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Is chin and bottom lip numbness considered nerve damage?

Is chin and bottom lip numbness considered nerve damage?

Possible: Your description seems to fit the distribution of the mental branch of the v-1 division of the trigeminal nerve, and can be seen with dental problems and also naso-pharyngeal issues. May be an initial visit to your dentist to start? ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

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


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Twitching and lip quivering in sleep?

Twitching and lip quivering in sleep?

Need sleep eval: You may need a sleep study with a seizure montage to see what the exact cause is. See a sleep specialist who is also a neurologist and will be best trained to rule out a night time seizure disorder and a myoclonic disorder. After a careful history, it is possible that the neurologist will opt for a 72 hour seizure study first. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes nerve to twitch in lower jaw?

What causes nerve to twitch in lower jaw?

Many things: It could be many things...Not enough information to even guess here....I would seek an evaluation from your family doc. Be prepared to give information about your medical history, duration, type , intensity and specific location of the pain. Also, a check-in with the dentist may help.. ...Read more

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I have nerve twitching at my right side head,because of excessive pressure.slowly nerve twitching reached to jaw,and now nerves in right neck twitchin?

I have nerve twitching at my right side head,because of excessive pressure.slowly nerve twitching reached to jaw,and now nerves in right neck twitchin?

Please clarify: I'm not sure I see the QUESTION. Sounds like you have a diagnosis to your symptoms. Are you suffering from NPH or Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension? And is that what is being blamed for your right facial twitching? Do you have other symptoms? Are they planning on giving you medication or performing a procedure? You may contact me at www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PNXFNR for more info ...Read more

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Vertigo, painful lipoma (calf), burning nerve sensation (off/on) leg, numbness in face around eye (left). Rash behind ear down neck.

Vertigo, painful lipoma (calf), burning nerve sensation (off/on) leg, numbness in face around eye (left).  Rash behind ear down neck.

You are uncomforable: Not all of your symptoms will fit into one neat diagnosis. I'd start with a good neurology exam which can address vertigo, burning leg sensation, numbness of the face. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling / numbness in left cheek and lips?

What can cause tingling / numbness in left cheek and lips?

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

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Migraine with tingling numbness in lips and left cheek. Not dangerous?

Migraine with tingling numbness in lips and left cheek. Not dangerous?

May be....: If it is migraine than it may be okay.......But you need to see headache specialist for diagnosis. You may need MRI to r/o other conditions. ...Read more

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Lower left lip twitching for weeks..numbness in the face mainly around my outer left eye.. after hours of twitching my face actually hurts..what is this?!

Lower left lip twitching for weeks..numbness in the face mainly around my outer left eye.. after hours of twitching my face actually hurts..what is this?!

SeveralPossibilities: Most cases of a twitching lip may be due to stress, fatigue, emotion, excessive caffeine intake or some deficiency in the diet such as potassium. Lip twitching in most cases is self-limiting, disappearing in minutes or maybe in a few days without any residual problems. Persistent twitching, especially if associated with other symptoms, should be investigated. See http://bit.ly/1TPjy6c ...Read more

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Developed strong spasms in my lower lip and minor spasms in upper lip and cheek after facial paralysis post surgery 15 months. Hemifacial spasm now?

Developed strong spasms in my lower lip and minor spasms in upper lip and cheek after facial paralysis post surgery 15 months. Hemifacial spasm now?

Regrowth: Regrowth of nerve fibers with some aberrant connections. Technically spasm of half your face, so hemifacial spasm. See a facial plastic surgeon for management advice. ...Read more

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Had midface lift, my lip and cheek droop slightly, smile is weak on the right side, I have numbness in the lip. Can emg ncs test the nerves accurately?

Had midface lift, my lip and cheek droop slightly, smile is weak on the right side, I have numbness in the lip. Can emg ncs test the nerves accurately?

Yes, but do this: Emg can assess both facial and trigeminal nerve function, but these kinds of tests often require a degree of expertise to obtain reliable outcomes. Might seek out a doctor who is associated with a university medical school setting, or contact the american association of electrodiagnostic medicine for recommendations. ...Read more

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Could a pinched nerve in my neck cause facial numbness?

Could a pinched nerve in my neck cause facial numbness?

Not likely: Not likely. The nerve that supplies sensation to the face is the trigeminal nerve. This is a cranial nerve that exits the skull base behind the eyes, so not related to any cervical nerve rootlets. It would be entirely abnormal to have numbness over the face from a pinched nerve in the neck. ...Read more

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Numbness and tingling in inner thigh near testes, no pain in any body part.. If numbness in inner thigh increaes, tingling sensations in feet also?

Numbness and tingling in inner thigh near testes, no pain in any body part..
If numbness in inner thigh increaes, tingling sensations in feet also?

You need to get: to a healthcare provider for proper examination and diagnosis. Nerve entrapment issues are sneaky and hard to diagnose sometimes. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Eye twitching that turns into small face twitching?

Eye twitching that turns into small face twitching?

Many causes: Certainly stress, anxiety, or dry eyes can cause eyelid twitching. If the twitching is persistent or severe, though, other possible causes such as hemifacial spasm or blepharospasm may be considered. See an eye md for evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Numbness around left eye, tingling on side of nose, eye seems to droop?

Numbness around left eye, tingling on side of nose, eye seems to droop?

Possible stroke: When did this start and how long has it been going on.? You could be describing symptoms of a stroke or TIA or it might be a case of Bell's Palsy. If this just happened you should get someone to take you to an emergency facility. ...Read more

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Left side = upper lip tingles + front upper tooth sensitivity. Right side = Lower lip burns and tongue tingles. Brain MRI was clear. Muscle tension?

Left side = upper lip tingles + front upper tooth sensitivity.  Right side = Lower lip burns and tongue tingles. Brain MRI was clear. Muscle tension?

Need more info: Symptoms are significant. This is either a neurological problem or more likely a dental problem. Please make an appointment with your dentist very soon. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

Muscle twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in the area, or uncontrollable twitching of a muscle group that is served by a single motor nerve fiber. Muscle twitches are minor and often go unnoticed. Some are common and normal. Others are signs of ...Read more