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Very small somewhat soft lump/flap like thing in cheek across from top molars. Been there a month, seems to be getting smaller over time. What is it?

Very small somewhat soft lump/flap like thing in cheek across from top molars. Been there a month, seems to be getting smaller over time. What is it?

Usually benign: Are self limited. Keep good dental hygiene. It will be helpful to have a picture. If getting smaller don't worry but it's advisable to consult a dentist if persists. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have a small lump on my right but cheek. Is it cancer?

What do you suggest if I have a small lump on my right but cheek. Is it cancer?

MD: I doubt it is cancer but no way we can tell online. Any abnormal lump or mass should be evaluated by a physician. So to answer your question, I suggest you see your family doc for starters. Best to you. ...Read more

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Ihave had a small hard lump on the surface of my cheek that grows a hard white pimple like head for 4 months. I scratch it comes back?

Ihave had a small hard lump on the surface of my cheek that grows a hard white pimple like head for 4 months. I scratch it comes back?

May be a skin cyst: A bump on the skin that has whitish stuff inside, but is not pus as in a pimple, is likely a skin cyst that contains skin oils and skin cells. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can look at it to see what can be done. Sometimes, keeping the cyst empty for a while will allow it to shrink in size. Other times, a bothersome cyst needs surgical removal. ...Read more

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I have a small lump the size of a pea underneath my right but cheek it's quite hard and is attached to the skin any idea what it could be?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. However, if there are no symptoms and it is not a cosmetic issue, you may wait and watch. If the lesion doubles in size or additional lesions appear, it would be prudent to see a doctor.
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Painless, small&invisible lump inside the lower part of the left cheek (I feel it with my tongue). I had it for a year. Could it be something serious?

Lump inside cheek: Painless, small&invisible lump inside the lower part of the left cheek (I feel it with my tongue). I had it for a year. Could it be something serious? ANS: Could be but need more history. Do you smoke or chew or dip tobacco? Is so stop. You need too have a Dr or dentist look in your mouth. Let us know what it is. ...Read more

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I have a small lump in my cheek that I can move when I touch it its on my left bottom jaw line I noticed it this afternoo, and I don't know what it is?

I have a small lump in my cheek that I can move when I touch it its on my left bottom jaw line I noticed it this afternoo, and I don't know what it is?

Evaluation needed: I can't tell you what it is. It will take an exam to determine this. But lumps and bumps are common. Do you have pain? How long has it been there? How large is it? Is it growing? If you are concerned, have pain, or it does not go away then talk to your parents about scheduling an evaluation with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi I was choked and punched on the face now I have a small moveable lump on my cheek. And a knot on my neck. What is it will it go away?

Hi I was choked and punched on the face now I have a small moveable lump on my cheek. And a knot on my neck. What is it will it go away?

After effects.: I'm very sorry to hear that you have gone through this. The knot in your neck could be a muscle spasm, and the movable lump on your cheek would either be a lymph node or a small hematoma. These things should take two weeks or so to clear, and if they don't in that timeframe you should have a doctor take a look at you. ...Read more

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A small area of skin on my butt cheek has been itching for a few months, I just felt a lump under my skin in that area. What could it be?

A small area of skin on my butt cheek has been itching for a few months, I just felt a lump under my skin in that area. What could it be?

May be brewing: Infection, such as folliculitis, or abscess formation. Or it could be a large lymph node with infection somewhere else. See a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a small lump on my right butt cheek. Could it be cancer?

What to do if I have a small lump on my right butt cheek. Could it be cancer?

Rare: The majority of lesions that develop in the buttock are lipomas from the fat present. These are non tender and usually just under the skin. In rare instances sarcomas develop which are firm lesions, can grow relatively quickly and are usually large when identified because there are deeply seated. If such is present a bx is indicated followed by a radical gluteal resection to encompass it. ...Read more

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I have a small lump under my jawline that causes pain in my entire neck when touched and bumps inside my cheek what is it?

I have a small lump under my jawline that causes pain in my entire neck when touched and bumps inside my cheek what is it?

Blocked duct: Your symptoms and description sound like you have Salivary gland stone (s) See your Dentist since it may also be a submandibular (under the jaw)LYMPH NODE (S) from a dental infection!

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I'm 18, don't smoke or drink, but have a small lump in my gums in my lower left cheek. I am getting it looked at tomorrow..... Could it be a tumor?

I'm 18, don't smoke or drink, but have a small lump in my gums in my lower left cheek. I am getting it looked at tomorrow..... Could it be a tumor?

Bump in gums.: Based on your age and lack of smoking history, it would be unusual for this to be a malignant tumor - not impossible, mind you, but unusual. Regardless, it's great that you're getting a local examination of this. ...Read more

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I located a small lump on my lower hip closer to my butt cheek. I noticed pain first then the lump. It has grown and is harder. Should I be concerned?

