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What does it mean when you have a bump on your top lip, but isn't a herpes or cold sore?

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Dr. Khaled El Hoshy
Dermatology

In brief: Lip bumps

A "bump" on the lip can be an infection, a benign growth, or a malignancy, among other things.
A clinical exam is needed to narrow down the diagnosis, & sometimes a biopsy sample is done to know for sure.

In brief: Lip bumps

A "bump" on the lip can be an infection, a benign growth, or a malignancy, among other things.
A clinical exam is needed to narrow down the diagnosis, & sometimes a biopsy sample is done to know for sure.
Dr. Khaled El Hoshy
Dr. Khaled El Hoshy
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics

In brief: See below

Most people get infected by human herpes virus type i (hsv-1) during their childhood.
This virus remains dormant to be activated when the host is stressed or running a fever. "cold sore" is tingling blistery bump developing when hsv is reactivated.

In brief: See below

Most people get infected by human herpes virus type i (hsv-1) during their childhood.
This virus remains dormant to be activated when the host is stressed or running a fever. "cold sore" is tingling blistery bump developing when hsv is reactivated.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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