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Posted on Sat, 23 Feb 2019
Question: Hi,
I am having a tiny black dot on the inside of my cheek. I remember biting my cheek while chewing food.
Its been there for a week now.
Should i be concerned about it?
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Answered by Dr. Vasudha Jayant Athavale (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Mostly submucous collection of blood.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Heggysjreyas91,
Thanks for the query.
I understand your concern.

- Yes, accidental biting of the inner check can cause damage to small blood vessels in it's lining ..leading to the collection of blood in tissue (blood blister)... which turns black over the time.
* Mostly it heals by itself in two weeks time

*It may be tender due to fresh injury or it may be associated with muscle twitching (as you had in past) or little numbness. You should consult a neurologist for further examination.
*It may get infected...to form a small abscess.... and would need treatment.

*It may increase in size .or does heal within a normal period...there are chances of melanoma.& .it needs medical attendance.

- In all the above conditions..you have to consult your family doctor first for needful treatment or refer you to an expert for specific advice.

Hope this helps. For any more information please ask.
Thanks.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Vasudha Jayant Athavale (2 hours later)
Thanks doc !
There is no pain. I will wait for a couple of days and if it increases in size or starts paining, i will consult a specalist nearby.
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Answered by Dr. Vasudha Jayant Athavale (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You are most welcome!

Detailed Answer:
Hi Heggysjreyas91,
Most welcome! You got the right point!
Thank you for the feed back. I am available for advises on healthcare magic ..please contact i in case of need.
Thanks.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Brief Answer: Mostly submucous collection of blood. Detailed Answer: Hi Heggysjreyas91, Thanks for the query. I understand your concern. - Yes, accidental biting of the inner check can cause damage to small blood vessels in it's lining ..leading to the collection of blood in tissue (blood blister)... which turns black over the time. * Mostly it heals by itself in two weeks time *It may be tender due to fresh injury or it may be associated with muscle twitching (as you had in past) or little numbness. You should consult a neurologist for further examination. *It may get infected...to form a small abscess.... and would need treatment. *It may increase in size .or does heal within a normal period...there are chances of melanoma.& .it needs medical attendance. - In all the above conditions..you have to consult your family doctor first for needful treatment or refer you to an expert for specific advice. Hope this helps. For any more information please ask. Thanks.