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Dr. Joel Doyon
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
31 years in practice
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What to do about purple spots on lips?

Dr. Joel Doyon
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
31 years in practice
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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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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. Joel Doyon
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
31 years in practice
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What causes blue or purple spots on iside of lips of mouth?

Dr. Joel Doyon
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
31 years in practice
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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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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. Shahid Rafique
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
39 years in practice
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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 ?

Dr. Shahid Rafique
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
39 years in practice
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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 ?

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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Dr. Arthur Balin
Board Certified, Dermatology
42 years in practice
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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.

Dr. Arthur Balin
Board Certified, Dermatology
42 years in practice
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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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Dr. David Martin
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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What would a purple spot on my lip be?

Dr. David Martin
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
23 years in practice
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Lip lesion: Typically these are small hemangiomas, benign collections of blood vessels. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Love
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
14 years in practice
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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. ?

Dr. Aaron Love
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
14 years in practice
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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. ?

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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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
37 years in practice
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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.

Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
37 years in practice
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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.

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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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Board Certified, Pathology
18 years in practice
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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

Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Board Certified, Pathology
18 years in practice
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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

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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Dr. Ajay Acharya
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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I busted my lip open a few days ago and pinched a nerve. Then today I noticed a small purple spot on my lip. Bruise or blood clot?

Dr. Ajay Acharya
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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I busted my lip open a few days ago and pinched a nerve. Then today I noticed a small purple spot on my lip. Bruise or blood clot?

Bruise: Relax....it is bruise, it will heal promptly. Keep area clean and cold. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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I have a painful black/purple spot on the lips of my vagina, I have the flu, I have only had one sexual partner who had no stds. What is it?

Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
103M people helped
I have a painful black/purple spot on the lips of my vagina, I have the flu, I have only had one sexual partner who had no stds. What is it?

See a doctor: Without seeing and examining you it is impossible to diagnose. Go see someone, and feel better. ...Read more

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