Hard lump in the roof of the mouth?

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  • generica 30 Dec 2007 16:15:00 4,273 posts
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    I only post this because NHS Direct are 'extremely busy and are only taking urgent calls', and I realise I shouldn't expect medical advice from eurogamer - but still, someone might have some experience with this.

    I've got a hard but gummy lump on the roof of my mouth. It's next to the ridge in the center of the roof, and feels quite similar to this, like bone pushing through the gum. It's been there for quite a while now, maybe a month, maybe longer and is completely painless and seemingly innocuous. However I can constantly feel it as it's directly under the tongue and I can't help feel slightly concerned.

    Has anyone had something similar to this, and do you have any ideas as to what it is?
  • generica 30 Dec 2007 16:23:20 4,273 posts
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    Any spots or lumps in the mouth that remain for a long time and show no sign of going away should be checked out by a healthcare practitioner (GP, dentist or specialist). Similarly, any crack, ulcer or lump on the lips or inside the mouth that does not heal, even if painless, should be examined.

    A developing tumour may cause no pain, but can extend and form ulcers, which may bleed. Cancers of the tongue tend to be painful and cause the tongue to feel unnaturally stiff and inflexible. There may be difficulty in speaking properly or in swallowing, and a feeling of numbness may occur.


    It's fucking mouth cancer isn't it? Probably not. Still, off to the doctors.

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  • Razz 30 Dec 2007 16:24:08 61,061 posts
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    ;_;

    I'm so sorry man.

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  • NewYork 30 Dec 2007 16:26:13 24,835 posts
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    I was gonna say mouth cancer as a joke but you've got it covered already. Plan B.


    Sounds like AIDS.
  • Razz 30 Dec 2007 16:27:13 61,061 posts
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    :o

    Mouth cancer AIDS?!

    Shit....

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  • phAge 30 Dec 2007 16:30:53 24,346 posts
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    You're seriously fucked mate.














    I mean, when you've got a lump in the roof of your mouth, but under your tongue, something is definitely b0rked in generica-ville. Can I have your guitar?

    (o/
  • Futaba 30 Dec 2007 16:39:54 3,502 posts
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    Dibs on the washing machine.

    As far back as I can remember I always wanted to be a ninja.

  • phAge 30 Dec 2007 16:44:33 24,346 posts
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    blizeH wrote:
    It's probably an abscess.
    MUSTARD!
  • rare_uk 30 Dec 2007 16:45:03 3,562 posts
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    Lesson 1: DON'T TRUST THE INTERNETS FOR MEDICAL ADVICE - IT ALWAYS BOILS DOWN TO AIDS!!
  • GuiltySpark 30 Dec 2007 16:45:42 6,357 posts
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    blizeH wrote:
    It's probably an abscess OF UNSTOPPABLE EVIL!

    Get bent.

  • NewYork 30 Dec 2007 16:46:37 24,835 posts
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    [u]SIXABSCESS [/u]
  • generica 30 Dec 2007 16:47:28 4,273 posts
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    I've just shone a torch in my mouth and it's actually a red shiny dot of a lump, rather than just a protruding bit of gum. I'm not sure if this makes me feel better or worse. Sigh. More research.
  • GuiltySpark 30 Dec 2007 16:51:35 6,357 posts
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    I think the overall consensus with lumps on the body is stab them with something pointy and hope for the best.

    (Disclaimer: You probably shouldn't do this.)

    (Disclaimer 2: If you do decide to do it, let me remind you that youtube is there for a reason.)

    Get bent.

  • generica 30 Dec 2007 16:52:00 4,273 posts
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    I hope so, I really do. I can't help thinking 'tumour, tumour!' at the moment. I wouldn't be so worried, but it's quite a solid and hard lump, not like it would be full of puss or liquid, and as I say it's been there for over a month.
  • rare_uk 30 Dec 2007 16:52:05 3,562 posts
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    blizeH wrote:
    Trust me dude, I've never had an abscess in my mouth before but I'd say it's very likely that in a day or two you're going to get a nice bit of puss come out of it ;p
    But he has had it for over a month now. Can it still be an abscess?
  • NewYork 30 Dec 2007 16:53:39 24,835 posts
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    How's your weight been, recently.
  • Lukus 30 Dec 2007 16:54:14 19,050 posts
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    Prod it with a cricket bat. Or go to a doctor tomorrow. Your choice.

