Is this a mouth ulcer or something else?
June 2, 2007 1:48 PM Subscribe
What's wrong with my face?
posted by talitha_kumi to Health & Fitness (18 answers total)
On waking this morning, there was a swelling of some kind in my lower lip, roughly level with my bottom right incisor. At first I thought it was an ulcer, but over the next few hours, it's grown, and it's now bigger than any ulcer I've had before. It's got a white domed centre, about quarter of an inch across, surrounded by a large patch of dark purple that looks a bit like a bruise. Twelve hours later, and the bruising has grown significantly in size and depth of colour, and is now showing through to a purple patch on the outside of my face. It's achy and uncomfortable, and intensely painful when I poke it. (I know - stop poking it)
What on earth is it? Will it go away on its own, or do I need a doctor?