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What is this bump on my lip?

Asked by le_inferno (6184points) July 24th, 2010

I’ve had this small bump on the outside of my lip for years, pretty much as long as I can remember. I just have no idea what it is. Any thoughts? Here’s a picture (bottom lip):

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tan235's avatar

do you bite your bottom lip?
I had the same thing and went to the doctor about it and that is what it was… a lump due to me constantly putting pressure on my lip… i still get it sometimes but it does go away, it’s hard to see in the photo as you’re wearing lip stick, but it looks pretty similar.
Definitely could be something else of course, why don’t you get it checked out just to be on the safe side?

tan235's avatar

oh second look it could also be a skin tag, i get them too, not sure if you can get them on your lip but on closer inspection it looks very similar, sorry you may actually have lipstick on just very red lips.

le_inferno's avatar

No, I don’t bite my lip often. I don’t think it’s a skin tag, it’s not really that texture. (Also not wearing lipstick)

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lillycoyote's avatar

Sounds like the perfect excuse to visit your doctor and say “I’ve had this small bump on the outside of my lip for years. Do you have any idea what the hell it might be, and if you do know what it is, do you have any medically valid and informed suggestions regarding what I should do about it? Leave it alone? Get it removed? Biopsy it? Ignore it? Get it pierced?”

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woodcutter's avatar

is it hard or does it feel like there’s stuff inside it? Long ago i had a bump that had fluid and the doc had to stick a needle into it to drain it. Some of whatever it was went in my mouth and I remember it being nasty. Long story short, we don’t know what caused it and it hasn’t come back yet. It was about 24 yrs ago.


If it’s fairly firm, it might be a lipoma, a fatty benign deposit that usually appears under the skin. I have a few, on my forearm and near my groin. My doctor told me that they sometimes appear when one loses weight rather quickly, or that they just form for no real reason. They may be small or large. Best to get it checked out, but if it hasn’t bothered you for the past few years, I don’t think it’s serious. Nevertheless, you might want to ask your doctor about it.

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le_inferno's avatar

Hmm, interesting suggestions… I’ll ask my doctor the next time I see her.. though I think I may have mentioned it in passing once, and she was dismissive… We’ll see.

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asmonet's avatar

Eh, I have one on the exact opposite part of my lip, on the inside edge. Had it since before I can remember. I just chalk it up to us humans being silly asymmetrical pink blobs. We have weird stuff, meh.

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