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Last night I was messing with my gum and looking in the

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Last night I was messing with my gum and looking in the mirror with a flashlight. i noticed a red spot right at the hard/soft palate. It looked like lots of blood vessels. I touched it and it started to bleed. It is now burning like something burnt it.
It now has a covering over it (as if healing) but if I scratch or touch it the covering breaks and it bleeds again. There is no lump/bump and nothing was there earlier in the day because I was checking my gums earlier.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.

Any other medical issues?

Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 11 months ago.

Hello

Please attach a picture.

This is most likely broken blood vessels or a small hemangioma...not harmful, but need to look.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Best I can do! It bleeds under the covering when I press on it
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.

This is a pretty classic canker sore.

I can see it in the pic.

It is also known as an apthous ulcer. It should heal on its own in about 7-10 days

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Would a canker sore bleed? It burns also!
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.

yes to both.

Those suckers hurt!

And if you touch them they can bleed

I'm quite sure that is what it is

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Just odd how it appeared so fast! Oral cancer would not appear overnight correct?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.

No and generally it isn't painful either.

It is an apthous ulcer.

they pop up overnight usually

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Just concerned because it bleeds slot when I touch it
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.

then stop touching it. LOL

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Prob is everything says bleeding from ulcer is bad
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.

not really.

the bleeding will stop within a day or two

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.

Please don't forget a positive rating.

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.

let me know if you have more questions.

I opened the rating scale

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.

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