A member asked:

My father's lower lip will get fat out of the blue. occationally the whole lip including the eye brows. mysteriously go away just as quick. any ideas ?

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Dr. Swati Avashia answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Sounds like he might have angioedema. This can be a medication side effect or from other causes. He should see his doctor.

Answered Aug 29, 2013

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Dr. Avner Aliphas answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Angioedema of the lower lip can be caused by a variety of things including allergies, familial angioedema and even as a side effect of medications called ace inhibitors such as Lisinopril and captopril. If you father is on these medications it is important that he see his pcp because he should probably come off of them as the angioedema can sometimes become life-threatening in some circumstances.

Answered Jun 27, 2014

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