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Lightheadedness and tingling of lips and tongue what is this?

Lightheadedness and tingling of lips and tongue what is this?

Anemic?: Metallic taste or burning feeling on tongue? Getting enough iron? Dehydration could be a cause, but see a medical doctor for a blood test to make sure you are consuming enough protein in your diet. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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I have been having intermittent tingling in my lower lip. It only lasts seconds and then goes away. It happened the other day now doing it again today?

I have been having intermittent tingling in my lower lip. It only lasts seconds and then goes away. It happened the other day now doing it again today?

Tingling lips: It is difficult o answer this without more information. Tingling in the lips can come from dental procedures, medications, poisons, lack of vitamins and over load of toxic metals. Sometimes it can be due to nerve stimulation by infection inflammation or tumor. Given the wide variety of reasons my advice would be to get evaluated. ...Read more

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Have had intermittent tingling/numbness in 1 small area of lower lip (3 days). Lasts 3-5 seconds/episode, has not spread. could be numb chin syndrome?

Have had intermittent tingling/numbness in 1 small area of lower lip (3 days). Lasts 3-5 seconds/episode, has not spread. could be numb chin syndrome?

Nerve: This sounds like an irritable superficial nerve in your lower lip. As long as the area involved isn't extending, it appears to be minor issue. A neurologist would be best qualified to evaluate and advise you if you have further concerns or if the symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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I've had intermittent tingling on a part of my upper lip for 48 hours, nothing else. If it were a cold sore, would it already have erupted by now?

I've had intermittent tingling on a part of my upper lip for 48 hours, nothing else.  If it were a cold sore, would it already have erupted by now?

Poss cold sore: This can signal the emergence of a cold sore. Hopefully none will appear. Watch the area closely. If the tingling persists beyond another day or two or gets worse schedule an appointment with your doctor to review your overall health. Good luck, I hope you avoid the cold sore! ...Read more

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What kind of brain tumor can cause intermittent lip twitch and continuous mild tingling tounge for over many weeks do I need imaging?

What kind of brain tumor can cause intermittent lip twitch and  continuous mild tingling tounge for over many weeks do I need imaging?

Many causes, see MD: Are you worried about having a brain tumor? Or have you been diagnosed with something? Talk to your doctor about your symptoms. There are several things that can cause your symptoms that are not related to brain rumors . Some of these include trauma, vitamin deficiency, allergies, biting tongue, hormonal changes, ms, and nerve disease. See a doctor. Get checked. ...Read more

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Can a dental proplem in one of my teeth cause intermittent lip twitch and continuous mild tingling tounge over many weeks does the nerves connected?

Can a dental proplem in one of my teeth cause intermittent lip twitch and continuous mild tingling tounge over many weeks does the nerves connected?

Pressure: You may have a dental infection that is putting pressure on certain nerves of your jaw. Have yourself evaluated locally by a dentist. Allowing this to progress untreated may result in permanent numbness. ...Read more

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Tingling of lips from prednisone, should I be concerned?

Tingling of lips from prednisone, should I be concerned?

Not prednisone: Prednisone does not cause tingling any where. Cold sores on lips may cause tingling before blisters appear. If persistent for weeks then see a neurologist for further investigations. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing tingling in my lower face, lips and tongue the past several days. What could be the cause of this?

I have been experiencing tingling in my lower face, lips and tongue the past several days. What could be the cause of this?

See an MD asap!: That's a very good question. It warrants you seeing your primary care physician or a neurologist immediately. You shouldn't want merely a list of possibilities with guesses and answers over the internet. You should want an exact and accurate answer asap! that will require you seeing someone for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What type of nerve problem results in tingling lips. I do have a lot of fybromyalgia but it doesn't normally come with the lip tingling.

What type of nerve problem results in tingling lips. I do have a lot of fybromyalgia but it doesn't normally come with the lip tingling.

The most common: cause of circumoral numbness in clinical practice is hyperventilation syndrome (in which the tingling of the lips is accompanied by parasthesias in the hands and feet. It is what occurs with respiratory alkalosis from "blowing off" too much of your carbon dioxide. Ingesting Tetrodotoxin from the Asian Puffer fFsh can also produce circumoral parasthesias as can small strokes or MS (uncommon) ...Read more