Avatar_universal
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.
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar_universal
No worry thats lingual tonsil

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lingual_tonsils
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
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.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar_universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
oral wart?
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top STDs Answerers
101028_tn?1419606604
Blank
gracefromHHP
PA
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
veryworried420
3149845_tn?1452625053
Blank
Life360_Dave
fort lauderdale, FL
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
jockojohnson
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
Rosco21