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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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Can occasional numbness in the lips be a symptom of something?

Can occasional numbness in the lips be a symptom of something?

Numb lips: Usual cause is reduced blood flow to the lips, such as exposure to cold (drinking cold beverage), aura of a migraine attack, panic attacks, low blood sugar, or allergic reaction to food such as shell fish. If persists or reoccurs, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I have numbness in my lower lip and chin. Is there any remedy?

I have numbness in my lower lip and chin. Is there any remedy?

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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I have numbness in my lower lip just on the left side lasts for a few minutes. Sometimes travels to the upper lip, & chin?

I have numbness in my lower lip just on the left side lasts for a few minutes. Sometimes travels to the upper lip, & chin?

Early stroke?!: Because of your age (61), the first concern is whether you are having TIAs, which are temporary small strokes in your brain. This can cause sudden unexplained numbness or weakness in any part of your body. It can be a sign of a larger stroke to come, so please, see a doctor right away, or go to the emergency room the next time you have this symptom! ...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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Left side of my lower lip went numb yesterday. Still is a little. Now with in the last hour the right side Is numb and whole lip is fat. It like novac?

Left side of my lower lip went numb yesterday. Still is a little. Now with in the last hour the right side Is numb and whole lip is fat. It like novac?

Allergy reaction: To some food, likely but if not better in a few days see a dr. Neurologist best but it could be the beginning of a virus usually passes. If recurs there and other places see neurologisty ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Tiggling and numbness in lower lip for 3 days. Should I be worried?

Tiggling and numbness in lower lip for 3 days. Should I be worried?

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

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My lips are quite swollen and numb, could this be symptoms of sunburn?

My lips are quite swollen and numb, could this be symptoms of sunburn?

Yes: I guess if that part of your body was in the sun to much it could be sunburn. Also think about an allergic reaction to something you ate or came in contact with. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Perhaps: This happens sometimes. It is best to call the surgeon who performed the procedure to advise him\her of what you feel, get some advice, and when he\she wants to see you for a follow up visit. ...Read more

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For about 2 days my lips have been numb and red. I'm not having any other symptoms of anything I do have a cold but that's it what could this be?

For about 2 days my lips have been numb and red. I'm not having any other symptoms of anything I do have a cold but that's it what could this be?

Not Sure: Without seeing, hard to diagnose. Primary cause would be something you placed on them--new cream, lipstick, gloss, chapstick, etc. Other things might be new cream on hands or anything which touches/rubs the lips. Toothpaste, new dishwasher soap, laundry detergent, etc. Otherwise we think of nerve pressure/inflammation just behind the corners of the mouth just below the teeth. See Dentist. Good luck ...Read more

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What could be causing a numb lower lip after septoplasty surgery? I have had it for 4 days now.

What could be causing a numb lower lip after septoplasty surgery? I have had it for 4 days now.

Ask your surgeon: The nerve supply to the lower lip does not cross the area involved in septal surgery. You may want to mention this symptom to your surgeon. ...Read more

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Why has my left cheek/lower lip had a numb feeling the last week or so. I can feel touch but just the feeling of my face is that numb feeling?

Why has my left cheek/lower lip had a numb feeling the last week or so. I can feel touch but just the feeling of my face is that numb feeling?

Face, lip numb: Possibilities: facial nerve neuralgia 2nd multiple sclerosis, varicella Zoster or other virus infection, hypocalcemia, parotid gland tumor, stroke, contact with anesthetic agent and many other etiologies. You should see a neurologist and be examined properly and have blood work done too. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with the right half of my lower lip being numb and it's been numb since 8 this morning. It's not swollen. Is this serious?

Not sure: You didn't provide enough info for me to know whether it is serious or not. If it is the only part of your body that is numb, chances are you may have incidentally bitten the lip in your sleep or pressed it against something. If other symptoms are present, please inform us of those, so more detailed history is reviewed. ...Read more

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Bite mark in inner mucosa of lower lip still have even after 4yrs, got irritating numb after active sex, how does it still have and how I can cure?

Bite mark in inner mucosa of lower lip still have even after 4yrs, got irritating numb after active sex, how does it still have and how I can cure?

