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Lower Lip Numbness Causes
New around mouth and nose goes numbish. Have had MRI mrv CT EEG bloodwork all normal lately for other facial numbness. Migriane, TMJ pregnancyanxiety?
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Infection or trauma: Numbness and swelling can be a sign of infection. If you did not experience and trauma to your lip and you cannot explain it go to the dentist. See if there is a tooth that is infected. ...Read more
Is most common cause of circumscribed lip numbness. Infection is probably the second most common cause. Focal neuropathy of a branch of the trigeminal nerve can occur in diabetics and with other rare conditions (polyarteritis nodosa, Pagets disease, amyloidosis, etc)
If the problem persists see a neurologist. If other symptoms occur or if the numbness spreads go to the ER ...Read more
For going on 2 days now, I have had a strange sensation/numbness on the left side of my face by mainly lower lip & nose. What could be the cause?
Trigeminal nerve: You have a problem with the 5th cranial nerve, which is called the trigeminal nerve. You're describing symptoms consistent with that -the middle branch of it in fact. You should call your doctor today and try to be seen. If you develop any rash in that area, you need to go to the ER now and ask for an Infectious Diseases doctor (someone who would know about shingles). Lyme or other causes possible ...Read more
Numbness and tingling in upper right lip on and off since yesterday morning, lower nose also now becoming numb, what is the cause?
Can a brain tumor cause only sudden numbness in lower right lip last seconds several times a day I khnow its affect entire side of face rule out tumor?
Yes, but uncommon.: See my other answer to this question for differential. If this is a brain problem, it would be located very far laterally in the sensory strip of the left side of the brain. Problem could be tumor, but also vascular. Pleasr see your doctor to start work up as this could be anything from a tooth infection to a brain tumor, and best to put mind at ease! ...Read more
I believe I pinched a nerve in my neck, the left side behind my ear is numb. Can this cause numbness to my lower left lip around the mental nerve?
Facial numbness: It is difficult to assess whether you have a pinched nerve in the neck without more information and an examination. A pinched nerve between the 3rd and 4th cervical vertebrae (C4 nerve root) can cause these symptoms but this is not common. Other alternatives include irritation of the greater occipital nerve behind ear. ...Read more
What would cause numbness and tingling in forearms/hands and lower leg/feet bilaterally and face and lips and some random chest pain?
Sounds vascular: You should take these symptoms seriously and see a doctor. Circulation may be an issue and chest pain is a signal to get attention now. There is no reason to ignore it. If it is severe, go to an urgent care clinic or er. Best wishes - it may be nothing serious, but don't risk your life on that. ...Read more
What can cause lower lip to visibly twitch and feel numb? Has been intermittent for 2 days now. Rythmic, 30-60 minutes at a time, recurring frequently
I occasionally have numbness with mild burning sensation on the right side of the head, right upper limb and right lower limb, what can be the cause?
Yes, It's Possible: Problems within the tm joint can cause a huge variety of symptoms, which differ from person to person. Ear and jaw pain are very common. Facial tingling and numbness are less common, but still possible. Unfortunately, there's really no proven way for you to take care of this problem yourself. You need to see a dentist who's experienced with TMJ problems. Get help before your symptoms worsen! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Comments: The anatomy involves trigeminal nerve, but the cause may be complex. There is a sensory trigeminal neuropathy which could do this, but one might consider problems in jaw or mouth as a provocateur. Some intracranial situations should be excluded via MRI. A neurologist or a dentist could be a starting point. ...Read more
Facial numbess: Could be a problem involving the mental branch of the trigeminal nerve (division iii). Although could be associated with dental issues or localized process, in some cases may be caused by nasopharyngeal problems. If does not depart in a few weeks, seek your doctor's advice. ...Read more
I had a mucocele removal yesterday and I still feel numbness in my left sid of the lower lip which the mucocele was in. Is that normal?
Anatomy suggests: A problem in the distribution of the mental nerve, which is a branch of the v-iii division of the trigeminal nerve. Cause could be of dental origin, but have seen problems over the naso-pharynx present in this fashion. Would start evaluation with your dentist, but later perhaps ENT if questions remain. ...Read more
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