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Tingling lips as a symptom of diabetes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have pins and needles on my top lip
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr.
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   I am female and are 65 yrs old
Doctor :   and since when you have been noticing it ?
User :   today
Doctor :   is this the first time?
User :   yes
Doctor :   do you have any other medical condition ?
Doctor :   like diabetes or hypertension
Doctor :   is there any redness or swelling on your lip ?
User :   yes, i have diabetes type 2 and have recently had a cystoscopy and got an infection from the procedure, nothing was found to be wrong with my bladder, no swelling
Doctor :   what all medications are you on ?
Doctor :   The causes behind tingling of lips are as varied as allergic reactions to infection to nutritional deficiency.
User :   50mg betaloc, lipitor, natrilix sr, asprin, somac, hrt
Doctor :   diabetes is usually a big culprit
Doctor :   is your sugar under control?
User :   yes, I also am having a vit. B injection every 3 mths for defiency
Doctor :   that could be a couse
Doctor :   cause
User :   ok, thank you
Doctor :   you should get the levels tested again
Doctor :   Since tingling lips is a symptom and not a disease, when the actual disease is properly treated the symptoms will disappear on its own. Therefore, the treatment for tingling lips is based upon the underlying health condition.
User :   thank you
Doctor :   you are welcome , good bye
Doctor :   take care
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