A Red Round Bump On The Tongue Near The Neck?
I have 1 week of sore throat that never goes away. The pain is like a lump in the throat and sometimes makes breathing difficult. And it’s hard to breathe, it’s been a long time, I guess because it’s too much exercise but I’m lacking in intensity. My funds 1 week ago also had a fever only at certain times like last night and then good morning and then good. Then I saw my tongue in the glass and on the inside edge of my tongue there were quite a number of red round bumps. I read in Google’s description that it is a symptom of tongue cancer. Is it true? If so, what should I do? Because now there are many cases of covid-19 virus for visits to the doctor so I’m afraid. thank you
Hello Nabila, thank you for asking to HealthReplies.com.
Let me introduce myself, Dr. Rio will answer your question
Responding to the questions you give, the complaints you feel are not very specific, and clear. The lump you mentioned cannot be said in a malignancy or cancer, without an anatomical / tissue pathology examination. Some of the possibility of these lumps can occur due to an inflammation of the tongue papilla, stomatitis / thrush, squamous papilloma, oral herpes, cysts / pockets filled with fluid, infection of the salivary glands, and cancer of the tongue.
To be sure, you should consult a doctor directly, because in the difference you must do a physical examination directly by the doctor, and if you need specialist treatment you will be referred / recommended to a specialist oral surgeon.
Regarding the spread of corona virus infection at this time, if you want a doctor you should still do it if the complaint that you feel is very disturbing. Stay safe by doing social distancing or giving a distance of at least 1 meter when interacting with others, and washing your hands before and after doing activities.
That's all the answers I can give, thank you very much :)