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White spots inside mouth. Would like to know what they are.

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White spots inside mouth. Would like to know what they are. No pain associated with them. Noticed them about a month ago
Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dermatology
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Heres some photos
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Dermatologist: Dr.M.D.Mazumdar, MD replied 6 months ago
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Dermatologist: Dr.M.D.Mazumdar, MD replied 6 months ago

Thank you for your patience.

These look like enlarged sebaceous glands.

Sebaceous glands are present all over the skin as also inside the mouth. They produce a discharge known as sebum which help to keep the surrounding area moist and supple.

In some cases, sebaceous glands may enlarge to form small spots or lumps - the exact cause is unkown. These are benign, harmless conditions and will clear up spontaneously in time.

Other causes of the spots can be mucoceles or herpes simples sores.

Your spots look like sebaceous glands.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
This just appeared today. Also been having fatigue today but gradually getting better.
Dermatologist: Dr.M.D.Mazumdar, MD replied 6 months ago

This looks like a mucocele. A mucocele occurs when the when the mouth's salivary glands become plugged with mucus. It is harmless and usually clears up on its own.

The exact cause is not known but is believed to be due to hypersensitivity to some food or due to stress.

It is benign and does not require treatment.

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