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A 16-year-old male asked:

I've woken up with a big lump on the lower left hand side of my soft palate it's that big i can feel it when pushing on the outside of my neck, hurts ?

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Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
See a doctor: Any large pain or swelling in your throat or mouth can block off your airway and can be a sign of a serious infection or injury recommend you Seek immediate medical attention
Dr. Philip Junglas
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Cystic swelling: Can be from a number of things. Infection, if present, would be concerning. This should be evaluated. If progressive, the evaluation should be tonight. Providers worry about obstructing the airway (throat) which would cause breathing to become difficult to impossible.

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Last updated Jun 8, 2015

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