I have been suffering from a virus for approximately two weeks, that has included runny nose, sore throat, drainage, etc. yesterday, I noticed my tongue was bothering me. It was painful and a little sore. When I felt my tongue, I noticed there was a lump inside of my tongue that is painful to press on. The lump is not visible, but can be felt if I grab the top and bottom of my tongue. It is located on the right side of my tongue near the tip of my tongue. I went and seen my doctor today and she diagnosed it as a thyroglossal cyst. In doing more research, those cyst do not typically appear at the front of her tongue. I am worried about this because my father has cancer in the base of his tongue cussed by HPV. Does anybody have any insight as to what this can be? I never noticed it until I got sick and it causes pain every time I stick my tongue out or try to eat.