What kind of bite: What kind of bite we are talking about human bite or animal bite
was it treated four years ago by a doctor or not
if it was a human bite did start during or after sex
are you sure what you have is a scar from old bite or an ulcer resemble scar you might be having STD like herpes on the mouth
too many possibility my advise go and see a doctor
good luck ...Read more

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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?

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

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On the left side of my lower lip a section no wider than my pinky has gone numb and is still numb 24 hours later. I am starting to get worried.?

Cranial nerve: Sounds like mental branch of trigeminal nerve and could well be due to dental or nasopharyngeal problem. Might start with dental evaluation first. ...Read more

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Since 8 am the right side of my lower bottom lip has been numb and swollen. I did not bite my lip. The numbness isn't going away. Is this serious?

See your doctor: There are several possible causes, most of them are not serious. If it persists for more than a few more hours, then tomorrow contact your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a numb and dry UPPER lip for 3 days. My upper lip is smooth, no chaps or flakes. But it's dry and very numb. Please help. Lower lip is fine.?

I have a numb and dry UPPER lip for 3 days. My upper lip is smooth, no chaps or flakes. But it's dry and very numb. Please help. Lower lip is fine.?

May be lip eczema: Persistent dry lips may be lip eczema, which can be treated like skin eczema, using hydrocortisone cream plus Vaseline or Aquaphor to retain moisture. Sometimes, lipsticks or lip sunscreen chemicals are causing an allergic reaction on the lips. Other times, a person is a primary lip-licker (it's his habit). If dry lips crack, they can get irritated by foods or juices. A doctor can sort things out. ...Read more

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Woke up at 8 this morning with numbness on right side of lower lip, it's swollen and still numb. Didn't bite lip. I have fibromyalgia. Is this serious?

Woke up at 8 this morning with numbness on right side of lower lip, it's swollen and still numb. Didn't bite lip. I have fibromyalgia. Is this serious?

Probably not serious: With it being only your lower only up that is swollen you probably either unknowingly bit lip during the night or compressed it against the pillow or body part. Should go away about as fast as a came. ...Read more

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Causes of numbness and sweling of the lower lip?

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

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What causes sudden wake up with lower right side of my lip numbness?

What causes sudden wake up with lower right side of my lip numbness?

Trauma: 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

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Numb lips at night only one side. But as soon as I wake up it goes away. Should I be concerned could that mean a sign of a stroke?

Numb lips at night only one side. But as soon as I wake up it goes away. Should I be concerned could that mean a sign of a stroke?

Lip numbness: It could mean your diabetes isn't well-controlled yet or that the metformin you are taking is causing a
B12 deficiency. It could also be a mild stroke or other neurologic problems. Please see your physician ASAP for a consultation to check your glucose, hemoglobin-A1C, B12, complete neurological exam to detect any mild deficits or Neuro referral ...Read more

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My Husband had a severe accident. He had a major jaw surgery. How long will it take for the numbness in chin and lower lip to go??

My Husband had a severe accident. He had a major jaw surgery. How long will it take for the numbness in chin and lower lip to go??

Depends: On type of injury, repair of damaged nerve, location of injury when repaired will regenerate at the of 1mm a day (approximate), in some areas may not regenerate and will be permanent, speak to his doctor for exact out come. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning to a swollen + completely numb upper lip. No other symptoms + It's been hours and the symptoms won't go away! What caused this?

I woke up this morning to a swollen + completely numb upper lip. No other symptoms + It's been hours and the symptoms won't go away! What caused this?

Allergy: You could have an allergy to something you were in contact with. Apply some ice and take an antihistamine. That should take care of it ...Read more

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I have a small bump that just appeared on my lower lip in about 20 minutes, it isn't sore but it is numb and tingly, what is this?

I have a small bump that just appeared on my lower lip in about 20 minutes, it isn't sore but it is numb and tingly, what is this?

Sounds like: A HERPES (Cold Sore) infection...You need an anti-viral Preparation for the sore itself and possible oral anti-viral medication

This can be treated but an accurate Diagnosis is necessary

Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more