I have a red sore on my lingual fraenulum (the muscle that connect the tongue to the bottom of the mouth). It's been there for about a month now, on and off. Sometimes it swells and turns bright red, other times it is kind of white. I'm not sure if this is a severe canker sore, or a symptom of a type of mouth cancer. Please advise!! Over-the-counter options? Health care is expensive, so I'd rather not see a doctor. THANK YOU!!
Oral cancer generally will not undergo spontaneous remission , unless appropriate treament is intervened. Clinical differential diagnoses include , but not limited to , traumatic ulcer, aphthous ulcer(canker sore ), mucous retention phenomenon, . these are the best I can guess based on provided information. If in doubt, seeing an oral pathlogist while a lesion is present is advised.
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