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Oral cancer, 3rd post...
« on: July 10, 2014, 01:22:47 PM »
Postin here for the third time, I have a lump on my hard palate, I cannot tell for sure if it is growing or not. It does not express other symptoms other than bleeding, but yeah.. expectable, since i am poking it with my nail a lot, but i m still afraid so much, i need help, and please, try not to scare me :(
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Re: Oral cancer, 3rd post...
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2014, 01:27:25 PM »
You have got to stop sticking your finger in the mouth with your fingernail that is causing this to stay agitated and not heal up so try and not do that and gargle with some salt water not cold or not real hot just warm salt water .

Also see a doctor or a dentist they can always give you something to clear it up.

Wash your hands and cut those nails if you are going to continue to stick your finger in your mouth it has become a habit for you. Gotta break that habit.
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Re: Oral cancer, 3rd post...
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2014, 01:34:15 PM »
Thanks, i got to try not to, i do not do it otherwise, only to check the lump size, i am just a package of anxiety :/
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Re: Oral cancer, 3rd post...
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2014, 05:38:40 AM »
Anyone else please ?
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Re: Oral cancer, 3rd post...
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2014, 07:03:16 AM »
people around here---because of health anxiety--- always jump to worst case scenarios.  It is part of the disorder.   It is also part of the disorder for the people to poke, prod, and monitor the  X things that are scary to them.  Which can make the X spot bleed and be sore and keep it from healing.  AND it is part of the thinking disorder to want reassurance that it isn't the feared disease.  Which I am assuming you believe is cancer.

To me it seems like this is some lump--canker sore or gum-type issue that popped up in your mouth.  I don't see why it HAS to be a serious condition.  I DO think you need to stop poking it etc.  That isn't going to help it heal  and it CERTAINLY is keeping your mind in  ;*) place.  Truth is we cannot tell you what it is.  Go to the dentist and have him/her take a look.  Chances are it is a minor thing that due to YOUR anxiety over it and continual poking is making it worse.
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Re: Oral cancer, 3rd post...
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2014, 07:08:14 AM »
My rational mind is telling me : It is minor, you do not have any other symptoms. And my hypochondriac mind tells me ... Well I think you know what.
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Re: Oral cancer, 3rd post...
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2014, 07:13:17 AM »
I doubt it is a canker sore, because the lump that i have is hard...
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Re: Oral cancer, 3rd post...
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2014, 07:17:39 AM »
go to the dentist and have the dentist look at it

again it is doubtful it is oral cancer.  however YOU poking at it isn't GOOD.   Whatever it is won't heal that way.  You could end up with an infection, which hurts like hell.
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Re: Oral cancer, 3rd post...
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2014, 08:35:41 AM »
Well... My next appointment with my dentist is, if I am not mistaken, in September...
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Re: Oral cancer, 3rd post...
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2014, 09:09:48 AM »
when i have an issue with a tooth or my mouth, in general,  I call the dentist and make an appointment to be seen.  I don't wait until my 6 month hygiene appointment.  That would be ludicrous.   You don't have to wait until your hygiene appointment either. 


As I see it, you have three choices:

1.  accept that it is some gum type thing and leave it alone and let it heal.  If it doesn't heal after a week or so (of not poking/prodding), call the dentist.
2.  Call the dentist for an appointment and have the dentist look at it.  Have him/her tell you it is X.  The dentist will tell you to leave it alone and let it heal.  Maybe he/she will give you an oral med to help it heal more quickly.
3.  continue worrying over it, poking and prodding it causing it to bleed..  then asking for reassurance that it isn't cancer.
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Re: Oral cancer, 3rd post...
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2014, 09:43:10 AM »
The problem is, my dentist has a lot of patients, so I would wait good few hours If I were to go now...
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Re: Oral cancer, 3rd post...
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2014, 09:51:21 AM »
The problem is, my dentist has a lot of patients, so I would wait good few hours If I were to go now...

well you could wait a few hours now or wait until September.   You still have the three choices as I mentioned in my last post.
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Re: Oral cancer, 3rd post...
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2014, 10:36:29 AM »
I will wait to the September, waiting 3 hours is not something I would be looking forward to, I will go if it gets worse, but If it will stay the same I will wait...
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Re: Oral cancer, 3rd post...
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2014, 10:49:16 AM »
Postin here for the third time, I have a lump on my hard palate, I cannot tell for sure if it is growing or not. It does not express other symptoms other than bleeding, but yeah.. expectable, since i am poking it with my nail a lot, but i m still afraid so much, i need help, and please, try not to scare me :(

1. Get your phone-QUICK! Dial your dentist's number - NOW- make an appointment - ASAP- have it checked out - HEAR the dentist say it's nothing to worry about....

2. Stop poking with your fingernail or anything else- you'll end up with an infection.

3. We're not scaring you. You're scaring you!

4. You said you need help. You've gotten great replies here. Now it's time to take action. GO! :yes: :yes: :yes:
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Re: Oral cancer, 3rd post...
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2014, 11:10:05 AM »
When I thought I had a lump in my mouth last December, my hubby convinced me to call the dentist for peace of mind. (I too had spent way too much time poking at it, thereby making it worse.). My dentist squeezed me in THAT day.  I was convinced it was a tumor, but after X-rays and a thorough check, he said I was perfectly fine-I was feeling bone and all the poking had irritated it. Sure enough, that bit of assurance was all I needed to stop touching it, and wouldn't you know? By the next morning it was gone.

Bottom line-see the dentist and put your mind at ease. A few hours wait won't be fun but better than a 2 month wait!!!
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