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What causes a black spot inside the inner cheek?

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Posted on Thu, 14 May 2015
Question: Hi... I got black coluor dot inside my inner cheek.. Just wondering wht it is..?? Is that a oral cancer or melanoma symptam..??
Please answe im bit worried.. I just notice today and i dont think i had it before..
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Answered by Dr. Senduran Narayanasamy (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Please upload an image.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX

Thanks for asking to healthcaremagic

Please upload a clear digital image of the lesion(mouth) to give a opinion on your query..

You can either upload through your query page or email the picture to YYYY@YYYY with the quote "Attn to Dr.Senduran Narayanasamy"

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Follow up: Dr. Senduran Narayanasamy (8 minutes later)
Hi already uploded a pic.. And did it again can u plz check.. Tx doctor
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Answered by Dr. Senduran Narayanasamy (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Unlikely to be a melanoma or cancer

Detailed Answer:
Hai XXXXXXX

Thanks for uploading the picture and i have seen it

1)Do you chew food on your left side and you smoke ?


I think the black spot is likely to be a friction induced mucosal injury that heals very slowly..Chronic smoking also a possible cause..



You need not worry until black spot is not growing in size,changing its shape,or begins to hurt..

In the above said cases,biopsy of the lesion is advised to rule out melanoma or other possible malignancy..

Hope this answers your query..

Regards




Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Senduran Narayanasamy (32 minutes later)
No i dont smoke.. Hmm use both side to chew.. But i tend to grind my teeth while sleeping... Do i have to do biopsy..? Or no need it doesnt hurt..
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Answered by Dr. Senduran Narayanasamy (11 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
No need of biopsy at the moment

Detailed Answer:
Hai again..

Thanks for following up with the needed information.

No need for biopsy at the moment..You can be rest assured..Post your further queries to Healthcaremagic..
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Brief Answer: Please upload an image. Detailed Answer: Hello XXXXXXX Thanks for asking to healthcaremagic Please upload a clear digital image of the lesion(mouth) to give a opinion on your query.. You can either upload through your query page or email the picture to YYYY@YYYY with the quote "Attn to Dr.Senduran Narayanasamy" Awaiting your