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What are causes of lip numbness/swelling?

What are causes of lip numbness/swelling?

Multiple causes: Allergies are probably most common, herpes infections, and last angioedema which often occurs with a trauma, ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Numbness, tingleling and swelling on one side of the body. What could be the cause?

Numbness, tingleling and swelling on one side of the body. What could be the cause?

Many causes: Most severe possibilities are stroke, ms. Best to have your primary care doctor examine you. ...Read more

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What are the causes of painful swelling of the hands, numbness in the toes?

What are the causes of painful swelling of the hands, numbness in the toes?

Arthridities vs nerv: This could be a sign of arthridities such as rheumatoid vs possible nerve associated pathology such as neuropathy. I suggest you see your pcp for proper referrals. ...Read more

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I have numbness in my foot after twisting it 2 days ago, also swelling and discoloration, cause of numbness?

I have numbness in my foot after twisting it 2 days ago, also swelling and discoloration, cause of numbness?

Where?: How you twisted it and location of numbness and bruising are important. Often, twisting the ankle, partially tears ligaments on the outside of it and the bruising and swelling can give a sense of numbness. The best course is to have it checked by a podiatrist. A fracture isn't impossible and it's important to have a thorough evaluation to check ligament and nerve integrity and discuss treatment. ...Read more

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I had a swelling in my left toe which was painful a few weeks ago now I have numbness n tinglin around the area. What can be the cause?

I had a swelling in my left toe which was painful a few weeks ago now I have numbness n tinglin around the area. What can be the cause?

Many possibilities: Was there an injury? Were you doing any heavy activity prior to these events? What shoes are you wearing? The answers to these questions may help narrow things down. May just be irritated or pinched nerve from swelling. Wear loose fitting shoes. If it persists, see podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have severe tongue swelling both at home and when I'm away. No med changes in years. No food-related patterns. Always feel numbness 1st. Causes??

I have severe tongue swelling both at home and when I'm away. No med changes in years. No food-related patterns. Always feel numbness 1st. Causes??

Angioedema: This can be critical. Some antihypertensive medications can be associated it and some NSAIDs cause it too, I suggest you see an allergist for some blood work and if currently swollen, seek medical attention immediately. You need to have some test to check your type of angioedema, it is likely to be idiopathic. If the attacks are frequent, a daily antihistamine such as Zyrtec or Allegra (fexofenadine) help ...Read more

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I had a bruise 2 months ago, caused by falling down the stairs. It was painful, and there was numbness and swelling. Now the numbness is still there.

I had a bruise 2 months ago, caused by falling down the stairs. It was painful, and there was numbness and swelling. Now the numbness is still there.

Recovery slow/never?: Once peripheral nerve fibers (cell bodies at/in spinal cord) are damaged/interrupted, they usually attempt to regrow, slowly, maximum rate typically about 1 mm/day. However, if tissue disruption has blocked original path, they may not/never regrow fully. Without the previous fibers & changed sensory signals to your spinal cord & brain, a sense of numbness may persist, sometimes permanently. ...Read more

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I have no swelling or pain or injorys what's the cause of the numbness in my big toe and side of foo?

I have no swelling or pain or injorys what's the cause of the numbness in my big toe and side of foo?

Pinched nerve?: Could be coming from a pinched nerve in your back, or actually at the foot level--metatarsal syndrome, an equivalent of the carpal tunnel syndrome of your wrist/hand.
Have it checked out, . ...Read more

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What would cause facial swelling and numbness on left side of face. My mom is stressed out. This comes and goes wakes up with it at times?

What would cause facial swelling and numbness on left side of face. My mom is stressed out. This comes and goes wakes up with it at times?

Facial Swelling: This can be swelling of the parotid gland, a skin type allergy, a sensitivity from some prior trauma.
The list of skin conditions is huge!
Needs a complete evaluation.
You could try a very low dose of antihistamine to see if that helps. ...Read more

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Thumb pain caused by hard impact about three weeks ago but hasn't decreased I have a little swelling and get pain and numbness/tingling in thumb&wrist?

