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Hi!

Last saturday I woke up after a night of drinking some beer (4-5 units) and had this pain on the side of my tongue, I noticed a whiteish blister. On sunday it was really, REALLY painful, I almost couldn't eat, on monday a bit better, on tuesday even better until now, one week later, when I don't notice it anymore pain- wise. But I can see this little white bump still being there, it's not as big as when it was painful but still present. Shouldn't it be gone by now? Since i'm a bit of a hypochondriac I instantly get scared of such far fetched things as oral cancer. I'm 32 years old, non smoker and not a heavy drinker.

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Hello,

It sounds like you might have accidentally bitten your tongue that night. Usually oral mucosa takes 10 days to heal. meanwhile, you will see all kinds of colors. If this does not resolve, I suggest you make an appointment with your dentist or oral surgeon.  

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Majid Jamali, D.M.D. Fellowship trained in corrective jaw surgery

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Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Full scope Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthognathic Surgery, Genioplasty and Anesthesiology I have completed an additional two years of fellowships in orthognathic surgery and anesthesiology field.

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New York Dental Society Journal

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Tufts University: Dental School SUNY Down-State Medical Center: OMFS residency Robertwood Johnson Medical Center: Anesthesiology fellowship Lenox Hill hospital: Orthognathic fellowship

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