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Doctor insights on: Small Nodules On Inside Of Cheek Or Lips

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Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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I have two small black spots(like mole) on my cheek and near my lip.It appeared suddenly last week.What should it be?Should i consult a dermatologist?

I have two small black spots(like mole) on my cheek and near my lip.It appeared suddenly last week.What should it be?Should i consult a dermatologist?

Black Spots on Face: Skin cancer is on the rise. There are three types of skin cancer: basil cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer, but if you detect it early, treatment can be successful. The areas most likely to have spots are the scalp, lips, ears, neck, chest, arms, hands, legs and the face. Spots can appear suddenly or slowly over time. See derm. ...Read more

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Blue bruise marks on lips.Pain under left rib cage which is sometimes constant with small nodule lump. Tired and lathargic all the time doctor say ibs?

Blue bruise marks on lips.Pain under left rib cage which is sometimes constant with small nodule lump. Tired and lathargic all the time doctor say ibs?

Complete exam: These symptoms could be related to a much more serious condition like cardiac, vascular or malignancy(cancer) . Start with the cardiologist, lab tests, chest xray , ekg, stress test and proceed from there. Now! ...Read more

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Is there any difference when a cheek/lip retractor is used instead of a tray?

Is there any difference when a cheek/lip retractor is used instead of a tray?

Yes: Retractors are use when an in office bleaching is perform with a light source or a gel placed without trays, we use the retractors to keep the tissues away from the gel to avoid burns or bleaching of the tissue. ...Read more

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What is stop me from accidently biting my inner cheek and/or lip over and over?

What is stop me from accidently biting my inner cheek and/or lip over and over?

Fix your occlusion: Occlusion, or the way your upper teeth occluded against the lower teeth, could be compromised (cross bite, interference, end to end) and cause lip biting during function. Go to your dentist and check your occlusion. Mucocele, a small bump due to salivary deposit into soft tissue after a minor salivary gland/duct rupture following trauma such as lip biting, can further introduce more lip biting. ...Read more

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Lump in cheek nodule type can only be felt from inside of cheek. How do I remove this?

Go see your doctor: You need a medical exam by your doctor. That is the only way to find out what this nodule insdie your check is. You can wait for sometime to see if it is growing in size or not. If it increases in size over 1 to 2 months then it may have to be taken out surgically and examined microscopically. ...Read more