Aug 03, 2011 - 10:37 pm
I developed a large sublingual lump in the middle of my tongue and I am quite worried about it. It has been there for two months after suddenly appearing in a rather painful and inflammed way. (A similar lump appeared under my chin at exactly the same time but subsequently disappeared although the tongue lump has remained). The inflammation went down and the lump seemed smaller so my dentist thought I could wait and see what happens but two days ago I suddenly felt it has grown and gotten harder and feels painful again.
I went to see a local ENT but he has no idea what it is and wants me to wait another 5 weeks to see. He seemed unconcerned that it could be cancer or anything malignant. I feel concerned that it would be dangerous to wait any longer. The ENT said doing a biopsy or an MRI would be of no help.
Does anyone out there have any info for me? From what I have read on the internet I think I need to take action to discover what this is. I'm starting to get very scared. Has anyone ever heard of anything like this?
Thanks so much!