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Oral Cancer

Recurring Bump on Roof of Mouth

01/11/2011

Question:

For the past 2 months, I have had a recurring pimple sized bump on the top of my hard palate. Two dentists have examined with a panoramic x-ray. They are unsure and can’t see anything out of the ordinary. Basically it starts as what looks like a pimple, grows, then crusts, and then reduces to nothing or a marginal level. This has repeated in the exact same spot 4 times. I am seeing a specialist soon enough, but wanted some thoughts on what it could be. Thank-you

Answer:

Unfortunately it is not possible to provide a diagnosis based upon this format.  For persistent lesions, evaluation by a specialist such as oral surgeon or ENT (ear, nose, throat) physician is appropriate. 

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Response by:

Amit  Agrawal, MD Amit Agrawal, MD
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University