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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Hard moving lump inside my mouth on the left side near my salivary glands on the bone. Also very small red bumps near tonsils on one side? 16 year old

Hard moving lump inside my mouth on the left side near my salivary glands on the bone. Also very small red bumps near tonsils on one side? 16 year old

See a dentist: If if the lamp lasts longer than one or two weeks, you should be concerned. I would advise you to have the lump examined by a dentist or dental specialist (e.g. pedodontist, oral surgeon), to help you with a diagnosis and treatment, if needed. ...Read more

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What causes non painful lumps on the back of throat?

What causes non painful lumps on the back of throat?

Enlarged lymph nodes: Painless lumps are somewhat more worrisome than painful ones, hence, see your PCP for consultation and tests. ...Read more

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What would cause a painful lump on the right side of my soft palette?

What would cause a painful lump on the right side of my soft palette?

Dental abscess: The most common type of dental abscess is a periapical abscess (tooth), and the second most common is a periodontal abscess (gums) or combination of both tooth-gum abscess, regardless if the tooth has a filing. In order to get appropriate treatment it is important to know the underlying cause for this infection. Rec.: see your dentist for evaluation, imaging and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a small movable bump on the right side of my neck. It's behind my jaw and slightly below the bottom of my skull? Lymph node? Cancer?

I have a small movable bump on the right side of my neck. It's behind my jaw and slightly below the bottom of my skull? Lymph node? Cancer?

Cancer unlikely: Lymph nodes in the neck may become palpable due many conditions in the head/face, including dandruff. Check the node every two weeks or so. If it more than doubles in size, becomes painful, or if other nodes become larger, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Could lumps on the roof of my mouth be cancer?

Could  lumps on the roof of my mouth be cancer?

Maybe: 80% of lesions (lumps) are benign but all must be investigated and most will need biopsy to determine the type of mass. ...Read more

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What are swollen bump on the back of my tongue?

Papilla: The large bumps on the back of the tongue are papilla. Without seeing a picture of those that you are describing it is impossible to determine if they are healthy or not. ...Read more

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Back of tongue yellow, one swollen tonsil, and bumps on back of tongue. What could this be?

Back of tongue yellow, one swollen tonsil, and bumps on back of tongue. What could this be?

Tonsil: If you have a fever and pain it may be a viral illness with mild dehydration, but it could also be bacterial. You should get a culture if there is fever and pain ...Read more

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I have severe pain on one side of my soft palate. Pain is travelling down under my tongue and to my ear. Small bumps and whitish patch on soft palate?

I have severe pain on one side of my soft palate. Pain is travelling down under my tongue and to my ear. Small bumps and whitish patch on soft palate?

See oral surgeon: A dentist or oral surgeon needs to actually see then evaluate your problem to determine the best type of treatment. Small bumps and whitish patch describes a number of possible problems so the need to visibly see your condition is important. ...Read more

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Hard bony lump on the back of my head! Is it cancer?

Hard bony lump on the back of my head! Is it cancer?

See Dermatologist: A hard bump in the head could in fact be one a several things such as: lipoma, benign cysts, foreign body granuloma, Various bony/soft tissue tumors, or even infectious processes. The best way to rule out a malignancy/cancer is to see a dermatologist. He/she will do an exam and determine whether or not a biopsy is recommended. Since you are very anxious, it is best to schedule an appointment. ...Read more

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What causes a hard rubbery movable bump under the tongue on the floor of the mouth behind the front teeth? It's been 3 months and doesn't grow.

What causes a hard rubbery movable bump under the tongue on the floor of the mouth behind the front teeth? It's been 3 months and doesn't grow.

Many possibilities: Could be cyst, partially blocked salivary duct, infection, benign or (rarely) malignant neoplasm. Any mouth lesion that lasts longer than 10-14 days deserves full examination by Dentist or Oral Surgeon. ...Read more

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