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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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I have numbness on my right upper lip and right side of my nose only what could cause this?

I have numbness on my right upper lip and right side of my nose only what could cause this?

Facial nerve: compression, inflammation, or damage. Numbness only on one side of the nose and upper lip would result when only the buccal branch of the facial nerve is involved. Sleeping or performing activities with the head in an abnormal position can generate pressure and inflammation on the nerve. Other potential causes include Bell's palsy, shingles, stroke, and multiple sclerosis (MS). ...Read more

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Recently, I experienced numbness in upper lip to the nose.....as well as pain in the bridge of my nose...should I be concerned?

Recently, I experienced numbness in upper lip to the nose.....as well as pain in the bridge of my nose...should I be concerned?

Nonspecific: That symptom would be normal if you had someone trauma to the bridge of your nose, but isn't really specific for any other diagnosis. If you're worried, see your primary care provider for a lore complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Experiencing right side upper lip numbness somewhat into nose, also ear ringing. Wondering if this is tooth related or something else?

Experiencing right side upper lip numbness somewhat into nose, also ear ringing. Wondering if this is tooth related or something else?

B12 deficiency: May cause neurological symptoms such as numbness and tingling in the lips or a ringing in the ears. See your PCP for consultation, tests and treatment options. ...Read more

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Left eye pain with movement, problems with hot and cold, migraines, upper lip and nose numbness, left sided face numbness? What causes this?

Left eye pain with movement, problems with hot and cold, migraines, upper lip and nose numbness, left sided face numbness? What causes this?

Max. Sinus disease: You describe dysfunction of the infraorbital nerve. It traverses the roof of the maxillary sinus to innervate the area you describe. Possible causes include tumor or chronic inflammation in maxillary sinus. See ENT specialist or primary care doctor. ...Read more

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I recently had to get a full upper plate. Now the area beneath my nose and upper lip is tingly and numb all of the time. Is this related?

I recently had to get a full upper plate. Now the area beneath my nose and upper lip is tingly and numb all of the time. Is this related?

Pressure on nerve?: Several possibilities. Most likely the denture is putting pressure on the nerve just under the incisive papilla. Alternate explanation is numbness from recent surgery or infection when the teeth were removed. Please don't try to find answers to problems over the internet. See the dentist who made you the denture to have this all evaluated and hopefully quickly and easily remedied. ...Read more

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I was punched in the face 5 days ago & the swelling is going down but I am numb the entire one side of my nose and upper lip. How long will this last?

I was punched in the face 5 days ago & the swelling is going down but I am numb the entire one side of my nose and upper lip. How long will this last?

Numbness: Usually as the swelling dissipates, the numbness soon follows. However, if you sustained injury to your infraorbital nerve, which lies in that region, It may take longer. ...Read more

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Hi I was punched on the right hand side of face on Saturday night nose bled a lot but my left hand side of nose and upper lip are still numb?

Hi I was punched on the right hand side of face on Saturday night nose bled a lot but my left hand side of nose and upper lip are still numb?

Need X-ray and eval: If you haven't been seen yet by a doctor, please go to the ER or see an ear, nose and throat specialist (ENT). You may have a facial fracture and nerve entrapment that's causing the numbness ...Read more

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What causes tingling / numb upper lip and nose left side. Happens occasional y when I wake in the morning goes away after about 5 10 minutes.?

What causes tingling / numb upper lip and nose left side. Happens occasional y when I wake in the morning goes away after about 5 10 minutes.?

Neuritis: Atypical facial pain can come and go. Severe spasms can occur (tic douloureux) that are in the tri-geminal distribution. You describe v2 distribution. However, ear and sinus disease must be excluded. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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My upper lip and nose tingling and numb, what would cause that??

PARESTHESIA EVAL: You need an exam labs and evaluation. A focused neurological exam and potential MRI of the cervical spine and brain. Labs to check B12 Folic Acid, Lyme titers, RPR and TFTS ...Read more

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Just get back from lunch and now my upper lip is swollen & numb as well as my nose (rt side)?

Just get back from lunch and now my upper lip is swollen & numb as well as my nose (rt side)?

? Allergic Reaction: You may have had an allergic reaction to something you may have eaten. Did you eat anything that you have not eaten before? It is very important that you find out because if you eat that substance again the reaction may be worse. Also, is your tongue swelling and/or are you having difficulty breathing? If you are, you need to seek medical help immediately to reverse the symptoms of the reaction. ...Read more

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The left side of my cheek, upper lip, and tip of nose is slightly numb and tingly. I've seen my primary, and waiting for specialist. What could it be?

