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Small hard clear bump on inside of cheek, what could it be? I get these from time to time in different places in my mouth.

Small hard clear bump on inside of cheek, what could it be? I get these from time to time in different places in my mouth.

Mucocele?: It sounds like a mucocele which is a clogged salivary gland that fills with fluid. They often resolve on their own. You would have to be clinically seen when one is present in order to confirm that best guess diagnosis. ...Read more

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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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Two small, hard bumps in mouth (1 inside corner of each cheek). Been there for years. Same color as cheek skin. Mostly painless, sometimes inflamed.

Two small, hard bumps in mouth (1 inside corner of each cheek). Been there for years. Same color as cheek skin. Mostly painless, sometimes inflamed.

See a dentist: Or ENT or dermatologist or oral surgeon. Probably a benign bite fibroma. Cause = accidental biting or sucking on the lining inside the mouth. ...Read more

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I have had a small, hard, red bump on left side of the roof of my mouth for a few months. It doesn't hurt. What could it be?

I have had a small, hard, red bump on left side of the roof of my mouth for a few months. It doesn't hurt. What could it be?

Dentist: This could be a simple condition or something serious. The important thing is to see a dentist. The sooner a diagnosis is made, the sooner a definitive treatment can be started if needed with better outcome. Some causes of this are bony protrusions, mucocele, epstein pearls, or oral cancer. See your dentist sooner than later ...Read more

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I have a small hard bump on the roof of my mouth that popped up where a bigger soft 1 was. I can't see an oral surgeon until December, should I worry?

I have a small hard bump on the roof of my mouth that popped up where a bigger soft 1 was. I can't see an oral surgeon until December, should I worry?

Suspicious bump: I would advise you to have the bump examined by any dentist or dental specialist (e.g. oral surgeon, OFP), to help you with a diagnosis and treatment, if needed. ...Read more

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A small purple wart like bump has appeared inside lip in front of mouth and my tongue keeps touching it. It is hard and painless. What should I do?

A small purple wart like bump has appeared inside lip in front of mouth and my tongue keeps touching it. It is hard and painless. What should I do?

Check it out: Random bumps are always a concern for the doctor. Generally speaking, it's probably nothing but you want to be sure as abnormalities can present as symptoms to worse scenarios. It's possible that its related to the trauma during surgery or postoperatively if you bit your lip. Usually time and not messing with it will help it go away. ...Read more

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Small hard pinkish/clear bumps on nose that extend all over face and around mouth. Also burns and itches around mouth. They dry and scab/ flake. Hsv?

Small hard pinkish/clear bumps on nose that extend all over face and around mouth. Also burns and itches around mouth. They dry and scab/ flake. Hsv?

While this could be: Viral, bacterial, contact, and a number of other conditions, I would get in to see dermatologist for correct diagnosis and treatment. Unlikely HSV but in certain situations it can happen (ie after chemical peel without premedication) ...Read more

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Hard moving lump inside my mouth on the left side near my salivary glands on the bone. Also very small red bumps near tonsils on one side? 16 year old

Hard moving lump inside my mouth on the left side near my salivary glands on the bone. Also very small red bumps near tonsils on one side? 16 year old

See a dentist: If if the lamp lasts longer than one or two weeks, you should be concerned. I would advise you to have the lump examined by a dentist or dental specialist (e.g. pedodontist, oral surgeon), to help you with a diagnosis and treatment, if needed. ...Read more

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I have this hard painful bump like right under my nose on the right side close to the crease, bigger than a black/white head, it's just a small bump?

I have this hard painful bump like right under my nose on the right side close to the crease, bigger than a black/white head, it's just a small bump?

Cyst: At your age it is probably a little cyst. It may disappear on its own. If it does not let your doctor have a look at it ...Read more

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I have had a crack down the middle of my head all my life but recently numerous small hard and painful bumps and divots have shown up on either side?

I have had a crack down the middle of my head all my life but recently numerous small hard and painful bumps and divots have shown up on either side?

Skull suture w/rash: Some people have persistent frontal sutures. During development the skull of an infant is made up of bony plates that allow for the growth of the skull. The places where these plates connect are called suture lines. Some people grow up without having complete fusion of the 2 frontal sides of the skull. The dense connective tissue ridge remains. Looks like crack down middle of forehead. Go to derm. ...Read more

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I have a small hard bump on the top of my head it hasn't got any bigger it doesn't hurt when I touch it's very hard as if it's apart of my skull what

I have a small hard bump on the top of my head it hasn't got any bigger it doesn't hurt when I touch it's very hard as if it's apart of my skull what

Head: You are likely describing what is called an osteoma, an extra growth of bone that can be firm and raised - lack of pain is key as those that are painful or those that are rapidly growing need to be examined further. ...Read more

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I have a small hard bump in the middle of my head it feels like is part of my skull but I never felt that before and it doesn't hurt what could it be?

I have a small hard bump in the middle of my head it feels like is part of my skull but I never felt that before and it doesn't hurt what could it be?

Skin condition: Very hard to say and you did not mention where it is located. If at the back of the head - base of the head at the neck - it may be a lymph node. If it gets larger or more painful, see a physician. ...Read more

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So petichiae at sight of injury even though bruise is gone is normal a month after bumping head? All that remains is small hard bump and petichiae.

So petichiae at sight of injury even though bruise is gone is normal a month after bumping head? All that remains is small hard bump and petichiae.

Bump on head: The hard bump is not surprising if you bumped your head pretty hard. If there are really petechiae that would be odd but possible. Are you sure it is not scar or redness from the original wound if there was one? ...Read more

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I hit my head last week really hard on concrete. Didn't have symptoms of a concussion, however I still have a bump and one small area hurts to touch.

I hit my head last week really hard on concrete. Didn't have symptoms of a concussion, however I still have a bump and one small area hurts to touch.

Bruise: Bruise may hurt for a week or so as long as you don't have any post concussive symptoms you should steadily improve. Tenderness to touch is common. ...Read more

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I bit my lip and I have a not so small hard bump on my inner bottom lip, which stays for more than a month I don't think it will go away, what to do?

I bit my lip and I have a not so small hard bump on my inner bottom lip, which stays for more than a month I don't think it will go away, what to do?

Traumatic fibroma: Most likely, you are describing a traumatic fibroma. It is a benign soft tissue overgrowth due to chronic trauma. The treatment is to simply have the fibroma tissue removed and biopsied. Any general dentist can help you to solve the problem. ...Read more

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My tongue was bit on really hard, and now it hurts! I have a small white bump on the end of my tongue and I always find myself playing with it. Help!?

My tongue was bit on really hard, and now it hurts! I have a small white bump on the end of my tongue and I always find myself playing with it. Help!?

Very common to: Play with that bump on your tongue that is there because you bit it hard and caused some trauma and perhaps bleeding, and some inflammatory tissue built up in area causing a bump. That will go away, may take couple weeks. In the meantime try not to play with it-:). ...Read more

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I have had a small pea size hard bump on the back of my head for years now all of a sudden it hurts to touch?

I have had a small pea size hard bump on the back of my head for years now all of a sudden it hurts to touch?

Sebaceous cyst?: As per the previous answers both sebaceous cysts and lipomas are common and can become inflamed/painful but impossible to give a definite answer without examination. Your doctor if not sure after examination may need to refer you for scans to clarify. ...Read more

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I have a small hard bump on my head that is really painful, I didn't hit my head it has been there for a while but now it hurts a lot.?

Cystic lesion: Most likely an infected cystic lesion like a sebaceous cyst or could be an ingrown hair follicle - unlikely to be a malignant lesion but it would be wise to have it examined and probably removed. ...Read more