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I'm 24 years of age and just noticed a hard lump the size of a pie (pea?) in the centre of my lower lip. I cant see it but I can feel it its not painful. What could this be?
I use to smoke but have stoped smoking for about seven months now
 
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Hi paul333

It is great to know you have stopped smoking. Smiler

A cancer in the lower lip usually presents as an ulcer. A hard lump in an upper or lower lip is often an enlarged salivary gland related to chronic inflammation, or a salivary extravasation cystperhaps caused by trauma (knock, lip-biting, etc). A biopsy can be done on the lower lip to remove it. Please see your dentist who can refer you to the local maxillofacial unit for investigation.

See also my previous post to Jen. Hope that helps.

Best wishes
Vinod :coffee:


Disclaimer: Please see your own dentist/doctor for a proper diagnosis as my words should not, in any circumstances, be taken as dental/medical advice.

"If you see what is small as it sees itself, and accept what is weak for what strength it has, and use what is dim for the light it gives, then all will go well. This is called Acting Naturally."
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