A 25-year-old male asked:
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i've noticed a small purple bump on my lower lip, doesn't hurt, bleed or puss. it's not a mucocele nor a cold sore. i've had it for a couple of weeks.

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Dr. Scott Methven
20 years experience Dentistry
Venous lakes: It most likely is venous lakes. Just to be safe though it would be important to have your dentist verify. A quick visit to your dentist should be able to rule out anything else! Hope this helps!
Answered on Mar 31, 2016
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Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Vein: Likely a venous malformation. Have an oral surgeon (not general dentist) check it. Otherwise, needs no treatment unless oral surgeon feels it is otherwise. Then biopsy would be indicated.
Answered on Mar 13, 2017
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Dr. Seth Black
Dr. Seth Black commented
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
How do you know it is not a mucocoel or retention cyst.
Jul 3, 2015

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