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what is another term for trigeminal neuralgia

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynn Bartl
28 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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Dr. Scott Glickman
19 years experience Neurosurgery
Tic douloureux: Trigeminal neuralgia is a more modern term for tic douleureux.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
TN has many names: TGN, Prosopalgia, Fothergill's disease, tic douloureux, episodic neuropathic disorder, suicide disease.

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
33 years experience Neurosurgery
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
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Dr. Andrew Oh
Dr. Andrew Oh answered
17 years experience Pain Management
Unfortunately no: There are no definitive tests for trigeminal neuralgia. It is a diagnosis made clinically. There are known treatments for this condition and you shoul ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
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
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Dr. Clarence Watridge
46 years experience Neurosurgery
Unpredictable: Some people have an episode of trigeminal neuralgia and never have another. The longer the time between an initial episode and any subsequent one dimi ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Help available: Modern surgical treatments now include needle balloon decompression, and can stop many of these episodes cold. Newer meds far more effective. Unlike ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clemens Schirmer
19 years experience Interventional Radiology
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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
23 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
39 years experience Neurology
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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
24 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tung Nguyen
31 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
31 years experience Pain Management
The face: Trigeminal neuralgia refers to a specific pain pattern from irritation from a specific nerve in the face. There are specific treatments which are usu ... Read More
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