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Dark gray #14 tooth. Bump between hard palate and maxilla bone. No tooth pain. Hurts to press hard on bump. No discoloration of palate. Bump is spongy?

Dark gray #14 tooth. Bump between hard palate and maxilla bone. No tooth pain. Hurts to press hard on bump. No discoloration of palate. Bump is spongy?

Abcesses: It sounds like you may have an abcess. The fact that your tooth is discolored is consistent with this finding. The tooth may be non-vital ("dead"), and the pain and sponginess may be due to the abcess enlarging and the pus attempting to exit from under the tissues that cover the hard palate. Contact your dds as soon as possible and keep the area clean. Warm salt water rinses should help today. ...Read more

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Sunken Soft Spot On Top Of Head (Definition)

Soft spot on head is sunken is a symptom in which the soft spot (fontanels) on top of a baby's head is less firm than usual, and is moderately sunken below the scalp. Sunken fontanels can be seen in babies with dehydration. A normal soft spot is slightly "sunken" below the level ...Read more


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My sons soft spot has sunken a little what should I do?

My sons soft spot has sunken a little what should I do?

Not to worry: A little bit of sinking is entirely normal. It's when it goes the other way, "bulging" that we pediatricians get freaked out. If it is sunken a lot to the point it looks like a bowl, baby may need a bit extra fluid intake. Otherwise, don't worry. ...Read more

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Button on the front appeared rapidly (4 weeks) skin color wt small symmetrical colored spots, bulging, roughened, mole size? Could that be a melanoma?

Button on the front appeared rapidly (4 weeks) skin color wt small symmetrical colored spots, bulging, roughened, mole size? Could that be a melanoma?

Get it seen: I suspect it'll turn out to be a keratoacanthoma but any growth that you have to ask about like this needs to be seen by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Pain=7 cheek swelling. Lump mouth bottom gum line.Freely moving white pustule pops, bleeds turns in2 red pustule. Disappears&reappears always samespot?

Pain=7 cheek swelling. Lump mouth bottom gum line.Freely moving white pustule pops, bleeds turns in2 red pustule. Disappears&reappears always samespot?

Dental abscess?: If a lump is in the gums (not on the inside nor the outside of the cheeks), and it swells with pus and then breaks open, it can be a tooth abscess. An abscess from the root of a tooth can spread to the gum surface and appear as a pustule. A dentist can evaluate to see if that is the problem. ...Read more

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Very small blisters on soft palette normal?

Very small blisters on soft palette normal?

Cannot Sores: Although cold sores and canker sores are often confused for each other, they are not the same. Cold sores, also called a fever blister or herpes simplex type 1, are groups of painful, fluid-filled blisters. Unlike canker sores, cold sores are caused by a virus and are extremely contagious. Also, cold sores typically appear outside the mouth -- usually under the nose, around the lips. ...Read more

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Smal very hard spot under skin, cancerous?

Smal very hard spot under skin, cancerous?

Depends : It all depends on how long it has been there, how it feels and if it is enlarging.. While cancers are possible, cysts and benign tumors are more common. Get checked out soon.... ...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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Gum in between teeth has small bright red streaks. Very painful whiteish spot under gum skin a bit below red streaks.Gum not bleeding when flossed.

Gum in between teeth has small bright red streaks. Very painful whiteish spot under gum skin a bit below red streaks.Gum not bleeding when flossed.

Lesion: Any lesion must be examined to be diagnosed. Whether the lesion is on your toes, your elbow, or your gums, it must be visualized, palpated, explored, to be understood. Only with comprehensive diagnosis can treatment plan be properly formulated. ...Read more

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Hard shiny red non discoloured, rarely painful lump. Photo in my files.

Hard shiny red non discoloured, rarely painful lump. Photo in my files.

"Live" appointments: HealthTap PRIME doctors see and help you, via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. They can see photos you upload into your FILES folder. You can also send images while in the middle of a live PRIME consultation. PRIME is by monthly subscription, but there are promotional plans from time to time. Doctors answering HealthTap BASIC brief, free questions are NOT able to see patients' images or photos. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for delayed closure of anterior fontanel soft spot?

What is the best treatment for delayed closure of anterior fontanel soft spot?

Patience: Most kids will have what feels to be closure of the anterior fontanel by 15-18 mo but some may persist. The separation between the bones will persist to some degree until about 9 when kids reach their adult head size. In examining thousands of kids over 3 decades, i never found one that didn't eventually close. ...Read more

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Black dry raised spots on under my eye by the cheek bone area?

Black dry raised spots on under my eye by the cheek bone area?

Keratosis: Most likely these are seborrheic keratoses - elevated, rough overgrowth of the epithelium common in aging. If you are young, they more likely are plugged glands in the skin in which the secretions have become dry, and oxidize on the surface turning grey-black. They can be expressed with a comedone extractor. ...Read more

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Quarter-sized lump on inside of thigh, surface is smooth, shiny, light purple. It's hard, goes quite deep under skin. Slightly tender. No drainage.

Quarter-sized lump on inside of thigh, surface is smooth, shiny, light purple. It's hard, goes quite deep under skin. Slightly tender. No drainage.

Cyst: This may be a sebaceous cyst if it is the only time you have had this. Many people can get multiple of these in the same area over the years. I would not recommend trying to squeeze it because it will make it worse. Apply warm compressses for 10 min twice a day. If very sore see your md for antibiotics that will improve the symptoms even though it is not a true infections. ...Read more

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I have a tiny raised red spot on the bottom of my foot on the soft bit, it's really itchy and hurts when i itch it won't go away how do I get rid x?

I have a tiny raised red spot on the bottom of my foot on the soft  bit, it's really itchy and hurts when i itch it won't go away how do I get rid  x?

Hard to diagnose: Without more of a history and an examination. How long have you had this? Was there any injury or environmental exposure? Cortisone cream may help itching but see a foot specialist. ...Read more

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Pink raised spot on chin for like 4 years. it gets itchy. appearance changed overnight. hard lump underneath it and skin around it looks discoloured ?

Pink raised spot on chin for like 4 years. it gets itchy. appearance changed overnight. hard lump underneath it and skin around it looks discoloured ?

Bacteria on skin: In some cases, scratching an itchy rash, insect bite or other skin irritation can cause a skin break.Sometimes this allows, the normal bacteria on our skin or bacteria from the nails to penetrate the skin layers and cause slight infection.Skin Irritation or infection may result in hardening or changes in the color of the skin.New changes or bothersome changes should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Large hard lump under chin nopain zit like dont pop tender skin underneath?

Large hard lump under chin nopain zit like dont pop tender skin underneath?

See your doctor.: This could be an enlarged lymph node or a cyst. Your doctor should be able to tell you and recommend the proper treatment (or observation). ...Read more