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  • phAge 30 Dec 2007 16:54:29 24,346 posts
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    generica wrote:
    I hope so, I really do. I can't help thinking 'tumour, tumour!' at the moment. I wouldn't be so worried, but it's quite a solid and hard lump, not like it would be full of puss or liquid, and as I say it's been there for over a month.
    I've actually had what you're describing before - felt like a slightly sore (probably from me poking it with my index finger) bony lump in the roof of my mouth. I think it got there from eating too much rock candy/bonbons, and stayed there for about a week or two. Then it went away.
  • generica 30 Dec 2007 16:55:07 4,273 posts
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    NewYork wrote:
    How's your weight been, recently.

    Serious question?

    Perfectly fine, although it's the christmas period so I've probably put on a slight amount.
  • Lukus 30 Dec 2007 16:56:13 19,050 posts
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    It's a nest of spiders. Soon they will hatch.

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  • NewYork 30 Dec 2007 16:56:21 24,835 posts
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    Yeah, serious question. I'm not going all doctor on ya, but weight loss is a sign, innit.
  • ProfessorLesser 30 Dec 2007 17:04:50 19,356 posts
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    What do you mean by the 'ridge' in the roof of your mouth? Just so I know where you're talking about. Directly behind the inscisors, under the tip of your tongue when you make an 'L' sound?

    If so, how were your teeth when you were younger? I used to have two sets of upper inscisors, one behind the other, and they left behind some scar tissue when they came out that protrudes slightly and bleeds every couple of months. The fact you've only noticed it in the last month makes me think it isn't this, but it could be related.

    It wouldn't be completely out of the question for it to be a third tooth emerging, either. More likely than cancer, I would say. Might be worth getting your dentist to do a pan-oral x-ray.
  • generica 30 Dec 2007 17:07:09 4,273 posts
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    phAge wrote:
    I've actually had what you're describing before - felt like a slightly sore (probably from me poking it with my index finger) bony lump in the roof of my mouth. I think it got there from eating too much rock candy/bonbons, and stayed there for about a week or two. Then it went away.

    Hmm, comforting post. It sounds similar, and I have been gorging on christmas treats, so hopefully it's nothing more than a short term thing. I think I probably will still see the doctor, but I'm feeling less concerned now.

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    I'm not a hypercondriac by the way.
  • ProfessorLesser 30 Dec 2007 17:10:13 19,356 posts
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    I missed phAge's post. Unfortunately since I have the scar tissue, what he describes is a recurring issue for me because the area's a more prominent target for unfriendly food.

    This also means I have no idea what the 'ridge' you're talking about should be like in a normal person, because I don't remember having one and I'm not a dentist!
  • generica 30 Dec 2007 17:11:57 4,273 posts
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    ProfessorLesser wrote:
    What do you mean by the 'ridge' in the roof of your mouth? Just so I know where you're talking about. Directly behind the inscisors, under the tip of your tongue when you make an 'L' sound?

    Using a picture is probably easier, the verticle line down the center of the mouth. The lump is just to the right of this near the back of my mouth. It can't be a tooth then, or at least I hope it's not as that would be incredibly fucked up. :p
  • phAge 30 Dec 2007 17:13:17 24,346 posts
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    generica wrote:
    I'm not a hypercondriac by the way.
    I'm pretty sure that, when they had to find a name for the intarweb, the choice was between "internet" and "total mindfuck-net".

    (I.e. never, EVER search the web when you think you might be sick, or you WILL have the bad AIDS in 5 clicks or less).

    Good luck at the doctors, but I'm pretty confident he'll just tell you to harden the fuck up and enjoy New Years Eve. :)
  • ProfessorLesser 30 Dec 2007 17:15:24 19,356 posts
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    Woahs, I can't feel a ridge like that in my mouth! And yeah, I was way off, I was talking about the front of the mouth. Not a tooth then!

    My guess goes to good, old-fashioned inflammation, then.
  • heyyo 30 Dec 2007 17:17:49 14,373 posts
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    I had a hard lump in my mouth, left it for a few days - then when I finally plucked up the courage to go to my GP, she sent me to hospital like I was infected and I had to have my mouth removed.

    Also, if you smoke generica i'd stop for a while if I was you. Maybe an excuse to give up for New Year as well.
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