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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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White bump on corner of top lip I pop it and its white again the next day, its been 2 weeks. Is there any OTC meds that can help drain it?

White bump on corner of top lip I pop it and its white again the next day, its been 2 weeks. Is there any OTC meds that can help drain it?

White lump?: White lump is not a medical diagnosis. Sounds like you need to see your physician or a dermatologist before you do something to make a scar on your face. ...Read more

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I had a Cleaning yesterday, now I woke up with bad pain and swollen gums but only on my back molar and there is a tiny white bump on the top of it?

I had a Cleaning yesterday, now I woke up with bad pain and swollen gums but only on my back molar and there is a tiny white bump on the top of it?

Wrong people: You're talking to the wrong people. You should be calling your Dentist about this. You may have a dental or periodontal infection, present before the cleaning, but exacerbated by the tissue manipulation. Call your Dentist. ...Read more

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On week 4 of Invisalign I noticed my top lip swelling, I was in a lot of pain on my top front tooth now I see a white bump on frenulum. Is this serious?

On week 4 of Invisalign I noticed my top lip swelling, I was in a lot of pain on my top front tooth now I see a white bump on frenulum. Is this serious?

Yes: Any pain/bleeding/swelling is a red flag that something's wrong. Please call your treating Dentist or (hopefully) Orthodontic Specialist immediately. ...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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White bump in my mouth, what is it?

White bump in my mouth, what is it?

Perhaps it is an: Infection called a fistula. It would have to be seen in order to diagnosed. Make sure you see a dentist as soon as possible. Untreated infections can result in unexpected emergencies as well as serious complications. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a small white bump on the corner of my mouth.?

What to do if I have a small white bump on the corner of my mouth.?

Don't kiss anyone: This might be the beginnings of herpes. Have it looked at. Might need an antiviral medication. ...Read more

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Hi i. Have a white bump inside the side of my mouth, it was clear. Filled last night but when I woke up it was white?

See dentist: There are many causes of white bumps in your mouth. Do you have pain or swelling? How large is it? It will take an exam to determine what is going on and how to treat this bump. ...Read more

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What is this white bump I have inside my mouth? It goes away and comes back over and over again. I've had it for around 2 months.

What is this white bump I have inside my mouth? It goes away and comes back over and over again. I've had it for around 2 months.

Needs to be seen: There are many possibilities and no way to know without actually being able to see it. The fact that it has been there for 2 months makes it all the more a reason to have it looked at by a local dentist. Make sure you see a dentist when it is present rather than absent to it will be easier to diagnose. Obviously it’s not going away on its own. ...Read more

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I have a small white bump in my mouth and its painless is it bad it's on my cheek?

I have a small white bump in my mouth and its painless is it bad it's on my cheek?

Suspicious Bump: I would advise you to have the white bump on your cheek examined by a dentist or dental specialist (e.g. oral surgeon, OFP). Any suspicious bump that does not resolve itself in two-three weeks should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I got a white bump on the inside of my mouth and it hurts. It goes away and then pops back up in a different place in my mouth. What is it?

I got a white bump on the inside of my mouth and it hurts. It goes away and then pops back up in a different place in my mouth. What is it?

Get it checked: See a dentist and get the bump checked. It is impossible to tell you what is is without seeing it. Once you know what is going on your dentist will also have some advise on preventing, treating, or reducing them in the future. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my upper part of my mouth and once in a while a white bump shows up but I can pick it an it looks like puss? What should I do

I have a bump on my upper part of my mouth and once in a while a white bump shows up but I can pick it an it looks like puss? What should I do

Bump on mouth: The next time you have this bump, take a picture and also try to get it evaluated. Anything that looks like pus should be seen by a physician, or in this case perhaps a dentist.. ...Read more

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What started as a lil white bump on the corner of my mouth has turned into a big red bump with what looks like two or three white heads on it.

Infection: JeffM838,

Sounds like a minor skin infection that has developed into what is known as a carbuncle - an infection larger than a boil with several openings for discharge of pus. This may require antibiotic treatment. I would see your medical provider for evaluation. ...Read more

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Painless clear/white bump with purple center in mouth, pea sized at max, throbs in time to heart.

Painless clear/white bump with purple center in mouth, pea sized at max, throbs in time to heart.

Mouth bump: Any lump that truly pulsates would have a blood vessel nearby. It's best to get examined by a physician or Otolaryngologist for diagnosis and advice. ...Read more

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White bump inside mouth, days now, even when I bust it (clear liquid comes out) it immediately forms again, can be due to auto immune conditions?

Not enough info: I'm sorry, but there's not enough information. There are many causes for the fluid-filled bump inside your mouth. Auto-immune is a possibility, but there are infections, irritation, and other causes. Please see your doctor or dentist to evaluate. Be well. ...Read more

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My 2 month old son has a white bump on the center of his tongue, what could this bump be? He sleeps with mouth open and has a stuffy nose.

My 2 month old son has a white bump on the center of his tongue, what could this bump be? He sleeps with mouth open and has a stuffy nose.

