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Old 10-07-2003, 06:06 PM   #1
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Post Painful sore in mouth...

I have never had a canker sore in my life, but recently I have a strange growth in my mouth.

Very small, smaller than a pea
Located about 3-4mm next to the uvula
It is flesh colored and blends in with the skin
It hangs down like a skin tag (it's almost detached and moves around a bit on the soft palatte)
It is slightly painful to the touch

Just curious what anyone thinks this could be. I fortunately have a dentist's appointment on Friday, so I'll know soon enough...

Thanks for any advice!!

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Old 10-10-2003, 11:14 AM   #2
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In case anyone cares, the dentist described this lump as similar to a skin tag, just as I suspected.

A malignant growth would have different physical characteristics.

But as always, it's better to check on these things early. Better safe than sorry.

Just FYI.

Old 10-10-2003, 03:05 PM   #3
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thanks lastoria, that is good to know - glad it wasn't anything serious. I know oral cancer starts with sores in the mouth so they should always be checked to rule that out.

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