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A 25-year-old male asked:

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.

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
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!
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
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.
Dr. Seth Black
Dr. Seth Black commented
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
How do you know it is not a mucocoel or retention cyst.
Jul 3, 2015

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