Nasal saline: For colds, gently removing the nasal mucus with saline and a bulb will help your son to breathe through his nose. The white bump on the tongue should be checked by your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I kissed my virgin girl frind and then she put my penis in her mouth for 3sec, after2 hr I saw a tiny white bump on my penis, and now I have 2.Idea?

I kissed my virgin girl frind and then she put my penis in her mouth for 3sec, after2 hr I saw a tiny white bump on my penis, and now I have 2.Idea?

White bumps on Penis: There is no correlation. There is nothing std wise that can appear within the day of the event. There is nothing infectious that would appear in hours after the event.

If the white bumps persist a good family doctor should be able to sort this out. ...Read more

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I had a single small red/white bump on soft palate for a couple days and its gone. In HIV mouth sores, would there only be one or would it be more?

I had a single small red/white bump on soft palate for a couple days and its gone. In HIV mouth sores, would there only be one or would it be more?

More than one likely: There are more than one type or mouth sores usually related to hiv. Most have more to do with being immunosupressed- like candidiasis (ulcers caused by yeast infections), cold and herpetic ulcers as well as leukoplakia ("hairy tounge"). The onset of a single small lesion that has healed is not an indicator that you have contracted hiv. If you are still fearful, the best remedy is testing. ...Read more

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I have a sore white bump inside of my mouth on my jaw but it's not really bump like. It's flat. Red on the outside and on the inside it is white..

I have a sore white bump inside of my mouth on my jaw but it's not really bump like. It's flat. Red on the outside and on the inside it is white..

Hot compresses: Using hot compresses and rinsing with tolerable warm to hot saline water may help. Depending on how big and how long you have had it you want to seek a professional to observe it. Most likely it is infected. White blood cells being present as well as redness are both signs of infection. ...Read more

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Once every two months I get a white bump on the exact same spot in roof of mouth. Sometimes it itches, sometimes sore. Away in about 1-2 weeks. Idea?

Once every two months I get a white bump on the exact same spot in roof of mouth. Sometimes it itches, sometimes sore. Away in about 1-2 weeks. Idea?

Roof of Mouth: I suggest this area be a examined by your dentist or an oral surgeon, preferably during the time you have the bump. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm 22 years old, and monday my throat started being sore, and today I noticed a white bump on the roof of my mouth. What could it be? I'm worried

Hi, I'm 22 years old, and monday my throat started being sore, and today I noticed a white bump on the roof of my mouth. What could it be? I'm worried

Viral infection: At this point the most likely explanation for your sore throat is a viral infection. A virus may also be the cause of the "white bump" you have noticed. If you develop other symptoms, including a high fever (t above 103) I would call your physician, but at this point best to ride it out for seven more days. ...Read more

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I have white bump on bottom lip for 5 yrs it's now scaly and won't healdoc says its a cold sore. Yer ago mouth swelled &pain in face &earmri said reactiv lymph nodes. No cancer. Help! Docs don't know?

I have white bump on bottom lip for 5 yrs it's now scaly and won't healdoc says its a cold sore. Yer ago mouth swelled &pain in face &earmri said reactiv lymph nodes. No cancer. Help! Docs don't know?

Two problems: Let another doctor look at your lip if the scaly bump is always there. It could be precancerous but probably not in a 35 year old female. I would guess that the facial pain and swelling is unrelated to the lip, and I would believe the doctor on that one. ...Read more

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I have a white bump on tip of my tongue. Should I be concerned?

I have a white bump on tip of my tongue. Should I be concerned?

Canker Sore Likely: The most likely cause is a common canker sore aka aphthus ulcer. It is benign and heals in 5-10 days. Biting your tongue is another common lesion. If it does not go away in one week then see a dentist for diagnosis, treatment options and referral if appropriate. ...Read more

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White bump on lip, what is it?

White bump on lip, what is it?

Tricky: Dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. Herpes would give a blister and would not be expected to scar. Early pimple can be that or old scar, or molluscum (related to chicken pox), many other unlikely possibilities. ...Read more

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White bump on lip that won't go away?

White bump on lip that won't go away?

Many possibilities: Bumps under the skin could be as a result of different reasons of which could include an ingrown hair, acne, infection, abscess, or an allergic reaction to various things like detergents or soaps or to medications. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What could this white bump on the outer corner of my lip be?

Probably a cyst: It is not uncommon for milial cysts to form in this area. Withoug examining you it would not be possible to diagnose. See your dermatologist for diagnoisis and treatment. ...Read more

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There's a white bump underneath my tongue and it hurts really bad. Why is it and what causes it?

Need to examine: It not feasible to be sure, but you probably have a mucous cyst. It is not dangerous but may need to removed surgically. You may see an oral surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have what seems to be a white bump on my my frenula underneath my tongue feels like I've strained it. I'm really worried?

I have what seems to be a white bump on my my frenula underneath my tongue feels like I've strained it. I'm really worried?

Don't worry: This could be an ulcer, a healing tear or a blocked salivary gland or stone in a duct of a gland. Don't worry, but see your dentist or family doctor for an evaluation to rule out a rare but serious issue & appropriate treatment. ...Read more