Blister on inner lip
Member # 330
September 13, 2002 12:58 PM
I am a 30 old male who has smoked for 11 years, though
for the past 3 it has been very light. I noticed a small
clear, hard cyst right in the middle of my lower lip. It
is a wierd little thing, because it will appear, burst,
go away, a repeat. I first noticed this about 2 months
ago and now it seems that there is a tissue mass or physical
object directly underneath where the original cyst was.
I have managed to fiddle with the thing enough that there
is scar tissue and it is more noticable now than before.
I was at the dentist 4 months ago and was told that I didn't
have any lumps or spots and had geat oral heath. I have
made an appointment to see a DR next monday because I can't
stand not knowing what the heck it is. Should I be concerned,
aren't there 100's of little ducts in the mouth that could
be the culprit? I am nervous and driving myself crazy.
Any info or advice would be great.
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From: Apple Valley, MN | Registered: Sep 2002
Member # 4
September 24, 2002 07:24 AM
is most likely a mucocele, a very common oral occurrence.
There are indeed thousands of little openings in the soft
tissues of your mouth each which secrete moisture to keep
everything wet. When one of these becomes clogged up (for
many different and benign reasons) a mucocele forms. Mine
occur over and over again in the same spot for a week or
so and then finally things clean out and it goes away.
They can also occur from minor trauma to the soft tissue,
and the most common place for this to occur is the inside
of the lower lip and the inside of the cheeks. They are
usually almost perfectly round, filled with clear fluid,
and the overlying layer of tissue is almost clear. The
tender wall of these little cysts eventually breaks, usually
during eating, and the fluid flows out, and the cyst heals
by secondary intent (on it's own without treatment). In
short, nothing to worry about.
Brian, stage 3/4 oral cancer survivor. OCF Founder and
Director. "The first responsibility of a leader is to define
reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the
leader is a servant."
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From: Laguna Niguel, CA | Registered: Mar 2002