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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
Not usually: Typically they will reoccur until the culprit glandular tissue is removed. ...Read more
What to do if I had a ranula (tongue cyst) surgically removed last week (pics). now 5 more are back! Do I have a disease?
No!: No, there are a couple of possibilities. Sometimes when a ranula or cyst is removed, an adjacent salivary gland duct is traumatized and obstructed by the surgery in the adjacent area. In that case, it may not drain properly; the gland produces saliva and you will form a new cyst in the location of the previous surgery. It is unpredictable and hard to avoid, but is a possibility. ...Read more
Ask Oral Surgeon: Treatment of ranulas could involve either marsupialization or more often excision of both the gland and lesion. Ranulas are likely to recur if the sublingual gland or other gland causing them is not also removed with the lesion. The best and most accurate anwser for you is to see your oral surgeon. ...Read more
I had a small ranula that was marsupialized six months ago. Within two weeks it returned, much larger. It now fills the entire left floor of my mouth.?
Recurrent ranula: Ranulas recur least when they are excised as opposed to being marsupialised. See an otolaryngologist to discuss your options, given this recurrence. ...Read more
Can a popped ranula under my tongue get a infection? If yes, how do I prevent it from being infected?
See an oral surgeon for treatment... don't bother trying to treat it yourself, you will only make things worse.
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I have a ranula under my tongue, and the doctor said we'll leave it alone. But I think it's on my taste buds and sometimes I can't taste anything.?
Also...: Taste buds are located around the small structures on the upper surface of the tongue, soft palate, upper esophagus and epiglottis, which are called papillae. They are not really in the same area as the ranula, so it is unlikely that the ranula is directly impacting your taste buds. ...Read more
I hav to undergo an extraction of submandibular gland coz of ranula. Is it a major surgery? Will it hv post surgery complications. I'm very worried.
Post surgery care: It is understandable to be worried about post surgery problems. However, your procedure is routine and safe. Take a friend/family with you to each appointment, keep your post surgery appointments, call in with problems. Your surgeon and team want to work with you through recovery. Be well. ...Read more
I (31Y/F) have swelling in right submandibular gland since last 6 weeks. FNAC, ultrasound, MRI shows Right Plunging Ranula. I don't want surgery. Help?
Not major: Usually unblocking a gland is a minor procedure. Discuss with the provider prior to treatment ...Read more
No: No, if it does it's probably something else. ...Read more
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 more
I believe you can: But do it with ease and comfort. ...Read more
Not usually: Mucoceles in the mouth quite commonly occur when the duct of a salivary gland is occluded, usually by trauma and the saliva cannot empty into the mouth. It is a benign problem, but can be annoying due to the size of the swelling. The most common area in the mouth is the tissue inside the lower lip. Removal of the affected gland and some adjacent glands is the recommended treatment. ...Read more
I think I have a mucocele, it fits all the symptoms but I'm really afraid it won't get better. Will it?
Danger: There's danger in self-diagnosis. Assuming you're correct it's best to be examined by an Oral Surgeon to determine if you need treatment or observation. If you're wrong, and it's something else, either benign or more serious, it's best to be properly diagnosed to determine appropriate treatment. See an Oral Surgeon. ...Read more
My wife has mucocele that does not seem to heal for months now. It is painless but just looks odd. What are the options?
A mucocele is a mucous retention cyst that can occur in any area of the mouth where there are minor salivary glands. It occurs when the duct is severed from the gland or the duct is blocked and saliva pools under the soft tissue.
A rather large type of mucocele, called a ranula, can also occur under the tongue. This involves one of the major salivary glands in this area. ...Read more
Depends on size: A mucocele is caused when the duct to a minor salivary gland gets clogged or traumatized and the saliva backs up forming a fluid filled bump. They are most common on the lower lip but can occur elsewhere in the mouth as well. Small ones can resolve on their own. Large ones (as shown here) require surgical removal by and oral surgeon. If needed it is a minor surgery. ...Read more
I think I have a mucocele, to get it removed does it hurt a lot? And around how long do the stitches last? Will it hurt after they're in?
Laser: Hi Kenneth! It's usually a fairly easy surgery. I use a soft tissue laser to remove mucoceles in my office. They usually heal with a few days and usually have very little discomfort after the procedure. I'm sure you would be able to see a dentist with a laser in your area. The procedure should take just a few minutes once you are numb. Best of luck! ...Read more
Mucocele removed 5 mnths ago and recently the area that it was in is giving me a slight tingly irritating feelin. Also I feel numbness on lipremedies?
Oral surgery: To remove the lesion can injure nerves in the area. The tingling & irritating feeling is described as paraesthesia, or altered sensation. The lip numbness is related. These damaged nerves can regenerate with time, but after 5 months the chances are minimal. There are some techniques to assist with regeneration. Consult w your surgeon about these post operative issues and options to help. ...Read more