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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 includes:

  • 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
    • Electrolytes
    • 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:

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Lip pain:

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