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I have a small bump on my bottom lip and it won't go away. What is it?

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Dr. James Bates
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Lip bump...

This could be an enlarged salivary gland or cyst, but it sounds most likely like a mucocele, or a mucous retention cyst.
These can form when a tiny salivary gland duct in the lip is damaged or injured, obstructing the flow of mucous and causing a cyst. Unfortunately, it won't spontaneously resolve and may need to be surgically removed. You should see an oral surgeon. Good luck!

In brief: Lip bump...

This could be an enlarged salivary gland or cyst, but it sounds most likely like a mucocele, or a mucous retention cyst.
These can form when a tiny salivary gland duct in the lip is damaged or injured, obstructing the flow of mucous and causing a cyst. Unfortunately, it won't spontaneously resolve and may need to be surgically removed. You should see an oral surgeon. Good luck!
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Dr. Gary Lucombe
....or if hard could be traumatic fibroma from previous accident or habitual lip biting.
Dr. Morton Levitt
Pathology

In brief: Bump on Lip

Besides the common cold sore, one can get a fordyce spot, acne, an infectious lesion, or, rarely, although very unlikely at your age, a cancerous growth.
The latter tend to bleed slightly and appear like non-healing sores. If it doesn't improve, you might want to check with your doctor or a dermatologist.

In brief: Bump on Lip

Besides the common cold sore, one can get a fordyce spot, acne, an infectious lesion, or, rarely, although very unlikely at your age, a cancerous growth.
The latter tend to bleed slightly and appear like non-healing sores. If it doesn't improve, you might want to check with your doctor or a dermatologist.
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Dr. Chirag Vasa
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Physical exam

You need to be examine by your physician or gynecologist to rule out various causes that may include boil, warts, or other etiology including tumor.

In brief: Physical exam

You need to be examine by your physician or gynecologist to rule out various causes that may include boil, warts, or other etiology including tumor.
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