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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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I have hard lump behind my uvula what is it? Could it be related to my wisdom tooth which is decaying?

I have hard lump behind my uvula what is it? Could it be related to my wisdom tooth which is decaying?

Immed attn required: Get to an oral surgeon immediately to have this lesion evaluated & probably biopsied. If it is directly behind ur uvula, it may have nothing to do with wisdom teeth. ...Read more

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Dr saw red lump behind the uvula of 9 yr old son.Dr thought it was mucuscele but not shure Went to throat Dr ran test but had no clue. MRI in 10 days ?

Dr saw red lump behind the uvula of 9 yr old son.Dr thought it was mucuscele but not shure Went to throat Dr ran test but had no clue. MRI in 10 days ?

Need more info: Sometimes it takes time to make an accurate diagnosis. I would stay with the ENT physician until he/she does more appropriate tests. Have patience. ...Read more

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Have lump in my throat behind uvula, flesh color slightly reddish, painless, for about 5 weeks now, no hoarseness or trouble swallowing. Is it cancer?

Have lump in my throat behind uvula, flesh color slightly reddish, painless, for about 5 weeks now, no hoarseness or trouble swallowing. Is it cancer?

Possibly: A number of lesions can develop behind the uvula which is the tag of flesh hanging down from the posterior soft palate. The lesions there can represent a minor salivary gland tumor in the posterior oropharynx, lymphoid tissue that has hypertrophied or even a squamous cell lesion. If it does not disappear it should then be biopsied. To resect if necessary requires transhyoid pharyngotomy. ...Read more

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I have like a white little lump in my mouth looks like dead skin but behind it it looks brownish ?

I have like a white little lump in my mouth looks like dead skin but behind it it looks brownish ?

Needs to be seen: Unfortunately we can't know what it is you see and whether or not there is a problem without seeing it (any more than you can tell me what the reddish bump that I have on my arm is). You will have to see a dentist to find out. ...Read more

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I keep hearing a clicking noise in my head. It sounds/feels like it's above right behind the lump on the roof of my mouth, inside the my head. ?

I keep hearing a clicking noise in my head. It sounds/feels like it's above right behind the lump on the roof of my mouth, inside the my head. ?

Tori's palitanus: You are likely referred to the palatial tori as the bump on the roof of your mouth. Tori are extra bone in your mouth. Has this bump bee there your whole life? Or for as long as you can remember? The clicking is probably related to sinusitis. Sometimes with sinusitis, you get popping or clicking in the sinuses abut where the tori is. When in doubt, see your dentist or ENT. ...Read more

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I have had a lump behind my wisdom tooth for several years now. It almost seems between my mouth and nose. It never seems to change size. What is it?

I have had a lump behind my wisdom tooth for several years now. It almost seems between my mouth and nose. It never seems to change size. What is it?

Lump: Given the length of time the lump has been there it is most likely normal tissue however to ease your mind I would have your dentist or oral surgeon look at it to give you an exact diagnosis. ...Read more

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I've got a small, hard, fixed in place lump behind my ear lobe, sort of in line with my mouth. It hurts to touch. Could be a sign of cancer?

I've got a small, hard, fixed in place lump behind my ear lobe, sort of in line with my mouth. It hurts to touch. Could be a sign of cancer?

Level II Lymph Node: What you are describing is a level ii lymph node. These are enlarged when you get a sore throat, and can be enlarged when cancer spreads to them as well. You could also have an infection (that might be red or warm). The fact that it is hard, though, makes it more worrisome for cancer. I would definitely have it checked out. ...Read more

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I ave been feelin a lump in my throat since yesterday, i used a flashlight to look in my mouth & behind my tongue i saw a square thing with vains. Help?

I ave been feelin a lump in my throat since yesterday, i used a flashlight to look in my mouth & behind my tongue i saw a square thing with vains. Help?

Get an exam: The only sure answer to this question involves you seeing a dentist for an evaluation. It may be normal anatomy or it may be evidence of a problem requiring treatment. If cost is a barrier, find a community health center in your area. Give serious consideration to stopping tobacco use as it can add significant risk to what may be growing in your mouth. Good luck ! ...Read more

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Painless firm lump directly below ear, directly behind left jaw bone, right in that crease. Sometimes when opening mouth or lifting head up it'll move. No other symptoms other than random pains inside ear, but was cleared of ear infection months ago?

Painless firm lump directly below ear, directly behind left jaw bone, right in that crease. Sometimes when opening mouth or lifting head up it'll move. No other symptoms other than random pains inside ear, but was cleared of ear infection months ago?

Blocked gland?: A sebaceous cyst is a collection of oily fluid that occurs when an oil gland is blocked. Some folks are more prone to them than other and they often appear on the neck, shoulders, and back. Try to avoid skin products that are oily. I would also stay away from transfats and bad oils, which is good for overall health. Doc can diagnose and if that's the case, remove it. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Ive got a lump on my right uvula its been inflamed and swollen for past 6 months and lumps been there for past 3 months?

R side of uvula: Assuming you mean the right side of the uvula (which we all heave 1 of hanging in the back of our throats), then a mass/lump for over 3 months with 6 months of associated swelling and inflammation needs to be evaluated and treated to assure it is not something serious. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had a painless lump above tonsil next to uvula. Round, 7mm diameter. Been there for 3 months no size or shape changes. What is it? Scared of cancer.

Had a painless lump above tonsil next to uvula. Round, 7mm diameter. Been there for 3 months no size or shape changes. What is it? Scared of cancer.

Lump in throat: A lump in the throat could be benign or malignant. If you are a smoker current or former, then it is essential to rule out malignant lumps. Benign lumps could be due to a saliva cyst, benign minor salivary tumor, or accessory lymphoid tissue. I would recommend any lump to be evaluated by an ENT specialist for treatment which may include a biopsy. ...Read more

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I have a lump that's looks just like my uvula almost and It has a black spot on it the lump has been there for about a year now and I haven't seen a doctor about it yet what could it be?

Not sure : May be some sort of cyst, or stone in a salivary duct depending on. The location. You should absolutely have it checked by an ENT doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Uvula (Definition)

A piece of normal tissue that is seen at the back of ...Read more