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Cheek Bite

Cheek bite is a condition where there is continued biting of cheeks inside the mouth. It is commonly seen in patients suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder. It usually occurs due to stress and anxiety. Repetitive biting of cheeks results in mouth ulcers and sores inside the mouth.

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I have painless pink bumps on my tongue. What could it be?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a small painless pink bump on the left side of my tongue for the past six weeks. I am taking tablets for high blood pressure, acid reflux, cholesterol, over-the-counter allergy tablets, and Theo-24 for asthma. I had done blood test two weeks ago and the results were normal. What co...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I had gone through the photographs (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). You have bilateral nodules on both sides of the tongue. They are of normal color and could be due to traumatic cheek bites or food burns. They are not cancerous. But I suggest g...  Read Full »

Why do I have a white patch on the inside of my mouth?

Query: Hi doctor, Last week, I noticed a rough patch on the inside of my mouth (right cheek). And it disappeared after brushing. However, it came back a few days after. When I look into the mirror, it seems like a small white patch and is located opposite my molar. It disappeared again after brushing.  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems to be either leukoedema or cheek bite. It is characterized by a white colour and a typical appearance at the buccal mucosa. Since it is a white lesion, I suggest you to share the picture with me so that I can confirm my diagnosis.  Read Full »

What could be the white spot inside the mouth that hurts while eating?

Query: Hello doctor, I have recently got a white spot with a little black hole in it that hurts, especially when eating. Please look at the picture.  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems to be lichen planus. Please mention the type of pain. Is it burning or not?  Read Full »

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