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A 28-year-old female asked:

Small hard bump on roof of mouth that gets softer and harder as day goes on. have had it for three months, not painful more so annoying. mouth cancer?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Cyst: It could be a mucocele but since you have had it for 3 months, i would recommend that you see your primary care or ENT specialist.
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Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
See Your Dentist: It sounds more like a possible abscess or infection than cancer though that cannot be rule out without examining it. If infection, it could be a tooth or your sinuses either of which can explain why it is soft then hard but not painful - it is draining some where which makes it softer then pools overnight. You've waited too long to not get it is taken care of!
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
Exam: Statistically unlikely but possible. See oral surgeon or ENT doc for assessment.
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Last updated Nov 7, 2016

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