5 days ago I had swollen glands under my tongue. After 2 days of that the swelling went down and this white growth appeared quickly in just a couple hours. The footprint has stayed about the same size since then but it has continued to grow outward at a slow but steady rate. I'm financially strapped and want to but willing to go see a doctor if need be. Can someone identify what kind of problem this is and how serious it is?
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Hello Jbirdman

Wow, large photo!

It looks to me like necrotic tissue at the edge of a traumatic ulcer. Perhaps you inadvertently caught the frenum at the base of your tongue against your lower teeth. If so, it will heal within 2-3 weeks. If it doesn't get better, see a dentist for a referral to a Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Dept.

Hope that helps.

Best wishes

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