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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
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
I got a mucocele removed from my lower lip 2 days ago. What shoud I eat? I still have stitches nd lip is swollen. Is there a chance of deforming lips?
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
Time: It will take time to heal. You could try some ice. If it is not better in a couple weeks see an oral surgeon. ...Read more
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?
I have a large cyst on my lower lip. It is extremely painful. I've had it 4 months and once a month it swells and the skin breaks. It is not a mucocele?
Could be Bartholin's: Cyst, or a infected lesion. Please see a healthcare provider and get it diagnosed properly. ...Read more
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
Yesterday morning I had a mucocele in my lower right lip removed. My lip is swollen from stitches and it's hard to eat; when will swelling go down?
Had mucocele removed in lower lip, do I have to take a round of antibiotics after procedure? Do I really need them?
Depends: You need to follow your surgeon's advice since he /she knows more about your need than any of us. ...Read more
Hi doc I hv a mucous cyst on my lower lip right side. 3 times I has grown n bursted. Nw dre is a small white boil left. Went to doc said surgery reqd.
Sounds right: It sounds like you got the right advice. These things tend to reoccur and may need to be completely removed with some minor surgery. ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read more
I had a mucocele removal yesterday and I still feel numbness in my left sid of the lower lip which the mucocele was in. Is that normal?
Perhaps: This happens sometimes. It is best to call the surgeon who performed the procedure to advise him\her of what you feel, get some advice, and when he\she wants to see you for a follow up visit. ...Read more
Can a mucocele be hard&firm? I have small 3mm lump inside lower lip, been there for 2 years, hasn't grown. Most mucoceles I have seen are soft. 25 yrs old
Mucocele: Surgical excision will likely be best to minimize risk of recurrence. These lesions need to be fully removed for best prognosis. Even with surgical excision, these lesions tend to have a high recurrence rate. Ask your dentist/surgeon about these. Depending on the location, scarring could be an issue. ...Read more
Mucocele or cancer? Bump on lower lip, dome shaped red/white (varies), swelled around some (not much), Been there a month, I bite my lip there sometimes
My left upper lip was swollen for no reason but went away. Now my lower right side is swollen. I thought it was mucocele, but today's it's irritating?
See dentist: See your dentist to have this looked at. It could be a recurrent viral infection. ...Read more
Had a mucocele in my inner lip surgically removed 2 mnt ago. Result of the surgery is that I have a hard small scar tissue bump. Will it go away?
Unlikely: Usually this area gets fibrosed and the bump will remain. May change size slightly. ...Read more
Is there any natural remedies for a mucocele on rim of lower lip? Evening primrose? Salt solution?
Any remedy? For mucocele, I had one inside lower lip went away, now another one in roof of my mouth. Are they consider serious?
How do you know: It is a mucocele? In 25 years of practice I have never seen one on the roof of the mouth. I would see a dentist to make a professional diagnosis. If you have already consulted a dentist, it would be best to ask him about your status. If you disagree or are unsure, you can always get a second opinion from another dentist or an oral surgeon. That is another reason why our country is great! ...Read more
I have a tiny bump on my lower outer lip that doesn't hurt, bleed or puss. It's not a mucocele, venous lake nor a cold sore. I've had it for 2 weeks.
Fibroma?: Needs to be seen to be diagnosed. Make an appointment with an oral surgeon. ...Read more
Had a mucocele and salivary glands removed in lip. It's now swollen and asymmetric with scar tissue. It's bottom lip and annoying. Steroid injection?
Lip scar tissue: A steroid injection might help, but usually a re-excision is the way to go. It looks like you have had 2 procedures already, so I understand you might be reluctant. Get another opinion from another ENT or oral surgeon. ...Read more
Sometimes: A mucocele or a minor salivary gland that backs up forming a bubble can seep back down or pop. This often is started from trama to lip pinching off the duct and fluids expand the skin. Most times they need to be surgically removed or dried and sealed with a laser. Talk to your dentist. ...Read more
Possibly: It can go away like it appeared. It might be resolved if you were to bite it, breaking it, and it does not fill back in to form vesicle. This a backed up minor saliva gland the form a bubble of fluid. Most commonly from trama, bite lip or injury. I can easily be reduced and sealed with a minor laser treatment in the dental office. They are an inconvience, not serious. ...Read more
No: Mucoceles often show up on the inside of your lower lips, your gums, the roof of your mouth. ...Read more
Visit your dentist or oral surgeon to see exactly what treatment you might need for your particular problem.
All the best.. ...Read more
Can't treat at home: A mucocele is caused by a blockage of thick mucous saliva produced by one of many small salivary glands in the lower lip. Though it might make sense to simply drain the saliva causing the cyst-like swelling of the lip, a cure of the problem is only possible by surgically removing the small gland producing the saliva that cannot drain. See your oral surgeon while it is swollen. ...Read more
A year after my mucocele removal my lip is still swelling up at the incision site. It is painful and very noticeable. What can I do.
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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