A 25-year-old female asked:
Tingly numb feeling one side of face and tongue all afternoon. had a ct and mri of head 2 weeks ago = normal. causes please. should i worry? nerve?
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Dr. Adam Lewisanswered
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Anxiety: Anxiety and panic disorders can cause numbness in the face. A normal MRI of the brain excludes a variety causes including a tumor, sinusitis, multiple sclerosis, or other intracranial structural lesion. However, should the symptoms worsen then a neurologist should evaluate you. An MRI of the cervical spine and a lumbar puncture may be included in further studies to determine the cause.
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