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A 26-year-old male asked:

Can a brain tumor cause only sudden numbness in lower right lip last seconds several times a day i khnow its affect entire side of face rule out tumor?

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Dr. Cliff Robinson
Radiation Oncology 18 years experience
Yes, but uncommon.: See my other answer to this question for differential. If this is a brain problem, it would be located very far laterally in the sensory strip of the left side of the brain. Problem could be tumor, but also vascular. Pleasr see your doctor to start work up as this could be anything from a tooth infection to a brain tumor, and best to put mind at ease!
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A 26-year-old male asked:

Sudden numbness in lower lip right side several times a day last seconds from over a 4 to 5 weeks can that be a brain tumor only my lip?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Cliff Robinson
Radiation Oncology 18 years experience
Many causes of : Lip numbness. May be nerve (5th cranial nerve, 3rd distribution) or may be higher up (at brainstem on right or in brain in left sensory strip). If nerve may be trigeminal neuralgia, but usually with pain. Other nerve issues may be from dental problems or neuropathy from meds, vascular disease, or diabetes, etc. If brainstem/brain, could be vascular, or benign/malignant tumor. Need a work up!
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Last updated Jul 10, 2015

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