Hey all. I haven't been able to get into a Dr. yet, but I have a question. I've seen a couple of messages referring to this, but not exactly.
I have a small lump (the size of a pea?) on the INSIDE of my tongue on my right side. It can't be seen by just looking, however, sometimes, if I bend my tongue back behind my teeth, you can see a white spot where it's trying to protrude. However, I can tell the white is just the skin stretching and not the lump itself. It's painless unless I press on it too much, then my tongue gets sore. And it seems more prevalent in the morning when I first wake up. As far as I know, it hasn't grown any, but it does seem to me like it will change size throughout the day. I have a habit of biting down slighty and pushing the area back and forth through my teeth, so that seems to make it smaller. If I press too much, with my teeth or fingers, the size goes down but will return to a certain size. However, that size is not generally the same as in the morning. Am I making sense here?
I'm 26, not a smoker or chewer, and not a heavy drinker. Just at social events and on weekends. I consider myself in good health with having no major problems in the past. I'm not overweight, but I could lose about 10 lbs to get to my "regular" weight.
Anyway, I'm holding out hope it's just a messed up gland. Does anyone else have any ideas, or experiences like this? Thanks.