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What causes numbness in the lips and gums?

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MY 32 YEAR OLD SON WOKE UP THIS WITH MORNING AND HIS LIP AND GUMS ARE NUMB.
Wed, 16 May 2018 in Brain and Spine
 
 
Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
There may be no underlying cause, please read below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HealthcareMagic.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

Just an episode of numb lip and gums may be of no clinical importance, there may be no underlying causes.

If these symptoms persist or repeat from time to time, conditions such Chiari malformation, midbrain stroke, or vascular malformations of the midbrain, should be considered and evaluated further.

Please discuss with your son's Neurologist about these issues.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care.

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