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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

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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Red dot inside mouth that is down by lower jaw, is this oral herpes?

Red dot inside mouth that is down by lower jaw, is this oral herpes?

Testing: A herpes viral culture can determine if a rash is due to the herpes virus. A doctor can perform this if there is an active lesion. If there is no active lesion, a blood test can be performed to determine if there are antibodies against any recent or past herpes infection. ...Read more

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Red spots inside mouth on lower lip. No pain no blisters...They are smooth just noticed last night. Almost back to normal today. Is this oral herpes?

Red spots inside mouth on lower lip. No pain no blisters...They are smooth just noticed last night. Almost back to normal today. Is this oral herpes?

Not oral herpes: Oral herpes is painful and also would not resolve in such a short period of time. Sometimes the small salivary glands I the lips can look like small red spots. If it resolves on its own within the next 24-48 hour then I wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more

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My 2 year old son has a dark rash all over him and is running a fever and red inside his mouth. Thinking maybe Hand Foot and Mouth??

My 2 year old son has a dark rash all over him and is running a fever and red inside his mouth. Thinking maybe Hand Foot and Mouth??

Fever is emergency: Any fever in a toddler of your son's age requires an urgent visit at the family medical clinic. It is not advised to sit at home watching this. Please sign off of the internet and get your son to health care today. ...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 bro had bad habits, now he is suufering from red patches inside his mouth which are not going, does it means cancer?

My bro had bad habits, now he is suufering from red patches inside his mouth which are not going, does it means cancer?

Oral lesions: He needs to be seen by an ear, nose and throat doctor. He probably needs biopsies to see whether or not it is cancer. ...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 1 dark red bubble inside my mouth, cheek. No pain and I gave head 2 days before this appeared. What is it?

Dark Red Bubble: Not exactly a medical term, but it might be a lesion related to biting your cheek. If it does not resolve on its own within two weeks, seek the help of an oral surgeon to determine exactly what it is. ...Read more

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I have a red bump inside my mouth on my jaw? I just notice it it did not hurt

I have a red bump inside my mouth on my jaw? I just notice it it did not hurt

Several Possibilitie: Gum and tooth infections, as well as oral cancer can give these symptoms. See your dentist for diagnosis and treatment options and recommendations. ...Read more

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I have a red lump inside my mouth it was painful so I went to the pharmacy they gave me cream but its got worse its like a burn and it turned brown?

Examination: Please call the "red lump inside my mouth" expert, your dentist, for an examination. You need examination and possibly biopsy to properly diagnose lesion. ...Read more

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I have red nerves inside the mouth near gums and uvula also has a red spot on it. Also I found pink bumps on the back of my tongue. Pls suggest?

I have red nerves inside the mouth near gums and uvula also has a red spot on it. Also I found pink bumps on the back of my tongue. Pls suggest?

How do you feel?: If you feel fine and what you report are incidental findings, everything is probably normal or at least within normal boundaries. The pink bumps are papillae, most likely circumvallate papillae- Google it) and have slight redness on the back of your throat might indicate irritation, allergies, etc. And nothing to be overly concerned about. However, if you're not feeling well, see your physician. ...Read more

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I hve this pin point red mole like inside my mouth on cheek wall, its only one, and not painful. What could it be? Could it be dangerous?

I hve this pin point red mole like inside my mouth on cheek wall, its only one, and not painful. What could it be? Could it be dangerous?

It seems like a: Small blood vessel which is usually benign. I can't tell for sure. If it gets bigger or worse, see your dr for an accurate diagnosis. God bless you! ...Read more

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I have a dark red/brown spot inside my mouth, on the inner cheek. It's small. I first noticed it several months ago, forgot about it, and noticed it again while brushing tonight. I made an appt. With a dentist, but now I'm very worried. Cancer.?

I have a dark red/brown spot inside my mouth, on the inner cheek. It's small. I first noticed it several months ago, forgot about it, and noticed it again while brushing tonight. I made an appt. With a dentist, but now I'm very worried. Cancer.?

Lesion: You did the right thing about seeking a dental evaluation. At your age the risk of oral cancer is very low. The fact that it's small and on your cheek also makes it less likely to be a cancerous lesion. Be aware that smoking of any kind and alcohol consumption increases your risks, especially if you do both. Get six month soft tissue examinations at your dentist. Don't worry. ...Read more

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Itchy all over, swollen lymph node in groin, bruise easily & red dots on inside of mouth. Idk if symptoms go together. Concerned.

Itchy all over, swollen lymph node in groin, bruise easily & red dots on inside of mouth. Idk if symptoms go together. Concerned.

Yes: If you bruise easily and have swollen lymph glades, do consult your doctor ASAP. Itching can also be a symptom of lymphoma. ...Read more

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I have a cluster of small red bumps/blisters inside my mouth in the crease where my gum meets the inner lip. It tingles and is irritated. What is it?

I have a cluster of small red bumps/blisters inside my mouth in the crease where my gum meets the inner lip. It tingles and is irritated. What is it?

Mouth lesions: Maybe cold sores or ulcers. Or may be connected to your teeth. Have them seen by your doctor or dentist for a a accurate diagnosis and treated. All the best. ...Read more