Underneath my tongue and in the floor of my mouth there's what feels like a swollen, bumpy, tubular lump that runs all along the bottom of the boney ridge beneath my teeth. It's not painful but it sometimes changes slightly in shape and becomes more rigid after I've eaten. It appeared around six months ago but has got more prominent in the last four weeks.
I went to my doctor who advised me to go to my dentist who I'm seeing again in two weeks.
I've researched it like crazy on the internet but cannot find anything that sounds like what it is. I can only assume it's a swelling of the sublingual glands or possibly salivary glands. It's not painful but on the one side, I sometimes get a slight swelling under my jaw (on the outside) and this has a mild burning sensation to it. I'm baffled. I saw my dentist who only picked up on a slight 'tori' (I think that's the right spelling). I will raise the issue again when I see him in two weeks and ask him to do a thorough check of the floor of my mouth.
Does anyone have any idea on what this could be?
Any help or ideas would be appreciated!
I hope it isn't cancerous as I teach English abroad and I'm worried any surgery would hamper my speech!