Thumb pain caused by hard impact about three weeks ago but hasn't decreased I have a little swelling and get pain and numbness/tingling in thumb&wrist?

Depends: This really should be examined in person, and is not suited to a internet diagnosis. Depends on injury, was thumb jammed? If so, possibly compressed structures in bones of hand/wrist and sometimes wrist inflammation turns inward not outward and that is something to seek care for, as entrapment of neurovascular elements within the wrist can be a real problem. Suggest see md/orthopedist. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've been having severe joint pain, swelling, hives and numbness, what could be the causes?

I've been having severe joint pain, swelling, hives and numbness, what could be the causes?

See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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My knee is swollen, I had cortisone shot 5 days ago, the swelling still didn't go down, causes numbness. Do I need another cortisone shot?

My knee is swollen, I had cortisone shot 5 days ago, the swelling still didn't go down, causes numbness. Do I need another cortisone shot?

No: If the cortisone injection didn't help, getting a second injection would not be indicated. You should have your knee reexamined. If your physician feels fluid is still present then he/she may want to aspirate your knee to examine the fluid to help determine the cause of the swelling. This will allow your doctor to treat the cause of the swelling. ...Read more

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I am having trouble breathing and just recently started to get swelling and numbness in my face and neck could costipation cause this to happen?

I am having trouble breathing and just recently started to get swelling and numbness in my face and neck could costipation cause this to happen?

Very worrying: You don't provide a time course for these symptoms, so I'm forced to believe they're relatively rapid in onset. Shortness of breath with facial swelling is cause for immediate evaluation in an emergency department. I recommend you seek care there now. If these symptoms have been present for days or longer, additional information may be helpful. ...Read more

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Can broken blood vessels cause swelling? I suffered from bulimia but recovered. I haveswelling and numbness of 25 poundsand iam now very sensitive2sugar

Can broken blood vessels cause swelling? I suffered from bulimia but recovered. I haveswelling and numbness of 25 poundsand iam now very sensitive2sugar

Yes: Broken blood vessels be they minor or major will leak blood, swelling is the direct result of this. Not sure about your 25 lb reference. Bulimia is a not something to be casual about. See an md and or therapist to address the physical problems and the source your body image difficulties. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can neck dissection, rad, and chemo cause after effects like swelling, numbness, and trouble swallowing.

Can neck dissection, rad, and chemo cause after effects like swelling, numbness, and trouble swallowing.

Yes: Yes, all of those treatments can have long standing side effects. With time, these side effects should improve but may never fully go away. ...Read more

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Could a pinched nerve cause numbness, tingling and sharp shooting pains in the front/outer thigh area? There is also tender swelling around the knee.

Could a pinched nerve cause numbness, tingling and sharp shooting pains in the front/outer thigh area? There is also tender swelling around the knee.

Short answer YES: The short answer to your question is yes. The longer answer to your question is you need to be thoroughly examined by a neurologist and possibly undergo electrical as well as imaging diagnostics. Feel free to follow my webpage at www. Healthtap. Com/Drsaghafi choosing key code: PDXFNR in order to make a calendar appointment. ...Read more

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What would be causing bone bruise to continue to cause mild pain swelling numbness in other parts of the leg a year after injury?

What would be causing bone bruise to continue to cause mild pain swelling numbness in other parts of the leg a year after injury?

You need an X-ray: To be sure there's not something going on in the bone other than a bruise. This could be serious. Good luck ...Read more

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What would be causing bone bruise to continue to cause mild pain swelling numbness in other parts of the leg a year after injury?

What would be causing bone bruise to continue to cause mild pain swelling numbness in other parts of the leg a year after injury?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have numbness & tingling down right leg only... Has caused me to trip & fall... Also have swelling at the knee & a lump in my thigh...??

I have numbness & tingling down right leg only... Has caused me to trip & fall... Also have swelling at the knee & a lump in my thigh...??

