April 17, 2007
So my dad was patient and while I was cleaning (I do not know how I did not catch this during the oe) I found red, raised lesions under his tongue. I went into a total panic!! I measured it, it was 3 by 5 mm, and got dawn over to check it out. I thought for sure my dad had oral cancer and they were going to have to remove his jaw and peel back his face and he was going to look like the people in the pictures we saw in specialties! turns out, it was broken blood vessels!! which made me feel completely stupid, but that was the only abnormality I found in any of my patients mouth. I think I scared my dad too, which I hopefully I won't do to patients that I do not know.
Posted by kuhlmak at April 17, 2007 01:11 PM
you're too funny. I've had the same thing happen to me, the first little bump I see I automatically assume the worst because of being pounded with the importance of finding these things!!
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