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Hi again and happy holidays. I went to the ENT for my every two month check at the end of November. Everything was fine and no new papillomas. I seem to frequently get these little growths on the insides of my cheeks around the linea alba. They almost look like little painless ulcers and are usually gone within 24 - 48 hours. Today I noticed one along the other side of my inside cheek, also seems to be around the linea alba but this one is a little more yellowish in color and is protruding moreso than what I've seen in the past. I started thinking, perhaps this is another papilloma. It is very small but I'm wondering if this is the beginning of another papilloma. Have you seen anything like this before? I'm going to post a photo and I have circled the area.
I then later gently rubbed the growth with my fingernail and it came off. This is what it looks like now but this area that's left still feels somewhat hard at the tip.
If this were a papilloma, is it likely I could have broken part of it off? And if yes, if it regrows should I assume it's a papilloma?
Hi Doctor,I broke off the tip of the growth on the inside cheek about two weeks ago, it completely healed, even the little very small leftover raised area healed. It was fine for about one and a half weeks and then late last week, the area started to protrude again, the same as before with the small protruding hard tip just at the end.
Last night I again rubbed it with my fingernail and the very tiny growth area broke off again after several seconds (no blood). The best way to describe it, is it looks like almonst one of those yellow-ish tonsil stones except it was so small, maybe the size of the tip of a pen. I'm sure it would have grown larger had I not broken it off again.Does this support more that its a papilloma, given the fact that it came back? I have an appointment in a couple weeks with the ENT but I am concerned.Thank you.
Hi Dr. Das,
Friday morning I woke with a strange sensation on my upper right mouth, I would not call it pain, more like the sensation you get from swelling. Here is a photo of what I saw, I circled the area. You can see also the area underneath perhaps looks swollen when compared to the other side. I'm very concerned about this sense I had leukemia almost 20 years ago.....my concern is lymphoma now. I read painless swelling is often a symptom of malignancy....what are your thoughts about this picture?
Also, here is a photo I found of something that I thought looked similar online along with description.
Submucosal mass on the right hard palate, near the junction of the hard and soft palates. A painless swelling of the palate is the most common presenting symptom for tumors of the palatal minor salivary glands.