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Is trigeminal neuralgia very serious

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
23 years experience Neurology
No: It can be very painful, to the point of causing difficulty speaking or eating, and it can sometimes be caused by a tumor, but trigeminal neuralgia its ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Trigem neuralgia: The presentation is variable. See your neurologist for an examination in order to secure the diagnosis
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Yes, atypical TN: See a neurologist or Orofacial Pain practitioner for diagnosis and treatment.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience Family Medicine
More likely other: Those symptoms do not sound like trigeminal neuralgia. I would be more concerned about a sinus infection or deep dental infection. You should be seen ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
Nerve disorder: The fifth cranial nerve (trigeminal nerve) is affected in this disorder. A neuralgia is a condition of unknown etiology that causes severe pain when a ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Trigeminal neuralgia: It is pain along the distribution of the trigeminal nerve. Usually over the face , and mandible region.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Lo
Dr. Justin Lo answered
20 years experience Pain Management
Yes: A toothache can mimic the pain of trigeminal neuralgia, but depending on where the infection is located and how much it has spread, it could cause an ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Painful: Postherpetic neuralgia is a severe, lancinating nerve pain syndrome that develops at the site of the rash in some patient who have shingles. The pain ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tung Nguyen
30 years experience Neurosurgery
Clinical exam: Trigeminal neuralgia is a condition where sharp, electrical pain affects the face along one or more of the three branches of the trigeminal nerve. The ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
It can be: Here is a website that lists all the symptoms that may be associated with trigeminal neuralgia: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/trigeminal-neuralgia/ ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Neuralgia: No they are not related, trigeminal neuralgia is it own specific disorder and not related to a migraineous form of neuralgia.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Thompson
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Pain at back of head: Occipital neuralgia is pain from the occipital nerve which is felt along the back of the head, sometimes radiating to the top of the head and sometime ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
NO: Trigeminal neuralgia is not a viral condition at 42 the combination sound like ms see a neurologist.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
NO: Trigeminal neuralgia is an intense focalized facial pain lasting over a period of a few seconds. I do not understand what you are asking, as you do n ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Virginia Simnad
27 years experience Neurology
Possibly: Trigeminal neuralgia in a younger adult may be caused by multiple sclerosis. However, there must be more than just trigeminal neuralgia to define def ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilene Ruhoy
20 years experience Neurology
Generally no: A vitrectomy generally does not cause trigeminal neuralgia. If you are having symptoms consistent with trigeminal neuralgia please speak with your phy ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynn Bartl
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Tic Douloureux: Trigeminal neuralgia is a intermittent sharp pain described as lancinating that occurs on one side of the face in the distribution or one or more bran ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Aberrant vessels: Both trigeminal neuralgia and glossopharygeal neuralgia are related in that they are usually caused by a prominent or tortuous vessel coming off the v ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nader Roheny
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Because: Because the involved nerve is the last post synaptic "axon" that leaves for the "periphery".Any involvement prior to that ("pre synaptic")would have ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
31 years experience Neurology
Yes: It can be, so we never take a chance and look for aneurism by doing an angiogram on everybody with subarachnoid. Bleed. The most common cause is actu ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
40 years experience Pain Management
Difficult: Trigeminal neuralgia is what conventional medicine calls unusual and severe face pain. Contrary to this idea is that the pain is myofascial, not neura ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
34 years experience Pain Management
Depends which Dr.: Many drs rely only on pain meds to control trigeminal neuralgia.Some use surgery to cushion a nerve.More recently (though little known) neuroprolother ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
No: To my knowledge, the serotonin reuptake inhibitors (like celexa) is not really used to treat tn. First line treatment is tegretol and second line tre ... Read More
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