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I have had a bump on my upper lip very time. It is right

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Hello. I have had a bump on my upper lip for a very long time. It is right above the lip along the edge. I cannot remember how I got it or when. It is soft and flesh colored, not painful at all. I have had no issues with it at all and I have never had it looked at. When I shave I do need to be careful not to cut it because it takes a long time to stop bleeding. Yesterday I noticed that it was a little sensitive to touch and seemed a bit swollen. The skin around it looks like it may be a little irritated. I do get cold soars every know and then in the corner if my mouth. I take Abreva at the first sign of those and they usually go away pretty quickly. I don't think that is related to the "bump". I went to a dermatologist today to see what his opinion might be. He said the bump is a mole. He took measurements of the mole and wants me to come back in two weeks to follow up. He also said that there is very small bump just above the mole. He did prescribe 10 days of an antibiotic, Cefdinir. I did not ask but I am thinking the small bump he found may be a in grown hair or something? Maybe thats irritating the mole? What is he hoping the antibiotic will do? Not sure if this is a melanoma or not. It does not appear to have any of the warning signs Ive seen online. Either way I will most likely get it removed when I can. Any opinions?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Welcome and Thank you for your query posted.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Two pictures attached.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Did you get the pics? Not the best pictures.
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you very much for the photos sent.

Yes , it does look like an inflammed or irritated mole. There are no signs of melanoma in this condition . There is nothing sinister observed from the photo.

The antibiotic will help reduce the inflammation and the sensitivity.

Once the inflammation subsides you should consider removing the area to avoid reinfection.

It looks more like a mole or a sebacous cyst in the area.

Do let me know if you have any further queries.

Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.


Do you still have you concern ?

I am awaiting a reply from your end. Regards


Dr Pravin

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The antibiotics are helping. The swelling and irritation are gone. I'll have mole removed soon.Thanks
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

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