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Weird lump thing on floor of mouth



Junior member
Sep 4, 2018


Not the best picture I confess, but this is under my tongue on the floor of my mouth. It's not super sore but it does feel irritated at times. When I woke up today it was bigger than before, but after a while I think it burst? I tasted blood anyway, then the size of it shrunk considerably.

Any idea what this could be? Just a cut? Inflammation from eating something sharp?

I've had it for about 4-5 days now. It did come on after eating crusty bread haha

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@AbscessAnxiety I can't say for sure that it's the same, but I had something like that about ten years ago. It was about the size of a small pea and under my tongue. It went away in probably a week or so. Hard to remember exactly how long now. I did ask my doctor about it at the time and he said it was something like a swollen node or gland or some such thing.
A minor saliva gland has got blocked. It'll burst open in a day or two. Don't worry about it.
@Gordon How long should I leave it before having it seen? It's been a week so far, it is smaller and burst once but after bursting it did immediately come back

@Anne2021 Yeah it's kinda pea-sized and hardish. I'm glad yours went away, hoping mine will go soon too!
Also the size varies constantly throughout the day, like tonight it was noticeable under my tongue for an hour or two, then it went back down to being ignorable
They fill up when you're making more saliva, e.g. when eating. Give it another week and then you can have it looked at for peace of mind at least.
Yeah that makes sense, it's mostly gone away now but one of the little 'ridges' under my tongue has remained kinda larger than the other, it almost feels like loose skin under there. Is this typical? No pain though
It's fine, just give it a bit longer.