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Are ranulas contagious?

No, ranulas are not contagious. They cannot be passed from one person to another. They also are not caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. Ranulas occur when a salivary or sublingual gland becomes blocked. These mucous cysts happen spontaneously or as the result of a mouth trauma.

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What is a simple ranula?
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A ranula is a mucous cyst found on the floor of the mouth. For a simple ranula, the mass is containe...
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What is the rate of incidence for ranulas?
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Simple ranulas (the most typical form) are not common. They occur in about two of every 10,000 peopl...
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What does a ranula look like?
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A ranula is swollen mass beneath the tongue that is often blue in color. The name ranula comes from ...
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What is a ranula?
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A ranula is a cyst on the floor of the mouth, usually due to an obstruction in your sublingual gland...
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