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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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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.?

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.?

Viral infection/: Or anxiety as I see stomach problems, depression and sleep disorders means you are anxious most of the time, or it could also be viral infection, but nothing serious, just relax drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. ...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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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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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 are some causes of numbness in the fingertips? I'm having the problem in both hands.

What are some causes of numbness in the fingertips? I'm having the problem in both hands.

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

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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 causes numbness and pins and needles in the face and lips?

What causes numbness and pins and needles in the face and lips?

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

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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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What can cause numbness in lips and hands?

What can cause numbness in lips and hands?

See a neurologist: If symptoms have persisted for a long time without remission, peripheral neuropathy is possible. You may need ncv/emg test. ...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

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If I had toothache, fever, headache and numbness around the lips, what might had cause it?

If I had toothache, fever, headache and numbness around the lips, what might had cause it?

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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Can anxiety cause numbness in the lips and mouth?

Can anxiety cause numbness in the lips and mouth?

Numbness: Also called paresthesias, yes it is common, along with other symptoms of anxiety. ...Read more

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What would cause numbness of arms and lips. Also discomfort in chest?

What would cause numbness of arms and lips. Also discomfort in chest?

Anxiety. ..: Anxiety or hyperventilation...Talk to your physician for further evaluation & potential treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause lip numbness that's twitching, appering and disappearing within seconds?

Lip numbness: May come from local nerve irritation or an effect of medications. Or stress. Or Bell's palsy (though that sticks around). Twitching is more of a muscle spasm and may be associated with calcium or magnesium abnormalities. Or potassium. ...Read more

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Causes of numbness and prickling feeling in hands feet lips infact in the whole body for more than one week?

Causes of numbness and prickling feeling in hands feet lips infact in the whole body for more than one week?

Paresthesias: This feeling can have many causes. When they are this diffuse they are usually not neurologic (not because of a nerve or stroke). Electrolyte abnormalities such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, or even sodium may be a cause. Hyperventilation or overall deeper breathing gets rid of too much carbon dioxide and can cause the same condition. Seek out medical attention immediately for weakness. ...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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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 causes sensation of numbness/tingling cheeks, lips, often side of neck as if, but not, hyperventilating & always accompanied by slight air-hunger?

What causes sensation of numbness/tingling cheeks, lips, often side of neck as if, but not, hyperventilating & always accompanied by slight air-hunger?

Nerve issue: If the tingling is within the distribution of a cutaneous nerve then it's possible that that nerve is being pinched somewhere. The tingling of hyperventilation is due to changes in calcium in your blood so if the symptom is similar to hyperventilation then calcium levels should be checked. I don't know why the sensation of air hunger is associated with these symptoms in your case. ...Read more

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Does finger nail polish remover cause numbness to your fingertips?

Does finger nail polish remover cause numbness to your fingertips?

Unlikely: Polish remover is acetone based and dries the skin and should not cause numbness only dryness. ...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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Have been having numbness in bottom lip fir a few days. I really feel eat after I drink or eat. What is the cause? I have mo cold sores.

Have been having numbness in bottom lip fir a few days. I really feel eat after I drink or eat. What is the cause? I have mo cold sores.

Salivary gland stone: Is the only valid explanation to your symptom, pressure build inside your sublingual salivary gland that it's duct is blocked by a stone, that in turn press on nerve endings causes the symptoms.
I would have it checked by your dentist, ct scan or ultrasound may be required. . ...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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What would cause a severr headache, with numbness in my lips and right tumb, index and middle finger as well as feeking like I am going to vomit?

What would cause a severr headache, with numbness in my lips and right tumb, index and middle finger as well as feeking like I am going to vomit?

Symptoms: With the symptoms you list you must go right now to the nearest Emergency facility. Have a family member or friend take you!
Please let me know what develops. ...Read more

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Can tmj/dental cause tingling numbness in chin, jaw and lips. I have polyneuropathy. Wasn't sure if its that or the dental. I do have dental issues.

Can tmj/dental cause tingling numbness in chin, jaw and lips. I have polyneuropathy. Wasn't sure if its that or the dental. I do have dental issues.

Doubtful: Tingling and numbness are not typical symptoms of tmd. I would recommend that you see a dentist to address all your dental issues and evaluate your tmjoints, etc. I am assuming that you are under the care of a physician for the polyneuropathy who can address the medical issues. ...Read more

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What cause facial nerve not to function thereby causing numbness on one side of the face and swelling of the face, lips, excruciating eye pain both?

What cause facial nerve not to function thereby causing numbness on one side of the face and swelling of the face, lips, excruciating eye pain both?

Virus or other cause: Facial nerve paralysis or paresis is also called a facial nerve palsy. It can be caused by a viral infection, but the cause is often unknown. If it persists for longer than one day, you should see your primary doctor immediately ...Read more

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Could a lip augmentation cause numbness? I am worried about permanent nerve damage from cosmetic procedures. Could a lip augmentation possible cause my lips to be permanently numb? .

Could a lip augmentation cause numbness? I am worried about permanent nerve damage from cosmetic procedures. Could a lip augmentation possible cause my lips to be permanently numb? .

The: The risk of numbness depends on what type of augmentation you're having. Using a filler is unlikely to cause permanent numbness. More permanent treatment may have an increased risk; talk with your surgeon about the specific risks of the procedure you want to have. ...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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I believe I pinched a nerve in my neck, the left side behind my ear is numb. Can this cause numbness to my lower left lip around the mental nerve?

I believe I pinched a nerve in my neck, the left side behind my ear is numb. Can this cause numbness to my lower left lip around the mental nerve?

Facial numbness: It is difficult to assess whether you have a pinched nerve in the neck without more information and an examination. A pinched nerve between the 3rd and 4th cervical vertebrae (C4 nerve root) can cause these symptoms but this is not common. Other alternatives include irritation of the greater occipital nerve behind ear. ...Read more

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What would cause numbness and tingling in forearms/hands and lower leg/feet bilaterally and face and lips and some random chest pain?

What would cause numbness and tingling in forearms/hands and lower leg/feet bilaterally and face and lips and some random chest pain?

Sounds vascular: You should take these symptoms seriously and see a doctor. Circulation may be an issue and chest pain is a signal to get attention now. There is no reason to ignore it. If it is severe, go to an urgent care clinic or er. Best wishes - it may be nothing serious, but don't risk your life on that. ...Read more