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I have a white bump on my inner lip. It has a white tip and at the bottom its has a red ring around it.

I have a white bump on my inner lip. It has a white tip and at the bottom its has a red ring around it.

Duration? Symptoms?: Need more information and a photograph to help. Location, duration, symptoms, size and time of onset are important to know. See your dentist for identification. S/he can biopsy it if the lesion is not clinically identifiable. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

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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After sex, the inner lip near my urethra was raw, became red, and burned. I believe it is an abrasion. What can I do or use to heal this? Ointments?

After sex, the inner lip near my urethra was raw, became red, and burned. I believe it is an abrasion. What can I do or use to heal this? Ointments?

Risk of infectio: Since it ia raw area in mucus membrane, there is risk of infection. You can use a topical antibiotic cream like Bacitracin twice a day. And it will heal within 7
also avoid rough sex till healed ...Read more

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Hello I was wondering how to take care a boil on your vagina? I'm not sure its a boil but that's my guess since its red and big round bump on my inner lip of my vagina and it hurts bad. I am a very clean woman and have no diseases at all nor does my husb

Hello I was wondering how to take care a boil on your vagina? I'm not sure its a boil but that's my guess since its red and big round bump on my inner lip of my vagina and it hurts bad. I am a very clean woman and have no diseases at all nor does my husb

You need to be seen.: This sounds like an infected cyst, which needs drainage to get relief of the infection and pain. It has nothing to do with cleanliness or diseases---just bad luck! Go to an ObGyn or FP or if you can't get in quickly you can go to an ED for some pain relief and a referral. Meanwhile, sit in very warm water; you can also use a hot water bottle, wear a warm washcloth or a hand warmer to the area. ...Read more

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Have one sore red spot on the inner lip of my vagina. It hurt lots initially but is better after a few days. Could it be herpes or would it get worse?

Have one sore red spot on the inner lip of my vagina. It hurt lots initially but is better after a few days. Could it be herpes or would it get worse?

Yes: This could very well be herpes. If you become pregnant it would be very important to have your OB doctor aware of this because it may influence the choice of vaginal vs. C-section delivery. On the other hand this may simply be a clogged gland, another form of std, or other things, and having your doctor examine it is a good idea. ...Read more

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I have a cluster of small red bumps/blisters inside my mouth in the crease where my gum meets the inner lip. It tingles and is irritated. What is it?

I have a cluster of small red bumps/blisters inside my mouth in the crease where my gum meets the inner lip. It tingles and is irritated. What is it?

Mouth lesions: Maybe cold sores or ulcers. Or may be connected to your teeth. Have them seen by your doctor or dentist for a a accurate diagnosis and treated. All the best. ...Read more

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Have a small red lump on the inner lip of my vagina. Only feels sore if touched. Am a virgin no sexual activity of any kind. On my period. What is it?

Cyst: If you've never had sexual relations, the most common thing would be a sebaceous cyst. Best is to get it looked at however, as a picture is worth 1000 words. ...Read more

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I have sores in my mouth an looks like red legions inside my lip been there for little over a month. What could it be?

I have sores in my mouth an looks like red legions inside my lip been there for little over a month. What could it be?

Lichen Planis?: Having sores in mouth and inflamed lips (red lesions) could be associated with affliction called lichen planis. You can have other skin eruptions on your body too. This is a disorder that can linger, come and go, very passive to acute painful outbreaks. It can only be controlled not cured. There are other possibities too. See dentist to start. Can go see dermatologist. Seek tx. ...Read more

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There is a huge pimple in the corner of my lip. Inside my lip. It hurts and is red and my lip is swollen. I need natural at home treatment? That works

There is a huge pimple in the corner of my lip. Inside my lip. It hurts and is red and my lip is swollen. I need natural at home treatment? That works

Red bump: The cause of the red bump could be anything from a simple ulcer due to trauma to a viral source. It is best to check with your dentist and treat accordingly ...Read more

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Randomly will get a small bump within my inner lip, doesn't itch or hurt and there will only be one at a time, what can it be?

Randomly will get a small bump within my inner lip, doesn't itch or hurt and there will only be one at a time, what can it be?

Harmless mucocele: Usually they're not a problem and will go away on their own. If concerned see your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Yesterday, I found a small, soft, flesh colored, painful bump on my inner lip. Today, it is bigger and I found another one. Help?

Yesterday, I found a small, soft, flesh colored, painful bump on my inner lip. Today, it is bigger and I found another one. Help?

Minor salivary gland: It could be a minor salivary gland and may go away by itself. If it continues to get worse I would see a dentist or dental specialist in oral pathology or oral medicine. ...Read more

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Haven't showered in few days-last night had painful/weird sensation? So showered; then today bumps &1big bump where pain was last night -left inner lip

Haven't showered in few days-last night had painful/weird sensation? So showered; then today bumps &1big bump where pain was last night -left inner lip

Herpes Prodrome?: A prodrome is a physical sensation that signals that the herpes virus may be starting its travel to the surface of your skin. It will generally manifest as itching, burning or stinging from 30 minutes to 2 days before outbreak. Go to a doctor for treatment. By the way start taking a daily shower and better care of yourself. Take Care ...Read more

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I have a couple small cuts on my inner lip where I used to have stitches at last year. It's pretty tough to eat. It's been 4 days. Should I let it be?

I have a couple small cuts on my inner lip where I used to have stitches at last year. It's pretty tough to eat. It's been 4 days. Should I let it be?

