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Scar tissue on inside of mouth from an old assualt injury

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Scar tissue on inside of mouth from an old assualt injury

Postby NeilG » Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:24 am

Ten years or so ago I was punched in the face and knocked unconscious. I sustained a slight injury to the mouth just to the side of my upper lip. This was stitched. I have some very minor scaring visible from the outside - this does not worry me. However, there is minor scar tissue inside my mouth where the injury was stitched. It is a bit lumpy.

From time to time I think about it and then I become really conscious of it, dwelling on it, often for days at a time. I start to feel it with my tongue and keep touching it with my thumb and forefinger. This just makes me feel worse resulting in feeling anxious and depressed not least because it reminds me of the circumstances surrounding the incident. I was wondering whether there is any procedure that could be done to remove this lumpy feeling? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Scar tissue on inside of mouth from an old assualt injur

Postby joyf » Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:48 pm

NeilG wrote: This just makes me feel worse resulting in feeling anxious and depressed not least because it reminds me of the circumstances surrounding the incident. .


Hi Neil - I don't know if you will see this, but just in case - I just happened to read Dr. Yang's comments to you about this to you just now.

Just wanted to come here really quick and tell you first sorry you had to go through that a while ago and you had the memory of that still there Dr. Yang said some some really nice things to you.

I hope you were able to get it taken care of.

And I hope that memory is now removed from you O:)
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Postby NeilG » Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:45 am

Thanks Joy. Yes, Dr Yang's comments were so helpful. Right now I've decided not to go ahead with any surgery in the near future. After speaking with a mouth specialist, not sure surgery will make the existing scar worse or better. She felt the existing scar and felt it was pretty good for a hospital A&E and said there probably wouldn't be a massive improvement. Feel a bit better in myself emotionally. Thanks for your support.
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Postby sarahl » Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:53 pm

I'm really sorry to hear about the assault. I hope you have close friends you can talk to, who can help you overcome this emotional scar.

Regarding the lumps in your mouth, most scar tissues soften with time, but you can help it by massaging the lumps with your fingertips as it will help break up the scar tissue (check with your doctor for his or her recommendations for scar massage before starting).

You can also consider a tiny bit of steroid injected into the area to reduce the inflammation. This has to be done very carefully though, because too much steroids or steroids injected into the wrong place can cause a depression.

Good luck!!
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Postby NeilG » Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:39 am

Thanks for your supportive words Sarah.

Neil
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Postby joyf » Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:19 am

NeilG wrote:Thanks Joy. Feel a bit better in myself emotionally. Thanks for your support.


Your welcome. I happened to be over on the doctors board and read that, and didn't know if you would see this or not, but you did. :)

I'm glad to hear you feel better in yourself emotionally and
I hope all turns out well for you.
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Re: Scar tissue on inside of mouth from an old assualt injury

Postby canadablonde » Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:22 pm

I see this was posted years ago, but in case someone else is reading this because they are in a similar situation, I will share my experience. I bit my bottom lip from the inside while I was eating. It was no big deal at the time but when it healed it left a small round scar, kind of like a little tapioca ball in my bottom lip. I was constantly playing with it with my tongue, and it just bugged me. It didnt hurt, it wasnt visible, it just simply annoyed me. The dentist mentioned that because it was raised, I might be more prone to biting my lip in the future. I think thats why he agreed to remove the scar tissue. All he did was make a small incision and use very fine surgical thread and tiny stitches and fixed me right up, all under local anesthetic. No big deal, no more scar.
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