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My lips and left fingertips are numb....What are possible causes? They stay numb but have no other noticable changes.

My lips and left fingertips are numb....What are possible causes? They stay numb but have no other noticable changes.

Numbness: The possibilities are too numerous. An adequate history and physical examination performed by your physician would help him to narrow down the possibilities. I always look for vitamin B12 and blood sugar disorders. Carpal tunnel syndrome, neck conditions, brainstem demyelinating or structural disorders, and less likely stroke or tumors. Check with your physician for actuate diagnosis. Be well. ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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What could cause random body parts to get numb fuzzy feeling randomly? My lips fingertips toes and left leg has had this feeling recently

What could cause random body parts to get numb fuzzy feeling randomly? My lips fingertips toes and left leg has had this feeling recently

Warm and fuzzy: feeling usually means that you are in love. Numb and tingly means nerve dysfunction. How long the symptoms last is important. If it lasts weeks and resolves only to pop up somewhere else think demyelinating disorder (like MS) If it lasts a few minutes think compression (carpal tunnel for instance is more likely to occur if you are pregnant.) ...Read more

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Causes of numbness and sweling of the lower lip?

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 are causes of lip numbness/swelling?

What are causes of lip numbness/swelling?

Multiple causes: Allergies are probably most common , herpes infections, and last angioedema which often occurs with a trauma, ...Read more

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Can a toothache cause numbness in your lips?

Yes: Yes, infection can temporarily affect local nerve function. However there are more ominous causes of numb lip. So make sure you treat the tooth and determine if numbness persists. If so, see an oral surgeon ASAP. ...Read more

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Why does chemotherapy cause numbness on fingertips?

Why does chemotherapy cause numbness on fingertips?

It depends: Numbness can be caused by many reasons. Some of the chemo drugs can cause peripheral neuropathy which can menifest as numbness and tingling, usually affecting both the toes and the fingers. It is usually progressive and can get worse with each treatment, so you should let your oncologist know about it and decide when to modify your treatment to prevent this problem from worsening. ...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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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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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