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Dr. Milroy Samuel Dr. Samuel
Obstetrics & Gynecology
20 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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I am a diabetic, why do my lips feel numb?

I am a diabetic, why do my lips feel numb?

Poor control?: Are you a poorly controlled diabetic? If so you can have diabetic neuropathy. See your doctors.

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Dr. Ronald Achong Dr. Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
14 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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I was holding a pen in my mouth because I was feeling anxious it's calming to me I feel better now but my lips feel numb?

I was holding a pen in my mouth because I was feeling anxious it's calming to me I feel better now but my lips feel numb?

You will be fine: The numbing sensation of the lips probably is due to the pen compressing your lip. The numbing sensation should resolve later today. Good luck.

Dr. Arnold Malerman Dr. Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
49 years in practice
Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University)
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My lips feel numb after wisdom teeth surgery. Is this normal?

My lips feel numb after wisdom teeth surgery. Is this normal?

Not unusual: I'm sure the Oral Surgeon discussed this with you ahead of time, or gave you written material that discussed possible complications. Usually numbness is transient, but not always. Discuss this with the specialist that you saw for your surgery.

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis Dr. Davantzis
Dentistry
36 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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What do you suggest if my lips feel numb after wisdom teeth surgery?

What do you suggest if my lips feel numb after wisdom teeth surgery?

Call Surgeon: Call the surgeon to let them know your post operative condition. If the anesthetic has worn off and you are still numb in a small area of your lower lip and teeth, therapies may needed to immediately be started to help alleviate your symptoms.

Dr. Daniel Rubenstein Dr. Rubenstein
Dentistry
47 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
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The bottom right side of my lip feels numb after 2 days of 7 impacted teeth extraction should I be worried about this?

The bottom right side of my lip feels numb after 2 days of 7 impacted teeth extraction should I be worried about this?

Numb lip: This is called parathesia, and may have been caused by teeth that were extracted being too close to the nerve. This often will resolve itself over time, but sometimes can remain permanently. You should have this examined by the surgeon who removed the teeth.

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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I was given a coctail of toritol benedryl and something else for severe migraine in er along with 3 prednisone. I was prescribed roboxin 500mg 3x a day 2 pills at a time. After I urinate my lips feel numb or tingly. What is going on??

Too many drugs: With so many new drugs it is hard to tell which or which combination may or may not be causing your symptoms. I can't link the urination to the lip sensation either. It is best that you consult a neurologist specialized in migraine. Have you tried triptan type of drugs yet for migraine?

Dr. Andrew Reeves Dr. Reeves
Neurology
26 years in practice
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
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My upper lip feels numb, half of my upper lip. I'm not on any medications or took any. Its been like this for a day or 2. Is this normal? I don't smoke

My upper lip feels numb, half of my upper lip. I'm not on any medications or took any. Its been like this for a day or 2. Is this normal? I don't smoke

Not really: No, not normal. If this persists and/or spreads, you should be seen by a doctor. You might even need to see a neurologist.

Dr. James Beck Dr. Beck
Dentistry
7 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Dentistry
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My tongue and lips feel numb after using magic mouthwash?

My tongue and lips feel numb after using magic mouthwash?

They're supposed to: Magic mouthwash often contains Lidocaine which is a local anesthetic or numbing agent. It also contains dyphenhydramine which can cause numbing. Magic mouthwash is supposed to make your mouth feel numb to lessen the pain of the oral lesion or sore in your mouth.

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Dr. Robert Varady Dr. Varady
Family Medicine
years in practice
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Why would my outter vagina lips feel numb or tingly and tight? The numbness is only for a little while this only happened about 4 times. What's wrong

Why would my outter vagina lips feel numb or tingly and tight? The numbness is only for a little while this only happened about 4 times. What's wrong

Normal?: Could very well be normal. Might be a sign of an infection trying to get started, (yeast), might be related to tight fitting clothes. Wait and watch and avoid the above.

