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white lump on tip of tongue
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white lump on tip of tongue

My 14 year old son has a small white painless lump on the tip of his tongue .His dentist has refered him to hospital .Im worried sick that it might be something serious  he has had lump for about 6 weeks it hasnt changed in size and he has no other symptons any suggestions what it could be
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Any lesion that persists in the mouth for more than 2 weeks or is accompanied by pain or difficulty eating needs to be evaluated by an Oral Surgeon.

In many cases the surgeon can determine the cause and may suggest a particular treatment or biopsy.  The number of possible causes are so numerous that text books are devoted to oral lesions and a diagnosis cannot be made by this forum.  

It would be quite rare for the lesion to be anything other than benign or inflammatory.

Information contained within this reply is intended solely for general educational purposes and is not intended nor implied to be a medical diagnosis or treatment recommendation.  This is not a substitute for professional medical advice relative to your specific medical condition or question. Always seek the advice of your own doctor for medical condition. Only your doctor can provide specific diagnoses and therapies.
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