White bump in the roof of my mouth please help!!

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sCaReD_23
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   Posted 5/3/2010 11:00 PM (GMT -6)   
ok so a couple of months ago i had this bump in the roof of my mouth...i didnt really think much of it...and lately my anxiety has been sky rocket high!! so i went to the family dentist and showed him the bump and the roof of my mouth, and he didnt tell me what it was or anything....he said to just go home and not worry about it for 10 days..i told him im scared and i wanna go to a specialist...so my appointment with the specialist is thursday and im soooooooooooooooo scared i might have mouth cancer...i dont know anybody that has had this symptom and im so scared..im 23 and im worried to death that im going to die.... i have no idea what to do.....i feel so alone, i feel like crying, im soooooo scared.... the bump feels like a pea size..and its white.... its hard ..ive had a tounge peircing for 4 years..i dont know if this has something to do with it or not..but im worried ..... i just dont know what to do..i cant control my thoughts, i cant be happy...i feel bad for my poor fiance, im like freaking him out ((

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   Posted 5/4/2010 8:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Well if the dentist wasn't real concerned about it, I am pretty sure you do not have oral cancer. He would have been the one who knew what to look for.

You are doing the right thing in going to a doctor to check things out. But you need to stay off the internet googling symptoms, as that will only make your anxiety worse. Its probably something very minor, even irritation possibly from your piercing. So try to take it easy until you see the doctor and do keep us posted.

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Gail*Nanners*

sCaReD_23
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   Posted 5/4/2010 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the reply.
And thanks for the advice--but its too late.
I've already googled for over 24 hours on this subject--and Im convinced I have cancer in the mouth.
I seriousaly woke up in a SWEAT this morning, because I was thinking about this IN MY SLEEP :((

I just dont trust my dentist. He seemed like he didnt know anythin about mouth bumps. It seemed like he just knew about TEETH....

I asked him if it was cancer, and he said "nah its not" i said "are u sure?" hes like well im not 100% sure ..so thats why im so scared...

i mean he didnt even tell me what this white bump was!!!!!

anyway..i go to the specialist thursday..and i really dont know how im going to make it that long without literally killing myself!!!! i just feel liek doing a bunch of drugs and drinking alochiol cuz im so nervous and scared..i know its not the answer..but im JUST SO PARANOIDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

MMMNAVY
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   Posted 5/4/2010 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
It might just be the start of an allergy to your piercing. As you know allergies can develop at anytime.
Do you think you might be just a little bit paraniod over what could just be the equivilant of a mouth zit.
The specialist will know and if you need concrete proof then ask for biosy.
But seriously do not do stupid stuff like drugs and booze. Do not keep googling. Call your doctor about meds for anxiety, you know this behavior is not healthy.

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   Posted 5/4/2010 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   

I have little white bumps all over my lips and gums.  I just went to the dermatologist last week...said it was not cancer.  Your mouth is FULL of little papillary glands that swell and look like white heads.  Mine come from dry mouth...or so my dentist told me.  Some dentists now have this liquid you swish around in your mouth to detect oral cancer.  If your dentist said not to worry, I would calm down.  Just say NO to Google.

 

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stkitt
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   Posted 5/4/2010 11:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I understand your fear of the unknown but do your best to stay in the moment and do not catastrophize the bump in your mouth. You are only two days out from seeing the new physician.



When you find your anxiety is getting the best of you try this breathing exercise:

Three-Part Breathing



Find a place where it's quiet.



Sit in a straight back chair with both feet on the floor or lie on the floor with a straight spine.



Begin inhaling by expanding the abdomen (let it inflate like a balloon), then move the breath into your rib cage and, finally, all the way into your upper chest.



Exhale by reversing this action; begin at your collarbones and exhale down through your rib cage and into your abdomen. Contract your abdominal muscles as you finish exhaling.



You might find it helpful to lightly place your right hand on your abdomen and your left hand on your rib cage to help direct the breath on its journey.



Begin by practicing for one minute and then gradually lengthen the practice to five minutes.


