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The inside of my left cheek has a sore spot. when I rub my

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The inside of my left cheek has a sore spot. when I rub my tonuge over it it fels like a small bump but no open sore. Also my gland under my left cheek is sore. This started last Saturday afternoon. Should I contact my Doctor yet? Thanks, Forrest
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Monica replied 4 years ago.
Hello-

This area could be an aphthous ulcer. These are painful sores that come and go and usually they do not represent anything worrisome or malignant. Other possibilities are benign inflammation of normal mucous membrane glands which can sometimes form a painless bump. Both these conditions will go away on their own usually within a week or so. But if the condition worsens, becomes very painful, or doesn't go away, you should see your doctor. If you have pain that is unbearable, you should be seen, because your doctor can prescribe a numbing agent mouthwash to help the pain, even if it is a benign problem that will heal on its own.

Hope that helps, please let me know if you have questions.

Best,
Dr. Monica
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thank You for your answer. I informed pay pal to send you your payment. I lost my connection right after I OKed payment, so let me know if it didn,t through.

Thanks , Forrest

Expert:  Dr. Monica replied 4 years ago.
You are welcome and thank you for using JA.

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Thank you.

Edited by Dr. Monica on 7/12/2010 at 9:41 PM EST
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