I am a frequent smoker and have two skin flaps that protrude from my mouth. Are these flaps related to cancer?

Q. Can skin flaps protrude from the mouth due to oral cancer?

Answered by
Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 27, 2023

Hi doctor,

I have two flaps of skin on the inside of my mouth at the top of the cheek next to my upper set of teeth.They are painless but occasionally make it feel as though something is stuck between my teeth. I have been a regular smoker for the past three years, so am I developing cancerous tumors? If not, what might this be? Please advise.



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Thank you for your query,

As per your history it seems to me that these are the openings of parotid duct. These are normal anatomical structures, there is no need to worry. Consult a dentist or share me a picture, so then I will provide you better possible opinion.

Please follow up for further assistances.

Thank you.

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