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A polyp is usually a painless, small bump, which sometimes also has a stalk. Polyps commonly develop in the nose, ear, cervix, stomach, uterus, and throat. They are mostly noncancerous.

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What is the white lump behind my front teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past few weeks I have had a development of some kind of white lump just behind my two front teeth. It moves a little if you touch it, and it is painful if you press down on it. Otherwise, it does not hurt. It is noticeable when you take pictures of the inside of my mouth, at t...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It could be an abscess which needs antibiotics for a week. Show to a dentist soon, else it may get painful. Send those pictures to help me confirm.  Read Full »

How to treat my recurrent gingival polyp?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a gingival polyp that has been removed three times but keeps growing back. Do I have to live with this or is there a way to permanently remove this?  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I had gone through your question I can understand your concern. No, you do not have to live with it throughout your life. Make sure you get the polyp excised from a periodontist or an oral surgeon. There are chances of recurrences sometimes and because of your bad luck,...  Read Full »

Is it safe for me to have anesthesia before polyp removal?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a polyp removed, and they will be administering Propofol. I am terrified of the anesthesia. I keep reading that it is a respiratory depressant. I am going to take Xanax beforehand. I want to know how safe it is.  Read Full »

Dr. Kiran Kumar Kolla Gopalkrishna

Answer: Hi,Welcome to read your query and can understand your concern.It is called general anesthesia. Propofol is an intravenous, very short-acting anesthetic. The anesthetist will control your breathing. It is a routine procedure.You can take Xanax. It will calm and relax you.Where is the po...  Read Full »

How to help with sinus inflammation in chronic sinusitis with polyp?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31-year-old male. I have sinusitis for almost five years. Also, there is polyp formation in the right maxillary sinus. When I inhale to get relief from nasal congestion and it starts irritating with inflammation. Any advice?  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We have to first ascertain as to why sinusitis has occurred in the first place. Usually, in most cases, the primary cause is a seasonal or year around allergic problem that is there. Just to make you understand I have tried to explain things in a simple way below. Exposur...  Read Full »

I have a bleeding bulge on my gums, and I would like to know if I should consult a dentist.

Query: Hello doctor, In between my teeth, I have a bulge on my gums. What could it possibly be? It popped this morning, and blood came out. Since I am afraid to go to the dentist, I want to know whether I need to wait and see.  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It could be a gingival polyp (nodular gingival lesion that is non-neoplastic), which can develop due to food being trapped there for a few days causing infection. I suggest you do gargling with warm salt water twice a week, followed by app...  Read Full »

Can an endometrial polyp grow so quickly in a span of eight weeks?

Query: Hi doctor, I had induced abortion three months ago and had a transvaginal US. It showed everything was normal and the endo lining was 8 mm and the uterus looked closed. I cannot find that report, but I know the uterus looked normal, just like on all my previous reports. I had my periods regularly fo...  Read Full »

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From the ultrasound picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) you have provided, it does not look like polyp in endometrium. In fact it looks like some collection such as fluid or blood in endometrial cavity, although the appearance of single static film ...  Read Full »

There is a white mass above my teeth in MRI. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a brain MRI nine months ago. The report came back completely normal. I decided to look at the images last night and I noticed this bright white mass above my teeth. Either the mass is near my teeth or in my sinuses. I am worried that I have a tumor growing and it was looked over...  Read Full »

Dr. Chitrangada Jitendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The MRI brain looks normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The bright spot on the right side is a small right maxillary sinus polyp which is completely benign. Take care.  Read Full »

Why am I having constant burning pain in stomach?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having burning type gnawing pain behind my sternum since last one year. I am on Esomeprazole 40 mg since last six months, which ease my symptoms. Two days ago, my GP advised me to get an upper GI endoscopy. During the endoscopy, they found one small sessile polyp on GE juncti...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do you have any family history of cancer? Single polyp is usually not malignant. I have gone through your report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Does physical examination reveal any lymph node? Overall, I consider the chance of malignancy to be low. Do u...  Read Full »

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