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Hi I m 21, single, student, 5.2 nd 75kg. I saw a dark purple bump under left lip of my vagina and when I shaved it bled but with no pain.

Hi I m 21, single, student, 5.2 nd 75kg. I saw a dark purple bump under left lip of my vagina and when I shaved it bled but with no pain.

Venous Lake: Venous lakes manifest as dark blue-to-violaceous compressible papules caused by dilation of venules. Although benign, venous lakes are important because of their mimicry of malignant lesions, such as melanoma and pigmented basal cell carcinoma. ...Read more

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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


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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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Small bumps appeared and then disappeared. My lips burned, then the inside of my lips were turning purple. Now my lips seem to be discolored. Explain?

Small bumps appeared and then disappeared. My lips burned, then the inside of my lips were turning purple. Now my lips seem to be discolored. Explain?

Lips burning: Have allergies? Did it occur after you ate something? Shellfish? May be allergic reaction, or autoimmune response or herpetic lesion- but that stays for a week. Would carry a benedryl on you (if not allergic to benedryl) in case it reccurs, for herpes can take lysine 500 mg 3 tabs a day. X 1 wek then 1 tab a day x 1 month. But most important: call your doctor today or go to ER ...Read more

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A small purple wart like bump has appeared inside lip in front of mouth and my tongue keeps touching it. It is hard and painless. What should I do?

A small purple wart like bump has appeared inside lip in front of mouth and my tongue keeps touching it. It is hard and painless. What should I do?

Check it out: Random bumps are always a concern for the doctor. Generally speaking, it's probably nothing but you want to be sure as abnormalities can present as symptoms to worse scenarios. It's possible that its related to the trauma during surgery or postoperatively if you bit your lip. Usually time and not messing with it will help it go away. ...Read more

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Hello, I have had a dark purple, lesion like bump on the inside of my lower lip. I am extremely concerned that this may be an STD and/or cancerous.?

Hello, I have had a dark purple, lesion like bump on the inside of my lower lip. I am extremely concerned that this may be an STD and/or cancerous.?

Have it checked: There is a range of things that this could be, depending on the exact location on your lip, duration, etc. You should see your health care provider for possible referral to an ENT (otolaryngologist) doctor or oral maxillofacial surgeon to have it examined. It sounds like a hematoma, vascular malformation, or pigmented lesion, and it should be seen. ...Read more

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My 1 1/2 month old has a squishy purple looking bump on the back of his head. It's been there since he was born. What could it be?

My 1 1/2 month old has a squishy purple looking bump on the back of his head. It's been there since he was born. What could it be?

A birthmark!: It is a capillary hemangioma. They are benign tumors that tend to grow but will resolve in time. The color will fade first and the hemangioma will shrink and disappear in due time. Just be careful when combing his hair cause it can irritate the birthmark, if you will take pictures to keep track of it. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is purple bump inside mouth a sign of hiv?

Hoping you can tell me, is purple bump inside mouth a sign of hiv?

Not always...: A 'purple bump' inside the mouth could be a sign of HIV infection; however, there are multiple reasons to have a purplish bump in the oral cavity that have nothing to do with hiv/aids. Sometimes local irritation from something as simple as biting the lip or inside of the cheek can cause a raised purplish area like a bruise on the skin. If you are concerned about hiv, get an HIV test performed. ...Read more

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I have purple bump that appears to be infected. Is there a home remedy to help the pimple come to a head?

I have purple bump that appears to be infected. Is there a home remedy to help the pimple come to a head?

Help for bump: Using a warm compress for 15-20 min several times a day might help it come to a head. You can take an anti inflammatory such as Motrin OTC as well which may help alleviate some of the pain/swelling. If it gets worse, see a doctor since you may need antibiotic or for it to be drained. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have I pea sized reddish-purple bump on right thigh. Doesn't have a head or any hair, not painful but discomfort. What is is it, how do I treat it?

I have I pea sized reddish-purple bump on right thigh. Doesn't have a head or any hair, not painful but discomfort. What is is it, how do I treat it?

Needs to be checked: Reddish purple bump on the thigh may be an abscess, a hematoma secondary to trauma, a cyst or something else. We don't have enough information like how long you have had, how it started, any trauma, your occupation etc. And it needs to be examined and felt to be able to determine what caused that, and then advice appropriate treatment ...Read more

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My head feels soft and mushy plus bumps are appearing and it feels like somethings in there crawling. Plus my left ear turns purple every now n then?

My head feels soft and mushy plus bumps are appearing and it feels like somethings in there crawling. Plus my left ear turns purple every now n then?

Bumps on head: MAY be sebaceous cysts, which are common on head, neck, and shoulders. You need to see your doctor to be certain. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Red bump on my inner thigh I thought it was probably a boil, but it never came to a head, sank under the skin and now is flat and purple, 4 monthsnow?

