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Swelling Near My Mouth
There's a swelling near my bfs mouth that looks like mumps. Can we go to a party and not infect anyone?
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
There is a swelling in my inner cheeks, back of my left mouth, nearer to upper jaws & behind teeth. Its painless. I also have a red patch on my tongue?
Inside of my mouth I have swelling on my pallet above the gumline,like a bump near my molar,No white spot. Had a root canal done.2yr ago..What is this?
See a dentist: A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment. A dental/gum abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. The dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See a dentist for a treatment ASAP. ...Read more
Had me left wisdom teeth removed 4 days ago. Swelling only went down today. Massive lump nowhere near extraction site & taste of rotten blood in mouth?
Not that unusual: These could all be considered to be in the realm of 'post-operative sequelae'. The 'lump' may be a lymph node or a pre-op infected area. The taste of 'rotten blood' may just be associated with the blood clot that formed in the extraction site. Rinse frequently with hot salt water . See the treating surgeon and ask if anything is out of the ordinary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Swelling in mouth: It is unclear why you might be having the swelling and which parts of the mouth are involved. Swelling can be related to infection, trauma, tumors, allergic reactions and more. In some cases, in the cause is known, a topical, injectable, or oral steroid might be used for swelling - but only under supervision of a doctor. If swelling is effecting breathing, speaking or eating seek help urgently. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Bottom side of my mouth just starded to hurt like in the middle i would say pain when i open my mouth and when i touch it and a little bit of swelling?
May have an ulcer: You may have a mild touch of stomatitis (cold sores, canker sore, mucosal irritation due to viral or even bacterial infection). There are over the counter preparations that are good for these types of issues but before going there you'll want to either visualize it yourself or have someone verify it is an ulceration of some sort. ...Read more
Suffocation: Dr. Mutnick is right: tongue swelling may compromise breathing. When the tongue swells the whole shebang goes - not just the front. The posterior tongue extends into the throat. Tongue swelling can prevent air from entering and leaving the windpipe. Lip & cheek swelling is unsightly but typically resolves in a few hours. Tongue swelling is a medical emergency requiring immediate medical attention. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a dentist: If you see a dentist right when you have a cavity starting you will not have swelling. You get swelling when you have waited to long and have infection. At that point you will most likely need an extraction or a root canal. You want to have your cavities filled before you have pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
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