I'm a newbie here and I have been trawling the internet in search of some sort of answer to my problem!
Here we go:
A few years a go I started getting small, painless sores (sores is probably not a good word to use as they aren't actually sore!) on my outer lips. At first I paid them no attention and they went away, but now that I am in a 3 year long relationship I'm more conscious of them. I have spoken to my doctor about them and tried to show him but he didn't even look at it! He just said that it was a cold sore, without taking a look at it or doing any tests! To be on the safe side my boyfriend and I didn't kiss, share utensils or cups etc and did not practice oral sex.
The funny thing is though, I've broken the internet looking for "painless sores on lips" and absolutely nothing comes up. I don't have any symptoms of a cold sore AT ALL!! EVER! Every time I get them it's totally random, there's no tingling or itching at all, just the small lump on my lip, it is a moist sore that scabs up and heals on it's own. I did start taking Lysine (again, as a precaution) and using SPF 30+ Lip balm, but I'd just like to know what is going on!
I've read things that said it could be a recurring lip infection of some sort, but I'm also thinking that it may be a canker sore, surely they can occur outside the mouth? A very long time ago I got really ill and I was vomiting everyday for almost two weeks straight, I couldn't hold anything down. And because of that I got numerous mouth ulcers in and around my mouth and lips. Perhaps it's a mouth ulcer too? I will be seeking a second opinion from another doctor, but I'd just like to know if anyone else has experience PAINLESS sores on their lips?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated :)
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