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I have a small bump on the roof of my mouth that grows and

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Hi, I have a small bump on the roof of my mouth that grows and shrinks but never completely goes away. I've had it for over 6 weeks and I'm at a loss as to what it may be. The lump is always painless and when it grows it becomes quite hard and when it shrinks it feels a little softer.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  wieyedoc replied 9 months ago.

Is it possible to get a picture?

When it shrinks do you taste anything in your mouth as if it were draining?

Do you have any other medical problems or take any medications?

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I don't taste anything or notice any fluids being drained. Photo attached, apologies for poor quality but it can be seen on the right hand side.
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 9 months ago.

Thank you for the additional information. The picture is pretty good for how hard it is to photograph the inside of your mouth ;)

It looks like a cyst. This can be caused by a large number of things such as a foreign body (bone sliver, food chunk etc) getting stuck in the tissue, infection, anatomical abnormality etc.

A visit to a DDS should easily be able to get to the root cause of this lesion and get it fixed.

I very much doubt that this, given what you have posted, is anything scary like a tumor etc.

But, since this has been going on for over a month it is obvious that the bump is not going to resolve on its own.....so get into see your dentist.

Does this make sense to you?

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