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Will A Goiter Cause Numb Lips
My arms numb when I sleep, sudden feel dizzy, shortness of breath last night I have goiter. Is this haert related?
I have mouth ulcers and gingivitis, and I chose to take betadine gargle to cure it. Although I have a goiter, how long may I take betadine gargle?
Waste of time: See a dentist, preferably a periodontist, a gum specialist, to determine the exact cause and the appropriate treatment. ...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 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
Many reasons: Too many reasons, depending on your age, gender, previous medical history, recent symptoms an so on. Please observe yourself and discuss this with your doctor. ...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
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
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
Loss of feeling: When a tooth is numbed for treatment, the same nerve that gives feeling to the tooth gives feeling to other structures as well, such as your lip & tongue. When these other parts are numb they feel fat, . .. That is the numbness. All goes away when the numbness wears off. The lip never actually get fat or looks fat, just feels that way. ...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
My right side of my bottom lip/chin is numb. It's been like that abt a week now. What could be the cause of it? Its very eratating.
This type of question is too complicated to answer in this type of forum. There could be any combination of causes depending on age, medications taken, allergies, physical ailments, etc.
Please get yourself to a dentist or physician to have them try to solve this puzzle for you. ...Read more
What could cause extreme sensitivity to salt? My tongue and lips go numb whenever I eat foods with salt.
Sensitivity: I doubt there is any other reason for this other than an idiosyncratic reactivity to the exposure of your tongue to salt seeing that you report no other unusual reactions to other spices or foods. ...Read more
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
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
Can a hurting tooth cause your lip to go numb? If so will pulling the tooth fix the problem. Or will it take time after till it heals & recovers
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