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I have a problem under my tongue; I need language/vocabulary to describe it

(31 Posts)
KatyMac Sat 02-Mar-13 20:43:34

I am a tongue ignoramus; I know nothing about them

But underneath there is a join-y bit & either side a lumpy bit

One of my lumpy bits has an ulcer the size of a ....oh hell I don't know maybe 6mm across

You see? I need vocabulary

Footle Sat 02-Mar-13 21:40:03

The joiny bit is your frenulum. The lumpy bits I don't know. Why does it matter ? You can show it to a doctor without describing it first.

KatyMac Sat 02-Mar-13 21:41:52

I'm not sure I can go to the doctor; I just get ulcers

But I'm a pedant and I need the words blush I know it's a bit sad

LineRunner Sat 02-Mar-13 21:43:08

It could be a [enlarged] salivary gland.

KatyMac Sat 02-Mar-13 21:46:17

It feel a bit like a skin tag, sort of swaying from side to side

It's very white so I think (esp with my history) it's an ulcer rather than anything else but it does bleed a little bit

MustTidyUpMustTidyUp Sat 02-Mar-13 21:47:06

Do you mean the bits that look like spiky hairy things?
I had ulcers on mine last summer and it HURT SO MUCH. You have my deepest sympathies sad. I looked into it and found a pic with someone with that problem - ill try and find it. Mine were small and white and I had four or five. I resorted to sqeezing the tiny bit of puss out and rinsing with salt water. It gave some relief. They re filled but all over in about a week.
Sorry for the TMI hope you get better soon.

MustTidyUpMustTidyUp Sat 02-Mar-13 21:50:14
LineRunner Sat 02-Mar-13 21:51:01

oh lord

MustTidyUpMustTidyUp Sat 02-Mar-13 21:52:25

grin just so's you know mine don't look like that. They're teeny now not infected blush

KatyMac Sat 02-Mar-13 21:54:18

like this

MustTidyUpMustTidyUp your link went no-where for me

MustTidyUpMustTidyUp Sat 02-Mar-13 21:55:12

Think that failed.
try this link

MustTidyUpMustTidyUp Sat 02-Mar-13 21:56:43

Not the same!
Just me then. Weirdo blush

KatyMac Sat 02-Mar-13 22:02:57

Sorry - never seen those before

You see we need words

MustTidyUpMustTidyUp Sat 02-Mar-13 22:07:40

grin

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Sat 02-Mar-13 22:11:03

Fucking hell I had this last week and it bloody hurt!

I brought some Oraldene and gargled with it twice a day - it cleared up quickly.

bonzo77 Sat 02-Mar-13 22:14:51

The cord thing is the lingual fraenum. The bumps are orafices to sublingual salivary glands. Can't remember what the frilly bits are called, but they are delicate and prone to trauma and irritation.

MustTidyUpMustTidyUp Sat 02-Mar-13 22:17:30

I can tell you my frilly bits were certainly traumatised.

They are fimbriae.

KatyMac Sun 03-Mar-13 11:45:47

Is that Musttidyup's or mine?

KatyMac Sun 03-Mar-13 13:16:35

Actually I may have to reconsider the GP - it's getting bigger & I'm slurring my words as my tongue is a bit challenged

MustTidyUpMustTidyUp Sun 03-Mar-13 13:21:09

Docs OP

KatyMac Sun 03-Mar-13 13:47:21

Do you think?

DH just reminded me I'm seeing the dentist on Tuesday....I think that will do

frogspoon Sun 03-Mar-13 20:30:11
KatyMac Sun 03-Mar-13 20:55:17

ew

I mean,

EW!

Thanks.....I think?

frogspoon Sun 03-Mar-13 21:13:57

Go suck a lemon

(no seriously, it triggers production of saliva and may help push the stone out)

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