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A 22-year-old female asked:

I was brushing the roof of my mouth this morning, and i felt some pain toward my tonsil area. i looked and theres a small red dot or patch on the back of my throat. it wasnt there last night & my throat slightly hurts. what could it be?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Red patch: Trauma/burn/bruise/scratch/allergic response//neoplasm/infection/and so many more possibilities. If it is completely gone in 14 days, forget about it. If it persists beyond 2 weeks, see your General Dentist or General Physician to begin the differential diagnostic process.
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Last updated Jul 27, 2019

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