11:55 pm - 07/02/2007

pimple IN MOUTH?

Is it possible to have a pimple in your mouth? I had a round bump inside my mouth, on the inside of my bottom lip. Upon inspection it was clearish/whitish. I had been biting it with my teeth to try to pop it earlier in the day on the suspicion that it was a pimple. That didnt work, so later i popped the bubble-looking circle with my knuckles. I inadvertently swallowed some of the fluid that came out.

So. Could it have been an innocent pimple? Or something more sinister? What is herpes like? Any other std? I've had canker sores before, and this was nothing similar...
jocelina 3rd-Jul-2007 04:14 am (UTC)
It sounds to me like you might have had a canker sore. I get them myself sometimes, and they can be painful but they usually go away on their own in a few days. :)
jocelina 3rd-Jul-2007 04:56 am (UTC)
Oops! I totally missed the part where you said that you don't think it's a canker sore -- sorry about that! I hope you're able to figure out what it is. :)

If you're concerned that it might be herpes, the Vulvapedia entry on HSV (the same article I linked to previously, actually :) ) is still a good resource.

Another STI that can manifest orally is syphilis -- that link will take you to a Planned Parenthood article that has some helpful information about it.

I think that if you're concerned that the pimple-like sore might have been caused by an STI, your best bet is to head into a clinic and get checked out. We're certainly here to provide information (and we're glad to do so!) but a qualified medical professional can give you a diagnosis and can help you get treatment if it's necessary.

Best of luck! :)
_younglust 3rd-Jul-2007 04:16 am (UTC)
I get those every once in awhile. They're just pimples....nothing to worry about :)
raiyne 3rd-Jul-2007 04:53 am (UTC)
it might have been a water blister! i get them sometimes in my mouth.
littlegirlvik 4th-Jul-2007 04:01 am (UTC)
I second this. I get these little waterry-blistery things too. :-)
dream_a_fever 3rd-Jul-2007 05:06 am (UTC)
Kinda just sounds like an ulcer to me.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mouth_ulcer
_crystalmyth 3rd-Jul-2007 07:00 am (UTC)
Sounds like an ulcer, or a canker sore.
dayglow 3rd-Jul-2007 07:26 am (UTC)
I don't think it's a canker sore - you can't pop them. I'd say it's more of a regular blister type thing that forms sometimes. I don't know what they are or what causes them, but I get them sometimes. I just pop them (usually by accident) and they go away.
voicesinherbody 3rd-Jul-2007 11:10 am (UTC)
Ditto to this, I get them as well.

They never hurt and I always end up popping them.
hoodwink 3rd-Jul-2007 01:43 pm (UTC)
My guess is that it is a blocked salivary gland. Your dentist can take a look at it:)
druiaen 3rd-Jul-2007 11:52 am (UTC)
I'm not sure what it is, but to answer your question, no you cannot get a pimple in your mouth. Pimples are technically blockages of the pores, and since there aren't any in your mouth it can't be. My husband gets things like that, though, and we have no idea what they are.
frogs_n_turtles 3rd-Jul-2007 12:08 pm (UTC)
I get those sometimes if I manage to bite the inside of my cheek. I've never tried popping one though. I've just rinsed with salt water.
hoodwink 3rd-Jul-2007 01:42 pm (UTC)
It probably is a blocked Salivary gland. They hurt and last a long time and can pop. and when they do, they leak a lot.

Your dentist can take a look at it. That's how I finally found out what mine was. Calcium buildups are what block it I heard, or old food.

Its nothing too serious but the dentist can direct you to an oral surgeon if you need it.
adonde_fui 3rd-Jul-2007 01:44 pm (UTC)
I get those sometimes, too. They drive me crazy, but it's sort of fun to watch them pop. It's a little less icky sometimes, than pimples. Maybe it's because the fluid looks like water, I guess.

I don't know what causes 'em, only that I even got them when I wasn't sexually active, and, innocent virgin that I was, freaked out for a few days that I had some sort of STI.

Eh.
kaelstra 3rd-Jul-2007 04:31 pm (UTC)
I get them now and then too, and they feel like boulders in your mouth until you pop them, and then it's fine. Really strange.
my_neighborhood 3rd-Jul-2007 11:28 pm (UTC)
I know exactly what you're talking about, I've got them before. I popped them with my teeth, I probably shouldn't have but it's hard not to, you now? :P

No idea what they are but it's definately not herpes, at least for me. It's normal.
thingsyoukeep 7th-Jul-2007 02:01 am (UTC)
A few months ago, I had something like what you're describing. It didn't seem to want to go away, it just got bigger, so I went to a doctor. I found out it was a "mucocele" - something I had never heard of, but the doctor said they are common. It got pretty big and I had it for over a month, so I made an appointment with a specialist to have it removed - a few days before the appointment, it started going down and healed on its own.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mucocele
kishgrl506 yeah23rd-Aug-2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
I get those allot in fact I have one now!!!!!! you get them if you have allergies to some type of food.........I pop them all the time with my teeth ......but the best thing to do is leave it alone or got a pharmacist and get an allergy pill
sybotsybot mouth pimples18th-Mar-2010 01:33 am (UTC)
I think you should get this checked out if you didn't already. If the pimples tend to stick around even after you pop them or cluster around the same areas consistently it could be something else. Best to let a professional check it out.


Mouth Pimples suck.
tornishca 8th-Jun-2010 12:49 pm (UTC)
hi,
my name is Stewart T.
i found good advices on your post.
i suffer of forehead acne and i tried many treatments, but it didn't help. I have a lot of pimples on my forehead, but i didnt heard about pimples in mouth.
i hope you get a solution.
good luck!
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