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Just noticed a tiny bump on the top of my lip that is irritating & hurts a little, especially if touched. The skin nearby feels odd. Is it serious?

Just noticed a tiny bump on the top of my lip that is irritating & hurts a little, especially if touched. The skin nearby feels odd. Is it serious?

Ok: This is usually OK can be a fever blister apthus ulcer or pimple or an abrasion. If it doesn't go away I would do a video telemedicine consult. Should go away within two weeks on its own ...Read more

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Would it be unusual or concerning for lips to swell during second week of having braces?

Would it be unusual or concerning for lips to swell during second week of having braces?

Lip swelling: Yes. It takes about 2 weeks to adjust to having something foreign in your mouth. It is almost like your mouth is slowly forming a "callus". Is anything from the braces poking or sticking into your lips to cause the problem? It will probably be ok but i would still call your doc to see if you should be seen earlier then your next appointment. ...Read more

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Symptom-yesterday evening slight tingle odd feeling on lips, today lips feel like they are swollen but they are not, lips and tongue odd prickly, Y?

Symptom-yesterday evening slight tingle odd feeling on lips, today lips feel like they are swollen but they are not, lips and tongue odd prickly, Y?

Couple thots: You might be experiencing an allergic reaction, perhaps to a medication, but perhaps some other toxin, such as food reaction. However, my initial thought is that you have ingested MSG (monosodium glutamate) and are experiencing the typical nasty reaction. If this continues or worsens, contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it unusual a lip to swell after getting novacaine?

Yes: When novocain (procaine) injected that by itself will lead to the lip getting fatter for a while, that should disappear in few hours. ...Read more

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More discharge than usual(white/creamy)+has an odd scent (like yogurt). Had blister inside vag lips last week +popped and is gone now. A bit itchy ?

More discharge than usual(white/creamy)+has an odd scent (like yogurt). Had blister inside vag lips last week +popped and is gone now.   A bit itchy ?

Vaginal discharge: The discharge and symptoms sound like a "yeast" (fungal) infection, and has a slight odor similar to yogurt. Blisters, however, are not usual with just yeast. If the blister were painful, you should be tested by your gyn provider for viral infection. ...Read more

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Can my sore/tight jaw and tmj muscles be the cause of the odd sensations on my lip, teeth, jaw?

Can my sore/tight jaw and tmj muscles be the cause of the odd sensations on my lip, teeth, jaw?

Yes: Muscle tension and neurological signs go hand in glove. Tooth clenching may also play a role, especially if teeth are sore or sensitive. Pain can be related to muscle fatigue. ...Read more

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Isn't it unusual to to get very slightly swollen lips from seasonal allergies?

Isn't it unusual to to get very slightly swollen lips from seasonal allergies?

Somewhat: Many allergens can make the lips swell, it is often difficult to determine what it is. It is called angioedema. Front line treatment is usually antihistamines, benedryl for immediate help or zyrtec (cetirizine) for preventative measures. Ice packs can reduce it. You can be treated with Prednisone or ace inhibitors as well (blood pressure meds). Most dentists would be able to help or allergy md better. ...Read more

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I Have had a cold for @ a week, I am currently having an unusual period, and this morning my lips became pale. WHat is going on?

 I Have had a cold for @ a week, I  am currently having  an unusual period, and this morning my lips  became pale. WHat is going on?

Anxiety episode: may be combined with pale or blue lips and fast heart rate. If concerned see your PCP for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Stacey has unusual swelling around her eyes and lips that are comming and going. Her eyes appear to be black around them and her lips are dry all the time no matter how much lotion she puts on them?

Stacey has unusual swelling around her eyes and lips that are comming and going. Her eyes appear to be black around them and her lips are dry all the time no matter how much lotion she puts on them?

Allergy: It sounds like allergy. Allergy causes dry, scaly skin with swelling, redness and itch. Avoid allergen that could be either food, or environmental elements. You can get allergy test. Eczema can causes dry skin too. Take Omega 3 essential fatty acids, coconut oils, nuts with plenty of fluid. cold compressors around the eye helps with swelling. ...Read more

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It seems like one side of my vaginal lips is swollen to the point where it is uncomfortable to sit down. No foul odor or unusual discharge. Help?

