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Mouth (Definition)

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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I have a painful Spot on my bottom left gum.my jaw and lymph nodes swollen. isnt like a blister,big swollen lump.mouth cancer? or wisdom teeth pain?:(

I have a painful Spot on my bottom left gum.my jaw and lymph nodes swollen. isnt like a blister,big swollen lump.mouth cancer? or wisdom teeth pain?:(

Dental abscess: Dental abscess infection may spread to the face, brain or neck. Direct spread from a dental source can account for up to 10% of brain abscesses. See your dentist for a preventive treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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64 year old man with a large 1 1/2" red spot slightly swollen &Tender next to mouth appearing 2 days ago?

64 year old man with a large 1  1/2" red spot slightly swollen &Tender next to mouth appearing 2 days ago?

Get examined please.: It is difficult to diagnose like this. But you can call Health Tap prime. We are available for Video conferencing and is HIPPA compliant. ...Read more

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My tonsils and uvula are really swollen and theres white spots on them what's goin on?

My tonsils and uvula are really swollen and theres white spots on them what's goin on?

Viral or bacterial?: This could be a viral infection as it can present with redness, swelling, pain and white patches. Strep throat is another cause but it often has a higher fever and more clinical/body symptoms where the viral is usually more local symptoms. Viral is self limiting but strep can have long term side effects with non-treatment, best to have it checked out by local doc or walk-in clinic. ...Read more

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My tonsils are swollen and my uvula is connected to my right tonsil. it's been like this for a month now. I see white spots in the back. What is wrong?

My tonsils are swollen and my uvula is connected to my right tonsil. it's been like this for a month now. I see white spots in the back. What is wrong?

Maybe nothing or ...: Large tonsils, in & of themselves, aren't necessarily abnormal. Nor are white spots on back of throat (might be food!). If you're feeling sick eg sore throat, fever, swollen glands, etc, that's something different (retropharyngeal abscess?). Bottom line, you need to go see your family doc for evaluation & testing. ...Read more

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My tonsils and uvula are both swollen the tonsils more than the uvula, both have white spots and I have difficulty swallowing. could this be mono?

My tonsils and uvula are both swollen the tonsils more than the uvula, both have white spots and I have difficulty swallowing. could this be mono?

Sore throat: Pus in the back of the throat area could be due to Strep, mono or other infectious causes. Good to get a culture of that in a docs office or urgent care center where you can get placed on the right treatment. Sometimes a clue to the etiology is your contacts prior to the symptoms you have-- if you've been around someone with Strep, then it's Strep most likely. Kissing with a new partner-mayb mono ...Read more

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I have had this spot in my mouth for about 4 days and cheek is swollen! what could it be?

I have had this spot in my mouth for about 4 days and cheek is swollen! what could it be?

No idea: Your question gives me absolutely no information. It's like me telling you I have a spot on my car, fix it. Be more descriptive and perhaps someone can help you. ...Read more

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What should I do? My gums on the top right side of my mouth in one spot is swollen and bright red and painful. What can I do for the pain

What should I do? My gums on the top right side of my mouth in one spot is swollen and bright red and painful.  What can I do for the pain

See dentist: There are many potential causes of this so i recommend seeing a dentist. If it is a gum or tooth abscess, you need treatment. There are may other potential problem, so you need a diagnosis to treat this unless it is something simple like 'you stabbed yourself with a fork' or 'burned yourself on hot pizza'. ...Read more

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Swelling in the lower right side of my mouth, doesn't hurt to chew, yawn, or swallow anything. The inside wall of my cheek has a swollen spot. Help ?

Swelling in the lower right side of my mouth, doesn't hurt to chew, yawn, or swallow anything. The inside wall of my cheek has a swollen spot. Help ?

Swelling: if its in the gum, maybe a dental abscess if its in thefloor of the mouth under the tongue it maybe a swollen salivary gland. The spot in the cheek may be bite trauma or a cold sore. Warm salt water gargles and check it out with an ENT ...Read more

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Left side tonsil has a swollen and red lump with white spots. Bad taste and smell in the mouth. Tonsils removed 30 years ago. What can this be?

Left side tonsil has a swollen and red  lump with white spots. Bad taste and smell in the mouth. Tonsils removed 30 years ago. What can this be?

Consult with MD: You need to see an ENT surgeon. What you describe could be an infection arising from residual tonsillar tissue, in which case it should be sampled and treated with antibiotics. However, that could be a more serious problem, including cancer. ...Read more

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They're some tender red spot on the roof of my mouth on the left side, my gums were swollen for a day. My gum has been hurting 3 days now. Help?

They're some tender red spot on the roof of my mouth on the left side, my gums were swollen for a day. My gum has been hurting 3 days now. Help?

Many Possibilities: Could be a host of issues including a burn, a cut, food impaction between your teeth, or an infection. This is best diagnosed visually by a local physician or dentist. Please call for an appointment. ...Read more

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Red raw sore on the roof of my mouth. Swollen red bumps on back of tongue and back sides of tongue and white spots on tonsils.

Red raw sore on the roof of my mouth. Swollen red bumps on back of tongue and back sides of tongue and white spots on tonsils.

Infection: Sounds viral but may be bacterial. If you use tobacco, a palatal biopsy may be in order. Salt water gargles and topical anesthetic will help. A throat culture can help differentiate the etiology. See your physician. ...Read more

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Swollen all over, racing heart, white spots in mouth. What is it?

Swollen all over, racing heart, white spots in mouth. What is it?

Probabably Viral: There are a few possiblities here including coxsackie , measles - if not vaccinated or other viral infections. The racing hart could be due to fever or inflammation of heart as well. You should see your doctor soon to get this checked out. ...Read more

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Red spots on the roof of my mouth (hard palate) and tender to touch. It feels smooth and swollen where the spots are.

Red spots on the roof of my mouth (hard palate) and tender to touch. It feels smooth and swollen where the spots are.

See your dentist: Red spots on the roof of the mouth may be due to many reasons like bacterial infection, viral infection, vitamin deficiencies or allergies. Gargle with warm salt water 3 X per day to help reduce swelling and relieve discomfort. However, if the symptoms persist more than 7-10 days please visit your dentist. ...Read more

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Inside the back of my mouth and throat has white spots and everything hurts going down and it feels swollen, what is that?

Inside the back of my mouth and throat has white spots and everything hurts going down and it feels swollen, what is that?

Strep throat: Strep throat is the most likely possibility. Regardless of cause this is something that definitely needs to be evaluated by your medical doctor. Do not put this off, please see them asap. ...Read more

Uvula (Definition)

A piece of normal tissue that is seen at the back of ...Read more