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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Lip pain. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.
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Why: to determine if acute or chronic.
Why: if intermittent may suggest Raynaud's phenomenon.
Why: e.g. Raynaud's phenomenon may also cause characteristic color changes and associated pain to fingers and toes.
Why: may cause traumatic ulceration or bruising.
Why: may help determine cause of lip pain.
Why: possible causes of Raynaud's phenomenon include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus erythematosus, systemic sclerosis, polyarteritis nodosa, Buerger's disease, polycythaemia, leukemia, polymyositis , dermatomyositis; aphthous mouth ulcers may be associated with Behcet's disease, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, HIV disease; angular cheilitis may occur due to candida infection in people with HIV disease.
Why: beta-blocker blood pressure medications and ergotamine can cause Raynaud's phenomenon; some medications may cause aphthous ulceration such as gold and steroids.
Why: may indicate risk of dietary deficiencies (such as Vitamin B6, B12, folate and iron) that may cause angular stomatitis.
Why: aggravates Raynaud's phenomenon.
Why: may indicate the risk of HIV which may be associated with angular cheilitis due to candida infection or aphthous mouth ulceration.
Why: would suggest herpes simplex labialis, syphilis and carcinoma.
Why: would suggest trauma, carbuncle (boil), insect bites, angioneurotic edema.
Why: would suggest herpes zoster (shingles) especially if the rash was unilateral.
Why: e.g. sequential discoloration of the digits from pallor to blueness to redness upon exposure to cold. When fingers become red they are painful.
Why: e.g. cracks at the corners of the mouth. Possible causes may include Vitamin B6, B12, folate and iron deficiency.
Why: e.g. lesions occurring on the inside of the lips or mouth which begin as a small painful vesicle which later breaks down to form the painful shallow ulcer. The ulcers heal without scarring. Cause is unknown, but may occur in Crohn's disease, Celiac disease or AIDS.
The following list of conditions have 'Lip pain' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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