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I bit my lip and now I have a lump

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
44 years experience
Trauma: Depending on the severity of the lip bite, it may go down on its own or if you continue to bite it, you may develop a raised area, like a callous. Se... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil McLeod
Prosthodontics 50 years experience
Well you are young to be participating in such an adult forum, well done. You have probably cut and blocked the duct of a salivary gland in the lip an... Read More
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
Avoid playing with it with your tongue. Avoid biting it. Be careful eating the next few days. It should heal, like any other bruise, in a week or so. ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Agree with Dr. McLeod. The child probably has a mucocele and it may require attention of a dentist or oral surgeon. Visit this site for info: https://... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
A blood blister.: A small amount of blood bled into the outer layer of the tongue causing a blister. As long as their is no pain nor pus, it will resolve within a few ... Read More
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Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Mucocele: Sometimes trauma to the oral mucosa can cause you a small cyst like structure underneath. If it is small and not bothersome, continue to observe it. I... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 43 years experience
Mucocele: It sounds like a mucocele where the duct of the minor salivary gland is blocked and not allowing saliva from the gland to flow.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jamielynn Hanam-jahr
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
3-10 days on average: Depending on the severity of the bite, you can expect healing to occur in a few days to a week.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gloria Lopez
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Hematoma: Most likely it's a hematoma and may take a few days to be reabsorbed by the body.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
Lip Swelling: If the swelling is from biting the lip, and the swelling does not contain much blood, taking anti-inflammatory medicine will help to control the swell... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Mucoceles: Inside your lip, you have a number of little salivary glands. This bubble is one of your glands that is essentially plugged up, which occurred with t... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
Not usually: You will not pass on herpes just from biting your lip unless you are having an active outbreak at the same time. However sometimes trauma can trigger ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Probably bled: More than likely you caused bleeding inside the lip, and this formed a fibrous clot that now feels like a lump. If that, it will, slowly resorb. But i... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Traumatic fibroma: Most likely, you are describing a traumatic fibroma. It is a benign soft tissue overgrowth due to chronic trauma. The treatment is to simply have the ... Read More
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