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I just woke-up and felt a lump on left side of my mouth and

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Hi, I just woke-up and felt a lump on left side of my mouth and had my girlfriend look and she said it was a purple lump dark purple?
JA: The Doctor will need to help you with this.
Customer: Is he there?
JA: Please give me a bit more information, so the Doctor can help you best.
Customer: It is inside my mouth , left side. Raised and purple
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: My girlfriend said it is the size of a thumb tack
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr .David

you could have bit the inside of your mouth last night and caused a bruise which can look black on the inside of your mouth

or you could have something like lichen plantus on the inside of your mouth.

is the area sore?

do you grind your teeth at night time? many people do and don't realize it when they sleep.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry I have no teeth, I could have not bitten the inside of my left cheek. It is dark purple and puffy and raised size of a thumb tack.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

it could be lichen plantus.

I can't see or examine the area.

you might need to see a dentist or oral surgeon and get a biopsy of that area for diagnosis.