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Drug use with smoke, now with mass in upper palate of mouth - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Smoking and Alcohol Addiction
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User :   hello, i am a 27 male in athletic shape. 6'1 190ish. i always played sports when i was younger and back in 8th grade at the end of the school year is when my friends started smoking pot. i did it a few times here and there and one night i smoked a joint of marijuana and when i got high it was a feeling i didnt like..i thought maybe it was from doing to much, oddly that feeling kept coming back weeks later and from then junior year i notced a mass in my mouth on the upper wall(pallet)its grown since then but obv very slowely because its been ten years, its starting to effect my speachits like the whole upper mouth. i know this seems like a tumor but how could be being in good shape at that age and it all happening after smoking marijuana? i have friends smoke every day and even now if i smoke more then a few hits i get that feeling back, obv hardly ever do it now. how could this all be put together?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
Doctor :   let me read what you have typed
Doctor :   when did you notice the swelling ?
Doctor :   when did you notice the swelling (mass) ?
User :   my junior year...soo like 2000
Doctor :   has it grown since then?
User :   yes
User :   couldnt be to much because the top part of my mouth isnt huge
Doctor :   have you got swallowing difficulty?
User :   no
Doctor :   could you describe the mass in detail?
User :   it takes up the upper pallet, its pretty big for being in my mouth...its not just a tiny mass
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i would recomend an examination to be done of the mass and a possible biopsy also to find out the exact etiology of the mass
User :   and all this hapend after my first experience towards the end of 8th grade of smoking marijuana which is odd to me
Doctor :   and start treatment or resect it if needed
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   yea i know i have no choice but to do that
Doctor :   since the duration of the mass is chronic, the exact etiology of it has to be made out
Doctor :   and early treatment initiated
Doctor :   to prevent spread to other body parts and complications
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   well im just curious how this all started all from smoking once
Doctor :   but the smoking continued, hence the effect continued
Doctor :   leading to mass being there
Doctor :   once the etiology is known of the mass
Doctor :   you can trace back as to how it could have started
User :   becasuse i was fine before
Doctor :   usually smoking leads to infllamation of mucosa
Doctor :   and erodes it at times
User :   i do have horrible congestion
Doctor :   and any such further continued stimulus coul dlead to a mass
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