I located a small lump on my lower hip closer to my butt cheek. I noticed pain first then the lump. It has grown and is harder. Should I be concerned?

See your Doctor: This could be several things, you need to be seen by your doctor ang get the lump checked out. The most concerning thing would be an infection or abscess. ...Read more

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I found a small moveable lump in front of my ear by cheek line. I have no pain for discomfort

I found a small moveable lump in front of my ear by cheek line. I have no pain for discomfort

Likely a lymph node: There are a number of lymph nodes scattered around the back of the head and neck where they are easily found. At rest they may be the size of a pea and when stimulated they are often bean sized or larget. Size often changes over weeks ; often reflects bug bits, skin rashes or throat irritation, it is not likely related to headaches, nausea or dizziness. Your doc can confirm this. ...Read more

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How common is oral cancer in 27 yr old female? I have a few worrying things and one of them is a small painless lump inside left cheek by top molars?!

Need exam: Although it is not very common but not only it can happen, the incidence of hpv associated oral cancer in young population is on the rise. Go to see your doctor and get it checked. If that looks suspicious you prob need to see oral surgeon and get it biopsied etc. ...Read more

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What causes small wounds and cuts on the inside cheeks and lump like structure on the gum filled with salty like fluids? Small Pimple like in the cheek

What causes small wounds and cuts on the inside cheeks and lump like structure on the gum filled with salty like fluids? Small Pimple like in the cheek

Wounds: Your skin inside your mouth is cut occasionally by the mechanical action of eating. Stiff/sharp food edges can scratch the wall, and the open scratches are noticeable because they expose nerve endings. The tissue also has mucous producing glands underneath and eating can crush their plumbing. If the gland cannot empty the mucous it creates a sac full that bulges out into the mouth until it ruptures ...Read more

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I'm worried because my face (or my cheek) became really itchy than small lumps started to form but they were not visible is this hay fever, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my face (or my cheek) became really itchy than small lumps started to form but they were not visible is this hay fever, what do you suggest?

More details?: You did not mention how long these bumps have been present or whether you flush easily. Hay fever is not expected to cause facial bumps but if your cheeks are usually red, you may have a condition known as rosacea. A contact allergy to facial products may be another potential cause. See dermatologist ...Read more

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What is a hard, small, painful lump, about the size of a pea under the skin of my right butt cheek, near the area that connects with my thigh?

What is a hard, small, painful lump, about the size of a pea under the skin of my right butt cheek, near the area that connects with my thigh?

? lipoma: There is a type of lipoma called an angio lipoma which can be painful. To make an accurate diagnosis it needs to be cut out. ...Read more

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My 4 yr old nephew has had a bruise on his cheek for 3 months, it's greenish in color, and there's a small lump underneath the bruise. Any ideas?

My 4 yr old nephew has had a bruise on his cheek for 3 months, it's greenish in color, and there's a small lump underneath the bruise. Any ideas?

Lump: Was there an initial trauma? If so, it may be an area of fat injury but that should have resolved by now. Have your doctor look at it or send a picture to help with the diagnosis. All the best in getting this sorted out. ...Read more

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I have two lumps.1 on the cheek in upper mouth. Visible. Its soft and small.1 inside tounge. Can only feel by pinching. I'm 16.Could it be oral cancer?

I have two lumps.1 on the cheek in upper mouth. Visible. Its soft and small.1 inside tounge. Can only feel by pinching. I'm 16.Could it be oral cancer?

HAVE THEM CHECKED: Unfortunately for oral pathology you need to have a dentist screen you for severity, it may be something normal that we see all the time. If not your dentist will send you to an oral surgeon for a second opinion. At your age I would not get too excited about cancer as it may be nothing or something benign that can be removed and forgotten about. Get it checked to assure you are safe and healthy. ...Read more

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Had wisdom teeth removed july 14th have had no problems recovered fine. Have noticed a small lump on inside of cheek near where tooth was removed?

Cheek lump: Hello. The lump inside your cheek could be scar formation or possibly a fluid collection. The best advice is to follow up with your dentist for a recheck. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sore swollen and throbbing gums. Small lumps in cheek at jaw line one on either side.

See your dentist: Swollen, throbbing gums and small lumps in cheek can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, advanced gum disease. Untreated gingivitis or tooth infection can lead to the bone graft loss and other health problems. See your dentist ASAP because the sooner you treat it the better the outcome. ...Read more

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I have a small pea sized hard lump in my cheek around the cheek bone its also sore to touch what is it?

No way: No way to tell without seeing, feeling lump. Need to know size, location, texture, may need biopsy, and so many other things. Put down the computer, pick up your phone, call your dentist for an examination. ...Read more

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Small pea sized lump bottom of parotid gland in cheek near jaw. Hurts when squeezed. Painful, feels as if it is irritated from being bitten.

Enlarged lymph node: See your PCP. Direct clinical examination is warranted and essential to exclude any other causes. ...Read more