i accidentally posted this question on someone else's thread, sorry for the repeat:
I have a bump on the inside of my lip, which is visible from the outside of my mouth. It is raised up from the skin, and appeared about a week ago. You can see a picture here:
I would estimate this is about 7mm wide and 6 mm tall.
This is from about 5 days ago, since then it has stayed about the same size and gotten dark red on half of it from blood on the inside. I went to see a doctor today, he said it could be a cyst that formed over a damaged saliva duct. Also, he said it could possibly be a herpes sore. I have no history of herpes and haven't kissed anyone in a few months. It doesn't hurt at all. My doctor said it is unlikely to be a wart; his basis for this was that it formed rapidly. This thing kind of just popped up a week ago. Do you have any idea what this could be?
He gave me a herpes medication 'Zovirax' (acyclovir) and told me to try it for a week and also to apply compression to the bump with a warm towel 3 times a day. I am going back in a week to have it checked out. I have also read that evening primrose oil helps mucocele's go away, would you recommend using this?
Sorry for the lengthy messagee, i am just very worried. I appreciate any help you are will to give.