The left side of my cheek, upper lip, and tip of nose is slightly numb and tingly. I've seen my primary, and waiting for specialist. What could it be?

Wrong question: In neurology, the 1sr question is WHERE, not what. In this case, "where" is the maxillary division of the trigeminal nerve. THEN you go to "what" using the standard differential diagnostic algorithm: Vascular, neoplastic, compressive, inflammatory-infectious-autoimmune, nutritional, genetic, and/or metabolic-endocrine, and zebras. (Zebras are anything that doesn't fit in the other categories.) ...Read more

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I have numbness in my nose and lip what could cause this?

I have numbness in my nose and lip what could cause this?

Not sure but it: Could be the onset of shingles affecting the trigeminal or facial nerve or a localized nerve inflammation. Follow up with ur dr if it worsens. Take care! ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation and numbness of upper lip, what could this be?

Hard to say: Could be a dental problem with irritation of nerves in the gingiva or it could be the earliest stage of a herpetic infection which has not erupted yet or other metabolic problems that need to be looked at. Call your doctor for a date to see them. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing numbness in my face, when this happens, my husband says while I am taking my upper lip does not move. Normal?

I have been experiencing numbness in my face, when this happens, my husband says while I am taking my upper lip does not move. Normal?

See physician: The nerves that supply sensation are different than the nerves that supply motor function in this region. See your physician or neurologist. An MRI may be in order depending on the complete history and physical exam. ...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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What is the cause of numbness of the lips and nose?

What is the cause of numbness of the lips and nose?

See a neurologist: The sensory nerve supply to upper lip and nose comes from inferior orbital branch of maxillary nerve. Therefore a problem could be any where along its course. A neurologist can investigate the cause which may or may not be serious. ...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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Numbness and tingling in upper right lip on and off since yesterday morning, lower nose also now becoming numb, what is the cause?

Trigeminal pain: This is a very specific nerve distribution. This can be ocular shingles, bad teeth, sinus or even central nervous system problem. You need tobe ssen immediately. ...Read more

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After getting a pimple on upper lip line, I experience tingling sensation on upper lip and sometimes a bit of numbness. What are the causes?

After getting a pimple on upper lip line, I experience tingling sensation on upper lip and sometimes a bit of numbness. What are the causes?

Classic cold sore: A tiny blister or cluster of blisters that is tingling or numb right at the edge of the lip is classic for cold sores. It will go away after a few days. If getting worse you will want to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I got bit by a dog & had stitches on my upper lip. Needed 2 lidocain injections to numb region. 7hours later, still numb. When should numbness go away?

I got bit by a dog & had stitches on my upper lip. Needed 2 lidocain injections to numb region. 7hours later, still numb. When should numbness go away?

Dog bite: Lidocaine typically wears off within a couple hours deent. The depending on a lot of factors. (+- epinephrine) etc. And sometimes docs will use bupivicaine or ropivicaine which has a longer duration. Still, 7 hours is a bit long for any agent. Its possible the trauma has severed some local nerve branches and you will be numb for weeks/months. The local swelling has to recede before assessment. ...Read more

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Hello, please tell me why my grandmother gets numbness in the upper lip when she's wearing her denture? (upper jaw denture)

Hello, please tell me why my grandmother gets numbness in the upper lip when she's wearing her denture? (upper jaw denture)

Needs adjustment.: Numbness most likely is from too much pressure on the tissue under the lip. A simple denture adjustment fixes that. A less likely possibility is an allergy to the material the denture is made of. A visit to the dentist will be needed to determine which cause it is and to take the proper steps ti remedy. ...Read more

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I've woken up with a swollen upper lip three days in a row. I have a little numbness and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) isn't helping. The swelling won't go away.

I've woken up with a swollen upper lip three days in a row. I have a little numbness and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) isn't helping. The swelling won't go away.

Get evaluated..: More information is needed on other symptoms associated in order to tell what is most likely going on. Also what meds are you taking, any new foods or exposures. It is also important to take a look at it and probably get labs if necessary. My advise is to get seen ASAP. If you are having trouble breathing go to the ED now. ...Read more

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Will the numbness disappear in my left lip and side of nose once my eye swelling goes down?

Will the numbness disappear in my left lip and side of nose once my eye swelling goes down?

Very likely: These are extremely common in the early phases of recovery but I would discuss with your physician to exclude the possibility of nerve injury. ...Read more

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