I Have Skin Tags and Bumps in My Mouth

Published: September 05, 2017
Dear TeenHealthFX,
Hello I have "skin tags" underneath my tongue and bumps along the bottom gum line behind my bottom teeth. They are painless and I don't think these are normal.
Signed: I Have Skin Tags and Bumps in My Mouth

Dear I Have Skin Tags and Bumps in My Mouth,

TeenHealthFX appreciates your concern for your health and well-being.

Skin tags inside the mouth often result from accidentally biting the inside of your mouth. This can occur when people subconsciously grind their teeth and/or bite the sides of their gums in their sleep. You did not state that the skin tags have changed in color and/or started to bleed, which is a possible indication that they may fade with time. However, if the skin tags remain in your mouth, change in color and/or cause bleeding/pain, FX suggests scheduling an appointment with your primary care physician. Please not that there is currently no recommended method to remove skin tags on your own/at home, and thus, FX suggests you do not touch the tags/attempt to treat them yourself unless advised by a physician.

If you don't have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at 973-971-5199 for an appointment with an adolescent medicine specialist or contact your local teen health center. You can also contact your insurance company for a list of in-network providers.

Signed: TeenHealthFX