Signs and symptoms
posted by Amaru124
23 January 2021

Concerns about my tongue

Last reply: 1 month ago

Hi guys, please can I get I feedback about wheter I have a small or a big problem,
concerned about some odd changes in the top left side of my tongue, lumps and indentations
https://www.reddit.com/r/cancer/comments/l3b8rg/thoughts_on_if_i_have_a…

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commented by Babyboo
23 January 2021

1 month ago

It looks pretty healthy to me. Coming from a dental background I don’t see anything to be concerned about but contact your dentist if it’s bothering you.
You could be grinding or clenching which can make indentations on the tongue.
If you rub your tongue up and down your cheek can you feel small horizontal ridges? Another indicator of grinding! Esp common during stressful times of life.
Hope this helps

commented by Babyboo
23 January 2021

1 month ago

Also meant to say- small bumps can be saliva glands. They can be fairly big near the back of the tongue - Circumvallate papilla is the name- you can google to see pics

commented by Amaru124
25 January 2021

1 month ago

The thing that worries me is right at the back left lateral side it just looks a mess, I can feel a lump in my tongue and the papillary are swollen and it almost looks like an indentation into my tongue there also. No real pain from it though it looks like it should be sore

commented by Babyboo
25 January 2021

1 month ago

The picture can no longer be seen.
Maybe you should go to your dentist to put your mind at ease.

commented by Amaru124
25 January 2021

1 month ago

Yes that makes sense, thank you for your feedback

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