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oral wart?

Hi There,

A couple days ago a rather large, raised white bump appeared on the far back side of my tongue. Thought it may have been associated with what I felt a few days prior to be the beginning of a sore throat (tonsillitis). But as I pressed it with my toothbrush, realized it was actually folded over, frond-like, with claw-like teeth coming out the top (gross).

Based on my research, it appears this is a wart of some sort. What I'm unclear about is

a) whether it is a wart associated with the strands of HPV related to genital warts?
b) how these types are transmitted
c) how contagious they are
d) the likelihood of them spreading (ie, down my throat) and coming back once removed.

Thank you for your help.
Tags: oral wart, hpfv, HPV, HPVt, wart, mouth wart
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No worry thats lingual tonsil

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lingual_tonsils
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Hi There,

Thanks for the comment, however, I think something may have been missed. This is definitely not a 'normal' part of my tongue/mouth, but a growth on my tongue that just popped up. It matches (albeit very few) googled photos of oral warts...

Other thoughts?
Thanks.
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