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 a few 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. He says doing a biopsy or an MRI would be of no help.
I did not feel good about the first ent so today I saw a second one who I felt much better about. He felt confident it was not cancer BUT he said he had absolutely no idea what it was and never saw or heard of anything like this in his 35+ years of practicing. He guessed it could be an infection and put me on antibiotics. He also said I should see a Head and Neck specialist in 10 days. He was very concerned about the position of the lump and thought it will likely need removal and this will be very bad because of the location.
Does anyone out there have anything to share with me? I would greatly appreciate any insights or further information. I'm scared and not sure what to do.
Thanks for any help!