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Sudden numbness in lower lip right side several times a day last seconds from over a 4 to 5 weeks can that be a brain tumor only my lip?

Sudden numbness in lower lip right side several times a day last seconds from over a 4 to 5 weeks can that be a brain tumor only my lip?

Many causes of: Lip numbness. May be nerve (5th cranial nerve, 3rd distribution) or may be higher up (at brainstem on right or in brain in left sensory strip). If nerve may be trigeminal neuralgia, but usually with pain. Other nerve issues may be from dental problems or neuropathy from meds, vascular disease, or diabetes, etc. If brainstem/brain, could be vascular, or benign/malignant tumor. Need a work up! ...Read more

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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What would cause sudden numbness in my face, lips and right arm? And still am having it and it's been more than a week

What would cause sudden numbness in my face, lips and right arm? And still am having it and it's been more than a week

Not so sudden: If it is one event, then it's not so sudden but now subacute. Or if you are talking about recurrent episodes over several days, then most likely transient cerebral ischemic attacks may be occurring or perhaps sensory seizures. If those symptoms are constant, even if intensity is variable, then a small stroke is likely. This needs neurologic attention soon--like today! ...Read more

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Can a brain tumor cause only sudden numbness in lower right lip last seconds several times a day I khnow its affect entire side of face rule out tumor?

Can a brain tumor cause only sudden numbness in lower right lip last seconds several times a day I khnow its affect entire side of face rule out tumor?

Yes, but uncommon.: See my other answer to this question for differential. If this is a brain problem, it would be located very far laterally in the sensory strip of the left side of the brain. Problem could be tumor, but also vascular. Pleasr see your doctor to start work up as this could be anything from a tooth infection to a brain tumor, and best to put mind at ease! ...Read more

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Sudden numbness in left hand but no Aura or Migraine (just feelings of getting) lasted 5 mins moved up to lip. History Migraine Aura 4 a mth. Anxiety?

Sudden numbness in left hand but no Aura or Migraine (just feelings of getting) lasted 5 mins moved up to lip. History Migraine Aura 4 a mth. Anxiety?

? proper diagnosis: While these could be aura of migraine, your history suggests other possibilities. I would be very concerned about TIA's from small emboli from your mitral valve, atria, or carotid arteries. You need to involve your cardiologist in this (and probably neurologist) SOON! ...Read more

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Sudden numbness of fingertips and toes?

Sudden numbness of fingertips and toes?

Consider diabetes: As a possibility, vitamin deficiency, side effects of medication, many possibilities see your doctor so that some of the differential diagnosis can be eliminated so a diagnosis can be found and you treated. ...Read more

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What causes sudden numbness?

What causes sudden numbness?

Numbness: Numbness describes tingling or a loss o sensation. The usual culprits are a lack of blood supply or damage to nerves. Numbness can also result from local tissue injury from trauma, infection or inflammation. Without more specifics, this is difficult to answer and you should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sudden numbness?

Maybe ominous: Sudden sporadic and reversible numbness could be very benign such as hitting one's "funny bone" at the elbow, but if not provoked, numbness in one or two limbs might be a transient ischemic attack due to decreased blood flow in the brain. Important to sort out problem with brain and spinal cord vrs peripheral nerve issue. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of sudden numbness and or tingling in limbs?

What could be the cause of sudden numbness and or tingling in limbs?

