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Bruised inner cheek. Its in a circular shape...should I be worried?

Bruised inner cheek. Its in a circular shape...should I be worried?

No worry: Inner cheeks can temporary swell due to a blunt trauma. Avoid any salty or citrus foods and keep a good oral hygiene. Sometimes mouth injuries look worse than they are, be patient. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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Why might I have a blue bruise inside cheek and nerve pain throughout my right top row of teeth. Is the bruise associated with my needing a root canal? (Per dentist reccomendation)

Why might I have a blue bruise inside cheek and nerve pain throughout my right top row of teeth. Is the bruise associated with my needing a root canal? (Per dentist reccomendation)

Immediate treatment: Pain probably due to infected (abscessed) tooth. Please have root canal Rx done ASAP, before infection spreads further. Blue lesion may be bruise from spreading infection or from trauma. There is also a lesion known as a Blue Nevus that can be quite consequential. Please do not delay your treatment any further. ...Read more

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I have a bruised inner cheek and now the area under that side in the throat is sore and painful?

I have a bruised inner cheek and now the area under that side in the throat is sore and painful?

? multiple causes: Your symptoms could be caused by various processes including but not limited to: tooth abcess, throat infection, soft tissue trauma, fever blisters with secondary bacterial infection, and soft tissue infection among many others. If the condition goes away in 5-7 days, then no worries. Otherwise see your PCP for eval and possible referral. ...Read more

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Is this bruised cheek from root canal?

Is this bruised cheek from root canal?

Can be related: Likely from the anesthesia. If not resolving, see the Dentist. ...Read more

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My 4 yr old nephew has had a bruise on his cheek for 3 months, it's greenish in color, and there's a small lump underneath the bruise. Any ideas?

My 4 yr old nephew has had a bruise on his cheek for 3 months, it's greenish in color, and there's a small lump underneath the bruise. Any ideas?

Lump: Was there an initial trauma? If so, it may be an area of fat injury but that should have resolved by now. Have your doctor look at it or send a picture to help with the diagnosis. All the best in getting this sorted out. ...Read more

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I was walking up stairs then suddenly I tripped and got a bruise on my cheek bone and my left shoulder. Any help?

I was walking up stairs then suddenly I tripped and got a bruise on my cheek bone and my left shoulder. Any help?

Bruises: Bruises are best treated conservatively. To contain the spread and overall size, try icing the area. That will also help with swelling. Unfortunately, a bruise otherwise just takes time to get better. The purplish color will slowly turn to a greenish color which will fade to yellow and then disappear. ...Read more

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I believe my 1yo has her first molar coming in. She also has a small bruise spot on her cheek about the same location. Could a tooth cause a bruise?

I believe my 1yo has her first molar coming in. She also has a small bruise spot on her cheek about the same location. Could a tooth cause a bruise?

Yes: If it is truly on her cheek then it is likely trauma from biting or something else. If it is on the gums right next to the molar or on top of it it could be an eruption cyst. Goes away on its own most cases. Watch it and if concerned see your dentist for consult. Children should see their dentist by age 1 for first check up. ...Read more

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My 8month old developed this bruise like mark on his cheek and I wanted to find out what could have caused it?

Slapped cheek: It might also be slapped cheek syndrome. Its a virus infection. Www. Webmd. Boots. Com/a-to-z-guides/slapped-cheek-syndrome
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Why does the infection keep spreading? Tooth extraction @ 6 weeks ago of upper left molar. Infection has spread despite taking a lot of antibiotics. X-rays and cat scan were taken and nothing found. Now there is a quarter sized bruise on the cheek and

I: I don't have the advantage of seeing you or your ct scans, but this sounds like a possibility might be buccal space cellulitis. Is there any fever, warmth, pain, or redness to the cheeks? It's odd you haven't responded to an appropriate course of antibiotics. The addition of a short-term course of steroids may help you with the swelling. I would think that consultation with an infectious disease specialist would be appropriate in this setting. ...Read more

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Had 16 teeth pulled on 5/20/14. Fitted with temp dentures. Still having some bleeding. Is that normal? Inner and outer cheeks bruised. Is that normal?

Had 16 teeth pulled on 5/20/14. Fitted with temp dentures. Still having some bleeding. Is that normal? Inner and outer cheeks bruised. Is that normal?

It is normal 100%: It is a serious surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. It is normal to have slight fever, bruised cheeks, slight bleeding. Pain and swelling following surgery is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery. After that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. Do not remove temporary denture (only for cleaning 2X/day). Get well soon. ...Read more

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Hi, my wife gave my cheek a friendly squeeze, and now I seem to have what appears to be a large patch of blood forming like a bruise, but growing, .?

