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I am really worried. I found a small pimple like size bump on the soft palate of the roof of my mouth. ive always had sinus/allergie and throat problems particularly tonsilitus on the very same side i have that lump too. i went to an ENT specialist and he said my sinuses were still present and a little large for my age (22)- he gave me nasalnex which helped a lot but ive got lazy recently and stopped, wasnt sure how long for. the next time i went he said the adenoids were looking half their size so very happy. i told him about the lump on the roof of my mouth and he said it was probably a blocked salivary gland.... he said this is common with people who have sinus problems- is this true????? i need another opinion. he says its unlikely it is cancer because ive always suffered with my throat since i was young and it is all just related. i often get a pain behind my eye which i dont think is related but really becos i have a weak vision in that eye the eye doctor looksed at the back and said it is much weaker. but im just really worried ive got this adenoid cystic corcoma or whatever it is. as i often get headached too with this and a pain at the base of my neck. the doctor says its not worth operating on because its most definetely a block gland. what do you think? should i press this? its quite painful, but mainly when i think about it. not really when i press it much. is it meant to hurt when its a gland blockage. i cant sleep at night worrying ive got cancer.
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replied March 15th, 2008
Don't ignore that blocked salivary gland!
Yes, it's true they are 95% benign....mine (on the hard pallete) had grown to almost the size of a golfball - my mistake for ignoring it....thought that if it didn't hurt, it should be ok. My ENT did the surgery - but pathology came back showing it had high grade adnocarconoma within 1mm of the cell wall. That margin wasn't sufficient. I ended up going back into the hospital to have a partial maxillectomy - basically, they took out 25-30% of my hard pallete - leaving it open into the sinus cavity.

I now wear an obturator to "plug the hole" (fits like a retainer). I was blessed with great surgeons and an incredible prosthodontist who made and continued to adjust the obturator as the opening changed. I'm doing fine now, but wish I never had to have the surgery.

Just don't ignore it.
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replied January 12th, 2010
Same symptoms
I have the same symptoms. Bump on the roof of my mouth. Headache behind my eys, and at the base of my neck. Can't afford the doctors, I usually just leave it alone. I took penicillin, and it went away for a month, and then came back. Kinda annoying. But how serious is it?? I don't believe I want to have any kind of mouth surgery. Sometimes, when I go to the Dr's office, I feel like an ignorant woman at the auto body shop who's told she needs to fill up her parking light fluid.
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replied September 30th, 2011
Bump in nasal cavity with headaches and other symptoms
I am having similar symptoms. I have been having headaches for about 3 months. It started with Strep throat that I had twice back to back. I took two different antibiotics and it went away. About a month ago I was having small amounts of blood coming from the left side of my nasal passage when I would blow nose. A couple weeks later, the right side started doing the same thing, but not as severe. It seemed like there was a sore that would not heal. I talked to my husband about it and he thought it could be because the air is dry in our house, so I began using Neosporin on a Qtip and applying it to the inside of the nasal cavity. It stopped the bleeding, but I have now discovered a fairly large bump in the left side of the cavity. My ears have been plugged up and I can clear them like I'm on a plane. I also had a bump on the roof of my mouth about a week ago. I have a history of sinus problems and take Claratin D and it helps relieve the sneezing, watery eyes and things like that. I've tried using a saline nasal spray and I'm up to 4-6 Advil a day. My husband is trying to get a new job and we don't have insurance. I don't know if I should just go and get checked out, or wait and get insurance!? I'm a Neuromuscular Therapist and know to look for signs and symptoms. I've been reading some stuff on the internet and am getting kinda freaked out! My husband thinks I'm a hypochondriac, but I know that somethings up! What should I do!!?
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replied January 27th, 2013
i have something like this too. Pain in the back roof of my mouth, going through into my right ear. Its hard to talk and when i swallow it hurts and pain appears in the back of my nose. I have been suffering head aches alot too which is unusual for me! What should i do? is it worth going to doctors for?
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