Limb numbness: It will help if you specify whether this is only in 1 limb, only upper or lower limbs, or all limbs. If the numbness/tingling is sudden and in all 4 limbs, then the most likely cause is either hyperventilation or simple anxiety, which may however be severe. Symptoms in 1 limb could be a stroke, nerve injury, or vascular problem. In the upper or lower limbs this could be a spinal nerve problem. ...Read more

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Hi, my niece 12 yrs had a sudden numbness and weakness on left part of body, is it lack of heamoglobin? Or somethng else

Hi, my niece 12 yrs had a sudden numbness and weakness on left part of body, is it lack of heamoglobin? Or somethng else

Thots: You might be describing an episode of hemiplegic migraine or another migraine variant, but I cannot exclude structural blood vessel dissection. This has little to do with hemoglobin unless she possesses sickle cell disease, which might explain the episode. Have her seen by pediatric neurologist. ...Read more

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Iam 47 /female had a day of sudden numbness in left arm lasting <5min. 5 hrs later left sd of face. Also have PFO and history migraines (never like this) TIA or migraine? 2 m.D.'s debate dx. Do I close pfo

Iam 47 /female had a day of sudden numbness in left arm lasting <5min. 5 hrs later left sd of face. Also have PFO and history migraines (never like this) TIA or migraine? 2 m.D.'s debate dx. Do I close pfo

DIFFICULT CHOICE: If your pfo is closed, technically is not a major procedure, there is a potential of controlling migraine (not fully proven yet), and protection against future paradoxical embolism through the pfo. The timing of your event is far more consistent with a blood clot than a classical migraine event, but gather that no primary source was discovered. Would go to academic center and get opinion. ...Read more

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What causes sudden numbness in an arm that lasts a few days?

What causes sudden numbness in an arm that lasts a few days?

Compression: One classic cause is compression of a nerve (eg sleeping on one arm) ; but the exact diagnosis in your case should be done in a dr s office, after discussing all the history and facts of this problem. ...Read more

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Sudden numbness in left hand, but I've been taking ibupropane?

Sudden numbness in left hand, but I've been taking ibupropane?

See your Doctor ASAP: Sudden numbness in the left hand can be any of many things, the most critical of which is a cardiovascular event. Do you have accompanying chest, shoulder or arm pain? Do you have any clotting or cardiovascular issues? I suggest seeing a doctor asap to rule out any cardivascular issues. Call your doctor now and hear what she/he has to say, failing that, go to the er now! Good luck! ...Read more

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My mother is 80 but active for her age. This morning she has sudden numbness in her leg. Is it a stroke?

Could be: There are several reasons for leg numbness or weakness. Stroke is one of the. Pinched nerves can also lead to localized numbness in the leg. Nerves can be pinched from the spine on down to the back of the leg.
Numbness is also a symptoms of interruption of blood flow to the leg. This may result from blood clot in the artery. In this case the leg will usually be cool and pulseless. ...Read more

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I had a sudden numbness and tingling in my left arm and leg any suggestions on what could be wrong with me?

I had a sudden numbness and tingling in my left arm and leg any suggestions on what could be wrong with me?

Left sided numbness: These are symptoms of great concern. There are several possibilites one of which could be a warning of an impending stroke. You should call your doctor asap to report this and get seen for an examination to determine the cause. Do not delay this. If you suddenly worsen call 911. Alert your family that you are having trouble and do not be alone until you get medical help. ...Read more

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I have been having some ear pains then a sudden numbness of the left side of face and left arm?

ER: Dangerous symtoms which require STAT ER/CT scan evaluation. This is probably an inner ear issue; however, with left sided facial and arm numbness: get check-ASAP! ...Read more

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Broke my hand last week, getting sudden numbness in fingers. Is this normal or a nerve is damaged?

Broke my hand last week, getting sudden numbness in fingers. Is this normal or a nerve is damaged?

Get checked: It'simpossible to tell, without examining your hand. Sounds like you need to get that checked asap. Get to your pmd, an orthopedic clinic, an ed, or an urgent care clinic. Make sure you describe the numbness and any weakness. ...Read more

Sudden Numbness (Definition)

Sudden sporadic and reversible numbness could be very benign such as hitting one's "funny bone" at the elbow, but if not provoked, numbness in one or two limbs might be a transient ischemic attack due to decreased blood flow in the brain. Important to sort out problem with brain and spinal cord ...Read more


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