Dr. Qamar Khan Dr. Khan
Pain Management
13 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I had a spinal stimulator implant and im having fevers, headaches, dizziness and my lips feels kind of numb and tingling.

I had a spinal stimulator implant and im having fevers, headaches, dizziness and my lips feels kind of numb and tingling.

See Your Doctor Now: Fever is a sign that something is going on inside your body. Given the the headaches, dizziness and other symptoms, I would have the physician that implanted your device evaluate you immediately for possible infection. You may need antibiotics to treat this infection, however they should rule out any issues inside your spinal canal which is a bigger deal.

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Dr. Robert Sterling Dr. Sterling
Emergency Medicine
41 years in practice
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I drank two single vodkas and two double vodka tonight, my lips/tounge/face feel tingly/numb. I never really drink! Anything to be concerned about!?

I drank two single vodkas and two double vodka tonight, my lips/tounge/face feel tingly/numb. I never really drink! Anything to be concerned about!?

NuthinLikeCheapVodka: If you were ever in Borneo and got lost in the jungle there for at least three weeks, and were forced to eat the root of the Disufiram Tree, or if you ever had to eat the Amanita mushroom toxic to your liver, or what you thought was vodka was really methanol, or isopropyl alcohol, or laced with a tasty insecticide--No, I don't think it's anything to be concerned about, unless it persists for over 24 hrs

Dr. Edward Jacobs Dr. Jacobs
Obstetrics & Gynecology
42 years in practice
Albany Medical College
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What could be causing this? When I stand up I get dizzy and start to black out and when my vision starts to clear, my lips and finger tips feel numb.

What could be causing this? When I stand up I get dizzy and start to black out and when my vision starts to clear, my lips and finger tips feel numb.

See your doctor: There could be many causes of these symptoms. Your blood pressure could be dropping when you get up quickly ("orthostatic changes"), your heart rate may be abnormal, or there could be other causes. Your symptoms need to be evaluated as soon as possible. I wouldn't drive yourself anywhere until you find out what is going on...

Dr. Bassam Amawi Dr. Amawi
Psychiatry
45 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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Recurring numbness of the lips, why?

As above: It can be many reasons. Try to see u pcp to make sure nothing serious going on, .

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Dr. Jerome Zacks Dr. Zacks
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Why do lips go numb?

Merits evaluation.: Although hyperventilation and low blood calcium level have been associated with peri-oral numbness, it could occur as a side-effect of a medication including an allergy or autoimmune reaction. This merits an evaluation by ones doctor.

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Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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What would cause your lips to feel numb?

Most common: Cause is anxiety and hyperventilation. Also causes tingling in the fingers.

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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What are the causes of dry and numb lips?

Dry lips: Dry or chapped lips can be caused by lack of moisture to the lips. The condition can be worsened by the sun or the wind.

Dr. Louis Gallia Dr. Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
41 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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Can a toothache cause numbness in your lips?

Yes: Yes, infection can temporarily affect local nerve function. However there are more ominous causes of numb lip. So make sure you treat the tooth and determine if numbness persists. If so, see an oral surgeon ASAP.

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Dr. Michael Macdonald Dr. Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery
29 years in practice
University of Western Ontario Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
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Dr. Luis Bendezu Dr. Bendezu
Internal Medicine
25 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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What are the symptoms of swelling or numbness of lips?

Swelling & numbness: Not sure what you're asking. The symptom of swelling is swelling and the sypmtom of numbess is the sensation of numbness in/around your lips.

Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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My lips go numb almost daily for hours at a time what could be causing this?

Need evaluation: This could be nuerologic and would recommend a neurologic evaluation and possibly a brain mri. Vascular causes are less lilely. Do they change color? Does naything cause this to occur? How long do they stay numb? Is it both upper and lower lips and right and left sides. We would need more clarification which you will get with your evaluation.