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I have a spot on my lower lip that has been around for a

while, but I'd just like...
I have a spot on my lower lip that has been around for a while, but I'd just like to know if it looks suspicious. I have a doctor appointment coming up in a couple of weeks, I would just like your input as to whether it is something to be concerned about.
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Dr. Chip
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Customer reply replied 25 days ago
I just put a picture of a few angles. I don't know that they are good enough photos. It looks kind of darker in real life

Got those--thanks

How long has it been there?

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Customer reply replied 25 days ago
I am 47 and likely in menopause. I have a similar mark above it. I have had a lot of sun exposure in my youth. It's been there at least a few months. Just seems to be more noticeable now.

Well--not cancer if that was your concern here

This is a mucocele--a totally benign small salivary gland cyst

Usually these resolve on their own but they can be unroofed by a dentist or an ear nose and throat MD specialist

Please let me know if you need any more information

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Customer reply replied 25 days ago
It's flat and dark - is that what you are referring to? Looks almost like flat dark brown veins.

Yes--I see it

Just a mucocele

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Customer reply replied 25 days ago
I have it circled on the bot***** *****p and then there is something similar on the top lip. Flat - looks brown in some light and dark blue in other lights. Is this what mucoceles look like? or are those big cyst looking things. This is completely flat. I do have a spot where I bit my lip but i'm talking about the mole looking part.

Got those--thanks

I assure you these are both small mucoceles and not cancer

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Customer reply replied 25 days ago
Okay, thank you. Is there a way to minimize their appearance?

You can try over the counter 1% hydrocortisone cream twice a day for a week

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Customer reply replied 25 days ago
Okay, will do! Thank you so much!

My pleasure and call on me anytime

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