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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

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: I agree most mucoceles are relatively soft. If this occurred from biting your lip, it could be a more hard fibrous lesion called a fibroma. Not likely to be anything serious but should see a doctor to check it out. ...Read more

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I have a maxillary sinus mucocele. The past 3 weeks I have been getting dizzy now I have jelly bean painful lumps in my head?

I have a maxillary sinus mucocele. The past 3 weeks I have been getting dizzy now I have jelly bean painful lumps in my head?

ENT: You need imaging and a scope/biopsy from an ENT. The tempo of your consult depends on how stable you are. If you have active dizziness go to ER otherwise see ENT in the office asap. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

Excisional biopsy: For persistent bump on the lip or other oral lesions, excisional biopsy should be performed to rule out neoplastic change or cancer. ...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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What can I do to decrease swelling in my lower lip caused by puncturing a mucocele last evening?

What can I do to decrease swelling in my lower lip caused by puncturing a mucocele last evening?

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

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Had mucocele removed in lower lip, do I have to take a round of antibiotics after procedure? Do I really need them?

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

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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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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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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?

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

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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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Are oral mucoceles on the lower lip associated with early signs of HIV?

Are oral mucoceles on the lower lip associated with early signs of HIV?

No: It just isn't. You're almost a grown man now, and it's time that you get a yearly HIV check like a responsible guy should. But these little lip cysts aren't a problem. ...Read more

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Laser removal or surgical excision of a mucocele on lower lip - which one is better?

Laser removal or surgical excision of a mucocele on lower lip - which one is better?

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

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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?

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?

About: About 48-72 hours after the surgery. Cold compresses for the first 24-36 hours, then warm compresses. Ibuproferin or aspirin will help bring down swelling, Tylenol will not. You'll see noticeable improvement when stitches removed. ...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 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 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?

Eat soft foods: Eat soft foods for next 2days. After that normal diet. You should not develop any deformaties because of this procedure. Swelling of lips is still normal 2days after surgery. ...Read more

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Is there any natural remedies for a mucocele on rim of lower lip? Evening primrose? Salt solution?

Not really: Usually they will not respond to otc or home remedies. A minor office procedure will easily remove it. That is your best solution. ...Read more

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Any remedy? For mucocele, I had one inside lower lip went away, now another one in roof of my mouth. Are they consider serious?

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

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The bump on the inside of my mouth disappears on its own usually in a day or two, would it still be fibroma or mucocele?

The bump on the inside of my mouth disappears on its own usually in a day or two, would it still be fibroma or mucocele?

Bump: The only way to determine what the bump is would be by having it examined by a dentist or an oral surgeon. But since it is gone and the area of concern has healed then don't worry about it. ...Read more

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I had a bump in my mouth that I poked at and now it has moved and spread out (not get bigger, just longer) Could it be a mucocele that didn't drain?

I had a bump in my mouth that I poked at and now it has moved and spread out (not get bigger, just longer) Could it be a mucocele that didn't drain?

Suspicious bump: I would advise you to have the bump examined by a dentist or dental specialist (e.g. oral surgeon, OFP), to help you with a diagnosis and treatment, if needed. ...Read more

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Are lip mucoceles caused by hiv?

Are lip mucoceles caused by hiv?

HIV: There is no direct connection between mucoceles and hiv. ...Read more

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Can a mucocele appear on the outside of the bottom lip?

No: Mucoceles often show up on the inside of your lower lips, your gums, the roof of your mouth. ...Read more

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Will the mucocele inside my lip go away on its own?

Will the mucocele inside my lip go away on its own?

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

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What is a good remedy for a small mucocele in bottom lip?

Excision: Visit your dentist or oral surgeon to see exactly what treatment you might need for your particular problem.

All the best.. ...Read more

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Advice? Would the mucocele inside my lip go away eventually?

Advice? Would the mucocele inside my lip go away eventually?

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

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