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Bit my lip now theres a lump.. freaked out..

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 2, 2011
  • 07:31 AM

I guess about a month or so ago i bit my lip hard chewing gum. It bled when i bit it and turned into a canker. The sore went away but now theres a lump there. I bit the lump a week ago and it bruised and swelled. The bruising went away but i cnat tell if its bigger than it was before or not. Theres a small white spot at the very tip of it but that wasnt there before i bit it the second time. I know it wasnt there until i bit my lip.

Some background. I do dip. I have only done it for a couple months. I threw my full can out just this evening because its scaring me so much. I used to smoke and smoked for a couple years. And ive only been drinking for like 7 months. Should i be concerned?

Theres no pain to the touch or if im messing with it. It feels a little more squishy than anything. Its probably a quarter inch in diameter or so. I don't have insurance but im thinking about going to the dentist anyway and eating the bill because its seriously freaking me out.

Any input would be greatly appreciated..

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  • it might be an infection. The white spot is probably due to pus from the infection. It is a good idea to get it checked out, since you've had it for a month.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • As a child as a nervous habit, I used to eat/bite the inside of my mouth or lip and it would go to a sore.. on healing the sore, it would leave a lump for a while and it would sometimes have like a white patch/spot. That all should end up going away if you leave it alone. (I dont nowdays have any of those lumps).
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies Flag this Response
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