This technique helps to eliminate shallow chest breathing and encourages full exhalation and inhalation.

Once again, there's no need to push yourself or judge yourself for being anxious. The idea is simply to be quiet for a short time and notice your breathing.

Also coming here and sharing your fears was a wise thing to do as getting it out and talking about your anxiety helps take all the burden off you and allows us to support you which we do pretty well. :)

Sending you lots of hugs and good vibes.

Kitt

sCaReD_23
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   Posted 5/4/2010 11:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Its not a zit, its like a bump. kinda like a lump, thats what scares me.. and breathing and stuff doesnt work for me cuz im so scared and soooooo worried :(( i hope i dont die u guys im so scared :((( i just dont know what to beleive

stkitt
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   Posted 5/4/2010 11:57 AM (GMT -6)   
You are not going to die and if breathing does not work for you try getting out of the house, away from the internet and get some exercise. Stop the "stinknin thinkin" as it will not serve you well.

Each day can provide us with different opportunities to learn new things and that includes learning how to deal with your problems. Focus on the present and stop trying to predict what may happen next week. Next week will take care of itself.

Gentle Hugs,

Kitt

jo1972uk
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   Posted 5/4/2010 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
aww i feel for you, been so stressed like this i do,, i had a smear test before crimbo and it was abnormal stage 3 , i had to have the cells removed,,, but when i got the letter saying stage 3 etc,, i was histerical sobbing uncontrolable,, saying i,lm gonna die i,m gonna die,,, i was so scared, so i can understand how you feel,, i,m sure when you have seen ur specialisy he will put ur mind at ease,, dont do anything silly every one here is always here to lend an ear, i hate to bother my hubby and dont want my 4 chicldren hearing me all time about my illness (colitis) and other stuff i worry about,, thats why i came on here as i would go insane litterally,,, stay brave xxx
hi i,m female age 37, stopped smoking 8 yrs ago, was diagnosed colitis i think 2008 ony ever had it under control once and flared up again 4 weeks ago (april 2010) trying to get it back under control,,, had 2 colonoscopy's and they want me to have another, i am  waiting on appointment (may 2010)
medication : pentasa 2 tabs twice a day and mesalazine enema once daily


sCaReD_23
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   Posted 5/4/2010 1:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you. Im trying to think positive, and Im trying to brush it off.
But WHAT IF......u know???

I always wonder WHHAT IFF....I cant imagine dying..its so scary...leaving everybody behind...i cant take it...

:((

I wish I knew somebody that had this pea sized hard lump on thie roof of their mouth too so I can ask them what it was, but nobody has this..thats what scares me..it seems to rare...it makes me think its deadly.... :( :(

and leaving the house makes me wanna come back online to talk about this...i cant tell my friends this cuz i dont want them to worry and freak out.

jo1972uk
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   Posted 5/4/2010 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   
ur deffo panicking way to much xx u need to try and calm down i know its really hard ive been there, i should take my own advice sometimes ,, this pea size lump its there and there is nothing u can do about it right now untill see speacialist,, like i said with them cells i had,, in the end i was like right, they are there and there is nothin i can do about it,i had to stay positive (or try) i had to have treatment but there gone now,,, now this lump could be something very simple, and if its not then ur doing the right thing seeing ur specialist,, he is an expert and he will ease ur mind i,m sure of it,,, u have 2 days to wait , i know it seems a life time to wait, but it will soon be here x

sCaReD_23
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   Posted 5/4/2010 2:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes Im freaking out because I dont want to die.
And Im scared to go to the doctor Thursday because Im afraid what he will tell me.
They are going to do a whole bun nch of tests n stuff, and then I HAVE TO WAIT for the results..and this part is frusterating :(((((

Grrrrrrrrr hopefully its nothing serious, but i who knows...
i feel guilty to smile and be happy knowing that in a few days something crazy might happen ...

sCaReD_23
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   Posted 5/4/2010 3:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah I know what your saying. I will trust what the oral surgeon says.
Im just afraid that I have mouth cancer. God Im so scared.

I just cant find anybody online that has what I have.
I just dont know what else to believe you know?

