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September 7th, 2008
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The weird thing that came out of my mouth
I've had a weird thing in my mouth for a few years now - beneath the flesh under my tongue. It was hard, and embedded in a growth at the base of my tongue. The only person who ever noticed it without it being pointed out was i_hate_monday who said something along the lines of "holy hell what the fuck is that?!". Everyone who I've pointed it out to said something along the lines of "huh" and quickly changed the topic of conversation, which is fair enough.

I'm currently trying to stop biting my nails, and longpig doesn't like me fiddling with my wedding ring (she thinks I'll lose it, which is a pretty good point), so yesterday while reading Lovecraft in the laundromat apparently my subconscious decided that the next habit should be "scratch at the weird thing in my mouth". By the time I noticed what I was doing I was bleeding a little and had exposed the top of the thing - it looked a little like a tiny tooth, or something.

Today, I had a poke at it while looking in the mirror with a fingernail, and noticed that I could rotate it in the little hole it was in. I moved it back and forth a bit, and the whole thing just fell out, leaving a massive hole in the growth in which it was embedded.

longpig took some photos for me:




Since it dried out, I've been able to pick a couple of flakes off the sides of it, but I still have no real idea what it is.

My tongue's more mobile now, though - it used to get tight trying to reach the opposite side of my mouth!

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From:elanya
Date:September 7th, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC)
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wow, yeah - that is pretty gross :x
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From:longpig
Date:September 7th, 2008 03:26 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, it's creepy and hard... So weird. It's kinda become more yellowed since it came out, as well.
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From:rumor_esq
Date:September 7th, 2008 03:37 pm (UTC)
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Absolutely! You need to get a doctor on that.
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From:longpig
Date:September 7th, 2008 03:45 pm (UTC)
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Should we try to see one here or wait until we're back? :/
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From:rumor_esq
Date:September 7th, 2008 03:55 pm (UTC)
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Here if you can. This doesn't seem like a Serious Medical Condition; Ian may just need a run of antibiotics, which you can easily pick up right away.
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From:elanya
Date:September 7th, 2008 04:02 pm (UTC)
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If the hole doesn't bother him, it is probably okay, but I think the rising with salt water plan is probably a good one. Mouths tend to heal pretty quickly anyway.

You're leaving pretty soon anyway!
From:whitepaw
Date:September 7th, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
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Congratulations, you grew an oyster.

Seriously though, I'd be worried if I saw that in my mouth. You had it checked out by a professional?
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From:wererogue
Date:September 7th, 2008 04:04 pm (UTC)
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A couple of times - they pretty much said "huh" and recommended not worrying about it unless it hurt.
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From:rumor_esq
Date:September 7th, 2008 03:37 pm (UTC)
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How exactly did anyone notice that without, uh, sticking their tongue in your mouth? :P
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From:wererogue
Date:September 7th, 2008 04:05 pm (UTC)
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He just saw it while I was talking to him. It was pretty light-coloured, and is set in a growth.

I'm not going to get it checked out again unless it causes me any trouble - that's always been the advice about it so far.
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From:elanya
Date:September 7th, 2008 03:47 pm (UTC)

??

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From:elanya
Date:September 7th, 2008 03:53 pm (UTC)

Re: ??

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From:wererogue
Date:September 7th, 2008 04:06 pm (UTC)
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That seems like exactly what it is.
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From:elanya
Date:September 7th, 2008 04:11 pm (UTC)
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My google-fu is strong!
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From:ladyiolanthe
Date:September 8th, 2008 09:56 am (UTC)
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Too bad - sialoliths don't seem to have any magical abilities like bezoars. You could have made a bundle selling it to a wacky new-ager.
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