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MOUTH !!!
May 21, 2001

DOCTOR: i have recently noticed two very small dots on the side of my mouth (cheek). they were red and appeared to be similar to when your skin is pinched. I had one on the left side of my mouth that disappeared after a couple of hours and the one on the right-side of my face also disappeared after a couple of hours. I have really been stressed-out lately from work. I did have a potential exposure and tested negative after 10 weeks. Could you tell me what this sore could be? should i be concerned? please answer!

thanks!

Response from Dr. Reznik

More likely than not, you have "pinched" the buccal mucosa (cheek) which would cause a transient minor hematoma (blood blister). These normally resolve on their own and do not need any treatment.

Take care,

DR


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