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A 39-year-old female asked:

on and off tingling, numbness in the right extremities. pt effective. now, same in right side of face & tongue, sharp lightening like pain. related?

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Dr. Lee Peter Bee
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Tic Doulourex: Tic douloureux or trigeminal neuralgia is a severe, stabbing pain to one side of the face. It stems from one or more branches of the cranial nerve V that supplies sensation to the face, the trigeminal nerve. The pain usually lasts from a few seconds to a few minutes. It may be so intense that you wince involuntarily, hence the term tic. There is usually no pain or numbness between attacks.
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Tingling: You should see a neurologist for a good check up as soon as possible

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