So for around six months now I've noticed a spot on my tongue, called the foliate papillae, that is swollen/enlarged on the right side. Along with earaches and two swollen lymph nodes, I am very afraid that I have oral cancer. I just feel in my gut that I have it.
Normally this thing on my tongue doesn't bother me, but I tried to touch it to see if it was still there today and it was irritated; it set of my gag reflex. It doesn't feel irritated on the left side.
Has anyone else had a swollen spot on the back on their tongue? Is this a normal thing? I'm going to call an ENT tomorrow, I'm just very scared. I feel in my gut it's oral cancer... Any words of advice from others with hypochondria?