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Good point about the internet, this site is providing much more level headed advice than googling bump in mouth, I think mouth cancer is the first thing to be listed. It is a real bummer that some doctors do not take the time to alleviate these fears or talk you throught the process of a mouth sore healing. Also that not everyone has the right to health care in this country! I work full time and do not have it. Mad

Is it safe to say though, that bumps that change in size like this are not cancer almost always?
 
Posts: 4 | Location: oakland ca | Registered: 28 July 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Hi oaklandmale28

See my reply

Best wishes
Vinod Coffee


Disclaimer: Please see your own dentist/doctor for a proper diagnosis as my words should not, in any circumstances, be taken as dental/medical advice.

"If you see what is small as it sees itself, and accept what is weak for what strength it has, and use what is dim for the light it gives, then all will go well. This is called Acting Naturally."
Lao-Tsu, Tao Teh King
 
Posts: 3902 | Location: St Luke's Hospital, Bradford and Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield | Registered: 14 December 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Hi all, me again,

just to say I still have the lump, it has not changed very much still about 2mm if even. it is under the skin and if I rub my tongue over it gently i won't feel it, I have to press hard to get it.

It is at the corner of the roof of my mouth. I have noticed that first thing in the morning it is hardly there, after a few hours of tongue lashing it becomes more pronounced.

I have been to the dentist who said it was nothing and to come back in 3 weeks which I did and it had not changed at all, he said he would have expected some change if it was sinister.

I also have a bad tooth that is sort of bad close the gum on the inside of my mouth, it can get sensitive when I eat and can bleed when I brush my teeth. There can be a dull ache there at times.

I have also noticed that I notice all this stuff when I am at my most tired, the tooth is sore the more tired I am - I fixate on the lump the more tired I am.

It has been there since last april and not changed at all, it is only a focus the more stress I am - and the more stressed I am the more canker sores I seem to get.. is that normal ?

again, I post this message on a friday morning wrecked at work, after a wild two weeks of flying about at all hours... I find the mental strain worse than oral discomfort or symptom.

Para
 
Posts: 6 | Location: uk | Registered: 04 July 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I am very worried about this 2mm lump now as I search the internet and found a link to paranasal problems. A year or so ago I had to have a sinus xray on the same side of the lump..... the xray was clear and sinus problems cleared up (that was around christmas last year).

I hadn't thought about the sinus symptoms for months but I would assume it would be unlikely for them to dissapear and the lump would have been an additional symptom as opposed to a replacement ?

I had a sinus endiscope too and all clear.

am I simply being paranoid the lump is at most 2mm and not changed....

Para
 
Posts: 6 | Location: uk | Registered: 04 July 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Hello paranoid

Please see your doctor about it and if your doctor is unsure about it, ask for a refferal to the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon at your local hospital. If it is not an oral problem you would be referred on to the ENT specialists.

Best wishes
Vinod Coffee


Disclaimer: Please see your own dentist/doctor for a proper diagnosis as my words should not, in any circumstances, be taken as dental/medical advice.

"If you see what is small as it sees itself, and accept what is weak for what strength it has, and use what is dim for the light it gives, then all will go well. This is called Acting Naturally."
Lao-Tsu, Tao Teh King
 
Posts: 3902 | Location: St Luke's Hospital, Bradford and Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield | Registered: 14 December 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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thanks Dr Joshi I will do that, I went to the dr before and he thought it was oral, sent me to the dentist who thought it was nothing, told me to come back in 2 week and when I did he said he would have expected a change if it was anything to worry about.

I will go to the Dr, but does it sound sinister from what I have described ?

with reference to the sinus the main sinus problems have gone and if the lump was sinus related I would have expected the sinus symptoms to remain.

A 2mm oral thicking that has not changed other than the times I have picked at it and it healed - would you not have expected changes... ?

just trying to see where such a situation would sit on the worrying levels of a normal human as opposed to me who worries about everything to silly levels ?
 
Posts: 6 | Location: uk | Registered: 04 July 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I also noticed 2 small bumps on the roof of my mouth and was doing some internet research. I came across this website http://www.moondragon.org/health/disorders/acidosis.html

Incidentally, I have been taking alot of Vitamin C for a cold, and had sauerkraut twice this week. I believe I have a acid/alkaline imbalance. Hope this helps some of you!
 
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Hello walabee

You don't appear concerned about the bumps in your mouth, but more about the website you are trying to promote. Hope you don't have anything nasty!

Best wishes
Vinod Coffee


Disclaimer: Please see your own dentist/doctor for a proper diagnosis as my words should not, in any circumstances, be taken as dental/medical advice.

