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Benign mixed tumor

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I have a benign mixed tumor in the submandibular region on my right side which is painless and pretruding but started out about pea size and a little sore (this was 8/9 yrs ago). It is now painless and abut 2.7cm. I'm scheduled for surgery on Tuesday for removel but this morning when I woke up I noticed a small sore pea size lump on the left side in the same area. Could it be the same thing? Should I make him aware on the day of surgery or before? What else could it be since the first one started in the same area?
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replied March 27th, 2011
Hello and thank you for posting your medical question on E health forum.

From the history provided, though you have a tumor, that is supposed to be operated, presence of other lumps anywhere should be brought of the notice of your operating surgeon, much before the surgery date, who can evaluate and if needed remove both of them at one go, if possible.

Without evaluating, it is very difficult to know the exact cause of the new lump.

I hope this helps.

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