Red Spot Inside Of Lip
Posted 10 August 2007 - 06:12 AM
if you've read my post before, you know that I've had major issues with abdominal bloating and constipation. I've been taking 2-4 stool softeners a day, with bowel movements about every third day. when I last saw my rheumatologist a few weeks ago, we decided to stop my elavil 10mg at night to see if that was the cause. now I have established a pattern. 2-4 colace a day still. constipation and bloating with no bowel movements for 3-4 days, then explosive diarrhea (sometimes up to 15 per day) for about 1 1/2 days with bad cramps. I've made an appt with a gi doctor for aug 27.
my second concern is that I've noticed a red dot on the inside of my lower lip for about 5 days now. it's completely flat and looks like telangiectasia. I keep looking at it several times a day in hopes that it disappears. I also am sure that if I mention it to my dr it will surely disappear moments before I see her, lol. for those of you who have these, does this sound like what it could be?
i don't have any swelling or anything like that. just significant joint pain and sluggishness, which seems to be getting worse.
a reminder...ana positive, nucleolar pattern, raynaud's, low white count and platelets, uctd/mctd according to dr, negative rnp and everything else.
thanks so much for your responses!!
sharon in washington
Posted 10 August 2007 - 08:18 AM
If it's just a flat dot and not a canker sore, it probably is a telangiectasia. I have them on my tongue.
Posted 10 August 2007 - 08:52 AM
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Posted 10 August 2007 - 01:55 PM
It sounds like you have a lot to discuss with your GI specialist. I am sure that he will have a better idea of what you are going through. I hope he finds something to give you some relief from the pain!
I have asked my rheumatologist about the red spots on my lip, arms chest and legs and he never seems interested. He said that unless they have a veiny look to the edges of them that they are harmless and just little broken blood vessels. I am still not sure what they mean, but they don't hurt or bother me too much.
Do yours have veins that spread from the red spot? Just wondering?
Posted 10 August 2007 - 02:56 PM
maybe it'll go away!!!
thanks again, you all.
Posted 10 August 2007 - 03:27 PM
When you touch it does it go away and then come back? That's what mine do.
Posted 10 August 2007 - 07:24 PM