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I noticed a large red spot on my soft palate today. It is sort of bright sort of dark red, smooth, no pain or tenderness. I do not have any sore throat or pain there either. A few days ago I felt pain in this soft palate area but thought nothing of it and never checked. What could this be? It is completely smooth and flat.

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Hello , Based on the symptomatology it can be petechiae which are caused because of rupture of blood vessels. These do not blanch on pressure. Palatal petechiae may be seen in assocation with diseases such as infectious mononucleosis, measles, scarlet fever, leukemia, thrombocytopenia, and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC).

Do you have a recent history of fever or are you having fever now. I advise a Bleeding time and clotting time test initially.

It may be due to consumption of severe hot food or irritation of the palate by a certain substance. The palate is inflammed as it is the body's natural response phenomenon.
It will resolve on its own in a few days.

This could be anything from an innocuous lesion to an Oral Cancer. Do you have a habit of Tobacco in any form? Get yourself checked by an expert at the earliest

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