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Lump in my mouth! Freaking the eff out!
« on: August 27, 2014, 10:17:37 PM »
I was drinking something and noticed that the area under my tongue hurts. You know the fleshy and soft area under your chin where you can feel your finger with your tongue if you press hard enough ( sorry, I don't know the medical term for this area )? well I stuck my finger down that area and felt a small lump on my jaw in my mouth. It feels like it's bruised and only noticeable when I swallow.  Freaking out that I have oral cancer right now. I have been a smoker for 6 years!

Oh my god. What have I done to myself? I feel sick and I'm starting to break out in to a cold sweat.
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Re: Lump in my mouth! Freaking the eff out!
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2014, 11:50:04 PM »
If it were me, I would schedule an appointment with either a dentist (they can spot oral issues) or your GP in 1-2 weeks. Then wait a few days to see if maybe it's just a cyst or injury from eating. If it's still there in 1-2 weeks, go in and see what they say. If it's not, you can always cancel the appointment.
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Re: Lump in my mouth! Freaking the eff out!
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2014, 12:47:49 AM »
I just felt the other side and it has the same thing. Still scared though.
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Re: Lump in my mouth! Freaking the eff out!
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2014, 01:07:14 PM »
Yes. I know i need to quit. I do want to but I have tried at least 10 times this year and failed due to my partner being a smoker and everyone else I know smoking. Being around people who smoke 24/7 makes it very very difficult. I started around 18 or 19 and I'm 24 now.
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Re: Lump in my mouth! Freaking the eff out!
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2014, 05:56:57 PM »
If you quit now, you should have no adverse effects from it. My dad died from smoking - lung cancer - so I encourage you to do whatever you can to quit.
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