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I have a concern. Last September I notices a legion on my

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I have a concern. Last September I notices a legion on my lip. I thought it a blood blister, took photos and left it and to be honest forgot about it. I was going to mention it to my dr. But next time I saw him it was about a suspected ulcer and as we were handed a sheet telling us 1 problem only I didn't ask. I have just really noticed it again and it looks a bit worse and I am now worried it's something more sinister. I have photos and would love some advice on urgency. Is there anywhere I can get help this evening using the photos as a first port of call?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 6 months ago.

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Please upload your photos here.

Has it always been there since you first noticed it?

How has it changed? Larger, different color, etc?

Do you have any other medical problems or take any medications?

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thank you for your response, please see my answers below.1) I think a synopsis from the photos is easier and I would rather have something I can add to my records
2) the change can be seen in the attachments. The photos with the brown fabric in the background (2 images) are September 2015 the others are May 2016 (yesterday).
3) I have just been out in meds for a suspected duodenal ulcer but only since March
Other med problems from youth:
Gilbert's syndrome
Right bundle branch block
Isolated microscopic heamoturia by thin basement membrane in kidney
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 6 months ago.

Thank you for that additional information and pictures.

Unfortunately, the pictures are out of focus and do not allow any fine details to be seen.

That being said, a blood blister would have gone away by now.....

So. What to do?

I would make a point of mentioning it to your doctor so that she can take a good look at it in person. It would be useful to make an appointment to specifically have this lesion evaluated so you don't forget to talk about it again.

While sinister things, such as melanomas etc, do occur on the lip, this would be an usual location.

Here is an excellent article from a highly respected source that goes over the diagnosis of pigmented lesions in the mouth and lips. It is a bit technical.....

http://oralcancerfoundation.org/dental/pdf/dark_lesions.pdf

So. What is the take home message?

I bet you will be OK in the long run but do take the time to have your MD or DDS have a look at this in person.

Does this make sense to you?

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