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A few years ago I bit the tip of my tongue. It wasn't a big wound or anything but it didn't heal properly and left me with a small lump (maybe 2mm in diameter). Due to it protruding ever so slightly though I tend to bite it again sometimes - when I eat, sneeze, I've even woke up in the night because I bit it in my sleep. It's not usually an issue, it's sore for a couple of days and that's it, even if it has grown maybe a couple of millimetres more than it originally was (I imagine due to hurting it and healing so many times).
The problem is that last week I bit it worse than I have before and now it's half detached from my tongue, with a bit of a hole underneath. It's been a week now and from what I can tell it doesn't seem to have healed at all - it's still a flap hanging off my tongue. It's right on the tip as well, slightly to the right so anything I do, like eating or even talking, it hurts.
It has me a little worried because hurting it every time I eat or anything surely isn't helping the healing process. Also, on top of that, the fact that I've bitten it in my sleep in the past has me worrying that I may end up biting the flap off, causing who knows what damage.
I'm not sure if I should go and see my GP about it. Is this something that warrants a doctors attention or am I just worrying over nothing and just not giving it enough time to heal? Any advice or anything would be much appreciated.
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