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Healing a lip injury - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Environmental and Occupational Hazards
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Practicing since : 2004
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXXXXX here
User :   hello
Doctor :   how can i help u today?
User :   i slip my lip open just over 3 weeks ago snow boarding. now there is a hard lump inside my lip. i had 3 stitched out and 3 in
Doctor :   This seems to be the healing process in the lip
User :   it has been 3 weeks is this normal? will it go away?
Doctor :   once the complete healing process is over, then your lip will return to normal
Doctor :   yes, healing depends on the severity of injury and extent of infection, during the injery
Doctor :   * injury
Doctor :   it will reduce over time and become normal
User :   sometimes the lump feels larger for a bit in the morning.
Doctor :   thats fine
Doctor :   as the blood supply increases the site may apppear engorged
Doctor :   apply icepacks a
Doctor :   and the swelling will reduce
User :   could this process take several months?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   not more than 6 weeks
User :   ok. thank you
Doctor :   u r welcome
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