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Hello 'another bump'

It appears to be a lesion that swells, discharges and deflates like an abcess or cyst would. Let us know what your oral surgeon diagnoses.

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: 3893 | Location: St Luke's Hospital, Bradford and Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield | Registered: 14 December 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Hi, I also have a hard bump on the roof of my mouth and its been there for years, sometimes it becomes an open sore, I first got it between dentist visits and thought it came from a germ from dentist tools. I always thought it was some kind of herpe sore. It seems to change sizes and small lumps do appear on the sides of it. Maybe I should consider having a doc check it for mouth cancer? It does behave like a herpe germ from what i understand they can become dormant and attive. :Originally posted by be-happy:
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Originally posted by Thatch:
Hi all. This past weekend I noticed a lump in on the roof of my mouth that I'm sure is fairly new. It is smooth, like there is a match head or almost a bb embedded under the skin. It is not notably discolored. Feels like there is a little bump next to it.<br /><br />I'm 25, never smoked, infrequent casual drinker. I grind my teeth when I sleep and was just fitted with a new mouthguard for that.<br /><br />I do intend to get it checked out ASAP, but I am in Europe on business until the end of the week (I don't speak the language, and I have no idea how my insurance would even work over here).<br /><br />So basically I have 5 more days to worry about it until I can get it checked out. To sedate my worrying, I would like to know what this could be besides some kind of tumor. How serious does this sound? What else could it be?<br /><br />I had a dentist appt a month ago, and he didn't notice anything. As I said, I just noticed it this past weekend. Seems like it came on rather fast. Is 5 days too long to wait?<br /><br />Thanks for any help. (And thanks to Google for pointing this out to me.)
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Posts: 2 | Location: calif. | Registered: 16 November 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Hello be-happy (Bob Marley fan?)

Be happy and see your doctor or dentist about it.

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: 3893 | Location: St Luke's Hospital, Bradford and Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield | Registered: 14 December 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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It's baffling to me too...

Anyways, for the update:

Still waiting to see an ENT or any specialist for that matter. On the bright side, I get to see the doctor again in 10 days, the dentist 10 days after that, and I am scheduled for the CT Scan in mid-late January. Of course, that is all disgustingly slow, but as far as the Canadian healthcare system goes, it's actually fairly quick. And fairly depressing.

However, for the real update, everything remained as is, nothing new, until a few days ago, literally out of the blue a large hard round bump ...much like a frozen pea... formed just to the right of the midline on my hard palate. It was initially a little tender, but all pain has pretty well left. If you press on it, there is a little bit of pain, but nothing substantial. I'm now left with a large lump/bump on the right side, a mid-size bump on the left, as well as 3 other smaller bumps on the left side, all of which are very close to the midline of the hard palate.

Some sinus pain remains in what I'd imagine is the maxillary sinus.

I guess my question would be ...I understand a (as in one) lump in the mouth could be a caution sign for oral or paranasal cancer ...but is the 4 or 5 I've detailed really cause for concern?

If it means anything, my eyes have been slightly bloodshot since mid-August or so, and intially had pain. 20 days of antiobiotics got rid of that and it has yet to return in any fashion, but the nasal pain remains. I do realize this is likely more of a sinus thing, and I apologize for wasting time on your forum.
 
Posts: 5 | Location: canada | Registered: 30 September 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Hello workedup

Thanks for the update. Your doctor and dentist should be able to figure out what these bumps are. Do let us know how you get on. Le's hope for a good outcome.

