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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Dark spots inside cheeks
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   hi
User :   nice to meet you
User :   I have noticed dark spot inside my cheek forming over the past month
User :   spots
Doctor :   Are they painful ?
User :   no
User :   but they taste raw
User :   Sometimes i wake up in the morning and it feels like my cheeks were abrasively rubbing against my teeth and gums
Doctor :   ok, May i know the approx size of the lesions
User :   quarter of an inch maybe
Doctor :   can you picture it and send to me ?
User :   At first i thought it was my teeth rubbing against my cheek cause rough spots
User :   yes but will I have enough time to send to you?
User :   ok
User :   one second
Doctor :   ok,
User :   I will send to you later, can't get a clear picture
User :   three of the spots have formed in just one week since I noticed the first two spots
Doctor :   ok, Hve you got any dental procedures done recently ?
User :   haven't seen a dentist in 4 or 5 years
Doctor :   ok, i suggest you to get a biopsy study of the lesion
Doctor :   you may have to visit a surgeon for the same
User :   I don't smoke and only drink on occassion
User :   could it possibly be oral cancer? my family doesn't have a history of any cancers
Doctor :   Biopsy will give you a clear insight
Doctor :   Could be a melanotic naevous but its not the typical site to occur
User :   i looked up the symptoms for cancer and the only ones I have is the rough spots
User :   roughness is what made me look in the mirror to see
Doctor :   yes, do not get biased . Get the biopsy which will clearly rule out the cancers
User :   ok
Doctor :   is there anything i can help you with ?
User :   no, thank you
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me ,
Docor : bye for now
User :   bye
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