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I just noticed a little blob of whitish tissue in the corner

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I just noticed a little blob of whitish tissue in the corner of my dog's mouth. I thought she had tissue stuck there, but it didn't come out when I dragged it with my finger. What might this be?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. G. replied 8 months ago.

Dr. G. :

Hello, my name isXXXXX am a licensed veterinarian and I will try and help you as best as I can.

Dr. G. :

Do you know how long this has been present? Does she paw at this at all? Is it bleeding at all?

Customer:

Hi Dr. G.

Customer:

I just noticed the little wad this morning. Sadie was lying upside down so I could see inside her mouth. It is not bleeding, no. I don't know whether she has pawed at it - right now she's wearing a cone on her head until an abrasion on her leg heals.

Dr. G. :

I see. Are you able to take a picture of it? you can post it in the chat using the black paperclip icon above the response bar

Customer:

I could try to take a picture. I need to be off to work at the moment. I'll check back later this morning . . .

Customer:

Dr. G - No, sorry, I can't get a photo. Sadie is a little gun shy about unusual handling this week.

Customer:

Since this morning, the growth has gotten a little bigger. It's whitish-pink, and a little bit cauliflower-looking. Do dogs get abscesses or temporary growths like this in their lip tissues? As far as I know, this growth appeared suddenly. I would have noticed it.

Customer:

Away now to work again until 6:30 or so. Will someone follow up with me?

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Expert:  Dr. G. replied 8 months ago.
I apologize, There are some problems with the chat system on the website today. We can continue the conversation this way.
Expert:  Dr. G. replied 8 months ago.
Feel free to get back to me later this morning or later today with a picture so I can see what you are talking about. It would be best to get a clear still image ideally (i tend to get many blurry images on the site which are not really useful). Thanks.
Expert:  Dr. G. replied 8 months ago.
I see. The excess tissue could be due to a mass, or could be due to inflammation. It is most likely related to inflammation. If it does not go away over the next couple days, I would have your vet take a look. They can run some simple tests (skin cytology) to determine what that is if it is not clear from the exam. If you end up being able to get a picture to me later, I will take a good look.
Expert:  Dr. G. replied 8 months ago.
It could be an abscess or a benign papilloma which would appear wart-like. I will be here to follow up with you later. Please refresh your screen so we can communicated better in Q&A mode. Thanks.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.

Thank you. My hopes of getting a photo are slim to none. I will follow up with my vet. Just the ideas of what this blobby thing might be are very helpful to my anxiety.

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