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Can I go to the ER to have a mucocele removed from my lower lip?

Can I go to the ER to have a mucocele removed from my lower lip?

No: Why would you want to go to the ER for removal? ER docs not trained in this procedure. See oral surgeon or ENT for best results. ...Read more

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Mucocele (Definition)

Mucocele, also known as a mucous cyst, is the development of a painless sac of mucous in the mouth, most commonly on the interior of the lower lip, which form following blockage of salivary ducts or from the rupture of a salivary gland. Mucoceles are rarely medically worrisome but can develop into a permanent fibrous ...Read more


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I have lots of mucoceles in my lower lip with different sizes (like 10 of them). I don't feel good about them.Is it an oral caner?

I have lots of mucoceles in my lower lip with different sizes (like 10 of them). I don't feel good about them.Is it an oral caner?

See your dentist: See your dentist for a definitive diagnosis. We can't diagnose oral conditions over the internet, especially sight unseen. ...Read more

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Sometimes I get mucocele bubbles on my lower lip, especially after I use the chapstick brand lip balm. What should I do about the bubble? Pop it?

Sometimes I get mucocele bubbles on my lower lip, especially after I use the chapstick brand lip balm.  What should I do about the bubble?  Pop it?

Mucocele: Is a rupture salivary gland that swells up.. Usually on the lower lip. Try salt water (1 tablespoon of salt in a cup). Most of them resolve by themsel. If not, see an oral surgeon so they can remove them. ...Read more

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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.

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.

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! ...Read more

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Can mucocele inside the lower lip be cancerous?

Can mucocele inside the lower lip be cancerous?

Unlikely: But it should be examined and treated if necessary. Call an oral surgeon for an appointment. ...Read more

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Excise (Definition)

To surgically remove an organ or body part or tissue. This is done with ...Read more