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Vascular loop trigeminal neuralgia

A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Vein?: If the stenotic vein is severe enough to affect health, you would more likely have left sided pain, swelling in the arm, bluish tint to the fingers. S... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
Anesthesiology 29 years experience
Varies: Carbamazepine used to be the main agent in treatment of trigeminal neuralgia years ago. We now have a multitude of anti-neuropathic agents with bette... Read More
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology 40 years experience
Trigeminal neuralgia: Gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) elavil, Gabitril could be medications that you may want to ask your doctor about.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Neurology 34 years experience
Several: Drugs with best success rates: Carbamazepine and oxcarbazepine. Next level: gabapentin, pregabalin. Another effective drug: baclofen. Further down ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
See neurologist: There are several ways to reduce the pain but she will need to consult a neurologist.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
No: Trig neuralgia is diagnosed based upon the history and the description of the pain. An MRI may show the loop of a blood vessel next to the trig nerve... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Depends: It depends on what caused it in the first place. Trigeminal neuralgia just means that there is pain caused by the trigeminal nerve itself misfiring. ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clemens Schirmer
Interventional Neuroradiology and Endovascular Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Trigeminal neuralgia: The context of your question is unfortunately not completely clear but i will give it my best - trigeminal neuralgia (tn) is usually diagnosed and tre... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Neurology 39 years experience
Yes: It is rarely seen in individuals less than 35 years of age, is more common in woman than in men. When seen in the younger population, the presentation... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Trigeminal neuralgia: Diagnosis is always clinical based on history and exam. Imaging ordered to rule out other neuro pathology. Treatment falls into several categories... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Val Koganski
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Multiple: You can try traditional approach with tegretol, trileptal, neurontin, (gabapentin) etc., or alternative with acupuncture, homeopathy, herbs.