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: 3893 | Location: St Luke's Hospital, Bradford and Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield | Registered: 14 December 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Hi. About two weeks ago I discovered a bump on the roof of my mouth. I didn't know how or why it appeared, so I thought it might just be nothing and it would go away on its own. It's not discolored or painful, I can just feel it with my toung. Now that I know it's there I constanly mess with it with my toung. I went to my family doctor to find out what it was. He said that I had an infection somewhere in the mouth and so the lump formed. He gave me Amoxicillin twice a day for a week. It wasn't untill the next day that I began taking the meds. By then two other smaller, but the same kind of bump, formed right next to eachother. I continued to take the pills, but after the forth day there still was no change. Could the doctor have been wrong? Maybe I don't have and infection. And if I don't then what might it be? I'm too scared to go back and he tells me that I have cancer or something else. Any ideas? Oh, I forgot to mention that I have a drink of alcohol atleast 3 times a day. could that be affecting the meds or the bumps?
 
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Hi 2scared,

Give the medication the doctor has given you a chance to work, and take the full course. Check the documentation you should have got with the tablets to see whether you should drink whilst you are taking them. If the lumps are still there after you have taken all the medication go back to your doctor, who may want to try something else.
Cancer of the mouth is really quite rare, especially in women. If you are still worried then suggest it to your doctor, as because of its rarity, it is not something that they will initially consider. Your doctor may well be able to put your mind at rest, by reassuring you that it is not cancer. If not, then getting it checked out as early as possible gives you the best possible chance of successful treatment.
 
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Originally posted by Thatch:
Hi all. This past weekend I noticed a lump in on the roof of my mouth that I'm sure is fairly new. It is smooth, like there is a match head or almost a bb embedded under the skin. It is not notably discolored. Feels like there is a little bump next to it.<br />


i have the same bumps as described above, its weird because it gets bigger/feels sharper after i eat, maybe its some sort of iritation bumps. there one smaller one next to it, its about 2-3mm in size. this just started like a month ago. its sorta whitish in color but about the same color as my hard palate. its definitely not there before. i got this after eating some hot liquid foods. does the ones you guys have get bigger after you eat? i am 24 dont smoke and dont drink.
 
Posts: 1 | Location: maine | Registered: 10 January 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have had hard lumps show up on the top of my mouth and never thought about it, at all. I just would notice every once in a while that I had a hard lump or ridge on the roof of my mouth. I don’t know if it went away or I just got used to it. It is not some thing you think about. Today I realized I have a very large hard lump on the roof of my mouth. It is raised about 1/8 of an inch on the left side it is about ¾ of an inch long and about ¾ on an inch wide. It is very hard does not seem to hurt all thought the skin is starting to get irritated from me running my tong over it.

About two years ago, when I was pregnant I was getting some small epidermal cist and thought I had one in my noise. It only took 18 months for me to see an ear, nose, and throat specialist. She told me the lump was not a cist but a piece of cartilage that I must have just noticed. But now I have this huge lump on the top of my mouth. I have had a very bad doctor (trying to find another one) and have finally just started to go to my local clinic. That how I got to see the ear, nose, and throat specialist the first time. I am going to the clinic tomorrow to have them look at the lump.

Why am I worried? Well, every one on my fathers side died of Cancer, my father at 49, Grandmother in her late 60’s, Grandfather early 40’s, Great aunt and Great Uncle also died in their 50/60’s, Great-grandmother 60’s. I am almost 40 and figure its going to show up sooner or latter.

I just would like to know, does this sound like it could be Cancer? It will take months to see an ear, nose, throat specialist and I would like to stop crying thinking its my turn. I don’t think if I did not have the family history I have, I would even think about the lump, even though it seems to be so big. It was mentioned that it is rare in woman.

I do not drink, nor do I smoke. However, I did grow in a smoking home, and was exposed to it for 25+ years. So in a way I was smoking.

Please help me.
 
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Hello MMagic

It could be a normal bump called a torus. See these previous posts on lumps in the roof of the mouth. It is not possible to give a diagnosis over the Internet. You should ask you doctor or dentist for an opinion.

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: 3893 | Location: St Luke's Hospital, Bradford and Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield | Registered: 14 December 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have a lump on the roof of my mouth as well. It's a little off to the left side of my pallett. I've had it for about two years now. It's not solid hard, but it is pretty hard. It is always there, and seems temporarily grow when I drink caffeine or have spicy food.
Does this seem like a never ending ulcer?
I've been to the doctor and dentist since I've had it, and they never mentioned it. It's clearly visible when you look in my mouth.
Any thoughts?
 
