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What may cause a blood blister on palate?

What may cause a blood blister on palate?

Trauma: Usually it is the result of trauma such as rough food (taco chip?), or suction. But if it doesn't disappear within a week -10 days, call your dentist to check it. If it doesn't resolve it might be something more serious. Please follow up on this. ...Read more

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Dr. David Hardin
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Blood Blister (Definition)

A blood blister forms when skin and small blood vessels are damaged without breaking the skin. Trapped beneath the skin surface is some blood and skin fluid. Blood blisters are commonly caused by accidents in which the skin is pinched by a tool or a heavy weight, or they may occur from constant ...Read more


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I have tonsillar hypertrophy. For the past 24hr Ive had an sore throat, no appetite & a what looks to be a blood blister on my tonsil. What is this??

I have tonsillar hypertrophy. For the past 24hr Ive had an sore throat, no appetite & a what looks to be a blood blister on my tonsil. What is this??

Tonsil lesion: It could be a small blood blister, could be a dilated blood vessel on the tonsil, called a varicocele, which is a normal variant. Sometimes you notice things that have been there because your attention is drawn there, in your case due to sore throat. Doesn't sound concerning to me, but you should see an ENT doctor to check it out. ...Read more

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I have what I think is a blood blister on my right tonsil... What could it be?

I have what I think is a blood blister on my right tonsil... What could it be?

Blister: This may be a hemangioma which is a benign growth of tiny blood vessels. It will have to be examined by your physician or an otolaryngologist for accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have 3 dark purple spots that look like blood blisters on my lingual tonsils, should I worry this is cancer? Have had a sore throat for 3 weeks.

I have 3 dark purple spots that look like blood blisters  on my lingual tonsils, should I worry this is cancer? Have had a sore throat for 3 weeks.

No: The tonsils are subject to a great deal of inflammation under certaincirdcumstances. Where there are the occassional cases of malignancy developing it is either from squamous malignancy or lymphoma. Neither present as hemmorhagic areas. The latter can occur when there is some bleeding into the tonsil because of proximity to the underlying intermal caroltid artery. Warm gargles should help. ...Read more

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Sore throat and discharge stuff coming from tonsils. noticed I have a tic tac size blood blister attached to my tonsil, dizzy,fever. What could it be?

Sore throat and discharge stuff coming from tonsils. noticed I have a tic tac size blood blister attached to my tonsil, dizzy,fever. What could it be?

Could be strep!: You may have strep throat. Please get checked today. Make sure you are tested for it. A rapid test, if negative, needs to be confirmed by a strep culture though, as they can have false negatives 1-3 times out of 10 (depending on the test). If you don't treat some kinds of strep infections, you can have serious consequences (rheumatic heart disease, for one). So go see a doc today! ...Read more

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How long for blood blister in mouth to heal?

How long for blood blister in mouth to heal?

BLOOD BLISTER MOUTH: THIS WILL DEPEND ON a NUMBER OF THINGS: HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN THERE? HOW LARGE IS IT? ONLY ONE BLISTER? DOES IT HURT? DO YOU REMEMBER BITING IT? WHERE IN THE MOUTH EXACTLY? DO YOU TAKE ANY MEDICATIONS? IF IT PERSISTS, PLEASE SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST. BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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What does a blood blister in the mouth look like? Does it break open?

What does a blood blister in the mouth look like?  Does it break open?

Firm and purple: If you bite your lip/cheek and traumatize inside your mouth, but not enough to break open the suface of skin(mucosa) then you may develop a firm purple-colored bump. Over time the "blood-blister" will pop and drain and should heal quickly. If it does not resolve within 7-10 days, have it checked out. ...Read more

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Why is there a blood blister on my right cheek inside my mouth?

Why is there a blood blister on my right cheek inside my mouth?

Likely trauma: you may have bitten the area while asleep, or had some mouth trauma which you may not remember. ...Read more

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Blood blister under tongue, floor of mouth, what to do?

Blood blister under tongue, floor of mouth, what to do?

See dentist: As a general rule, any trauma related injury in the mouth heals within 2 weeks. If it lasts longer or recurs, then you should see your dentist to have it checked. ...Read more

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I noticed a blood blister inside my mouth, left cheek. What are the causes?

I noticed a blood blister inside my mouth, left cheek.  What are the causes?

Blood blister: Blood blisters occurring on the cheek are usually the result of an accidental or unconscious cheek bite. ...Read more

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I found a painless blood blister in mouth on my left cheek, should I worry to much if it's not causing any irritation?

I found a painless blood blister in mouth on my left cheek, should I worry to much if it's not causing any irritation?

NOT: to worry...you probably bit your cheek (unknowingly) If other blood blisters occur check it out with your Dentist..a sharp tooth edge/broken filling may be the culprit! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What causes blood blister on roof of mouth and how long to heal?

What causes blood blister on roof of mouth and how long to heal?

Cause?: The most likely cause would be some irritation, perhaps from eating a hard or sharp piece of food, or accidental abrasion while brushing your teeth. However, without actually being able to see you clinically, we can't give you an accurate diagnosis. It should be gone in about one week. If it lasts more than two weeks, make sure you have it diagnosed by your dentist! ...Read more

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I have a small darken red spot in my mouth, kind of looks like a blood blister. And I'm worry!

I have a small darken red spot in my mouth, kind of looks like a blood blister. And I'm worry!

Probably Nothing: doesnt sound like anything to worry about. If it's not better in a week, see your dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more