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Painful lump on back of hard palate. Taking clindamycin. What could it be?

I have a red non-moving, painful lump on the back of my hard palate .I went to the faster er ans they tried to cut it open,as they thought it ewas an absess,it was white and red than,nothing came out and it was very hard.I am on clindmycin 300 mg,4 times a day for infection,however they do not think it will help.I have an appointment with a ear nose and throat specialist,but am quite anxious.Any thoughts on what is could be? I am afraid it looks like cancer ...
Asked On : Fri, 20 Jul 2012
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July 2014
thank you for your query,
i have gone through your question, i feel the lump could be because of any cystic lesion causing a lump which is bone hard in consistency(due to expansion of the cortical bone) or it can be a salivary gland tumor...nothing to worry it looks like benign have not mentioned the duration of the lump..
you need to undergo radiographic investigations to rule out any tooth related causes and lesions arising from maxillary sinus...antibiotics will not reduce the lump..consult a oral maxillofacial physician for opinion and needful..
Answered: Sun, 2 Mar 2014
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