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Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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Mucous cyst in mouth of a new born baby?

Mucous cyst in mouth of a new born baby?

Mucous cyst are: Common. They are painless and tend to be annoying than harmful. They can be on the lips, gums, tongue, palate, inside of the cheeks or floor of the mouth (called ranula) they will eventually burst without intervention. Ranular cyst may need surgical intervention if it is affecting feedings ...Read more

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My mucous cyst popped in my mouth is this fatal at all?

My mucous cyst popped in my mouth is this fatal at all?

Mucous cyst: Neither fatal or of much concern generally. If it returns, see an Oral Surgeon to properly diagnose and treat. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a mucous cyst after/as a result of a tongue tie being cut?

Is it possible to get a mucous cyst after/as a result of a tongue tie being cut?

No: Not that I'm aware of. Any bleeding, pain, or as in your case swelling, should be immediately evaluated. Please call the Dentist that did the frenectomy for a post-surgical evaluation. ...Read more

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Can maxillary mucous retention cysts cause my head to feel unclear/stuffed-up/cloudy along with tinnitus and mild imbalance. There is no sinus pain.

Can maxillary mucous retention cysts cause my head to feel unclear/stuffed-up/cloudy along with tinnitus and mild imbalance. There is no sinus pain.

Probably not: Maxillary retention cysts are common, in some series up to 40% of individuals. In the vast majority of cases they are free of symptoms. When they cause problems there is usually a history of maxillary sinusitis, maxillary or dental discomfort, nasal congestion. It is unlikely that your symptoms are related. ...Read more

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I accidentally popped a mucous cyst on my lip. Should I be worried about the risk of infection?

I accidentally popped a mucous cyst on my lip. Should I be worried about the risk of infection?

Low risk: A mucous retention cyst is fairly common. When and if they rupture, the risk of infection is very low. It will likely come back in time. Best bet is to have it surgically removed. ...Read more

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My mucous cyst was burned with a laser and still come back after 2weeks of healing. What can I do to total remove the cyst in my inner bottom lip?

My mucous cyst was burned with a laser and still come back after 2weeks of healing. What can I do to total remove the cyst in my inner bottom lip?

Like you said: You need a total removal of the cyst. If the surgeon leaves behind even one viable cell there is the possibility that it will regrow! ...Read more

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I am going to have surgical treatment of mucous cyst here in pakistan. The thing is that do the stitches on lip change the shape of your lip?

I am going to have surgical treatment of mucous cyst here in pakistan. The thing is that do the stitches on lip change the shape of your lip?

Depends: It'll be surgeon dependent and you'll need to speak to your surgeon in pakistan what their preference of excision of cyst on lip. Typically, there shouldn't be a large defect especially with the size seen in your photo. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I am way too conscious of my appearance. Please tell me, does the surgical treatment of mucous cyst of lip ruins your look in any way? The stitches?

Size and location: The size and location of the cyst will usually dictate the answer. Most mucous cysts are rather small and incision usually leaves little to no scars. If removed with a diode laser, no sutures are usually needed. If a scalpel is used, very thin sutures may be used. This is a very common procedure and discuss the details with your dentist. ...Read more

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Hi doc I hv a mucous cyst on my lower lip right side. 3 times I has grown n bursted. Nw dre is a small white boil left. Went to doc said surgery reqd.

Hi doc I hv a mucous cyst on my lower lip right side. 3 times I has grown n bursted. Nw dre is a small white boil left. Went to doc said surgery reqd.

Sounds right: It sounds like you got the right advice. These things tend to reoccur and may need to be completely removed with some minor surgery. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning and noticed I had a very tiny clear bump on my inner lower lip. It doesn't look like a canker sore or a mucous cyst, please help?

I woke up this morning and noticed I had a very tiny clear bump on my inner lower lip. It doesn't look like a canker sore or a mucous cyst, please help?

Mucocoele: This is not uncommon and sometimes occurs post trauma such as biting your inner lip or heat trauma. Usually lasts a short time unless one continues to bite the lip.
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I feel my head is exploding and current is going through my head, CT scan shows I have a mucous retention cyst in the anterolateral left spheniod sin?

I feel my head is exploding and current is going through my head, CT scan shows I have a mucous retention cyst in the anterolateral left spheniod sin?

Head ache: Mucous retention cyst will not cause those symptoms and it is likely an incidental finding unrelated to your headache. Since we don't know anything about you, not even something as basic as your age, let alone your medical history and meds, we cant offer you relevant and useful response especially when there is not a real question posed. ...Read more

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Dentist says I have a mucus cyst on roof of mouth. I find myself constantly pushing on it with my tongue. Will cause ear and jaw pain?

Mucus cyst: The para-functional movement of your tongue and jaw may be causing a muscle pain that can cause this type of pain. Resist the temptation to play with the cyst and the symptoms may go away. ...Read more

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I have a cyst on my ovaries the size of a babies head, should I be concerned/?

I have a cyst on my ovaries the size of a babies head, should I be concerned/?

Cysts: Cysts this size warrant a consultation with a gynecologist. While they may very well be benign tumors, cancer must be ruled out as well. ...Read more

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I got mucus cyst removed under my tongue 1.5 months back. But it keeps coming again n puntchers the skin as it grows n leaves a hole. It keeps happenin?

A ranula?: If the recurrent mucus cyst you describe is a "ranula", a lesion caused by blockage of saliva from the salivary gland in the floor of your mouth, you will need to see your oral surgeon for additional treatment. When the simpler treatment to aid drainage of the pooling saliva is unsuccessful, the gland producing the saliva may need to be removed. ...Read more

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The bump on the inside of my mouth disappears on its own usually in a day or two, would it still be fibroma or mucocele?

The bump on the inside of my mouth disappears on its own usually in a day or two, would it still be fibroma or mucocele?

Bump: The only way to determine what the bump is would be by having it examined by a dentist or an oral surgeon. But since it is gone and the area of concern has healed then don't worry about it. ...Read more

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I had a bump in my mouth that I poked at and now it has moved and spread out (not get bigger, just longer) Could it be a mucocele that didn't drain?

I had a bump in my mouth that I poked at and now it has moved and spread out (not get bigger, just longer) Could it be a mucocele that didn't drain?

Suspicious bump: I would advise you to have the bump examined by a dentist or dental specialist (e.g. oral surgeon, OFP), to help you with a diagnosis and treatment, if needed. ...Read more

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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


Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more