How is a tongue polyp removed and who should I go to? (photo)

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A tongue polyp is medically known as a fibroepithelial polyp. It is a benign condition that usually appears after some trauma to the tongue (e.g. after accidental tongue biting). Most tongue polyps do not cause symptoms. Other tongue lesions that can look like a tongue polyp include a papilloma and fibroma. Fortunately, they are also benign lesions. 

I would suggest a visit to an ENT Specialist for an assessment. A tongue polyp can be removed by a simple surgical excision under local anaesthesia.

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