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I Have a Keloid on my Tongue?

About two years ago I got my tongue pierced with no problems, a year ago I tore the piercing due to playing with it. I started to form a small keloid that slowly grew bigger. It stopped growing about four months ago but I'm afraid it might be getting bigger again. I now have a pea sized keloid around my piercing, what do I do?

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Possible keloid on tongue

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It's possible that the growth on your tongue is a keloid, but it may just be a normal scar.  I would recommend seeing a facial plastic surgeon or oral surgeon to have your tongue examined.  It's possible that a minor excision of the mass could be needed to remove it.  


San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Treatment of keloids within the mouth - Los Angeles

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Keloids of the tongue are rare, but can occur.  Treatment should be started early to prevent functional problems with the tongue. Raffy Karamanoukian, Los Angeles

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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