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Blister on lower lip :P

About 7 weeks ago, I was eating outside, when all of a sudden I felt my lower lip swell. At that very moment, there was a wasp buzzing around my face so I immediately thought it may have been a sting, even though it didn't hurt. It was only swollen to a small lump on one side, and looked a bit like a blood blister. It got slightly bigger throughout the day, but since then gets bigger and smaller in size, depending on whether I accidently bite it or not! The blood has disappeared and it now just looks like a weird bump on my lip, I can feel its full of fluid. Its not painful but does feel a bit like a bruise. All the doctor gave me was hydrocortisone cream to use for a week which hasn't worked. And now she says there's nothing else she can do! I work in the performing arts so its very insightly and is affecting my confidence. Any suggestions?!
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Hello,
Without examination, it is difficult to confirm a diagnosis, but from your description it looks like a mucocele. It is a rubbery, bubblelike painles swelling. It is usually inside the lower lip, under the tongue or the inside of mouth and caused mainly by biting the lips or trauma during eating of food.

Usually it goes away on its own. But if it does not, then corticosteroid injections and surgical removal by scalpel or laser are done by a dermatologist. It then has to be differentiated from other mucocutaneous lesions also.
Hope it helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional queries. Warm regards.
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Thankyou! I'll go back to the doctor and ask to see a dermatologist. Fingers crossed! Its been so long now, so I don't suppose it will go away by itself :(


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just checked it out on wikipedia, thats exactly it!!! thankyou
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mucocele
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