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A largish, soft lump on my butt cheek isn't bothersome, but if it needs surgical excision, what are practical considerations for stitches, etc.?

A largish, soft lump on my butt cheek isn't bothersome, but if it needs surgical excision, what are practical considerations for stitches, etc.?

Soft tissue lump: This is most likely a lipoma but it is best to have it examined by your PCP to confirm. Dependent on where it is located on the buttock - pressure from sitting can sometimes cause the wound to open so that more permanent(nonabsorbable) sutures would be used to try to keep this from occurring. If it is less then 3-4 cm then it typically can be closed with an absorbable suture. ...Read more

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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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I have a brownish looking raised soft lump appear on my buttock cheek. the skin is looser over it almost like a deflated blister. Approx 1cm diameter.

I have a brownish looking raised soft lump appear on my buttock cheek. the skin is looser over it almost like a deflated blister. Approx 1cm diameter.

May be a cyst or inf: This may be a type of cyst. Your physician can look at it and see if it needs to be cultured if it is an infection, which sometimes these things are ...Read more

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What else could a lump in the cheek be?

What else could a lump in the cheek be?

Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my cheek from getting hit. Will it go away?

I have a lump on my cheek from getting hit. Will it go away?

It should: But it may take a while. If the swelling is severe, getting larger, painful or red then see your doctor. If not, gentle massage 2x/day may help. If still present after 3-4 weeks mention it to your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi I accidentally bit the inside of my cheek at least a year ago now and it won't heal or go away the lump is still there. I don't know what to think?

Hi I accidentally bit the inside of my cheek at least a year ago now and it won't heal or go away the lump is still there. I don't know what to think?

See dentist: See your dentist and have it removed......this can become precancerous if it continues to be damaged. No worries thought, my mom had the same thing and we had it removed, it healed right up and all is good. Connect with my Virtual Practice on Healthtap for any dental questions with my special keycode: DFWMCQ! Securely video or text chat by virtual appointment. http://htap.us/28qexs ...Read more

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I have a swollen mush lump in my cheek. What could it be?

I have a swollen mush lump in my cheek. What could it be?

Different options: The face has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, nerves, vessels and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more

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What happens if you found a lump on your mouth cheek, what would it be?

Cheek Bump: It could be many things, some more serious than others. It's worth it to get a biopsy by your local oral surgeon or ENT to better guide treatment. ...Read more

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Do you get lumps with slapped cheek disease?

Perhaps: Might get accompanying swollen glands typically rash from slapped cheek disease is viral, flat, lacy, and blanchable. ...Read more

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I can see the swelling lump through my cheek. What's wrong?

I can see the swelling lump through my cheek. What's wrong?

See an ENT: Do you mean you have a lump in your cheek? There are many possibilities, including salivary gland issues. You may need a CT or MRI scan for further study depending on location and your symptoms. If the lump is within the cheek, see an ENT doctor. If it is actually on the cheek skin, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hard painful lump deep in the tissue where my lower gum meets cheek?

Need clinical exam: See your dentist for a diagnosis and treatment. Swellings in the mouth could be many different situations. Pain is an indicator that something is wrong. Get in to see your dentist soon. These thing are best treated sooner than later. ...Read more

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I have a lump size of a pea inside my cheek , what is it? Please help!

Can be many things: The pea size mass can be a mucocele, fibroma, salivary gland mass, or a muscle mass etc. It can be many things. See an oral surgeon to get a full examination. A biopsy procedure may be recommended. ...Read more

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Lump on left cheek just about an half inch frim cheekbone. Could this be a lymphnode?

Lump on left cheek just about an half inch frim cheekbone. Could this be a lymphnode?

See an ENT: There are other possibilities, including salivary gland issues. You may need a CT or MRI depending on location. If the growth is within the cheek, see an ENT doctor. If it is actually on the cheek skin, see a dermatologist. ...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

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I was prescribed flucloxicillin for a lump on my cheek, after 7 days it's still there,what can I do now?

Go back to Dr.: go back to your prescribing Dr. This requires a plan B, additional therapy, referral to surgeon or elsewhere. ...Read more

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Got a pea shaped lump on inside of my right cheek, not painful but starting to scare me as to what it is and what caused it :(?

Lump: For your peace of mind see a dentist or an oral surgeon for an examination. He may want to take a biopsy of the lump fora definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a Very painful lump in my cheek thats getting worse. I have a feeling that it is a cheek abscess and I'm very worried. How are these treated?

I have a Very painful lump in my cheek thats getting worse. I have a feeling that it is a cheek abscess and I'm very worried.  How are these treated?

By draining it: If you have an abscess, the way to treat it is to have it drained. This is a very quick and easy procedure. The doctor will numb up your skin and use a sterile scalpel to open the abscess. Once it drains you will feel 100% better! Please don't wait and suffer. It will only get worse and more painful. ...Read more