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Bump in my lip and on my finger?

Asked by comicalmayhem (809points) July 24th, 2010

I’ve had a bump on the inside of my lower lip for about a year. I notice it every once in a while, so maybe it disappears and reappears at times, but I want to know if I can get rid of it. It blends in with the rest of my lip and I got it around the time I got my braces on. It hurt for the first week of getting my braces on, so I’m assuming it’s because of the braces and not a sore or cancer or any of that.

On my right hand, middle finger, I have another bump. I used to write weird in the 3rd grade and I guess the bump is like a blister, but it blends in with the rest of my finger. The pencil used to rub on that spot and one day in the third grade it started hurting and a bump formed. So it’s been there for about 5 or 6 years. I want to know if I can get rid of that too. (I’m 99% sure it’s not a wart)

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gailcalled's avatar

The bump on your finger is probably a callus. I have had one for decades, at the same spot, due to the way in which I held (and still hold) a pen or pencil. You can use a little callus file on it.

As for the bump on the inside of your lip, check with your dentist or orthodontist.

JLeslie's avatar

I agree bump on your finger is a callus and I would keep it, unless you plan on changing your writing habits. A callus is natures way of protecting you from getting a blister. Dancers pray for calluses to form on their feet so they won’t be in pain.

Your mouth should be evaluated by a doctor. It could be HPV (which is the virus that causes warts) and some are likely to cause cancer. They can come and go on their own. Or, it might be herpetic if it only lasts a week or two at a time. Or, it could be a simple irritation from the braces.

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