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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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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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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 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 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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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 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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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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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 didnt 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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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