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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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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.?
Can a popped ranula under my tongue get a infection? If yes, how do I prevent it from being infected?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I hav to undergo an extraction of submandibular gland coz of ranula.Is it a major surgery? Will it hv post surgery complications.Im 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers