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My ten year old sister has been getting numb on the left side and her mouth drooping and almost fainting what do you think this is?

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Dr. Joseph Oommen
Neurology 21 years experience
Problem Location: The symptoms you describe suggest there is a problem in a part of the brain called the brainstem. This area controls our vital functions, helps maintain consciousness and has centers for facial sensation and movement are. There is a long list of conditions this could be, so she needs a complete evaluation by a neurologist as well as an MRI and/or eeg to further evaluate.

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Last updated May 6, 2015

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