This question was answered on Sun 04, Jan 2009 01:02pm by Dr Bhupinder K, MD

Bump swollen under my tongue

Asked by Unregistered (Female; 41; Multiple sclerosis ) on Sat 27, Dec 2008 04:16pm

Under my tongue one of those bumps has gotten bigger and hurts a lot. Is this something to worry about?

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Answer by Dr Bhupinder K, MD  on Sun 04, Jan 2009 01:02pm:

Hello, Without examination ,confirming a diagnosis is tough but it sounds like salivary glands swelling. The major salivary glands are called the parotid, submandibular and sublingual glands.Submandibular glands open in side of tongue and sublingual glands open underneath the tongue. Swelling of these glands leads to interference of production and drainage of saliva and pain and irritation.It may be due to some obstruction like stone or tumor,inflammation and infection. In my opinion an examination from an ENT specialist along with investigations like dental x-rays and CT scan are required.Pls get it done. Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep us posted if you have any additional queries. Kind regards.

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Comment by ciara on Tue 28, Sep 2010 09:55pm:
right underneath my tongue is swollen and in pain. its been going on for three days now. it hurts really bad. i dont know what is wrong. anything that i can do at home to help?

Comment by Peter on Mon 18, Oct 2010 06:40pm:
This always happens when I go down on a girl. I just figure its like working out and muscles are sore for a few days

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Comment by on Thu 24, Mar 2011 12:39pm:
Under tongue swollen could be a canker sore or may be due to inflammation of two salivary ducts in that location.

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