A 27-year-old female asked:
What would purple marks on the lips be? like spots, almost like bruising/blood under skin but doesn't hurt. could this be an std? its not a cold sore.
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arthur Balinanswered
Dermatology 49 years experience
Purple marks on lips: You have to see your doctor or a dermatologist to have a proper diagnosis. There are a number of different possibilities. The most likely is a vascular one such as a venous lake. However many lesions on the lips can reflect a systemic condition like osler-weber-rendu.
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Dr. Monib Zirvianswered
Dermatology 23 years experience
Venous lake: Venous lakes are benign blood vessel growths that can be blue or purple in color on the lips. See a dermatologist to evaluate the lesion. They can also be removed by an oral surgeon if they are bothersome.
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Last updated Jul 23, 2018
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