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White bump on lip, kissed but no sextual contact, fear of STD - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have a white bump on my lip and I'm worried it's an STD. It looks like a pimple and is on the inside of my lower lip. I kissed somebody recently but have had no sexual contact in two months, and then it was with my steady girlfriend of 1 and a half years.
Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   let me read ur query
User :   hello,
User :   okay
Doctor :   do you just have a single bump ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   and can you mention the size ?
User :   about 2mm white head, the bump is like 5mm
Doctor :   this is not a STD related lesion
Doctor :   this is just a oral mucus cyst
User :   how do you know?
Doctor :   the description and the location fits the bill of a mucus cyst
User :   okay
User :   is it possible to get an std by kissing?
Doctor :   yes, herpes is a STD, that can be recieved by kissing
User :   okay
User :   what does it look like?
Doctor :   but that needs a person to have multiple sexual partners
User :   well the girl i kissed isn't my girlfriend
Doctor :   and the lesions appear within 2 weeks of exposure
Doctor :   they do not appear after more than 1 yr of exposure
User :   and i kissed this girl 3 or 4 days ago
Doctor :   HSV lesions appears as small vesicles filled with fluid, multiple in numbers, severely painful, and then these ulcerate to form small ulcers
Doctor :   that is fine
User :   okay
Doctor :   how long have you had this bump ?
User :   i just saw it today
Doctor :   so, in that case, you might have had it for a long time
Doctor :   do u have any pain , there ?
User :   no, no pain
Doctor :   then as i said, no need to worry and this is a benign mucus cyst
User :   okay
User :   should it go away on its own?
Doctor :   yes, over time, the cyst will break up and resolve on its own
User :   and also, i'm really worried because it was this weird situation, and the girl was a hooker. there's no way this could be an std?
Doctor :   the chances are less likely as the presentation does not appear within 4 days in any case
User :   okay that's good to know
User :   what is the general timeline for an std?
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   there are a lot of STDs,
Doctor :   but the most common is herpes
Doctor :   and this appears within 1-2 weeks of exposure
User :   so i can go see my girlfriend in a few weeks and kiss her without worrying about giving her an std? this is the only incident like this and i haven't slept with anybody
User :   1-2 weeks?
User :   so isn't 4 days about right?
Doctor :   yes thats right
User :   what is the minimum time before you can see a lesion in case of infection?
Doctor :   lesions due to Herpes can occur within 15-18 days of exposure
Doctor :   in some cases , it can be lesss than 1 week, in cases of recurrance
User :   okay
User :   but it would be extremely painful?
Doctor :   yes , definitely
User :   okay thanks
Doctor :   you are welcome
User :   one last question, where were you educated? just because this is the first time I've done a chat with a doctor
Doctor :   BUT I have practiced for more than a year
User :   okay
User :   bye
Doctor :   thanks and bye for now
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