt think i had cancer.Im still here to tell the story and hopefully help others to cope with the cancer journey and tell them any thing going on in your mouth that is unusual insist on a refer if it does,nt go away .I did,nt and made my prognosis worse and if my cancer had not been slow growing i would not be here.
 
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I had a lump like a golf ball in my neck. It was thought to be a lymphoma. Blood tests showed nothing. Don't ever be lulled into this 'wait and see' approach. The NHS is cutting costs.
Don't let it cost you your life.

Tony K
 
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I had a lump like a golf ball in my neck. It was thought to be a lymphoma. Blood tests showed nothing. Don't ever be lulled into this 'wait and see' approach. The NHS is cutting costs.
Don't let it cost you your life.

Tony K
 
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Got my CT scan results hasn't spread thank god. I go in this weekend for my op.
I've been told I will lose the right side of my tongue but will be reconstructed using my leg muscle I'm also having my glads moved so will have some lovely scars to show. So happy it's not spread but feel like I have to go through hell first.
I'll be hospital for 10 days then 2 months to recover.

Eeeek xx
 
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