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Blister in lower lip - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi Doctor
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   Doctor, I have developed a blister kind of thing on my lower lips
Doctor :   ok since when?
User :   Consulted a general physician, but he says that I need to see a dentist for this
Doctor :   ok
User :   Its there since last 6 months
Doctor :   is it on the inside of your lips or the outside?
Doctor :   only one?
User :   Its a small boil kind of growth, visible & noticeable
User :   Inside
User :   ya, only one
Doctor :   does it hurt?
User :   no, it neither pains, nor burns
Doctor :   has it been the same one for 6 months or has it appeared disappeared and reappeared?
User :   it has never disappeared
Doctor :   ok
User :   But the size keeps on changing at times
Doctor :   tried any medication for this?
User :   color is somewhat blackish red
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ok and the approx size?
User :   yes, the general physician gave me some tablets, along with a lotion to be applied on it
Doctor :   can you recal which tabs?
User :   size would be somewhere of a pepper ball
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is it hard/soft..seems to be filled with fuid?
User :   I am sorry, its been over 2 months that I have discontinued using those tabs
Doctor :   *fluid?
User :   its very soft
Doctor :   ok no issues
User :   if I try to peel it, it bleeds
User :   no fluid
User :   is it a dental problem?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you feel some tooth of yours touching/rubbing against this swelling?
User :   yes, i do
Doctor :   i do not think it is a "dental" problem in the strict sense
Doctor :   but dentists are more aware of lesions in the mouth
User :   ok...
Doctor :   however since it has been there for 6 months, it seems like some sort of a tumour
Doctor :   dont get alarmed when i say tumour
Doctor :   it is most probably benign
User :   One more fact which I feel like sharing is I smoke around 4-5 cigs a day
Doctor :   cool
User :   By any chance, is it related to oral cancer?
Doctor :   don't think it is related to that
User :   ok... that relieves me ;)
Doctor :   how old are you?
User :   27
Doctor :   and have been smoking since?
User :   Since more than 4-5 yrs
Doctor :   and the swelling is it on the inside of the cheek
Doctor :   can you tell me the site in relation to the angle of your lips?
User :   no, inside the lips, lower one, left side
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   not a common site for oral cancer anyway
User :   ok...
Doctor :   I think your POA should be to actually show this to a dentist first..your gen physician has a point
User :   So does an oral cancer starts only from inside cheek?
Doctor :   yes..but it is usually on the inside of the cheek
User :   ok....
Doctor :   not on the inside of the lips
User :   does it have a cure or its gonna be the same way
Doctor :   the point of concern that you should take a bit seriously is
Doctor :   that it bleeds on touch
Doctor :   and that it has been there for 6 months
Doctor :   and you said that it increases in size?
User :   It bleeds only if I try to peel off the skin layers
Doctor :   ok
User :   At times , I feel, it increases & then the size reduces
Doctor :   ok
User :   So, when can I come & see you
Doctor :   it sounds like a strange thing to me..anywya very little i can do from here to help you
Doctor :   however I do think that a physical examination would throw some light on it
Doctor :   did your GP mention anything about the diagnosis?
User :   Where exactly is your clinic in Bangalore Doctor
Doctor :   we are an online entity
Doctor :   we do not actually do physical exams
User :   No, he says, its very common & there is nothing to worry about it
Doctor :   we can direct you to the correct specialists
User :   Ok.... So can u please direct me for the same?
Doctor :   which area are you located in?
User :   Banaswadi
Doctor :   have you tried searching for a dentist in you area using our search feature?
User :   Not yet
Doctor :   ok
User :   Shall I do that now?
Doctor :   i think what we will do is that, we will just analyse your case as a team and send you a mail about what your problem could be
Doctor :   in the meantime if you just visit a dentist and get a diagnosis from him it would be best
Doctor :   is your mail id correct?
User :   Surely,it would be of great help to me
User :   Meanwhile, I'll visit a dentist & get it examined
Doctor :   yup
Doctor :   no point delaying
User :   ya, its YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   we will get back to you in a day or two
User :   surely
Doctor :   ok
User :   & by when can I expect a mail from your side, doc
User :   Ok that should be fine
Doctor :   maximum two days
User :   Thanx a lot doctor
User :   It was nice chatting to you
Doctor :   you are always welcome
Doctor :   do log in again in case of any medical query
User :   bye for now
Doctor :   bye for now
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