What other symptoms might occur with numb lips?

Numb lips may accompany other symptoms, which will vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. Symptoms that frequently affect the lips and mouth may also involve other body systems. Some symptoms that may accompany numb lips may indicate a serious or life-threatening condition.

Lip symptoms that may occur along with numb lips

Numb lips may accompany other symptoms affecting the lips including:

  • Bleeding
     
  • Burning feeling
     
  • Pins-and-needles (prickling) sensation
     
  • Redness, warmth or swelling
     
  • Tingling or other unusual sensations

Neurological symptoms that may occur along with numb lips

Numb lips may accompany other symptoms affecting the nervous system including:

  • Balance problems, difficulty walking, and falls
     
  • Loss of muscle coordination
     
  • Muscle twitching, spasms or seizures
     
  • Muscle weakness

Digestive symptoms that may occur along with numb lips

Numb lips may accompany symptoms affecting the digestive system including:

  • Change in bowel movements
     
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control
     
  • Nausea with or without vomiting

Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition

In some cases, numb lips may be a symptom of a life-threatening condition that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have any of these life-threatening symptoms:

  • Difficulty swallowing
     
  • Garbled or slurred speech or inability to speak
     
  • Respiratory or breathing problems such as shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, labored breathing, wheezing, not breathing, choking
     
  • Sudden swelling of face, lips or tongue
INTRODUCTION

What are numb lips?

Numb lips are a symptom in which you experience an abnormal sensation in your lips. You may experience numb lips as a complete or partial lack of feeling in your lips.

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CAUSES

What causes numb lips?

There are many causes of numb lips; they range from mild to serious. Serious causes of numb lips include allergic reactions and neuropathy, in which nerves cannot carry a signal between the lips and the brain.

Common causes of numb lips

Common causes of numb lips include:

Medical Reviewer: Cynthia Haines, MD Last Annual Review Date: Aug 7, 2013 Copyright: © Copyright 2014 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the HealthGrades User Agreement.

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