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Cut on the Lips Checker

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Your Cut on the Lips May Also be Known as:
Bumped lip
Bumped lips
Damaged lip
Damaged lips
Hit lip
Hit lips
Injured lip
Injured lips
Lip cut

Top 2 Cut on the Lips Causes

  1. 1.Lip Laceration Requiring Stitches

    Because the lips are full of blood vessels, cuts of the lip can lead to a lot of bleeding. Depending on the size of the cut, stitches may be needed to speed along healing.

    You should go to the nearest urgent care, where they can clean and stitch up your wound. Only eat or drink cool liquids and soft foods after 4 hours. Come back to the provider after 2 days to check on the repair. Take acetaminophen or ibuprofen for pain.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    cut 2 cm in size or larger on the lips, cut on the lips
    Symptoms that always occur with lip laceration requiring stitches:
    cut on the lips
    Symptoms that never occur with lip laceration requiring stitches:
    cut smaller than 2 cm on the lips, cut that stopped bleeding with pressure
    Urgency:
    In-person visit

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  2. 2.Lip Laceration Not Needing Stitches

    Because the lips are full of blood vessels, cuts of the lip can lead to a lot of bleeding. Depending on the size of the cut, stitches may be needed to speed along healing.

    You can safely treat this at home by rinsing with lukewarm water or 1/2 strength hydrogen peroxide

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    cut on the lips, cut smaller than 2 cm on the lips
    Symptoms that always occur with lip laceration not needing stitches:
    cut on the lips
    Symptoms that never occur with lip laceration not needing stitches:
    cut 2 cm in size or larger on the lips, cut that did not stop bleeding with more than 20 minutes of pressure
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Cut on the Lips

  • Q.Is your cut deep, jagged, or gaping?
  • Q.How big is your cut?
  • Q.Do you have a rash?
  • Q.Have you recently been bitten or stung by an insect?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our cut on the lips symptom checker.

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Cut on the Lips Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced cut on the lips have also experienced:

    • 13% Swollen Lips
    • 6% Morning Eye Crust
    • 6% Eye Redness
  • People who have experienced cut on the lips were most often matched with:

    • 33% Lip Laceration Not Needing Stitches

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