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What Can Cause Numbness In Fingertips And Lips
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
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
Got the flu shot 3 weeks ago. Still have severe arm and shldr pain, numbness down to my fingertips and I can't lift my arm over my head. What can I do?
When should I return to work. On sat 7/16/11 I got extreamly dehydrated at work. I did not pasout but felt like it. When I got home my condition got worse. Dificulty breathing, tingling and numbnes in the lips and fingertips. Then both hands cramped completel
Now: If you have no persistent symptoms you can go to work now. ...Read more
I felt a little off yesterday, and still today. Last night I felt like I had a fever only my head and my neck, light headed and numb fingertips.?
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
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
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
Pinched Nerve: The most common cause of tingling in the fingers is a pinched nerve and this can come from carpal tunnel syndrome which is a pinched nerve in the wrist cubital tunnel syndrome which is a pinched nerve in the elbow or a cervical radiculopathy which is a pinched nerve at the neck. ...Read more
Hyperventilation: Breathing too much over a period of time can do this. Sometimes this is subtle. Try this test: breath as fast and deeply as you can for a full two minutes. If this reproduces your symptoms we are on to something. ...Read more
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
Infection: Based on the limited information, this is most likely an infected lower premolar tooth. If there is an abscess, it can put pressure on the nerve that supplies the lower lip on the affected side. If it is all the lips, it could be a viral outbreak or something else. Either way, it would be wise to see an endodontist or skilled dentist. ...Read more
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