What causes swelling in the upper lip?

Posted on Tue, 9 May 2017 in Lump
Question: I have been experiencing a feeling of swelling in my upper lip. It is not noticeable in the mirror, but I feel like my lip is causing a puffy feeling. I also notice that sometimes my upper lip sneers or droops involuntarily???
Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 31 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Neurological or hemangioma as discussed below.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific.
To recapitulate: Male/79 - feeling of swelling in upper lip - puffy feeling - not noticeable in mirror - sometimes the upper lip sneers or droops involuntarily ...

Since there is no visible swelling or changes that you have seen in mirror, all the symptoms are suggestive of the following:
- Neurological like one gets in facial tics, involuntary sneering or drooping, can also give the feeling of swelling or puffiness.
- Or there can be an actual swelling inside like a small hemangioma or so that is not visible or perceptible and hence causing the symptoms that you have.
This can be confirmed by the following:
- Clinical examination by your Doctor.
- High resolution ultrasonography and color doppler.

Hence it is better to get an exact diagnosis so that further management can be done if required.

I hope this answers your query and helps you.
Please feel free to ask for further relevant queries if you feel that there is a gap of communication.
With Regards.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Answered by
Dr. T Chandrakant

General Surgeon

Practicing since :1984

Answered : 17966 Questions


The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Lab Tests
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Ultrasonography

doctor1 MD

Hello Dr.Dilip
I am suffering from the absence of semen altogether. Other words, I totally miss it. I can totally feel Sexually excited and...

doctor1 MD

I have a long menstural cycle usually of 38 days.i got down on 8 october then on 13 november then on 23 december &finally on 29 january.but now m...

doctor1 MD

I am Khushbu and in sonography both ovaries show multiple small anechoic follicles peripherically with central echogenic stroma s/o polycystic...

doctor1 MD

Hi Dr. I am married and having a kid of 5 years old. My last period was Feb 23. Till now for this month i have not get periods, have taken...

doctor1 MD

I have pain and swelling under my upper arm on both sides. I am 70 female.

doctor1 MD

I just got a recall back from a mammogram app. I'm very scared, what could it be if not cancer?

doctor1 MD

I have a constant spasm in my lower left abdomen no pain feels like a baby kicking but I’m 63. What can it be?

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

187 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction