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Should I talk to my doctor about my ranula symptoms?

If you have a ranula (mouth cyst) you should speak to your doctor. While ranulas are usually painless, you may feel discomfort if the cyst grows large in size. If you a worried about mouth cysts, talk to your dentist or physician.

Yes, you should talk to your doctor about your ranula symptoms. Ranulas do not resolve on their own. A doctor will need to make a diagnosis and typically schedule surgery for treatment.

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