Hi, my wife gave my cheek a friendly squeeze, and now I seem to have what appears to be a large patch of blood forming like a bruise, but growing, .?

Love Hickey!: Just be happy she loves you! Perhaps you take Aspirin on a regular basis, or like me, do crossfit and have to take nsaids just to function! It is just a bruise. If none of these scenarios fit and the bruise continues to grow, or you get more, then you should probably see your internist and get a complete blood count to make sure everything is as it should be. ...Read more

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Can biting on the inside of the cheek cause bruising on the outside of the cheek?

Can biting on the inside of the cheek cause bruising on the outside of the cheek?

Unlikely: It's unlikely that biting the inside of the cheek would cause bruising that's visible from the outside. The mucosal lining of the mouth is actually very tough, and you'd have to bite through a very thick layer of mucosa to cause bleeding that'd be visible as a bruise from the outside. ...Read more

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My 5 month has popped tiney veins on his cheek it looks like a bruise. Will it go away?

My 5 month has popped tiney veins on his cheek it looks like a bruise. Will it go away?

Probably: It's hard to say without looking at it, but most spots that pop up will disappear. Would minimize sun exposure and have it checked out if it's worse or not improved in the next few weeks. ...Read more

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I have a somewhat large dark mark on the inside of my cheek, starting at my wisdom tooth. It almost resembles a bruise. Help!

See a dentist: Some conditions like dark marks on your cheek may require further assessment; tests and your dentist may schedule a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. See your PCP first. ...Read more

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I have a mark on my entire Cheek that looks like a bruise. Extends from the outer part of my eye to the corner of my uperlip. It is not a bruise.

I have a mark on my entire Cheek that looks like a bruise. Extends from the outer part of my eye to the corner of my uperlip. It is not a bruise.

Get checked: Without a proper exam of the rash it would be difficult to give the best answer. Consider sending us a picture or consult us via health tap prime. ...Read more

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On the inside of my cheek on the bottom near my teeth it hurts, feels like a cut or bruise but its not. What is it & what can I do? Hurts when I touch

On the inside of my cheek on the bottom near my teeth it hurts, feels like a cut or bruise but its not. What is it & what can I do? Hurts when I touch

Best guess: If you hadn't had all of your wisdom teeth removed, I would have them checked. Especially, if the pain is coming from your furthest back tooth. I am guessing that swollen gums around your wisdom tooth could be the source of your pain. Get a check up. If I am correct then the wisdom tooth should be extracted. ...Read more

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I slipped on stairs I land very hard on the top left of my butt cheek. It was a massive hard bruise. Bruise is gone but still a hard mass remains why?

I slipped on stairs I land very hard on the top left of my butt cheek. It was a massive hard bruise. Bruise is gone but still a hard mass remains why?

Two events: You injured the gluteal muscles by landing on them -and- you broke blood vessels in area causing bruise. The bruise has been mopped up / reabsorbed by your body, but the muscle injury is still under repair. Can last a few weeks, warm compresses may help reduce discomfort and improve healing. ...Read more

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I'm 41 having pain like bruises on the front of my thighs and I can't hardly walk sometimes BC of the pain in my butt cheek what is this?

Sounds serious: Impossible to diagnose in this way, but you may well have a disc problem that is causing both these pains. If you are having difficulty walking it is serious and you really need to be examined to get a diagnosis. If there is any problem with feeling in your feet or legs, or difficulty urinating then it is a true emergency. Otherwise any primary care clinic could begin the workup. Good luck! ...Read more

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The bone above my right butt cheek hurts when I bend down, I didn't injure myself or fell down. It feels like there's a bruise but there isn't any.

Your right iliac cre: Crest can have pain for multiple reasons. You need to consult a doctor to evaluate you and order possible xrays or possible MRI studies.

Sometimes after all those tests one finds nothing but since there are many causes which can be serious you need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Went to dds today cavity in #19 filled. I am hard to numb and had numerous shots, now have pain and lots of bruising on inside cheek. Is that normal?

Went to dds today cavity in #19 filled. I am hard to numb and had numerous shots, now have pain and lots of bruising on inside cheek. Is that normal?

To a degree: Many people who claim to be 'hard to numb' actually have an anatomy slightly different from the norm. The injection site for #19 pierces a triangular sheath in hopes of bathing the nerve to put the jaw to sleep. Often times, when a muscle is pierced it will illicit the symptoms you've described. No two people have the same anatomy and no two people experience identical procedures, but we try. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more