Do you think a normal dentist even knows what mouth cancer looks like?

sCaReD_23
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   Posted 5/4/2010 3:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Do you guys think it could be cancer? Its on the roof of my mouth, the bump is pea sized...

it has white on top ... its hard.. it doesnt move or anything, it feels like a little bone or something...
ive had it for 2 months, ive smoekd for 5 years...

jo1972uk
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   Posted 5/4/2010 3:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi again,, i am no doctor so cant say what it is i,m afraid,,and i know ur stressed and think the worst, but like csmc3 said, stressing makes ur wait longer,,, i also get very stressed when it comes to our health,, and yes its sooooooooooooooooo frustrating waiting for results i agree,,, i,m waiting for my first smear tests results after have my cells removed,, and i am soo scared too,, but i think coming on here helps a little and takes my mind of it seeing what others go thru aswell,, me trying to put some one else at ease also helps me feel good about myself,, if that makes sense? people on here genuinly care about others as they go thru the same frustrating kind of things,,,when you have been to see ur specialist dont forget to let us know what he says x
hi i,m female age 37, stopped smoking 8 yrs ago, was diagnosed colitis i think 2008 ony ever had it under control once and flared up again 4 weeks ago (april 2010) trying to get it back under control,,, had 2 colonoscopy's and they want me to have another, i am  waiting on appointment (may 2010)
medication : pentasa 2 tabs twice a day and mesalazine enema once daily


sCaReD_23
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   Posted 5/4/2010 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes I will let you know what the specialist says.
I hope he laughs at me, and tells me its nothing serious.
But you know, I can only hope for the best.
But I think of the worst.
Im 23. I dont want to go through cancer. :((

sCaReD_23
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   Posted 5/4/2010 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok thank you so much for caring.
I really hope this is nothing scary, because Ive never had anything in the roof of my mouth before so Im just nervous, and my mind is only thinking negative thoughts. I hope to God its nothing bad, please pray for me.

sCaReD_23
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   Posted 5/6/2010 7:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys!
Just thought I'd do a quick update, not that anyone cares!

Umm so I just go back from the oral surgeon, and he told me that this bump was a *toris*

He said it wasnt cancer and it was nothing to worry about!!

So Im pretty happy at the moment!! Yay!

MMMNAVY
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   Posted 5/6/2010 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
ok scared stop talking that crap about no one caring... I am glad to hear you are fine

sCaReD_23
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   Posted 5/6/2010 9:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes you guys Im going to quit smoking!!! I havent had a cigarette in over a week.
And somebody offered me one today, and I said NO.
I am so proud of myself. Im glad I am quitting.
And thank you for your help and concerns!!!

Howlyncat
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   Posted 5/8/2010 8:53 AM (GMT -6)   
glad you r fine as well as quitting smoking
keep us posted on progress n yes ppl here do care...

nastyluke10
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   Posted 8/18/2013 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I too have been stuggling with this bump on the roof of my mouth. It has been about 2 years since I had first noticed it. I have been to several doctors and dentist who don't see much wrong with it. For the longest time I could not make out the lump when looking in my mouth but as of recently I can make out a pimple looking dot. I have been consrantly touching the roof of my moutch as of late and I think it is really starting to get irritated. It sometimes swells and goes down depending on what I eat and drink, though it has never actually grown in size of the last couple years. I have had a history with using chewing tobacco but have quit a while back. I am really nervouse that it is cancer but am hoping the doctors are right by saying it is nothing. It is more hard than soft I would also say. If anyone could please help ease my anxiety it would be greatly appritiated! Also is there any way to post pictures on here?

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 8/18/2013 5:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi NL and welcome!

If you have gotten more than one okay on this from a medical professional...then I do not think that I would worry about this anymore. It sounds like it could just be a chronic irritation or allergy.

One thing that you might want to do is to keep a food/drink diary, and see if there is any correlation between what you ingest, and how inflamed it becomes.

You could also seek the opinion of an allergist or an ENT to further put you mind at ease.

Best wishes!

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