A 19-year-old female asked:
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i have a bump inside my lower right lip. i've heard that it can be a mucocele but mine is colored clear is it still a mucocele?

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Dr. James Wright
33 years experience Dentistry
Could be: The mucocele can vary in color. I would not rule yours out. A typical mucocele is purple/blue in color. It is caused by trauma to the slivary glands in the lip. It can come and go or stay. Upon removal we always send out for a biopsy. I recommend a consult with your dentist to give you treatment options.
Answered on Jul 2, 2017
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Dr. Robert Trager
55 years experience Dentistry
Clear as day: Mucocele is a mucus-containing cyst that occurs in the salivary-gland bearing areas of the oral mucosa.It has a transparent bluish appearance .If it ruptures and clear fluid comes out than it is a mucocele.
Answered on Jun 15, 2016
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Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Is? can be.: I can't tell you for sure what it is without actually seeing it, but many mucoceles can have a clear liquid. If you still have it or it reoccurs you should have a dentist check it out. There are other possible lesions that might appear similar and even some mucoceles need treatment other than just "popping" it.
Answered on May 11, 2015
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