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A 18-year-old female asked:

Lump in throat sensation for a few months on and off. am also getting painful lump on roof or mouth. can scratch off but painful. they come on and off?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Mouth lesion: Hi, there is no way to know exactly what would be the cause of ur lesion without seeing it, you need evaluation, the most common causes of painful mouth ulcer are Canker ulcer, Herpes, Lupus, lichen plans, HIV infection, Gum disease.
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Dr. Gary Flashner
A Verified Doctoranswered
43 years experience
Lump in mouth: Do you smoke? The lump on roof of mouth--- what color? Is it off-white? When scratching, does it bleed? Difficulty swallowing? Major dental work before this problem started? Tonsils/adenoids previously removed? When lump in throat occurs, is there swelling of tongue, lips, or roof of mouth? Please see your regular doctor for exam when symptoms recur.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016


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