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

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mirror with a flashlight....
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.
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Dentist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 2 years ago
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Dentist: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 2 years ago
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Hello

Please attach a picture.

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

I am board certified in integrative medicine, internal medicine, trained in functional medicine and homeopathy, etc. I am here daily: use my request link as needed and “for Dr. Thomas” in the question title. Give that link to friends, family, associates, etc. Find me as needed for correct, safe and accurate answers.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Best I can do! It bleeds under the covering when I press on it
Dentist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 2 years 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

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Dentist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 2 years ago

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If you have more questions, just reply :)

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Would a canker sore bleed? It burns also!
Dentist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 2 years ago

yes to both.

Those suckers hurt!

And if you touch them they can bleed

I'm quite sure that is what it is

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Just odd how it appeared so fast! Oral cancer would not appear overnight correct?
Dentist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 2 years ago

No and generally it isn't painful either.

It is an apthous ulcer.

they pop up overnight usually

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Just concerned because it bleeds slot when I touch it
Dentist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 2 years ago

then stop touching it. LOL

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Prob is everything says bleeding from ulcer is bad
Dentist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 2 years ago

not really.

the bleeding will stop within a day or two

please accept additional services

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Dentist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 2 years ago

Please don't forget a positive rating.

If you have more questions, just reply :)

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Dentist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 2 years ago

let me know if you have more questions.

I opened the rating scale

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