Dentistry/Dark red dot spot on bottom of inner lip (Picture album included)
Dark red dot spot on bottom of inner lip (Picture album included)
Near the end of the day, I felt something bumpy on the bottom of my inner lip.
I looked in the mirror, and I saw a dark red dot.
(Sorry if the pictures aren't clear).
Maybe I bit my lip, but I don't remember.
Does it look like it's a common spot for a lip bite?
I feel somewhat certain that I didn't feel something yesterday or this morning.
When I bite my lip good, I think it goes white (canker sore?), and hurts for a while from contact and acid.
I don't think lighter bites changed the color that much.
This red dot doesn't hurt when I touch it.
I don't recall seeing a spot so dark red.
I don't always check every bump though.
I might see my doctor soon, unless I should go in the next couple days.
Thanks for any information.
Thanks very much Jeff for the question and including pictures. It appears to me that this is a small hemangioma which is just a small collection of blood vessels and nothing to worry about. The other possibility in this location is something called a mucocoel which is a plugged mucous duct. Usually these will resolve on their own but occasionally must be removed by a surgeon and all he does is remove the small duct that is plugged. It is minor surgery with little pain. I suggest you just wait and see if it resolves or gets larger but I am pretty sure this is not cancerous especially in this location.