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A 26-year-old female asked:

If i put my thumb inside my mouth and my index finger on my cheek i can feel lots of little lumps inside my cheek tissue, towards the back.what is it?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Parotid Gland: Probably the parotid gland, the salivary gland that gets swollen when you have mumps. For your own peace of mind, and just to make sure what you are feeling is normal and not pathologic, ask your general dentist to refer you to an oral surgeon for examination.
Last updated Jan 22, 2016

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