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A 25-year-old female asked:

I eat. hot food and i have a bump in my mouth at the upper cheek when i prick it with my hand it started to bleed .had no pain until i start messing with it is it serious i need help.wat can it be?

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Dr. Robert Hulbert
Dentistry 22 years experience
Bump on cheek: Sometimes heat can soften up an infection, causing it to come to a head at the surface of the skin. This leads to draining, especialy if you pick at it. This is called a fistula and could be an infection making it a serious matter that may require some treatment, and or an antibiotic perscription. See a dentist soon before it starts hurting. Treatment is always easier sooner rather then later.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Dont mess with it: It seems you sustain a blister due very hot food. Opening will expose raw surface that will bleed and hurt. Avoid extremly hot fluids or food.
Dr. Joel Doyon
Cosmetic Dentistry 36 years experience
See a dentist: It's possibly just the opening of the salivary gland but i recommend not picking at it and seeing your dentist to evaluate and tell you what it is.

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Last updated Aug 5, 2013

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