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How common is oral cancer in 27 yr old female? I have a few worrying things and one of them is a small painless lump inside left cheek by top molars?!

How common is oral cancer in 27 yr old female? I have a few worrying things and one of them is a small painless lump inside left cheek by top molars?!

Need exam: Although it is not very common but not only it can happen, the incidence of hpv associated oral cancer in young population is on the rise. Go to see your doctor and get it checked. If that looks suspicious you prob need to see oral surgeon and get it biopsied etc. ...Read more

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While working out in the stair-treadmill I felt a pop. I now have a hard painless lump on my right butt cheek. It makes a dent appearance. Help?

While working out in the stair-treadmill I felt a pop. I now have a hard painless lump on my right butt cheek. It makes a dent appearance. Help?

Pop: In the buttock area, you would be worried about a muscle or tendon rupture or a collection of blood called a hematoma. Apply ice, rest and use Tylenol (acetaminophen) and if not better in 3-4 days be seen. All the best. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for painless lump on left cheek beside the ear? Xray says it's connected to the parotid gland. Is there medication for it?

What is  the treatment for  painless lump on left cheek beside the ear?  Xray says it's connected to the parotid gland.  Is there medication for it?

Parotitis: Parotitis is an inflammation of the parotid glands (salivary glands on either side of the face). The parotid gland is the salivary gland most commonly affected by inflammation (and staph and strep are the most common bacterial). Stones can also block the duct-work system inside (just like kidney stones can block urinary systems). You doctor should decide whether or not antibiotics are needed. ...Read more

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Need help. I've got a lump on the bottom of my cheek/jaw line and it's under the skin, there is no pain with it?

Need help. I've got a lump on the bottom of my cheek/jaw line and it's under the skin, there is no pain with it?

2-3 possibilities: You could have a lymph node, cyst or possibly a dental sinus. If you have not seen your dentist for a while it is worth having your teeth checked to make sure you do not have a cavity that is causing the dental sinus. In addition you need to see your general doctor. ...Read more

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Random bumps/lumps lines inside cheek that forms between the teeth? its been there for a long while but it doesnt worry me because its painless

Random bumps/lumps lines inside cheek that forms between the teeth? its been there for a long while but it doesnt worry me because its painless

Cheek ridging: is an irritation, a ridge or line of fibrosed tissue on the inside of the cheek at the level to where the teeth come together. The condition is benign and caused by clenching and grinding your teeth. Your dentist will determine which single treatment or combination of treatments is right for you. ...Read more

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I found a small moveable lump in front of my ear by cheek line. I have no pain for discomfort

Likely a lymph node: There are a number of lymph nodes scattered around the back of the head and neck where they are easily found. At rest they may be the size of a pea and when stimulated they are often bean sized or larget.Size often changes over weeks ; often reflects bug bits, skin rashes or throat irritation, it is not likely related to headaches, nausea or dizziness. Your doc can confirm this. ...Read more

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Hi I have a hard lump inside my cheek below cheekbone? What could it be? There's no pain or you can't see it anywhere inside the mouth I'm worried

Investigate: There's no reason for you to be worried. Probably a simple explanation such as a calcified salivary duct or scar tissue from biting your cheek. This is not a problem that can be diagnosed sight unseen. Please call your Dentist for a differential diagnosis and appropriate treatment. You'll be glad you did. ...Read more

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