A member asked:

I bit my lip in my sleep and it bled a little. now there's a lump that resembles a blister but isn't painful and has no pus. what could it be?

5 doctors weighed in across 4 answers
Dr. Peter Kurzweil answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

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 days.

Answered 7/28/2016


Dr. Farhad Sigari answered

Specializes in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

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. If it grows or causes discomfort, see an ent.

Answered 1/2/2017


Dr. Daniel Quon answered

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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.

Answered 8/26/2013


Dr. Dinh Bui answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Mucocele: You may have ruptured a minor salivary gland or duct that cause salivary deposit into your lip soft tissue called mucocele. Consult with your dentist to have it removed. It can be removed very easily in the dental office.

Answered 10/20/2016



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