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Mucocele Or Cancer
I have lots of mucoceles in my lower lip with different sizes (like 10 of them). I don't feel good about them.Is it an oral caner?
Mucocele, also known as a mucous cyst, is the development of a painless sac of mucous in the mouth, most commonly on the interior of the lower lip, which form following blockage of salivary ducts or from the rupture of a salivary gland. Mucoceles are rarely medically worrisome but can develop into a permanent fibrous ...Read more
Swollen upper lip in the middle..Doctors thought it was a mucocele, but after surgery ruled that out. Ongoing swelling for 6 months ?
Hmmm: I do not see why a qualified oral surgeon would not be able to diagnose and treat the problem within this time frame. The facts given are sketchy and therefore difficult for us to comment on further. I would get a second opinion from a well respected oral surgeon in your area. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Left posterior ethmoid mucocele w/no orbit or cranial extension but eye discomfort symptoms. Surgery necessary? Can/should it be delayed?
My wife has mucocele that does not seem to heal for months now. It is painless but just looks odd. What are the options?
Surgery: A persistent mucocele should be marsupialized or excised. There is also the option of careful observation, with the hope that it will spontaneously decompress and form scar tissue that can prevent recurrence. This is less likely since the mucocele has persisted for months. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Mucocoele: They are blocked salivary gland ducts that can swell. Sometimes they can be uncomfortable due to the swelling of the tissue, sometimes they pop open and drain and seemingly go away. They may recur. In rare instances they may need to be surgically opened or removed if they become problematic. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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