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medical mystery

I keep getting a clear bump on my bottom lip and it is painful and annoying. It pops very easily but it usually comes back easily back over night. I've been to the doctor several times for it and it somehow remains a medical mystery. What could it be?
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540545 tn?1377622918
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Does it come and go during meals/eating time?

Could be a mucocele?
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Do they continuously come back in the same spot as soon as they pop?
540545 tn?1377622918
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Well a mucocele is a severed salivary gland.  So it forms a bubble that fills with saliva when you eat or salivate then goes away on its own.  I think that if it pops, it will come back.  

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Well it goes away for about 2 or 3 months and comes back in a different spot but always on my lower lip and it really has me very nervous
540545 tn?1377622918
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
That's unusual.  Did they biopsy it?
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Yes I don't know what it is and they hurt and if there's something I could do to prevent them I would love to know what it is.
540545 tn?1377622918
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Is it an aphthous ulcer?  Or perhaps herpes?  (canker sore or cold sore)?
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I got a culture done on it and it was clear I just don't understand what it is
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And canker sores and ulcers kinda look large and white this is small and clear and it gets raise
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And canker sores and ulcers kinda look large and white this is small and clear and it gets raise
540545 tn?1377622918
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
What did the culture say on it?  What about a biopsy?
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