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Bump in mouth

12/04/2007

Question:

I have a small pimple-sized bump inside my right cheek. It is soft and appears to be dark red or brown in color and may be filled with blood. It is not sore.

Answer:

Sounds like you may have bitten the inside of your cheek. The formal name for this is petechial hemorrhage. A common term is a blood blister (a very small one). It should disappear without any treatment over the next 7-10 days.

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Response by:

John R Kalmar, DMD, PhD John R Kalmar, DMD, PhD
Clinical Professor of Pathology
Associate Dean of Dentistry Administration
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University