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Should I be very concerned with the bump on my gums?

Should I be very concerned with the bump on my gums?

Proper diagnosis: This is really a question for an oral surgeon. You do not tell us if it is painful or is it enlarging. Differential diagnosis includes, periapical abscess, fibroma, lipoma, or an inflammatory lesion. Yes, you should be concerned, because you do not know what is the diagnosis. See an ENT or an oral surgeon for lesions of the oral cavity. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more


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I have a bump on the tip of your tongue, should I be concerned?

I have a bump on the tip of your tongue, should I be concerned?

Bumps: Bumps and other lesions in the mouth should be evaluated by your regular dentist or an oral surgeon if it remains longer than two weeks. Most are benign growths (that should be removed anyway), but not all. Always better to know what it is and play it safe. ...Read more

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I have a small red lump that is uncomfortable to touch, but not painful, on my palate just behind the two front teeth. Should I be concerned?

I have a small red lump that is uncomfortable to touch, but not painful, on my palate just behind the two front teeth. Should I be concerned?

Doctor/Dentist: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, and physical examination. However, it does not appear to be an urgent issue and you may consult your dentist or doctor, next time you see one. ...Read more

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I have a cut on the side of my mouth and it's swollen. Should I be worried?

I have a cut on the side of my mouth and it's swollen. Should I be worried?

Not yet: cuts on the inside of your mouth often get a little swollen but heal fast. if it doesn't get better or hurts more and more after 2-3 days get it evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a mole on my face that is painful and today I noticed there is a hard lump underneath the skin next to it. Should I be concerned?

I have a mole on my face that is painful and today I noticed there is a hard lump underneath the skin next to it. Should I be concerned?

Painful mole: There could be an underlying cyst or infection if the mole became irritated . Or the mole itself is deeper in the skin. In any case a dermatologist can evaluate and treat the condition. ...Read more

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I have erythroplakia under my tongue with an ulcer that is to be removed. However my tongue is red on one side with a lesion. I am worried about this?

I have erythroplakia under my tongue with an ulcer that is to be removed. However my tongue is red on one side with a lesion. I am worried about this?

Talk to,doctor : It sounds like you have an appointment with a surgeon to remove the suspicious lesion. This is the best thing that you can do for yourself. The sooner you have the procedure, the sooner you will know what the problem is. ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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I have a mole on my face and occasionally it swells up and is sore to touch. Should i be concerned?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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I have a mole on my face and occasionally it swells up and is sore to touch.  Should i be concerned?

Go get it checked: Any changing mole warrants evaluation. If the size is bigger, if you have symptoms now- like pain, itchy, bleeding etc, you'd better off seeing your pmd or dermatologist to have the mole checked and treated accordingly. Better be safe than sorry. ...Read more

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I have a swollen skin flap on side of tongue. Should i be concerned?

Swollen tongue: Your should see your dentist or oral surgeon for evaluation. Your could have swelling secondary to biting the side of your tongue. However you are in an age range where other possibilities exist and your dentist can check it out for you. ...Read more

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If I have no drainage on my vaginal area where my bump is should I be worried? Should I be really concerned about the cyst on my vaginal area

If I have no drainage on my vaginal area where my bump is should I be worried? Should I be really concerned about the cyst on my vaginal area

No: Drainage and bumps don't always go together. Any persistent lesion in the vulvo-vaginal area should always be checked out (ob/gyn). ...Read more

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I have small places on the left side of my lip that seems to be swollen slightly and bleeds if I peel the skin off. Not sure if I should get it checke?

I have small places on the left side of my lip that seems to be swollen slightly and bleeds if I peel the skin off. Not sure if I should get it checke?

Virus?: Typically mouth lesions (cold sores) are from a virus and can be treated conservatively with no intervention. Sometimes we give medication if it is severe or persistent. Try leaving it alone and see if it heals. If is persistent or gets worse get an evaluation. ...Read more

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I suddenly have two small blisters on my top lip. What could it be and should I be concerned?

I suddenly have two small blisters on my top lip. What could it be and should I be concerned?

Difficult to say: It is difficult to say without seeing the lesions. I t could be a herpes lesion...In which case it will generally be self limited and go away in about a week...If it gets worse then you need to see a doc and get an evaluation.. ...Read more

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I just got a scaling on my gums and now my gums near the area are really light pink almost white looking. Should I be concerned?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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I just got a scaling on my gums and now my gums near the area are really light pink almost white looking. Should I be concerned?

Visit your dentist: who can help you by making an accurate diagnosis of your specific condition. It is not normal for gums to be pale or white in color, you want to see white teeth and healthy pink gums. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my neck and also one on my scalp, which is bigger and itchy. Should i be worried?

I have a lump on my neck and also one on my scalp, which is bigger and itchy. Should i be worried?

Scalp infection: is likely. The bigger lesion on the scalp is likely stimulating a lymph node in the neck. Treatment with antibiotics (bacterial vs. fungal) will likely take care of both. ...Read more