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Lip paresthesias Assessment Questionnaire

Questions Your Doctor May Ask - and Why!

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Lip paresthesias. 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.

Create your printable checklist by answering questions that your doctor may ask below:

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  1. How long have you noticed that you have lip paresthesia?

    Why: to determine if acute or chronic.

  2. Is it intermittent or constant?

    Why: e.g. the lips in cold weather can often feel numb (paresthesia).

  3. Is paresthesia limited to lips?

    Why: e.g. Raynaud's phenomenon also causes sequential discoloration of the digits from pallor to blueness to redness upon exposure to cold. When fingers and toes become red they are painful and sometimes feel numb.

  4. Past history of cold sores (Herpes simples type 1 lesions) on the lips?
  5. Past medical history?

    Why: e.g. hypocalcemia may be caused by acute pancreatitis, chronic renal failure, DiGeorge's syndrome, hypoparathyroidism; possible causes of Raynaud's phenomenon include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus erythematosus, systemic sclerosis, polyarteritis nodosa, Buerger's disease, polycythaemia, leukemia, polymyositis , dermatomyositis; hypoparathyroidism is associated with pernicious anemia, Addison's disease, hypothyroidism.

  6. Past surgical history?

    Why: e.g. immediately following removal of thyroid or parathyroid low calcium levels are usually transient.

  7. Medications?

    Why: some medications may cause low calcium levels including calcitonin and diphosphonates; beta-blocker blood pressure medications and ergotamine can cause Raynaud's phenomenon.

  8. Symptoms of Raynaud's phenomenon?

    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 and sometimes feel numb.

  9. Symptoms of low calcium?

    Why: e.g. pins and needles, numbness around the mouth, cramps, anxiety, muscular contractions (tetany). The symptoms may be followed by seizures, stridor and psychosis.

  10. Symptoms of hypoparathyroidism ?

    Why: e.g. as for hypocalcemia.

  11. Symptoms of herpes simplex labialis (cold sores)?

    Why: e.g. prodrome of tingling, itching or burning sensation on the lips which usually precede any visible skin changes by 24 hrs. Prodrome is followed by development of fluid filled vesicles which erode to become ulcers on the lips.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Lip paresthesias:

The following list of conditions have 'Lip paresthesias' 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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