The oral surgeon has removed a suspicious, 8mm hardish lump/blister on the line where my soft and hard palate meet. It turned out to be scar tissue, or more exactly a benign growth of cells due to mechanical injury. No cancer was found, but they've found a minor salivary gland in the excised matter.\n\nThis was a month and a week ago. Since then, I've developed something what I would call a mucocele on the site of the excision. It's small and flesh coloured but when it gets bigger it becomes transparent/pearly/semi-clear (you can see it's a fluid filled thing). It often flattens then fills itself up again.\n\nI know mucoceles are harmless, however, there's one thing I'm worried about. It hurts when touched by food or strongly by my tongue. I thought mucoceles weren't supposed to hurt. Could you give any insight, please?