Posts: 1 | Location: Thorndale, TX | Registered: 06 March 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Hello concerned1

Look at this article called Examination Technique with Normal Findings and Structures Mistaken for Disease for pictures of normal appearances.

Please ask your dentist or doctor about the lump and let us know how you get on.

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
 
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Hello, i recently just discovered like two three lumps in my mouth.. i first noticed the bigger one about a week ago and then the two smaller ones the next day. the two smaller ones are on theright and the bigger one is on the left and they are just off center. they hurt alittle bit when i eat certain things. kind of reminds me of the pain i used to feel when i would go awhile without eating in high school and then eat bread and the roof of my mouth would hurt. but they are quite hard and i can feel them with my tongue or finger but when i tried to look at them using mirrors and lighting i could barely see them in not even sure if i really could. it worried me the first couple nights but now im not really worried.. i haven't been to see a denist or doctor about it either cause its only been about a week. oh and also i am still a thumbsucker so i don't know if that really would have anything to do with it even though i've never really had this problem before. anyways any thoughts? thanks!
 
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Hey everyone--I too suffer this mouth lump and have only read the first page of concerned posts. Just a reassurance here, it is almost 99% chance it ISN'T cancer if you are relatively healthy aka don't smoke packs a day, chew, so on, so on. I only know this from MANY hours of research online, I am not a doctor so no I am not qualfied to say anything like I did above but it helps stressed, scared people just to hear it.

Now let me offer some relief. The first time this happened to me I thought it was some kind of infection so I started swashing with mouth wash which seemed to help quite a bit. It wouldnt catch on food and went down for a little bit. Now since I was swashing so often (about every hour or two and 2-3 times each time) I got a new kind of mouth wash--a kind I could stand to have in my mouth for more than 10 seconds like the new orange kind or even childrens. Honestly if you do this it seems to help, atleast me so give it a try, I can't see how it could hurt anything. When I went to the doctors I saw a young (26) assistant of of my normal doc who diagnosed me with H, the herp, herpes. Needless to say I was very dissapointed with my self and have come to accept that theres really no getting rid of this. My symptoms do actually seem to coincide with this (about every couple of months or when I'm really stressed out, up pops my mouth sore). There is SOME scarring tissue left after it goes away in a week and seems to get bigger every time. Herpes is one of those things that can lie dormant for a while and then pops up scaring people like some of you and me. The thing that I guess really gave it away was that first time I noticed it, was preceeded by a slight sore throat (which is how I came up with swashing with mouth wash). I suppose I will be dealing with this all my life which sucks since Im only 21 and must be extra careful not to pass it on. Hope my story/relief suggestion helps someone out there. If I have any further diagnosis and it is something different I will post but for now Im sticking with what I've been told.
 
Posts: 2 | Location: Pennsylvania | Registered: 17 May 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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i am 22 years old....i have been smoking on and off since i was 12 years....everyone in my family as a child smoked....so i was always around it. i even smoke unfillter cigars sometimes and ciggs. i have found a lump in the back of the roof of my mouth. its about 2inched long and about 1 inch wide...its really big. i have also noticed that my lyph nodes get swollwn and i have a sore throut on and off. soomsometimes my ear hurts but not all the time...and i dont have any fevers. the lump is hard....like bone. does any of these things have to do with each other? and what is this thing growing in my mouth?


Unfortunately you sound a likely candidate for my sad diagnosis though all the smoking and such inflames mine when it pops up. Try to be as stress free as possible. Like I said, it will disappear to some degree, maybe not completely and since mine keeps coming back I am definitely not scratching it (food, fingers, tongue, what have you) because that just causes more scar tissue. Again im not a doctor but your symptoms seem a lot like mine (sore throat and such). Good luck.
 
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