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Mucocele



So several weeks ago, I bit the inside of my lower lip a lot. I guess it was on April 27th that I bit it so hard that it swelled up huge and rubbed on my teeth and hurt every time I moved it. (I checked chat logs, that's how I know when it was.) It kind of got smaller for a few days a couple of weeks ago, and now it's big again. I finally looked it up online today, since it's bugging me, and I found a couple of articles about Mucocele, which is an injured saliva duct. It usually clears up on its own, getting reabsorbed into the lip, but sometimes if it's really bad or if it's chronic, it has to be removed. And the removal pictures on the Wikipedia site aren't pretty. Ouch. So I will watch it for another month, and if it doesn't go away by then I guess I'll go see if they can zap it with a laser or something. In the meantime, though, it's really annoying.

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kimie
May. 17th, 2007 03:40 am (UTC)
Ouchies! I hope it heals on its own!
dotcombabe
May. 17th, 2007 05:08 am (UTC)
Aww that's no fun! I hope it goes away soon.
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