Recommend: You have few conditions that definitely require doctors evaluation. Swelling of the knee and thigh lump need as minimum XRay. Please make appointment ASAP. ...Read more

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What cause facial nerve not to function thereby causing numbness on one side of the face and swelling of the face, lips, excruciating eye pain both?

What cause facial nerve not to function thereby causing numbness on one side of the face and swelling of the face, lips, excruciating eye pain both?

Virus or other cause: Facial nerve paralysis or paresis is also called a facial nerve palsy. It can be caused by a viral infection, but the cause is often unknown. If it persists for longer than one day, you should see your primary doctor immediately ...Read more

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Does ovarian cancer cause leg numbness and foot swelling?

Does ovarian cancer cause leg numbness and foot swelling?

OVarian cancer: It can if it is associated with a DVT (blood clot) in that leg. Chemotherapy can also cause numbness. ...Read more

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What would cause pain and numbness of the left arm and leg, swelling of the left ankle and foot, during periods only?

What would cause pain and numbness of the left arm and leg, swelling of the left ankle and foot, during periods only?

Uncertain: This is something you should take your physician. The swelling in one leg or an ankle may be related to the venous return from the lower extremity. The pain and numbness in one arm and leg could suggest a neurologic system. This is why you should take this to your physician. ...Read more

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Can a stone in parotid duct cause facial numbness? Ent suspects that he said no mass so I glad it don't seem to be Tumor. Swelling for 8 weeks now

Can a stone in parotid duct cause facial numbness? Ent suspects that he said no mass so I glad it don't seem to be Tumor. Swelling for 8 weeks now

No: The parotid gland is in close proximity to the facial nerve which is strictly motor in function. Whether inflammation from stone in duct or tumor mass compromising this nerve, weakness occurs on that side with face pulling toward functional nerve. The trigeminal n. V has sensory components which when involved ie mandibular branch can cause numbness. ...Read more

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What can cause temporary paralysis in one leg or arm at a time what can cause temporary unconsciousness what can cause instant hand or leg numbness what can cause instant, temporary swelling in the leg, foot, arm, hand what cause sudden immobility?

What can cause temporary paralysis in one leg or arm at a time what can cause temporary unconsciousness what can cause instant hand or leg numbness what can cause instant, temporary swelling in the leg, foot, arm, hand what cause sudden immobility?

Many possibilities: Paroxymal weakness, numbness and altered level of consciousness are all suggestive of a central nervous system disorder. The altered awareness may suggest seizure like events. The periodic weakness, paralysis and numbness of limbs may suggest a warning of a stroke. You should seek formal neurologic evaluation. ...Read more

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What would cause your trapezious to all of suddenly feel like you strained it and it shoot all the way down to your sciatic and have swelling and numb?

What would cause your trapezious to all of suddenly feel like you strained it and it shoot all the way down to your sciatic and have swelling and numb?

One of these things: Is not like the other (shoot down the sciatic nerve). C5 nerve root impingement can give parasthesias radiating to the thumb and weakness in the C5 innervated muscles (deltoid, biceps, supraspinatus, infraspinatus) The latter two muscles are attached to the the scapula) ...Read more

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Would sciatica cause tingling and no feeling in one leg very suddenly? Also have a large swelling on the base of my back either side of my spine.

Would sciatica cause tingling and no feeling in one leg very suddenly? Also have a large swelling on the base of my back either side of my spine.

Absolutely: This certainly could be sciatica so you should get it checked out straightaway as you have an excellent health care system that lets you get treated easily. A pinched nerve which provides muscles w/the info to move can cause tingling & numbness as you describe. The swelling should also be evaluated by a spine specialist. Imaging, Meds & PT are likely to be used to help you feel better. Keep us posted. ...Read more

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My right leg and foot keep swelling huge and are red and very hot and go numb. What causes this?

My right leg and foot keep swelling huge and are red and very hot and go numb. What causes this?

Swollen right leg: May be infection cellulitis or clot or compression from venous insufficiency or mass in pelvis or combination. The numbness is due to compression of nerves from swelling At your age it is serious go to ER today ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more