I have a growth on my check. It is soft a fleshy in color. I am worried about it as it started out the size of a small pimple and has grown to the point where I am now accidentally buying it when I chew. Should I see my doctor or is this something to worry about?
There are many different types of growths you could have on your cheek. Certainly, any growth- especially one that is getting bigger- should be evaluated by your doctor. Often, your doctor can tell by looking- but it may have to be biopsied ( having a piece taken to look at under the microscope)- or removed by an ear nose and throat doctor- to be sure.
I hope this clears things up.
Robert Pincus MD
Associate Professor Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery