How did I get a fat lip?
June 22, 2007 8:24 AM Subscribe
Last night I was at a party and drank too much wine. When I got home I puked and went to bed. Today I woke up with a fat lip. What happened and is it doctor-visit-worthy?
posted by desjardins to Health & Fitness (19 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
My best guess is that I hit my mouth on something and don't remember it. (I remember everything else about the evening, though, so you think I'd recall that.) But it's not bruised at all, and no other part of my face hurts. Plus there would be dried blood if I'd gotten hit - my gums sometimes bleed from normal brushing, so a whack in the face would definitely produce blood. It doesn't hurt, even when touched, but I can feel the pressure of the swelling on my teeth. Only my upper lip on one side is noticeably swollen. My gum directly under that is a little tender. My teeth are not at all affected.
I've never been hit in the face so I don't know how it would feel or look.
I'm female, 32, and I am not a smoker or drug user.
(Note: Drinking that much is a very rare occurence so my question is not "do I have a drinking problem?")