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Mouth (Definition)

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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What causes a hard rubbery movable bump under the tongue on the floor of the mouth behind the front teeth? It's been 3 months and doesn't grow.

What causes a hard rubbery movable bump under the tongue on the floor of the mouth behind the front teeth? It's been 3 months and doesn't grow.

Many possibilities: Could be cyst, partially blocked salivary duct, infection, benign or (rarely) malignant neoplasm. Any mouth lesion that lasts longer than 10-14 days deserves full examination by Dentist or Oral Surgeon. ...Read more

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Lump on neck, lump on back of tongue, white spot on tonsil, red dots on tongue (look like large paepelle), white coating on tongue, ear/throat pain.

Lump on neck, lump on back of tongue, white spot on tonsil, red dots on tongue (look like large paepelle), white coating on tongue, ear/throat pain.

Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is "super sore", recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat infections can occur along with tongue and ear symptoms. ...Read more

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Soft lump on outside of ankle?

Soft lump on outside of ankle?

Ganglion: The 2 most common 'soft lumps' i encounter on the outside of the ankle are ganglion cysts-sac with fluid and fat depositis. ...Read more

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White coating on tounge red sore on tongue near tonsil neck pain and hard lump on gum under and jaw pain any ideas ?

White coating on tounge red sore on tongue near tonsil neck pain and hard lump on gum under and jaw pain  any ideas ?

See dentist : The white coating on the tongue could be a sign of an underlying illness that had been ongoing. The red sore and the bump on the gum are of concern. Consultation with the dentist is very important. Together with your physician the overall reasons for this occurrence can be determined treated and improved by them. Please get seen as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Hard bump with softer bump in front of it on roof of mouth. What could it be?

Hard bump with softer bump in front of it on roof of mouth. What could it be?

Anatomical structure: incisive papilla (soft) and torus palatinus (hard bony protrusion on the palate). If concerned, see a dentist to rule out pathology. ...Read more

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Sore throat , red on the uvila and soft palet on the roof of mouth, tongue spots that turned into valleys, now white bumps on the back of tongue and ?

Sore throat , red on the uvila and soft palet on the roof of mouth, tongue spots that turned into valleys, now white bumps on the back of tongue and ?

Seasonal flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve) are also recommended every 6 hours. Try to quit the tobacco use, good opportunity. If concerned, see your PCP after 6 days or so. ...Read more

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Sore knot or lump underneath skin on top of the forearm?

Sore knot or lump underneath skin on top of the forearm?

Abscess vs cyst vs ?: Lipoma is benign lump of soft tissue under skin that doesn't hurt. Cyst is a collection of fluid or oil that shouldn't hurt unless it gets infected. Abscess is a collection of pus that can be quite painful. Hair follicle could get infected & swollen. Best to go see your family doc for evaluation, diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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Hard bony lump on the back of my head! Is it cancer?

Hard bony lump on the back of my head! Is it cancer?

See Dermatologist: A hard bump in the head could in fact be one a several things such as: lipoma, benign cysts, foreign body granuloma, Various bony/soft tissue tumors, or even infectious processes. The best way to rule out a malignancy/cancer is to see a dermatologist. He/she will do an exam and determine whether or not a biopsy is recommended. Since you are very anxious, it is best to schedule an appointment. ...Read more

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Hard bony lump on inside gum line?

Hard bony lump on inside gum line?

Torus Mandibularis ?: This may be the exostosis you are referring to. No treatment is usually necessary, but they may interfere with the fit of a mandibular denture. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torus_mandibularis ...Read more

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Discloration on gums top and bottom gums irritated,swollen lymph on left side of neck only?

Discloration on gums top and bottom gums irritated,swollen lymph on left side of neck only?

See your dentist: I would strongly suggest seeking a consultation with a dentist to evaluate the cause of this ASAP. This is very likely in need of attention. ...Read more

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Im 19, have a small painless lump on inner bottom gum on the right side. (floor of mouth side of gum) it looks mouth flesh-coloured. What could it be?

Im 19, have a small painless lump on inner bottom gum on the right side. (floor of mouth side of gum) it looks mouth flesh-coloured. What could it be?

Lots of things: Could be a small boney protuberance called a torus, a blocked swollen minor salivary gland, a draining abscessed tooth, a gum infection, or one of innumerable types of lesions. Has to be examined to be diagnosed. Please call your dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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White bump in mouth on the arch?

White bump in mouth on the arch?

Bump in mouth: You may have a benign bump on the roof of your mouth known as torus palatinus. Have your dentist or an oral surgeon evaluate your bump. ...Read more

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Red spots on the roof of my mouth (hard palate) and tender to touch. It feels smooth and swollen where the spots are.

Red spots on the roof of my mouth (hard palate) and tender to touch. It feels smooth and swollen where the spots are.

See your dentist: Red spots on the roof of the mouth may be due to many reasons like bacterial infection, viral infection, vitamin deficiencies or allergies. Gargle with warm salt water 3 X per day to help reduce swelling and relieve discomfort. However, if the symptoms persist more than 7-10 days please visit your dentist. ...Read more

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Sore red front and white back of tongue red pimple at back and hard lump on gum below teeth under tongue.Dentist says not suspisious? Is he correct?

Sore red front and white back of tongue red pimple at back and hard lump on gum below teeth under tongue.Dentist says not suspisious? Is he correct?

2nd opinion: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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