Bleeding?: If you are bleeding, try placing a slightly moist tea bag (black tea or orange pekoe tea, not green, herbal tea) onto the cuts and hold with moderate pressure for 20 minutes. This should significantly reduce the bleeding, if not successful seek dental/ medical help. Soft or liquid diet for a few days. ...Read more

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What's that bump on the inner lip of my vagina?

What's that bump on the inner lip of my vagina?

Uh OH!: I really am not quite qualified to answer this question since my area of expertise is the mouth, which is why my professional degree is dds. For some reason I also have been listed incorrectly as being an expert in female health, which I am not. Sorry. ...Read more

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Why does my lower inner lip stick to my lower gums?

Why does my lower inner lip stick to my lower gums?

It's hard to say why: But I am trying to imagine what you are asking. & I think the reason might be that your gums in between your teeth (called papillae) are receded down, therefore you are involuntarily suctioning ur lower lip when your mouth /lips are closed, & since your inner lips /mucosa is movable and moldable, if fills in those papillary spaces...Just a guess. But if u see ur dentist he/she can see better. ...Read more

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Can you offer some tips please on how to get rid of a torn inner lip?

VERY tough problem: Unfortunately these tears or sores inside the lip/mouth are very difficult to get to heal due to the frequency of talking/eating that goes on. The only advice I can give you is to keep it adequately moist using vaseline, keep opening of mouth as small as possible, and some topical relief can be achieved using available otc treatments found in the oral health section in stores, my fav. Is orabase. ...Read more

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Help! I have some sort of boil on my inner lip. What can I use for this?

Size, Location...: It is hard to tell without seeing its size, and its location ; duration, etc. With that being said, the lip contains many small glands that secrete fluid, and when the fluid gets clogged, it may cause a boil-like swelling. This may rupture then disappear, or continue to swell and may become uncomfortable. Keep the area clean and see a dentist to get it checked. ...Read more

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I got stitches in my inner lip yesterday when will the swelling go down?

I got stitches in my inner lip yesterday when will the swelling go down?

2-3 days: In 2-3 days swelling will start to go down. Should be a little less every day after that. Did you discuss this with your Dentist? Were you given instructions about compresses? Were you given anti-inflammatories? ...Read more

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What is a mucus ball and how can it be treated. My 7 y.O. Has one on her bottom inner lip?

What is a mucus ball and how can it be treated. My 7 y.O. Has one on her bottom inner lip?

Cyst: Essentiaaly a cyst that has formed by a secretion gland sealing itself off and forming a semi-firm ball. Usually these will need to be removed by an ENT specialist. That way, it will not keep coming back. ...Read more

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I accidentaly got kneed in the mouth and bit my inner lip real hard. What is the best method to heal/disenfect the wound?

I accidentaly got kneed in the mouth and bit my inner lip real hard. What is the best method to heal/disenfect the wound?

B2: Just rinsing is enough for cleaning. Orally take riboflavin -b2 vitamin twice daily and methionine 500mg twice daily for a week. ...Read more

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Woke up and a part of my inner bottom lip felt bumpy. I looked and saw a a bit of redness and two small painless white bumps. Did I bite it?

Woke up and a part of my inner bottom lip felt bumpy. I looked and saw a a bit of redness and two small painless white bumps. Did I bite it?

Canker sores: Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. If concerned see your dentist for laser treatment, immediate solution. ...Read more

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I have a tiny clear bubble on my inner lip that slowly grew. Feels sort of rough when rubbed along my top lip. What could it be? No pain or burning.

Mgt: It may be a cold sore. I would advise avoiding acidic foods and using an over the counter medication. If it worsens or looks infected, please see your physician. ...Read more

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How can I treat a blister on my inner lip?

How can I treat a blister on my inner lip?

Blocked duct: By blister, I am going to assume a bubble on your inner lip. It is most likely a pinched off saliva gland with the exit blocked. Increasing your saliva flow may reopen it. You can do that with sugarless sour hard candy. If things don't improve in a few days get it checked because there are other possibilities. ...Read more

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My inner lip of my vagina is a really strange shape, should I be concerned?

My inner lip of my vagina is a really strange shape, should I be concerned?

No correct shape: There is no correct shape to the labia. If yo think that it is very unusual or has changed, see your doctor and let them check it. ...Read more

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How could you heal an inner-lip blister?

How could you heal an inner-lip blister?

Depends on what: The cause (etiology) of the blister is. Most are self-limiting and disappear in a few days. If it persists, gets larger in size or more painful, then make an appointment with a dentist. ...Read more

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I have a tiny bubbled, clear fluid filled bump inside my inner lip, it's painless. Never had any bumps before. What could it be?

I have a tiny bubbled, clear fluid filled bump inside my inner lip, it's painless. Never had any bumps before. What could it be?

Mucocele possibly: The bump on the inside of your lip is probably a mucocele. It is caused when the duct to a minor salivary gland gets clogged or traumatized and the saliva backs up forming a fluid filled bump. They are most common on the lower lip but can occur elsewhere in the mouth as well. Small ones can resolve on their own. Large ones (as shown here) require surgical removal by and oral surgeon. ...Read more

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I bit my inner lip while eating like two months ago and it swelled and is tender and still hasn't gone away. What is it and how do I fix it?

Minor salivary gland: Most likely the duct from a minor gland was blocked and a small round ball formed. You did not notice until you bit it. Once traumatized they can take awhile to go away. Following repeated trauma, they can fill in with scar tissue to become a permanent firm bump. After 2 months, and it is still sore, it is time to see a dentist. ...Read more