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Sneezed out tissue mass, reason for concern?

I am in my late-twenties and for most of my life I have felt as if there was a slight obstruction whenever I would breathe through the left side of my nose.  For the past few years I would notice a transient 'bump' that would occur on the roof of my mouth, slightly to the left of midline (near what appars to be one of two small dots (some sort of duct?) on either side of my hard palate.

Although this sounds gross, earlier this morning while taking a shower I sneezed and a small ball-shaped mass of tissue was sneezed out.  After sneezing I felt as if my left nasal passage was now clear and the 'bump' at the top of my mouth no longer existed.  I noticed a foul-tasing drainage persist for several hours afterward but then cease.  Unfortunately, I did not retain the mass for any possible future testing, but would like to know if I should be concerned and have an ENT follow up?  Could this be a sign of somethng serious?  Or siply a cyst or something that ruptured?
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As a follow up: Incidentally, now that it's been a little more time I'm noticing a very faint maybe 1 of 10 throbbing pain behind the left side of my nose.  Also, I used some saline nasal spray and noticed that there was a drip of the saline directly into my oral cavity through the ducts at the roof of my mouth.  
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i'm pretty sure your fine,but i'm sure it will make you feel better if an ent looks up there..
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nevermind. I found out what they were. They're called fovea palatinae, for anyone else interested! (and completely normal too...thankfully!)
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I agree, you're probably fine but I'm sure an exam by a doctor would make you confident :) I do have a question about the "ducts" you mentioned on either side of your hard palate. For the last few months I've been aware of something like this on either side of my hard palate. I'm a bit of a hypochondriac but I couldn't find anything online to describe what they were...the best way I can describe them is as "dents", and I first noticed them after I'd been sucking on a hard piece of pretzel. I don't know how long I've had them; I had an HIV scare back in December and from that point on I've been uncomfortably conscious about every little thing in or on my body. They are too close to the front of my mouth to get a really good look at them, but from what I've been able to see, they look like little slits. Not like an ulcer or anything, and they are painless. Does this sound like what you have? I'm not looking for a diagnosis; just someone else who might have them!

Good luck with your nose - I'm sure you'll be fine!
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Sounds like it could have been a polyp or cyst.  Those can dislodge and blow out and drain.  I'd say if your breathing has cleared up and you have no more symptoms (like continued drainage) you really have nothing to worry about.

If the lump gradually returns, go to an ENT.  Polyps can grow back as can cysts.
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I have the same thing and when they did an MRI it turned out to be a syst and it does burst and after a time it returns..... The doc said no reason for surgery unless it really bothers me. He said if they did surgery it may travel to different part of body if they missed part of it and being in nassel area it may travel too brain so we left it alone that was about 10 years ago and to this day all is good.
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