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A 18-year-old female asked:

woke up today found 2 small black spots on the inside of my cheek. they look like dried blood. what are they? cancer? hiv? hpv? they go and come back.

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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None of th: The description does not suggest anything you mentioned. Have an oral surgeon take a look.

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