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Could a dark spot on my lip be cancerous?

I started itching around my lips almost a year ago and continue to still itch around my lip area. I normally just put chapstick and lip balm around the area just so it would stop. i also used cortizone to stop the itching over night. ever so often my lips would swell and pus or fluid starts coming out. Now waking up in the morning i see a very tiny but faint brown/black spot on my upper and lower lip , you could barely see it but there are three now.I have tried researching this but i have not been successful and i want to have an idea of what the cause or what this is .I am also still nervous to see a doctor because im afraid this might be cancerous.
Asked On : Wed, 28 Mar 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

First of all, let me reassure you that it is not cancer.

This is going on for a year, and you have tried cortisone too for this. Now, you also see them as spots, with pus or fluid.

I should say you this, the general condition of any person is known by looking at their lips and nails.

The symptoms on your lips may be a sign of underlying systemic infection.

You need to consult a general physician, get routine blood investigations done and find out the exact cause of the same. It is termed Angular cheilitis.

Please do not be afraid, meet a general physician soon and get it resolved.

Hope this helps.

Answered: Wed, 28 Mar 2012
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