It seems like one side of my vaginal lips is swollen to the point where it is uncomfortable to sit down. No foul odor or unusual discharge. Help?

Need examination: This could be due to mechanical irritation or it could be an infection. You could have vulvo-vaginal yeast infection, for example, which could cause this even in the absence of a vaginal discharge. Many other potential causes. Need an examination to diagnosis this one. ...Read more

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Son is 2.5 years, since bottle feeding. has a small blister on the middle top lip.He uses a straw cup for 1.5 years now and still has it. Unusual?

 Son is 2.5 years, since bottle feeding. has a small blister on the middle top lip.He uses a straw cup for 1.5 years now and still has it. Unusual?

Not sure: Check with your child's doctor. Sucking blisters on the upper lip are not uncommon, but it is unusual that it would persist. Is he using a pacifier or thumb sucking still? That might cause it to continue. ...Read more

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Son is 2.5 years, since bottle feeding. has a small blister/calus on the middle top lip.He uses a straw cup for while now and still has it. Unusual?

Son is 2.5 years, since bottle feeding. has a small blister/calus on the middle top lip.He uses a straw cup for while now and still has it. Unusual?

Change cup: It is OK if callus is stable , I would change him to tip-over sip cup to avoid needing suction to get liquid out the bottle, this straw cup may be not much different than a bottle mechanistically, can be bad for his teeth as well ...Read more

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White on tongue that doesn't brush off, bad taste in mouth, dry lips. Also smell an unusual smell. What could this be?

White on tongue that doesn't brush off, bad taste in mouth, dry lips. Also smell an unusual smell. What could this be?

Candidiasis possibly: Candidiasis is a fungal infection that can occur on the tongue ad/or other areas in the mouth. In infants it is often called thrush. It leaves a white coating that can be scrapped off. The tissue under the coating is sore and bleeds easily. This condition must be treated with appropriate medication. Please see your dentist for an evaluation asap. ...Read more

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I had a tooth extracted and bone inmplanted in my lower left jaw 4 weeks ago. My chin and lip on that side are still numb. Is it unusual to still be numb?

I had a tooth extracted and bone inmplanted in my lower left jaw 4 weeks ago.  My chin and lip on that side are still numb. Is it unusual to still be numb?

Have : Have you spoken to the surgeon who did the extraction and the bone graft?

Paresthesia is a complicaion of any surgery. That being said, only the surgeon knows exactly what was done.

Your surgeon is best prepared to monitor your situation and answer your question. Please call and see him monday morning. ...Read more

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My husband hit his head a week ago since then he has been really confused and waking up from his sleep doing odd things what seems to be the problem?

My husband hit his head a week ago since then he has been really confused and waking up from his sleep doing odd things what seems to be the problem?

See below: He should be checked by a neurologist soon & probably have a ct scan of the head to check whether he has any bleeding inside the skull (subdural or epidural hematoma). If there has been loss of consciousness, go to er for more expeditious evaluation. ...Read more

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I have an odd taste in my mouth what could that be?

I have an odd taste in my mouth what could that be?

Nutrtional deficienc: Some times lack of certain minerals/ vitamin can give peculiar tastes in mouth. Also chronic sinusitis can also change taste buds. ...Read more

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What could cause a like fullness feeling in your head like its going to burst than u feel a little odd?

What could cause a like fullness feeling in your head like its going to burst than u feel a little odd?

Fullness: Fullness in your head may be dueto a sinus infection. A migraine can also cause similar symptoms. ...Read more

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I woke up with no memory Thurs morning. Head felt odd night before. No drugs/alcohol, no witnesses. I've regained some memory, but not all.

I woke up with no memory Thurs morning. Head felt odd night before. No drugs/alcohol, no witnesses. I've regained some memory, but not all.

Should be seen..: Hi, your memory laps is always concerning. If no drugs, alcohol or other obvious causes... it could be some seizure activity.. if no complete memory back by now you shoul see doctor. In your age stroke is very unlikely but deserve more investigation. ...Read more