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possible cause for lack of sensation on right side of forehead? brain ct normal, lumbar and cervical spine mri normal, blood work normal. help!

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Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Nerve: You may have bruised a superficial nerve and caused temporary numbness. It should gradually disappear. Good Luck
Answered on Sep 20, 2017
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Dr. Sudeshan Govender
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Head numbness: Causes can include - trauma - trigeminal involvement from dental complications - Diabetes - Epilepsy - Head position e.g. Resting temporal area on hand - Spinal cord disease with c1 and c2 compression - normal MRI excludes other causes e.g. Stroke , MS and tumors
Answered on Sep 20, 2017
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