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Facial numbness

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
38 years experience Dermatology
Nerve dysfunction: Somehow the nerve impulses are affected by inflammation or swelling of chemical effects.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marquart
40 years experience Neurosurgery
Many causes: The face is inervated by the trigeminal nerve. Numbness can be due to problem with this nerve such as injury, infection, multiple sclerosis, tumor or ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Need more info: How long does it last, where exactly is it, are there other symptoms? Don't have enough info to make assessment.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Facial numbness =: hypesthesia or diminished sensation over an area of the face.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
36 years experience Neurology
Get it checked out: Get a good neuro exam. Then i suspect you'll be having an MRI study performed to exclude treatable conditions. The trigeminal nerve or one of its bran ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Could be: A sudden loss of sensation is not normal. If confined to one side of the face, it could be a sign of a TIA (transient ischemic attack) or a stroke. Th ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
33 years experience Family Medicine
See a neurologist: I don't have an answer for you but this is most definitely not normal. See a neurologist asap. This could be a life threatening problem.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Facial numbness: Some times people mean facial "weakness" when they say numbness. If you are having weakness with facial drooping that is recurring, you may have a fac ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Numbness: Sometimes, a tooth infection that is located near a major nerve of the face can cause numbness to that region. This can also be the case of the wisdom ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible emergency: You need to see a doctor as soon as possible to rule out worrisome things such as stroke.
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