White spot on the right side of tongue


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honestdoc

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It seems like enlarged tonsillar papillae which should resolve on its own. Watch it for 2 weeks and if still present, take another image.
 
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Thanks for the response. I’ll upload another image in 2 weeks if it’s still there.
 

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I cannot expand on your latest image to view. I believe it may be a capillary (simplex) lymphangioma. The tongue has many lymphatic vessels and capillaries. Your lesion is very small fitting the capillary size. Have a dentist evaluate it for possible excision.
 
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I don't think it is any cause for concern. As long as it does not get bigger, turn color, or become painful and or ulcerating, I wouldn't worry too much. Fortunately the spot is very small and the body could control the size at this point.
 
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Thanks a lot for the reassuring comment. The spot has not changed color or become any bigger. Not tender or ulcerating. I'll see a dentist and post an update soon. Thanks again.
 
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Hello Honest Doc,
I have an appointment with an oral surgeon on November 14, but yesterday, I noticed that the white bump is almost disappearing. I have attached a photo here. Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

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There is a fair chance the oral surgeon may feel it is not worth removing, but go for the consultation to cover all bases.
 
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I see. So, you think because it changed the color and is going away, it’s not anything to worry about? Thanks.
 
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Keep your Oral Surgery consult appointment and have his/her opinion.
 
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