For the past month or so I've noticed a small area on the left side of my upper lip that seems to have a numb sensation. I notice it only when I eat and my tongue comes in contact with the area, especially when I'm eating something hot or cold. When I feel around my lip, pinching or poking the area, though, I don't get the numb feeling. For the past year, I've also had muscle twitching in various muscles around my body and some shakiness in mostly my left hand. I just had an EMG done which was normal. Could the two be related? Should I be concerned? Thank you for any insight. Amanda
I doubt if the two symptoms are related, the numbness in the lip area is
in the distribution of a sensory nerve the trigeminal nerve, this is a
symptom which should be checked out to ensure that a branch of the
trigeminal nerve is nor being pinches as it exits from the skull.
This might require an MRI scan of the head .
The muscle twitching is related to muscles and motor nerves and is
unlikely to have any sinister significance espacially in the presence of a
normal EMG which outrules the nmore serious causes of muscle twitching.
I see no link between the two symptoms but if the lip numbness does not
clear up I would suggest that you have it checked out by a neurologist.
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.