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This is Dr. David
marked facial one side facial droop is called bell's palsy
and this is usually from a viral infection of the facial nerve.
but it is normal to have a small bit of facial asymmetry in the mouth and lips.
we are not all 100% symmetric in the face.
it is not mouth cancer.
I am a cancer specialist.
can you send a photo of your face and mouth?
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thank you for the photo
I see no facial droop
no problems here
Left side turns in, I don't know why
that could just be normal for your face.
Its of my lip on the right side
it is all normal to have this.
To have a drooped lip & have the other corner turn in? I've never had it in 22 years
yes, it is normal to have this.
you can show this to your doctors as well
but I bet they will say it is normal as well.
How's it normal for one side to start turning in
your right lower lip is turning inwards?
Top I think it is
you mean your left upper lip or the right side of the photo?
or your right upper lip?
I see your upper left upper lip vermillion boarder is turned inwards a bit.
Yes that's it
that could be due to weight gain possibly
or swelling of the soft tissues of the upper lip.
you can get a dentist or oral surgeon evaluate the area.
Its the upper lip which turns in
sometimes oral inflammation like angular chelitis can cause this possibly
or oral herpes cold sores could due this possibly.
I've never had them
you never have had angular chelitis.
I would see a dentist or oral surgeon about it
but I bet they will say it can be normal changes of your lips over time.
your long ICU
if you were intubated for a long period of time could have caused this as well.
What can they do?
were you intubated?
you could have plastic surgery possibly to correct it if it you don't like the look.
On a ventilator
yes, a ventilator and tube in your mouth and throat could have caused soft tissue inflammation which could have caused the lip changes.
I've got to go the doctors back home next week but they'll probably say the same
yes. I agree
best of luck to you
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So what would you recommend
I would recommend you see a oral surgeon or plastic surgeon
and see what they have to see
and see if you want to do plastic surgery to repair the area.
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