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Diagnostic Tests for Lip swelling

Diagnostic Test list for Lip swelling:

The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Lip swelling includes:

  • Physical examination
    • Examine the lips to determine the nature of the swelling
    • Examine the teeth and inside the mouth
    • Inspect and tap each tooth for tenderness which may indicate a alveolar abscess
    • Feel cervical lymph nodes (glands) for enlargement - e.g. with lip cancers, herpes simplex labialis.
    • Examine for signs of hypothyroidism and myxedema - e.g. slow heart rate, slowed reflexes, coarse dry brittle hair, dry cool skin, goiter, dull expressionless face, puffy eyelids, broad nose, thick lips.
  • Blood tests
    • Full blood test and ESR
    • Electrolytes
    • Thyroid function tests, if suspect myxedema
    • Syphilis serology, if indicated
  • Urine tests
  • Patch testing - for allergic contact dermatitis.
  • Radiological investigations
    • X-Ray of teeth
    • X-Ray of jaw
  • Swab of any ulcer - for viral and bacterial culture.
  • Skin biopsy - may be required to assist diagnosis.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Lip swelling:

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