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What to do about purple spots on lips?

What to do about purple spots on lips?

Get a biopsy: Get a referral to an oral surgeon so it can be biopsied, then you can have it removed. ...Read more

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What causes blue or purple spots on iside of lips of mouth?

What causes blue or purple spots on iside of lips of mouth?

Cheek bite for one: One cause can be a cheek bite that caused bleeding below the tissue, but not enough of a bite to cause a laceration or tear so that the blood leaked out into your mouth. Another reason could be a blue nevus. You should see a dentist to have the spots evaluated and then see if any treatment is needed. ...Read more

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I have black purple spots in the tip of my tounge and also on my lower inside of lip. Would like to know why ?

I have black purple spots in the tip of my tounge and also on my lower inside of lip.
Would like to know why ?

Important to check: There is a genetic condition called intestinal polyposis or Peutz Jegher's syndrome. Your age is not mentioned as it often becomes symptomatic in 20s. A colonoscopy is needed for diagnosis, which shows numerous polyps. The pigmented spots on the buccal mucosa are quite characteristic . Ask your PCP for gastroenterology referral. It is important. ...Read more

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What would purple marks on the lips be? Like spots, almost like bruising/blood under skin but doesn't hurt. Could this be an std? Its not a cold sore.

Purple marks on lips: You have to see your doctor or a dermatologist to have a proper diagnosis. There are a number of different possibilities. The most likely is a vascular one such as a venous lake. However many lesions on the lips can reflect a systemic condition like osler-weber-rendu. ...Read more

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What would a purple spot on my lip be?

Lip lesion: Typically these are small hemangiomas, benign collections of blood vessels. ...Read more

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I woke up Sunday with a purple spot on my bottom lip. It's been there many years but it's never blown up and not shrunk back down. ?

I woke up Sunday with a purple spot on my bottom lip. It's been there many years but it's never blown up and not shrunk back down. ?

Sound like a blood: blister, a swollen vein. Perhaps from biting at the smaller bump that is always there. Warn compresses and it should resolve again but see your doctor immediately (or the ER) if this turns into an expanding blood pocket down the face or neck. ...Read more

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Hi, i've like 2 yeards with a dark/purple spot under my lower lip. It doesn't hurt me.. I want to know what it is. Sometimes it looks darker.

Hi, i've like 2 yeards with a dark/purple spot under my lower lip. It doesn't hurt me.. I want to know what it is. Sometimes it looks darker.

See dermatologist: Please see a dermatologist to have this spot on your face examined, since you're concerned about it. It's hard to know what it is without seeing it, and dermatologists are specialists for skin problems. ...Read more

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What would a purple spot on the lip be? It is flat and somewhat faint...But has been there for about a month. Is this something to be concerned about

What would a purple spot on the lip be? It is flat and somewhat faint...But has been there for about a month.  Is this something to be concerned about

Likely not: If you are otherwise healthy, this spot is likely due to a benign process such as blood vessel proliferation or sun damage. Have your primary care doc take a look at it, especially if it enlarges or becomes irregularly colored or shaped. ...Read more

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