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Dr. Gena Kluwe
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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I have a big red sore on the edge of my lip, i squeezed it and it popped now it just bleeds. Is this a cold sore or a pimple?

Dr. Gena Kluwe
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I have a big red sore on the edge of my lip, i squeezed it and it popped now it just bleeds. Is this a cold sore or a pimple?

Can't really tell : From here. Cold sores aren't so likely to "pop", but things don't always follow any rules. If you've had cold sores in the past, this could be another one. Could be a zit. ...Read more

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Dr. Henry Dorn
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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I have a sore on the outside edges of my lips. I thought it was a pimple so i popped it but now i think it might be a cold sore. Am i right?

Dr. Henry Dorn
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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I have a sore on the outside edges of my lips. I thought it was a pimple so i popped it but now i think it might be a cold sore. Am i right?

Could be : Your doctor can test it to be sure. Most docs can tell just by looking at it. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric O'Neill
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
30 years in practice
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Do I have herpes? I had oral and vaginal sex sunday then monday i noticed a red bump right on the edge of my lip. It was really sore (as most of my pimples have been since i went on birth control). I tried to pop it the other day and very little puss came

Dr. Eric O'Neill
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Do I have herpes? I had oral and vaginal sex sunday then monday i noticed a red bump right on the edge of my lip. It was really sore (as most of my pimples have been since i went on birth control). I tried to pop it the other day and very little puss came

Possibly: If you are having unprotected sex, you may be at risk of developing herpes infection. You need to check with your physician for an evaluation, and be careful out there! ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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Single pimple on edge of lip, could it be herpes?

Dr. Martin Raff
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Single pimple on edge of lip, could it be herpes?

Herpes simplex: Possibly, but it would have to be seen to be diagnosed appropriately. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
12 years in practice
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Gave girl oral sex, got small lump on edge of lip next day. Gone now after a week. She has no herpes, we're each other's only sex partner.Just pimple?

Dr. Jack Mutnick
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
12 years in practice
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Gave girl oral sex, got small lump on edge of lip next day. Gone now after a week. She has no herpes, we're each other's only sex partner.Just pimple?

Unprotected Sex: If you are truly worried, it is best to get it looked at by a doctor. Otherwise i wouldn't think much about it unless it returns. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Herpes, cold sore, pimple, or something else, how to tell?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Herpes, cold sore, pimple, or something else, how to tell?

Cold Sore/ Herpes: Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex virus.Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are usually caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1). Tingling &/or pain can herald the oncoming of cold sore 1 to 2 days prior to eruption. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Herpes, cold sore, pimple, or something else, what's wrong?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Herpes, cold sore, pimple, or something else, what's wrong?

Can't diagnose: Without seeing it. Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv-1). Tingling ;/or pain can herald the oncoming of cold sore 1 to 2 days prior to eruption. ...Read more

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Dr. Saif Fatteh
Board Certified, Pediatric Dermatology
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I've had this small pimple on my upper lip for about 5 days and it's going down a little but spreading like a cold sore do you know what this is?

Dr. Saif Fatteh
Board Certified, Pediatric Dermatology
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I've had this small pimple on my upper lip for about 5 days and it's going down a little but spreading like a cold sore do you know what this is?

Cold sore: Without seeing it we cannot be sure but based of the location it is likely a cold sore which is a virus (herpes simplex 1) which is not your std variety although you can also get that one on your lip as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I just popped a white pimple like bump on my upper lip, not the lip line, actual top lip. Didn't hurt, and i know it isn't a Cold sore. Or is it?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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I just popped a white pimple like bump on my upper lip, not the lip line, actual top lip. Didn't hurt, and i know it isn't a Cold sore. Or is it?

Cold sore: Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are usually caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1). Tingling &/or pain can herald the oncoming of cold sore 1 to 2 days prior to eruption. ...Read more

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Dr. Glynis Ablon
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Small cluster of white/yellow bumps on lower lip. No pain/discomfort. Started as a cluster of red bumps on Saturday, February 14. Cold sore or pimple?

Dr. Glynis Ablon
Board Certified, Dermatology
24 years in practice
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Cluster sounds like: herpes, there should be pain, itching or some kind of symptom with the blisters. I would see derm right away to confirm diagnosis and get meds to treat, prevent or shorten course. hope that helps ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

A cold sore is a sore that develops on lips. It is caused by infection with one ...Read more


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