A 20-year-old female asked:
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my bottom lip is swollen on only one side. it's because i used to chew on my bottom lip. i stopped now but the swelling from before is still there.

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Salivary gland?: There are ancillary salivary glands in the lip. If over time the habit of lip biting or sucking may have caused an extravasation cyst or disruption of the salivary gland and may stay swollen. Sometimes they will resorb over time; sometimes it requires surgical excision by an oral surgeon.
Answered on Jan 8, 2019
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