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Top lip

I am a 62 year old man and my top lip keeps going numb. I  had a beard for more than 20 years but shaved it off at least 6 months ago and the numbness has only just started, I am a smoker. Can anybody suggest what it is?
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Many thanks for this will get my bloods tested, kind regards
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Hello,
This tingling can be due to alcoholism, metabolic disorders like diabetes, hypothyroidism, and hypoparathyroidism. They can also be due to peripheral vascular disease, vitamin B12 deficiency or malnutrition.

Get your blood sugar and thyroid hormones levels evaluated. You can take some vit B12 for some days and see if the tingling is gone or not.

In case the symptoms persist then please consult a neurologist as it can be due to some neurological disorder.
Hope it helps. Take care and regards.

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