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A 17-year-old male asked:

I got stitches yesterday on my bottom lip because my tooth punctured it i have a red bump by the stitches is it a bruise how long will it take to heal?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Be patient: The lip is very well vascularized and usually heals quickly. The bump could be edema, blood or a swelling in relationship to the pattern of the bite you suffered. Give it a few days.
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