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White Growth On Uvula
Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
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
Male. 23. Dentist found red growth (hangs like uvula) to the left of uvula. Not painful. Have ENT appt but curious what it could be?
Squamous Papilloma: A wart like growth in pharynx is likely Squamous Papilloma. Your ENT will likely remove it and send it to pathology. ...Read more
A red sore throat with more than usual veins showing, a white canker sore on the soft pallet, 1 white internal spot on tonsil, a growth with tiny pin size white spots (polyp maybe) hanging from uvula?
See your doctor: Are you expecting us to diagnose you over the internet and come up with some great medication for you to take to eliminate your symptoms quickly and easily? Either ride everything out or see your primary care physician for an evaluation. Feel better soon. ...Read more
Vague Question: The question was pretty vague, not clearly stated, and in my opinion, didn't show much sense. ...Read more
Outgrowth of bone: A torus (tori-plural) is a non-pathological outgrowth of bone. Opinions on causes are many and often it is a mystery why they form at all, why they form on only the upper jaw (maxilla,) lower jaw (mandible,) one side, or both sides. It is believed that tori are caused by several factors but there is not one thing that always causes tori. They may be associated with bruxism or tooth clenching. ...Read more
Many things: It could be a traumatic fibroma from sucking tissue through teeth or chewing on your tissue, a lipoma (fat), a fibroma, a wart, cancer, or a host of other chronic problems. Much depends upon the size, location, color (s), painful/not, raised or flat, shape and duration. Get it diagnosed and treated asap. Good luck. ...Read more
I have a 1-2mm skin tag at the back/right side of mouth. Been there for at least 2 months with no growth. Any cause for concern?
No: Examine it about once a month and if it becomes larger, changes color or bleeds, see your doctor. You may want to take a picture of the lesion so that it would be easy to see if there have been any changes. ...Read more
What would cause a white-ish, sort of tooth-shaped growth appearing suddenly on inside of mouth under tongue? It's hard but somewhat gummy. No pain.
Consult a dentist: It is highly recommended that you visit your dentist. There could be multiple issues that needs to be sorted out. First of, it is highly unlikely that you have an extra tooth poping out, due to your age and the location. But never the less, an x-ray would be the best option to get the required diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
I have had small growth (round pimple like, white in center) inside corner of my mouth for several months. Does not hurt or irritate. What could it be?
If it is:
If it is inside your cheek, it could be just a salivary duct. To be certain though, I would see an ENT or even your dentist and have them examine it.
Good luck from nyc. ...Read more
Yes but...: That' sand expensive way to arrive at a diagnosis for what may be easily diagnosed by other means. Start with a thorough examination at your dentist's and go com there. ...Read more
I feel a bony area in the inner back right of my mouth im wondering what this can be my left side doesn't have it could this just be bone growth?
Mandibular torus?: This could be what we call a mandibular torus, which is merely some excess bone and benign. This can be asymmetric and why you only have it on one side. However, without actually seeing you, we can't be sure, so please have your dentist take a look at it just to be on the safe side. ...Read more
I've a very tiny little pimple or growth as size of a small dot in the cheek of the back of my mouth nd it been there for a 3weeks do I need 2 worry?
Consult oral surgeon: A proper examination, evaluation, radiographs of the area, & a biopsy is needed with pathological examination to check the pathology. After that, you may need additional treatment. If you have a sharp tooth in the area or if you have a denture that is constantly irritating that area, you may need to be evaluated by your dentist a necessary treatment should be done. Do not wait. Seek immediate help. ...Read more
Unknown: While oral cancer may be rare, the only way to know is to have it checked out by a dentist and if anything is questionable have it biopsied by an oral surgeon. If you are a smoker and /or drink alcohol on a regular basis, your chance of developing oral cancer is higher than the rest of the population. ...Read more
No: As long as you only swallow a small amount it should be harmless to your baby..... This is of course dependant on how often you swallow. If you always swallow mouthwash every day it can be an irritant to your body pregnant or not. I am assuming you mean you occasionally swallow a bit of mouthwas. ...Read more
Similar growth back behind tonsils both sides of mouth. Long and flat any idea what maybe. Going to doctor tomorrow.?
These are called lateral pharyngeal bands. Similar to the tonsils they possess lymphocytes (white blood cells).
They are not growths but can become swollen with infection. As long as you are seeing your physician tomorrow, he or she may be able to reassure you. However, the fact they are symmetrically enlarged, strongly suggest that this is not serious. ...Read more
Hi. After my hgh (growth hormone) jab I feel a sweet taste in my mouth. The saliva is sweet for few mins. Should I be worried?
Report to your MD: I do not believe there is immediate cause for worry, however, you should report this side effect to the physician who prescribed HGH therapy. Like a canary in a coal mine, the mouth is an important indicator of changes in the rest of your body. Best of Luck. ...Read more
I have a small lump (0.5cm size) right in front of the right ear. It disappears when I open my mouth. I've noticed it last last year and has no growth?
See a doctor:
Any lumps or bumps need an evaluation by a physician, especially if they are new or change in shape, size, color.
Please see a doctor. ...Read more
Swollen lympnodes a year now I have somethng going on in mouth some sort of growth plus I have tat HPV virus shud I worry?
See MD: I'd recommend being evaluated by a physician ...Read more
Small movable, popping, bump on the right side of my jaw under my mouth next to my jaw bone. Have to feel hard for it to notice it. No pain/growth.
Possibly: If the lump feels stone hard and immovable and it is not painful to touch it might be a Torus Palatinus - a natural and normal part of your mouth. If on the other hand the lump is different than the above description, you should see your dentist and have it checked out. ...Read more
I'm 27 years old nd I have growth cyst or tumor in both parotid gland nd on the floor of the mouth nd I'm so afraid that it cancer please help me?
2B brave act brave: Your real question is, "how do I get the courage to get it seen? " it is probably not cancer at your age and with this presentation, if so it's likely curable (we cure 2 of 3 today) but you're going to need to steel yourself and make a doctor's appointment. This is where your best friend comes in handy -- tell him/her, make the phone call, and ask him/her to accompany you. Cheers. ...Read more
I'm 18 I have a small lump (no growth)right Infront of my tragus (ear)it disappears when I open my mouth. It has no pain or symptoms. I also have tonsils.
Can there be something about a persons mouth that would make them a better kisser? When I was a kid I had a growth on my lip and I went to a doctor to have it removed. As we were leaving he looked in my mouth again and said that I would be popular with gi
I don't know: I don't know what he might have been referring to; seems like a strange thing to say;. ...Read more
I have a hard lump on the hard palette portion of my mouth and it's really sore/tender? Is it just a reg. Growth? I do have a mandibular tori
Maxillary Torus: Sounds like a Torus Palatinus, or maxillary torus. Can hurt when it gets scraped or cut. Often happens with hard bread, chips, pretzels, etc. Takes a while to heal. Similar to those in your lower jaw. Good Luck. ...Read more
I had a tongue biopsy to identify if the growth is a wart. If it is a wart, will the cutting and removal from the biopsy spread the virus in my mouth?
Wart: Removing the wart will not cause it to spread. Leaving it in place would more likely cause it to spread. ...Read more