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I am a board certified family physician with special interest in dermatology.
Is it possible for you to send me a clear picture of this lump?
let me have a look
Thank you for sending this.
You have seen it right! This is what it looks like. A venous lake happens due to chronic sun damage to superficial veins of the lip and blood tends to accumulate here. Although the exact cause is not known.
This tends to happen in the elderly but if you have a lot of sun exposure then it can happen at younger age as well.
This is generally nothing to worry about.
When you compress it with fingers, does it tend to blanch?
If you are concerned about the cosmetic appearance then you can see a dermatologist privately for cryotherapy, IPL orvascular laser. However, you can leave it alone as well. It doesn't cause harm.
Other possibility is blue naevus, but again that is harmless too.
I hope this answers your question.
Please let me know if you have any further questions in this regard.
I understand. Usually sun damage in these cases is cumulative. This means it happens over years. This doesn't happen suddenly.
I don't see any worrying features in your history and neither on the photograph.
However, virtual consultations have their limitations. I would suggest getting checked out in person by your GP as well, when ever you can to confirm the diagnosis. There is no urgency.
You are welcome. I am glad you found the advice helpful. Please let me know if you have any further questions in this regard.
All the best,