"If you see what is small as it sees itself, and accept what is weak for what strength it has, and use what is dim for the light it gives, then all will go well. This is called Acting Naturally."
Lao-Tsu, Tao Teh King
 
Posts: 3902 | Location: St Luke's Hospital, Bradford and Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield | Registered: 14 December 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Hi - I googled "mouth lump" and read your forum contributions. On the basis of what I have read, I have the same thing and I know in my case that the initial trigger seems to have been accidentally shoving the hard end of a toothbrush into the roof of my mouth, which was painful at the time. That was some time ago and the little lump seems to come and go. It never gets any bigger, I cant resist rubbing it obsessively with my tongue etc.. I am a smoker and in my 40s, but I am quite sure that (as with all the lumps I have ever panicked about anywhere on my body) it is just another cyst.

I wish somebody would invent a "cyst zapping" laser pencil. Any volunteers ?
 
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Found a hard red sore looking lump, roof of my mouth towards the back, just to the right. Quite well visible, looks like a spot but feels much harder. I do have a bit of a sore throat and my gums feel mildly sore. Am presuming it's all related. I did have a bit of a lousy day for my allergies(dustmites, grass)- I get hayfever too. It affects my asthma too, which has been a bit iffy in the last week.

I'll keep everyone updated. I've enjoyed reading through this topic and am relieved I'm not on my own!
 
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It went last week, so must have been a symptom of my cold.Hope thats a comfort to a few of you.
 
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Hello andrew86

That's good news. Hence the advice given:
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In its very early stages, mouth cancers can be almost invisible making it easy to ignore. You can improve your chances of survival if the cancer is detected early and rapidly treated. It is important to have a self-awareness and to perform regular, self-examinations to help in the early identification of these symptoms:
1. A sore or ulcer in the mouth that does not heal within three weeks .... more

Be always self aware so that if things aren't right, you can seek professional advice.

Best wishes
Vinod Coffee


Disclaimer: Please see your own dentist/doctor for a proper diagnosis as my words should not, in any circumstances, be taken as dental/medical advice.

"If you see what is small as it sees itself, and accept what is weak for what strength it has, and use what is dim for the light it gives, then all will go well. This is called Acting Naturally."
Lao-Tsu, Tao Teh King
 
Posts: 3902 | Location: St Luke's Hospital, Bradford and Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield | Registered: 14 December 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Hello all, I too have a lump in my mouth. It is on the hard pallate, slightly off center. I noticed it some time ago but decided not to worry about it, assuming it was some type of sore. However, it is very hard, painless and seems to be strongly attached. On top of that I have had chronic hoarsness. I guess that combo worried me so went to my doctor. She thought it was a benign lesion but since I had the hoarsness is wanting me to see an ENT. That appointment is quite a few weeks off and I guess now I am really worried. I think the lump has grown and it is obvious to anyone looking inside my mouth, no flashlight needed. Does anyone think I have anything really to worry about, especially you Doctor?? Starting to have some really bad nights worrying about this.

Thanks anyone
 
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Hello Java1

If you think the lump has been getting larger, you should get seen earlier. It doesn't matter if it turns out not to be a cancer, it will let you sleep better! You might also need to see a dentist to make sure that it is not a problem from the teeth but the ENT specialist should be able to steer you down that path if s/he finds nothing in the maxilary sinus or palate. Hope that helps.

Best wishes
Vinod Coffee


Disclaimer: Please see your own dentist/doctor for a proper diagnosis as my words should not, in any circumstances, be taken as dental/medical advice.

"If you see what is small as it sees itself, and accept what is weak for what strength it has, and use what is dim for the light it gives, then all will go well. This is called Acting Naturally."
Lao-Tsu, Tao Teh King
 
Posts: 3902 | Location: St Luke's Hospital, Bradford and Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield | Registered: 14 December 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Hello everyone. I must also jump on the bandwagon regarding oral lumps...

I have recently had viral pharyngitis and so when monitoring my mouth, i realised that i have a hard lump on the back end of the roof which is:

- similar colouring to the rest of my mouth;

- approx 1cm/1.5cm;and

- painless to touch, without any tenderness.

I seem to remember having this some years ago (without it going away) but i had just not taken any notice and assumed it was perfectly natural.

It hasnt grown in size at all.It wasnt until my parent pointed it out that it has me slightly concerned.

Ive been to the orthodentists, doctors and dentists and it has never been mentioned or pointed out.

Opinions/advice would be apprecitated from all (especially you Doc!)
 
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