Anyway, I just noticed a pain yesterday in my mouth - under my tongue and to the side - when I tried to eat a pickle slice. It was a sharp weird pain and I thought I had a sharp object down there somewhere, like a bone or a jagged rock. In fact, the feeling of a jagged rock is almost a perfect description. I then stuck my finger all the way down there and noticed a large lump. When I checked my neck, the lump comes out all the way to my neck, on the right side. It's a lump that extends from the side of the bottom of my mouth to my neck, kind of where my gland is. I have had swollen glands before but they have always been swollen on both sides of my neck whenever I had them swollen. Also, this lump feels a lot different than swollen glands and seems a little higher in my neck then where my gland is. Another thing is that the lump is very hard.
Over the years I have been quite frightened of hospitals and doctor's offices for several reasons and stopped going to the doctor all-together several years ago. It just seems that they were always trying to give me medications, of which only the narcotics worked but I hated being dependent on narcotics and my doctors were telling me that this was the only way that seemed to work. So, I just detoxed myself from the narcotics, barbiturates and other chemicals (too many to list here) and stopped going to the doctor all-together. Could this be cancer?
In sum, I have a large painful, hard lump in my mouth, under my tongue and to the side, that extends out to my neck. the pain feels as if I have a jagged rock that fell underneath my tongue, all the way back and to the side. I have a history of a small tumor in my bladder that the army has said was do to exposure and my guess is that the exposure was depleted uranium. I am a non-smoker, I don't do drugs, alcohol or processed foods and about 50% of my diet is organic with the other 50% being healthy home-cooked food choices (due to my IC).
Does this sound like cancer? If it doesn't, I would rather not go to a doctor and if it does, I would consider going to a doctor but at least I would know how much time I have left with my children.
Thanks for any and all help that anyone can give.
I have the same thing, on the left side of my tongue under it I have a lump about the size of a marble. Food gets stuck in my throat and difficult to swallow. My speech is also slurred. This happened over night. It has been going on for about 1 1/2 months but I just notice the lump 2 days ago. The Doctors thought I had a stroak but can't find anything in MRI or MRA... I can't tell the doctor what I found under my tongue untill after the Holidays. Any feed back would be great.