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Are bumps and red dots in my mouth a sign of cancer or something else?

Are bumps and red dots in my mouth a sign of cancer or something else?

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the lesions. If the lesions have persisted for more than a couple of weeks, it would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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


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The roof of my mouth itches a lot it's been getting very bad my left nostril had been itching to I have now seen little red dots in my mouth?

The roof of my mouth itches a lot it's been getting very bad my left nostril had been itching to I have now seen little red dots in my mouth?

Allergy related: It's not unusual for a person with seasonal allergies to have an itchy palate, nose and even itchy eyes. If symptoms last for more than 10 days or get worse instead of better, see your PCP for investigation. ...Read more

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I have a couple of red dots around my mouth it doesn't itch. I just see them and they are red what could be the cause?

I have a couple of red dots around my mouth it doesn't itch. I just see them and they are red what could be the cause?

Vague: Duration, longevity, cause (if known,) and severity may determine concern. I would see a dr. To examine. ...Read more

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I have some bumpy red dots inside my mouth but only on the left side. A cluster of them towards entrance of the mouth but inside. What could this be?

I have some bumpy red dots inside my mouth but only on the left side. A cluster of them towards entrance of the mouth but inside. What could this be?

Can be deadly: Red sores in the mouth can be many things. Canker or cold sores, erythroplakia, or candidiasis to name a few. Some red lesions are oral cancer. Cancers usually start out small and painless at first but grows and spreads quickly. Early diagnosis and treatment is the key. Dentist look for these lesions in routine dental exams. Don't hesitate to have them checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a series of red dots or bumps inside my mouth on the inside of my cheek.

I have a series of red dots or bumps inside my mouth on the inside of my cheek.

Bumps: Please send a photo to see if it is from biting the side of your mouth or something serious. Are you a smoker? ...Read more

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I have little red dots on roof of my mouth what could it be? I have no symptoms

I have little red dots on roof of my mouth what could it be? I have no symptoms

Red Dots: The diagnosis would depend on how long they have been there. The dots could be irritated minor salivary gllands. This can occur in smokers but not always. Oral candidiasis can also present this way. I would recomend a visit to your dentist to get a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have small red dots on roof of my mouth toward the back of my throat. My mouth is dry and tongue is red with white coating in parts. My throat hurts?

I have small red dots on roof of my mouth toward the back of my throat. My mouth is dry and tongue is red with white coating in parts. My throat hurts?

Not normal: The symptoms you described sound like thrush, a yeast infection of the mucus membrane lining the mouth and tongue, also called oral candidiasis. Oral candidiasis can be treated with topical anti-fungal drugs, such as nystatin, miconazole, gentian violet or amphotericin b. Topical therapy is given as an oral suspension which is washed around the mouth and then swallowed by the patient. See a doctor. ...Read more

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They did a throat culture for strep at the ER today but came back negative I have white blisters on back throat a red dots on roof of my mouth.?

They did a throat culture for strep at the ER today but came back negative I have white blisters on back throat a red dots on roof of my mouth.?

Blisters: One consideration is herpangina, like hand foot mouth disease. This viral illness can be quite tender, and resolves without treatment. A physician would also inquire about sick contacts, fever, fatigue, runny nose or other exposures. More severe disease cannot be excluded without further details. ...Read more

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Red dots at the side of my mouth, painless, feels like covered with a layer of rough layer. What is that?

Red dots at the side of my mouth, painless, feels like covered with a layer of rough layer. What is that?

Herpes??: Could be herpes, a viral infection. I would strongly recommend that you make an appointment with your physician and have him/her make the diagnosis. If it is herpes prompt treatment is important for many reasons. ...Read more

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I have little red dots on the inside of my mouth they seem to be filled with blood idk what to do?

I have little red dots on the inside of my mouth they seem to be filled with blood idk what to do?

Blood blister: You may have a virus that is resolving or you traumatized the area while eating. If it hurts see your doctor and you can get antiviral medications that will shorten the course of the virus. If it does not hurt you can probably observe it for a few days good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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I have like 5 red dots on the roof of my mouth what could it be.? And I am very sick

I have like 5 red dots on the roof of my mouth what could it be.? And I am very sick

It depends.: Red spots or dots on the roof of your mouth can be caused by a variety of reasons. Some are just a minor inconvenience like canker sores, while others could be a sign of a more serious health issue that may require further investigation. See your local dentist as soon as you can for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I am having red dots on the roof of my mouth for 3 days. It feels smooth when touched and also pain. What should I do?

I am having red dots on the roof of my mouth for 3 days. It feels smooth when touched and also pain. What should I do?

Keep watch: Your tender red spots may be from a viral infection, which should improve on their own in 3-5 days. If not, then get checked. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Hello I have 3 small red dots on the roof of my mouth. They are painless and not raised. What could this be?!

Hello I have 3 small red dots on the roof of my mouth. They are painless and not raised. What could this be?!

Petechiae: The small red dots could be from a number of different causes. One possibility is that the red dots could be petechiae, which can occur when small blood vessels rupture. ...Read more

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I went outside and played with friend then went back inside and looked in the mirror and saw red dots on the top of my mouth not itchy or burns?