Red bump on my inner thigh I thought it was probably a boil, but it never came to a head, sank under the skin and now is flat and purple, 4 monthsnow?

Boil: It may be gone, but since it is persisting I would have it seen by your doctor, make sure nothing further needs to be done or treated. ...Read more

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Painless clear/white bump with purple center in mouth, pea sized at max, throbs in time to heart.

Painless clear/white bump with purple center in mouth, pea sized at max, throbs in time to heart.

Mouth bump: Any lump that truly pulsates would have a blood vessel nearby. It's best to get examined by a physician or Otolaryngologist for diagnosis and advice. ...Read more

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I have a purple bump inside my mouth that has been there for the past month. The skin on the upper part of my vagina where hair grows is dry. And I ha?

I have a purple bump inside my mouth that has been there for the past month. The skin on the upper part of my vagina where hair grows is dry. And I ha?

Exams: Although inside of your mouth and the lining of your vagina are mucous membrane, the problems you describe may be related, but probably are coincidental & unrelated. See your Dentist immediately about oral lesion...it's there 2 weeks to long. See your OBGyn about tissue dryness. Make both Drs. Aware of both problems so they can consult with each other. Be proactive, call now for appointments. ...Read more

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I have a subtle bump in my cheek at the corner of my mouth. It has a lot of purple veins around that area only. Why is that?

I have a subtle bump in my cheek at the corner of my mouth. It has a lot of purple veins around that area only. Why is that?

Lesion in mouth: Hello,
It is somewhat difficult to answer this question without a picture but sounds like your a describing a venous lake. This is a benign vascular lesions. Other thoughts include a traumatic lesion (i.e. from biting the inside of the mouth) creating a pocket of trapped blood or a mole. Prob best to have it evaluated. Good luck. Dr. Kosari. ...Read more

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Tiny purple bump on hand (size if the head of a pin), but I don't remember an injury. Hemorrhage? Insect bite? It's painless.

Tiny purple bump on hand (size if the head of a pin), but I don't remember an injury. Hemorrhage? Insect bite? It's painless.

Capillary: Without actually seeing the spot, it's impossible to say for sure, but it may be a ruptured capillary. No serious issue. Anticipate complete resolution in several days. If you are concerned, then getting somebody to look at it is the only way to know for sure what it is. ...Read more

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I have a purple bump on the inside of my upper leg. It's very sore and tender. Do not see any "head" or any puss. What is this? A boil, a cyst....

Abscess: Likely. Need to examine in order to determine that, but that is most likely. See a doctor in the next couple of days (preferably within 24 hours). This is not a complaint that requires going to an E.R. Urgent care would be preferred if you couldn't get into your regular primary care physician. ...Read more

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Had unprotected oral sex. Next day tingling, burning sensation in my mouth/vaginal area. One week later big purple bump with fluid on pubic. Std?

Had unprotected oral sex. Next day tingling, burning sensation in my mouth/vaginal area. One week later big purple bump with fluid on pubic. Std?

Need STI screening: Unprotected oral sex (given or received i.e. fellatio or cunilingus) associated with unprotected sexual-genital intercourse with someone who may be an oral or genital carrier of a sexually transmitted infection, does place you at risk for a STI in your oropharynx and in your pelvis. Consult a Gyn or an Infectious Disease doctor who specializes in screening and treatment of STIs to seek answers. ...Read more

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Just noticed a sm bump on scalp with a bald patch. Area is tender. Spot is purplish & doc thinks its a mole. Derm appt in 3+ wks. I've had headache for 2+ days. I also hit head hard there 4 months ago.

Just noticed a sm bump on scalp with a bald patch. Area is tender. Spot is purplish & doc thinks its a mole. Derm appt in 3+ wks. I've had headache for 2+ days. I also hit head hard there 4 months ago.

Headaches: As physicians we try to put all the symptoms and aspects of he history to come together to diagnose a one single condition. However, it is possible that in your case, you are dealing with three different unrelated problems. I am glad you have the appointment scheduled to check the scalp. That is a start. ...Read more

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What could a cluster of bumps on lips be?

What could a cluster of bumps on lips be?

Many possibilities: Bumps under the skin could be as a result of different reasons of which could include an ingrown hair, acne, infection, abscess, or an allergic reaction to various things like detergents or soaps or to medications. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Are all bumps on your lips herpes?

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All: All bumps on the lips are not herpes but it can be one of the concern that will require you to consult a dermatologist. There are many causes which cause bumps on the lips which may include simple reasons such as allergy to some foods, sunburn, bacterial infection, acne, even possibility of cancerous lesion in smokers, or benign growth lesions such as sebaceous hyperplasia. ...Read more