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PLEASE HELP.

Just a quick bit about me, I'm 20, female, smoker of 5 years, trying to quit as pregnant now.

I've had this small lump on the roof of my mouth for at least a few years now from what I can remember. It's never bothered me before but a couple months ago I ate something that knocked it and I noticed it was there again, and in the past few years I have become increasingly anxious. Anyway I was terrified it was oral cancer. It's only a few mm and I'm not sure if it's white or pale or just the colour of that area of my mouth.. It's hard and doesn't move as far as I can tell with my tongue and its about 2 mm off center right on the part where the hard palate changes to the soft palate.

It's quite hard to notice I think, I've had braces since and the orthodontist or dentist has never mentioned it..

I got so so anxious about it I finally made myself go to the doctor and got her to check it out, she said she wouldn't worry about it and that it's probably just a build up of tissue where the two palates meet so I decided to try and forget about it. Then the other day I knocked it again and noticed it, it's still pretty much the same as far as I can tell, maybe a teeeeeeny bit bigger but I'm not sure if that's just where I've been playing with it or what. Anyway now I'm terrified again. I'm not sure if it's because it takes loads for me to be reassured and she didn't seem all that experienced or the fact that I've had quite a bad experience with doctors in general because they give me so many different answers, but I've literally been panicking constantly to the point I can't sleep again even though she said it was fine. I've made an appointment with another doctor for a few days time to get a second opinion.. I'm scared for a few reasons - if he says its fine will I believe him? If he says its fine but then says to get it checked by a specialist to ease my mind I'm worried he'll just be saying that and thinking it is actually something serious and finally I'm worried he'll say to go and see someone because it is serious! ALSO because I've had it for years, what if it is serious and it's two late?! I read that only 50% of people with oral cancer survive past 5 years :(

I'm so so scared, I've got a little boy on the way and I just can't stop stressing over this but I'm worried even if it's fine I'm still not going to be reassured.
 heeeeeelp :(
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Re: Small hard pale lump on the roof of my mouth.. had it for a few years
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2014, 01:51:25 PM »
Hi Fillyy...  Welcome to Anxiety Zone!  My name is Chuck, and I am one of the Global Moderators here on the site

You are now a member of our community, where you will find support and advice from other members in similar situations.   It's always nice to find someone else who understands, and to know you're not alone.

We have sections in the forum that address specific concerns, so feel free to post or start a new topic in the section that best fits your situation.  Feel free to explore the rest of the forum.  You may find the other topics helpful, and you may be able to offer advice or support to someone else.

We also have a chat room for members over the age of 18.  Once you have made ten meaningful posts, you will be allowed access to the chat room.

Now Fillyy, my #1 question for you is have you addressed your health anxiety?  There is a good chance that if you weren't worried and anxious about the lump on the roof of your mouth, you would find something else to direct your concerns.  There is certainly nothing wrong with seeing a physician when one is concerned about a physical problem, and even getting a second opinion is a great idea, but you should also consider investing as much time towards your mental health, as well.  I would suggest that you do see another doctor for a second opinion, and also consider seeing a psychiatrist to discuss your worries, concerns, and anxiety.

I see both a psychiatrist and a psychologist, and both of them have helped me tremendously.

Again, welcome to Anxiety Zone, Fillyy.  The very besy to you!...  Chuck :grinning-smiley-003:
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Re: Small hard pale lump on the roof of my mouth.. had it for a few years
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2014, 02:26:13 PM »
Welcome to anxietyzone. You could go to an ENT physician or an oral surgeon for a second
opinion, if it really bothers you. I am sure you have heard this before, but it is really
important to stop smoking at all costs.
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Re: Small hard pale lump on the roof of my mouth.. had it for a few years
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2014, 12:51:28 PM »
So I went back to the doctor about a two weeks ago, typical anxiety got me crying as soon as I sat down in the chair. I told him about it and he had a poke around and said he's sure it's nothing sinister. he spent a while looking through a book as if he were going to show me something but then said he couldn't find it. He thinks it's the end of my midline bone protruding out a little, but I'm not convinced it's that at all as it almost moves like cartilage if I press on it firmly with the tip of my nail and try and wobble it, which he didn't do. He said I can see you're anxious about it so would you like me to refer you to a specialist? I said yes because I'm not reassured at all but now starting to think he only referred me because he's secretly hiding the fact that it could be something but doesn't want to scare me.. ugh I am a mess. He told me I couldn't go until after I've had the baby because he doesn't think it's anything to worry about, but I got a letter through the other day saying I could make an appointment for whenever so I've got one booked to see an oral maxillofacial person.. Terrified that he's going to say it is something, but also terrified if he says it isn't because I know I won't believe him unless I have enough tests to prove it, but I doubt he'll give me tests if he thinks its fine - also being pregnant I don't know if I'll be allowed any.. then there's waiting for the results too. I am so sick of worrying about this, it's taking over my mind, I'm 35 weeks pregnant and should be thinking about the fact that I'm going to have my first child in 5 weeks, not constantly worrying about a stupid lump in my mouth. :(
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