I went outside and played with friend then went back inside and looked in the mirror and saw red dots on the top of my mouth not itchy or burns?

Sweat irritation: You most likely were breaking out around the lip due to the irritation from the saltiness of your sweat. If the red dots persist after a few days, this may be a skin reaction associated with a viral unless called an exanthemthis. This should pass in a few more days. ...Read more

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I kissed someone and I woke up the next day with red dots on the roof of my mouth it's been 3 days and they have gone worse I haven't had any sex?

I kissed someone and I woke up the next day with red dots on the roof of my mouth it's been 3 days and they have gone worse I haven't had any sex?

Several Options: It could be herpes simplex I (cold sores) and your first exposure is almost always worse than other exposures. It could be a viral or bactrerial infection he just didn't know he had or your were exposed to some other way. The only way to know is to see your dentsit or physcian. Depending on what it is they can determine the proper treatment. ...Read more

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I have acne around my mouth and chin that is sensitive and won't go away and blackheads all over my face. I have red dots on the side of my mouth too.

I have acne around my mouth and chin that is sensitive and won't go away and blackheads all over my face. I have red dots on the side of my mouth too.

Perioral Dermatitis: Perioral dermatitis is a facial rash that causes bumps to develop around the mouth.
The condition is most commonly seen in young women (90% of cases), but it can affect men as well.
Treatment is with prescription oral antibiotics like Solodyn (minocycline) or Doryx and topicals like Ziana or Epiduo. ...Read more

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I have red dots on the roof of my mouth and white pus in the back of my throat. What could this be?

I have red dots on the roof of my mouth and white pus in the back of my throat. What could this be?

Many things: Could be anything from a burn to tonsillitis and many others. You need a visual exam to determine and narrow down the possibilities. ...Read more

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I have these red dots on the rough of my mouth and my throat is sore and I have a rash on my arm and its getting bigger so what's going on?

I have these red dots on the rough of my mouth and my throat is sore and I have a rash on my arm and its getting bigger so what's going on?

May be infectious: You might have a viral exanthem or strep throat which can be associated with a rash. Infections can affect the mouth and throat area and also the skin. You should see your doctor right away to see if you need cultures and treatment with oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have little red dots on the roof of my mouth that hurts like a sore throat. I did give vigorous fellatio 4 days ago. Could it be an std?

I have little red dots on the roof of my mouth that hurts like a sore throat. I did give vigorous fellatio 4 days ago. Could it be an std?

Petechia: The little red dots most likely represent petechia, or small bruises from the vigorous fellatio. Could it be an STD? If your partner has an STD, and the fellatio was unprotected, you could be at risk for an STD. ...Read more

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What does the redness in your Thot and a red dot on the roof inside your mouth mean?

What does the redness in your Thot and a red dot on the roof inside your mouth mean?

Redness: It may just be irritation but could also be caused by a viral or bacterial infection if it persists I would suggest you see a doctor ...Read more

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Painful red dots on top of mouth?

Painful red dots on top of mouth?

Your dentist should: Be able to assess this. These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. ...Read more

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My son has little red dots. Near his genitils and mouth is that normal?

My son has little red dots. Near his genitils and mouth is that normal?

Get him checked: It's helpful to know how old he is and if he wears diapers. There are many reasons for diaper rash the most common of which are candida and contact dermatitis which results from contact between the skin and the urine or stool due to infrequent diaper change. Generally rashs need to be checked for accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a red dot in my mouth. Could I have cancer?

I have a red dot in my mouth. Could I have cancer?

Red dot: Not enough information to make a statement.
To ease your concerns you should see your dentist for an evaluation or if not satisfied then an oral surgeon.
This is not urgent but you should follow up. ...Read more

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What are red dots inside the mouth?

What are red dots inside the mouth?

More info needed: The mouth is a large cavity with a lot of anatomical parts in it. Where exactly are these red dots? If they are on the tongue and you do not have any symptoms, they may be taste buds. ...Read more

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My daughter is just about one an a half and has two red little dots by her mouth.

My daughter is just about one an a half and has two red little dots by her mouth.

Need more info: When did the dots appear? Is there any bleeding? Have the dots increased in size? It would be useful to have your doctor look at the "dots" as it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining. The dots are likely benign birthmarks. ...Read more

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26 year old son noticed a few flat tiny red dots inside mouth cheek, should I be worried?

26 year old son noticed a few flat tiny red dots inside mouth cheek, should I be worried?

Many causes: There are many reasons for lesions in the mouth. To make a diagnosis and prescribe treatment the lesions have to be examined. Please see your dentist for evaluation...Can't be done over the computer. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for red dots in the mouth?

What is the best treatment for red dots in the mouth?

Depends on cause.: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Consult with your dentist. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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What could cause white dots on inside upper right lip with localized swelling/redness and pain to the touch? Girlfriends lip is noticeably swollen.

What could cause white dots on inside upper right lip with localized swelling/redness and pain to the touch? Girlfriends lip is noticeably swollen.

Herpes: Girlfriend needs to see a doctor. This could be any type of skin disorder or cyst but if recurrent it could be herpes which is very common, painful and contagious. Your doctor can look at it and give the right treatment. Sometimes a soothing bath in epsom salt helps. ...Read more