U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Turlock, CA
A 23-year-old female asked:

trigeminal neuralgia lasted only 1 day. can ms or brain tumor cause trigeminal neuralgia to last only 1 day?

6 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Trigeminal neuralgia: Brain tumors along the course of the trigeminal nerve and multiple sclerosis (MS) can cause trigeminal neuralgia. This type of face pain comes and goes and generally increases in frequency and severity over time. The first step in treating trigeminal neuralgia is to obtain a contrast MRI of the brain to exclude a tumor or MS. Then anticonvulsant medications are prescribed if the pain returns.
Dr. Sady Ribeiro
Specializes in Pain Management
Last one day ?: Could you describe what exact was the symptom? Did you experience it continuously for one day ? MS can be cause of trigeminal neuralgia many in young patients... Brain tumor can cause pain the face, but it is usually accompanied by some findings in the neuro exam
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
None of above: Trigeminal neuralgia never lasts a solitary day, so, hopefully, this was just a transient Jaw problem which is gone. Do NOT understand why this episode brought up a concern for MS or brain tumor. If pain returns, see your dentist.
Dr. Daniel Rosenblum
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Sounds temporary: Trigeminal neuralgia, Multiple Sclerosis, and brain tumors all last much longer than that. Symptoms likely had another temporary cause.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
TN is a chronic: condition and can't be considered one time event. The neuralgias, or nerve pains are among the rare MS symptoms. One of these is trigeminal neuralgia which causes severe electrical shock-like pain. TN rarely occurs bilaterally; when it does, it is usually secondary to multiple sclerosis.
Dr. David Satloff
Pain Management 40 years experience
TN is usually a condition precipitated by the presence of a pathogen, toxin or allergen. MS is a stage 2 manifestation of Lyme Disease. Get checked by a neurologist.
Sep 6, 2014
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Comments: You do NOT have trigeminal neuralgia, unless it recurs, as unfortunately, once it starts, it can be unbearably frequent. Do not think you have MS or a brain tumor if you had just one day of facial pain. But might see a dentist, and check for jaw or tooth issues.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with

Similar questions

Boscobel, WI
A 39-year-old female asked:

My boyfriend & I are trying to get pregnant. I'm on Zoloft (sertraline) & my doc is having me get off it slowly; 1 pill every other day for a month & then 1 pill every 3rd day until gone. Does this sound reasonable?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Yes, it's great.: It's best to taper off the zoloft (sertraline) and your doctor has an excellent plan.
A member asked:

Possible to be pregnant spotting day one light beeding day two & three?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Check a preg test : Over the counter pregnancy tests are cheap and reliable. Go do one and then you will know and you won't have to worry about it any more. If you don't want to be pregnant see your doctor for effective birth control.
United Kingdom (Great Britain)
A 31-year-old female asked:

Hi im on trimethrprim for a bladder infection, been on them 4 days and have 2 tablets at 200mg a day, can u get side affects even after 4 days?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Many side effects possible. Rash and GI upset and diarrhea are common.
Anderson, SC
A 19-year-old female asked:

Im 2 days away from being 38 weeks if I was to give birth right now what are the risks?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
PREGNANCY TERM: As long as you are under the care of your ob, no toxemia, or any other problems anticipated, you are in good hands! good luck !
A member asked:

Diabetic, have not had a bowel movement in 3 days, why?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Fernando Austin
Gastroenterology 46 years experience
Constipation: Constipation causes are variable. Is diabetes well controlled? Increase dietary fiber and water intake. Fiber supplement such as benefiber or citrucel or konsyl may be of benefit. If problem persists, see your doctor.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
Last updated Sep 28, 2016


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.