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plica fimbriata inflammation

i have one set of plica fimbriata, i have always been aware of them, recently the have become inflamed red and swollen. i haven't eaten anything or bitten, or cut them any in way. the pain is very similar to a canker sore. i'm trying to find out if this can be an underlying sypmtom for a bigger problem. please no vague answers. thanks you for you time.
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351246 tn?1379685732
Hi
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
It is difficult to diagnose without examining the lesion. If this area on the underside of tongue has become inflamed then it can be a canker sore, inflammation of the tongue itself, allergic reaction, oral herpes simplex virus infection, tuberculosis of the tongue, localized bacterial or fungal infections, or early-stage syphilis. Chances of cancer are less but should not be overlooked.
Please consult your PCP for primary examination followed by proper referral.
Hope this helps. Take care!
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