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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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