What Causes Small Bumps On The Tongue?
on my lower tongue there is a small lump that sometimes disappears, sometimes it appears, the lump is smooth, like there is water.
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Lumps that appear under the tongue, are small, runny, have a smooth surface, and are absent may be ranula. Ranula is derived from salivary glands which are blocked so that it becomes inflamed, forming a sac containing mucus. Typically, ranula will appear in the area under the tongue (floor of the mouth). This condition can also appear in other parts of the mouth, and is called a mucocele.
Frequently, ranula and mucocele will appear as lumps whose surface is smooth, reddish to bluish in color, has a chewy consistency, and does not cause the sufferer to feel pain, except when the size is getting bigger. Ranula and mucocele often enlarge when there is irritation around the oral cavity, for example when consuming spicy, hard, hot, fatty foods, or also when the sufferer is experiencing a decrease in endurance, for example due to physical and psychological fatigue. If the size is enlarged, not only pain, ranula and mucocele can also rupture and secrete a mucus.
In addition to ranula, it can also, a lump under the tongue that you experience arises because of other reasons, such as lymphangiomas, hemangiomas, dermoid cysts, granulomas, oral cavity infections, and so on. Differentiating ranula with each of these conditions needs to be done by a direct doctor's examination. Therefore, do not delay checking your complaints to the doctor so that you get the right treatment, yes. If your condition is caused by ranula, then the treatment can be given by the doctor observation, incision and drainage, marsupalization, or surgery.
In the meantime, you should not pull out, squeeze, or give haphazard handling of the bumps that appear. Focus on maintaining the cleanliness of your oral cavity, which is to regularly brush your teeth and rinse with an antiseptic solution. So that the mucocele does not enlarge, always maintain your immune system, drink lots, and reduce the consumption of foods that can irritate your oral cavity.
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