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I have several "skin tags" under my tongue. They run along

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I have several "skin tags" under my tongue. They run along what looks like a vein on each side under my tongue. I just took some pictures to post. What are they? I have read about plica fimbriata and think that may be it but the "tags" look bigger than ones I have seen online. Also, after I took the picture, I noticed white bumps/taste buds under my tongue as well. Please take a look at those too. Thanks so much
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Dr. Mariana replied 2 years ago.

Dr Mariana :

Hi, I am here to help you,

Dr Mariana :

Can you send the link of the pictures? I will try to help you

Customer:

Here are the pictures. As you can see, there are several skin tags and one looks inflamed with white puss at the base. My tongue started to become sore for the last two days.

Dr Mariana :

OK, let me look at them and I'll get back to you in a moment

Dr Mariana :

Ok, To me it does look like plica fimbriata… let me show you a pic that looks just like it

Dr Mariana :

http://images.paraorkut.com/img/health/images/t/tongue_wart-1905.jpg

Dr Mariana :

It is form by residual devepotmental tissue and they do not require treatment

Dr Mariana :

developmental

Dr Mariana :

The rest of the anatomy of your tongue looks normal as well…

Customer:

So you do not think any treatment is required? Do you think the white puss at the base of the tag on the left hand side is any cause for concern?

Dr Mariana :

You might have traumatize it with something sharp, while you were eating… I would try to eat softer foods and rinse after meals for a few days, just like a canker sore

Dr Mariana :

I don't think treatment is required

Customer:

OK. Very good. You have put my mind at ease. I never noticed them before and didn't know what to think. Are these normal for people to get? Will they go away or am I to expect this will be a part of my mouth moving forward?

Dr Mariana :

Many people have this. It is normal and they will not go away… relax :)

Dr Mariana :

I am glad to have put your mind at ease!!!

Dr Mariana :

If you are satisfied, please rate my answer…. Thanks!

Customer:

Great! Thanks for excellent service. This is my first time using so I will be sure to leave Excellent feedback. Goodnight

Dr Mariana :

Good night to you :)

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