somebody please tell me if you know what this is!!!!!!!!!!

jib333
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jib333
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Joined: August 6th, 2012, 12:13 am

August 6th, 2012, 12:24 am #1

Hi, I have had a very small bump which almost looks like a pimple on the inside of my lower lip for about a month and a half now. It is the size of a small pimple. It is red. It doesn't hurt, but I am worried because I am a smoker. I went to the doctors and she said it looks like I injured myself, but I feel like if that were the case it would have gone away by now. She is having me come back in two months if it is still there. I am freaking out, I just want to know what it is has anyone else ever had anything like this????
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wthezoneman
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Joined: August 3rd, 2012, 6:16 am

August 6th, 2012, 9:09 am #2

You need to see a specialist--either an ENT or an oral surgeon. Don't screw around with a family doctor, they don't know crap about these thing. To me, it sounds like an oral fibroma or a mucocele. If you have to get it surgically removed, please do some serious research and make sure you find someone who is really, really good. My advice would be to get someone who has extra training in plastic surgery. All these asshole, run of the mill oral surgeons act like removing a growth in the mouth is no big deal, but I had one removed like 5 months ago and my mouth still feels wonky. And this guy was supposed to be a total badass ENT. I'm not trying to scare you or anything, but please get someone with some serious credentials to look at this thing. I used to be a professional trumpet player, and this freakin' lump in my mouth has simply ruined my career. The fact that you're a s moker makes this even more important. These oral growths need to be evaluated by real professionals. Please, do not freak out. If it comes down to the point where it needs to be surgically removed, I would say find someone who has FACS credentials. This means they are a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Also, get someone who has training in plastic surgery. They tend to do less damage to your mouth. That's just my advice, I'm not a doctor, or an expert just someone who had an oral fibroma that wouldn't go away after several months. Good luck and god bless. I wish you the best.
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