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Small lesion on side of tongue.did have white onit, but that

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Small lesion on side of tongue.did have white onit, but that has now gone and just left the lesion which is a pink, brown colour.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Hi--would it be possible for you to post a photo on this page?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Too old to know how to take photo and send.I am only able to do a limited amount on my iPad. Appreciate it may be difficult when you haven't seen the offender.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
No problem Phyllis. Are you saying this comes and then completely goes away? Can you more fully describe the lesion for me?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It comes and goes but not completely away, always leaves a small bump, which doesn't change colour. I feel, as I am a very tense person that much of it is caused by my clamping my tongue in my teeth, and also a vary tense mouth with tongue always pushed against teeth any help?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
I see Phyllis. Is it ever somewhat clear like a small blister?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
OK Phyllis First off, I don't think this is anything serious like cancer. It could well be just that part of your tongue pressing against your teeth that's causing the problem. I think however it's just a slightly enlarged taste bud on your tongue, also know as hypertrophy of a papilla. Just for completeness' sake here, I would refer you to an ear, nose, and throat specialist--an orolaryngologist--just to take a look at it
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