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white lump on my 8 week old's gums- could she be teething?

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JennyPiccolo Fri 07-Jan-11 20:07:07

I think it would be unlikely as she's pretty young and also the lump is at one side, not a front tooth. She's been dribbling loads, however, and sucking her fists and generally being a bit irritable.

What are the chances? Also, any ideas what it could be if not teething?

WikiSpeaks Fri 07-Jan-11 20:12:14

Yep - could be. Apparently 6% of babies are born with teeth shock

BeattieBow Fri 07-Jan-11 20:15:05

could be thrush. what does it feel like?

JennyPiccolo Fri 07-Jan-11 20:59:23

I've not had a proper feel of it as she was well grumpy earlier and asleep now. Theres only one white bit though, is thrush not patches of spots? I'm not sure, ive never seen it.

MoonFaceMamaaaaargh Fri 07-Jan-11 22:08:02

Ds had this, exactly as you describe.

It wasn't a tooth though did coincide with much drool...teeth came months later.

I kept an eye on it as didn't want thrush (bf) but it just disappeared.

I'd just say keep an eye on it. It will probably be fine.

LittleMissNorty Fri 07-Jan-11 22:09:36

My DS had this at the same age and I took him to the GP who said it was a harmless cyst and it would go of its own accord - which it did.

Becs82 Sun 09-Jan-11 11:54:23

My daughter is now 5 months, she also had this at about 8 weeks. A white spot on her top gums to the left,thought it was a tooth even health advisor said it was, and also very normal at that age. About a month later it had disappeared! still don't know what it was...

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