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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

Sinuses (Definition)

Sinuses are air filled spaces in the head that have several proposed functions: 1. They serve as shock absorbers in cases of head trauma 2. Lighten the skull 3. Humidify and filter the air while also producing mucus 4. Play a role in vocal resonance. The head contains 4 paired sinus cavities: maxillaries (cheek) under the eyes, ethmoids (between the eyes), frontals (above ...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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Can TMJ cause you to have numb lip and nose?

Can TMJ cause you to have numb lip and nose?

Unlikely: Unlikely from TMJ. Recommend see ENT doc for exam. ...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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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 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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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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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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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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Can preganacy cause numbness in arm and side face also around lips and nose? Had MRI mra CT EEG all normal. Ob and neuro send me to eachother. Worried

Can preganacy cause numbness in arm and side face also around lips and nose? Had MRI mra CT EEG all normal. Ob and neuro send me to eachother. Worried

Being Pregnant: I would say that yes, this is normal. There is a lot more blood flowing in your arteries and heart and pregnancy is tough on the body. I remember my wife had several occasional odd symptoms like this. If both the neurologist and the OB have found nothing bad in their evaluations of you then breathe, relax and worry a bit less if you can. ...Read more

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Can sinuses cause pain in your head and nose?

Can sinuses cause pain in your head and nose?

Yes: The sinuses surrond the eye, and there is one between the nose and the eye. ...Read more

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So sinuses can cause double visión and the numbness feeling in the right side of my mouth?

So sinuses can cause double visión and the numbness feeling in the right side of my mouth?

Diplopia: Sinus infection or congestion should not cause double vision. Do you have any facial swelling? If not, I Recommend an evaluation by a neurologist. ...Read more

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Could a pinched nerve cause the left side of my face to be numb. Along with the inside of my mouth and nose?

Could a pinched nerve cause the left side of my face to be numb. Along with the inside of my mouth and nose?

Yes and no: The territory you're describing is that of the trigeminal or fifth cranial nerve. The concept of "pinched" nerves doesn't apply to the cranial nerves the way it does to the spinal nerves. Get it checked out. Sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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I am 18 weeks pregnant and the area around my mouth and nose and my hands get cold and numb ish. No discoloration what could cause?

I am 18 weeks pregnant and the area around my mouth and nose and my hands get cold and numb ish. No discoloration what could cause?

Numbess: This is not likely related to pregnancy. Numbness (paresthesia) located in two different body parts like mouth and hands require an evaluation by a neurologist or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I've been having headaches for a few days around my temples, eyes, and the back of my head. It may be sinuses cause I have a stuffy nose and throat h?

I've been having headaches for a few days around my temples, eyes, and the back of my head. It may be sinuses cause I have a stuffy nose and throat h?

Yes: It sounds like it could be sinuses. Use salien wash to flush out your nose with a neti pot and also ibuprofen for the headache. Seek the advice of your doctor to evaluate for antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can having deviated septum cause bad post nasal drip? Anytime I have a runny nose, snot will fall to my mouth and gag on it. Ent said sinuses are good

Can having deviated septum cause bad post nasal drip? Anytime I have a runny nose, snot will fall to my mouth and gag on it. Ent said sinuses are good

Unlikely: A deviated septum does not usually cause severe post nasal drip. If you have already seen an ENT doctor and sinusitis has been ruled out, I would consult an allergist. The major symptom of a deviated nasal septum is difficulty breathing through the side of the nose where the septal cartilage is deviated. ...Read more

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