What is a lump on the inside of the lower lip?


Mucoceles, or mucous cysts, are small lumps that appear in the lower lip area as a result of mild trauma to the salivary glands. For the Baltimore Sun, Dr. Zaineb Makhzoumi holds that mucous cysts are quite common and are considered harmless. In very rare cases, the lump may rupture and become inflamed, but this would only cause some scarring.

Dr. Makhzoumi indicates that mucous cysts can form after someone bites their lip, either on purpose or by accident. When that happens the salivary gland is ruptured or blocked, which causes mucus to collect in the area and tissue to swell. The lumps usually have a slight bluish tinge. They are normally not painful.

Mucoceles are generally not treated since they are regarded as benign, according to Dr. Makhzoumi. Mucous cysts can last up to two weeks before disappearing on their own. There is no chance that the cyst will spread or turn into cancer. However, if a lump develops inside the lip or cheek and persists for two months or more, a doctor should be consulted. There are other types of cysts that can form within the mouth that could turn out to be serious in nature. To remove the cyst, Dr. Makhzoumi explains that a medical professional can drain out the fluid using a medium bore needle.

Q&A Related to "What is a lump on the inside of the lower lip?"
Possible canker sore or cold sore (they are both different but both common) or as the previous author stated, possibly a mucous retention cyst. Make sure not to aggravate it, giving
I woke up this morning and found this thing on my bottom lip, picture below: http://www.flickr.com/photos/63582375@N08/5781090810/ any ideas what it is and how to get rid of it ..
Cold sore bro.
It sounds like blocked mucous ducts which would cause the
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