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Dr. Laura Anissian
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
16 years in practice
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I have a patch of small painless bumps on my upper lip..they just feel like dry skin and are barely visible. They appear frequently, what are they?

Dr. Laura Anissian
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
16 years in practice
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I have a patch of small painless bumps on my upper lip..they just feel like dry skin and are barely visible. They appear frequently, what are they?

Pattern?: Please keep a log book to see if there is relation to certain type of food intake or use of toothpaste, mouthwash or lipstick/chapstick that is associated with the appearance of the bumps. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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I've had these small white bumps on my lips for years now. They are painless and botherless. What are they? Any cure?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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I've had these small white bumps on my lips for years now. They are painless and botherless. What are they? Any cure?

Maybe: Fordyce spots?? Your dermatologist could tell you for sure. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
Board Certified, General Practice
46 years in practice
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I have a painless white small bump on the outer left side of the lower lip. Its been there for an year or so. What could it be?

Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
Board Certified, General Practice
46 years in practice
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I have a painless white small bump on the outer left side of the lower lip. Its been there for an year or so. What could it be?

It could be: epydermoid cyst or mucous retention cyst or cold sore or gland . See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Board Certified, Dentistry
40 years in practice
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I have a small bump on my lower lip that has grown. It is painless and almost unnoticeable. I've had it for about a year now and am worried about it. ?

Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Board Certified, Dentistry
40 years in practice
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I have a small bump on my lower lip that has grown. It is painless and almost unnoticeable. I've had it for about a year now and am worried about it. ?

A better strategy...: Although a substantial majority of bumps on the lower lip are innocent lesions (e.g., mucous retention cysts, venous lakes, or cold sores), some are not. Worrying about them is not productive; finding out whether the bump requires treatment is more beneficial. You need to schedule a diagnostic appointment with your dentist to evaluate the bump so its significance can be determined. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. Diane Minich
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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I woke up with these bumps on my lip (2 days ago) small bumps (painless) but now they have grown into scabs (picked off) but im seeing more (sm) bumps?

Dr. Diane Minich
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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Many possibilities: Include herpes infection, bacterial infection, contact dermatitis, lichen planus.......See your doctor for a correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
25 years in practice
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I have a small painless bump on the surface of my upper lip. What could that be?

Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
25 years in practice
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I have a small painless bump on the surface of my upper lip. What could that be?

I do not know: Without doing a physical it is tough to say what the bump is, but a guess would be possibly the beginning of a type of cold sore? If it worsens or does not go away, get an evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Board Certified, General Surgery
38 years in practice
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I have a small, painless, non-discolored bump on the outer edge of my upper lip (thats barely noticeable), what could it be?

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Board Certified, General Surgery
38 years in practice
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See a doctor: a skin lesions and lumps and bumps are the hardest one to advised about on line. the lack of a picture or visual diagnosis will make it impossible, the list of possibilities are too long to discuss. so for your peace of mind, go and see a doctor, or you can ask your question in a live vedeo consult here at health tap where the physician might be able to visualize the lesion, and give an opinion. ...Read more

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Dr. Jessica Khan
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
27 years in practice
140K people helped
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I have a small bump on my vagina lip.. Painless.. Flesh colored.. I shaved.. Could that be why?

Dr. Jessica Khan
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
27 years in practice
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I have a small bump on my vagina lip.. Painless.. Flesh colored.. I shaved.. Could that be why?

No: There is no hair follicles on mucosal surface which is the covering at the vaginal lip. A small painless bump maybe the beginning of genital wart before it reaches the stage of taking on a warty, cauliflower like appearance. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Board Certified, Dermatology
39 years in practice
12M people helped
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I have a small whitish colored blister like bump on my lip that has been there for over a year now. It is painless and comes and goes.

Dr. Joseph Eastern
Board Certified, Dermatology
39 years in practice
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I have a small whitish colored blister like bump on my lip that has been there for over a year now. It is painless and comes and goes.

Cyst.: Sounds like an epidermal cyst, but there are several other possibilities. Let a dermatologist look at it, tell you exactly what it is, and what can be done about it. ...Read more

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