Diagnostic Tests for Lip pain
Diagnostic Test list for Lip pain:
The list of diagnostic tests
mentioned in various sources as
used in the diagnosis of Lip pain
- Physical examination
- Examine the lips for evidence of any lesions that may explain the pain - e.g. aphthous ulceration, angular stomatitis, herpetic blisters or ulceration.
- Examine for any signs of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus erythematosus, systemic sclerosis, polyarteritis nodosa, Buerger's disease, polycythaemia, leukemia, polymyositis, dermatomyositis that may cause Raynaud's phenomenon
- Blood tests
- Full blood count to look for signs of leukemia or polycythaemia which may cause Raynaud's phenomenon
- ESR may be raised in lupus erythematosus, systemic sclerosis, Rheumatoid arthritis, polyarteritis nodosa
- Rheumatoid factor, ANA antibodies, ENA antibodies, dsDNA antibodies, antinuclear and anticentromere antibodies to diagnose possible causes of Raynaud's phenomenon
- Iron studies, if angular stomatitis
- Vitamin B12 level, if angular stomatitis
- Syphilis serology, if indicated
- Skin scraping of the lip surface - if angular chielitis and suspect candida infection (not uncommon in people with HIV disease).
- Swab from any ulcer - for culture.
Home Diagnostic Testing
These home medical tests may be relevant to Lip pain causes:
- Nerve Neuropathy: Related Home Testing:
Conditions listing medical symptoms: Lip pain:
The following list of conditions
have 'Lip pain' or similar
listed as a symptom in our database.
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