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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Lumps on Tongue
I have two lumps on the left hand side of my tongue. 1 is painless the other appears to be an ulcer with some pain. They have been there for aprox six weeks. I have seen 3 gp`s and a dentist and have tried several mouth washes, orabase paste, Bonjella, Iglu and I have just finished a 7 day course of Metranidazole and that hasn`t worked. I am scared that I have mouth cancer. I am 28 and only drink moderately and smoke very occasionally. What should I do?
Unfortunately, this forum is not designed to diagnose or provide specific medical advice. In general, if someone has a mouth lesion that does not improve and remains persistent, this should be evaluated by an ENT (Ear, nose, throat physician) or oral surgeon.
Amit Agrawal, MD
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University