A 18-year-old female asked:
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brief left side of face numbness and lower left arm numbness that went away after a few seconds. what's wrong?

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Dr. Robert Stachler
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Numbness: It is probably nothing unless it happens again at your age. Did you have a headache? If so, could have been a migraine. If it continues see your family doctor. They will work it up for you. Chances are at your age it is nothing. Good luck and feel better.
Answered on May 9, 2015
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Dr. Kang Zhang
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Parasthesias: These symptoms are called parasthesias and could be a result of a number of different issues including anxiety or panic attacks, malnutrition, vitamin deficiencies, neuropathies or nerve disorders, vascular problems, inflammatory or infectious diseases. This is only a short list, there are many causes of numbness and more history and an exam would need to be done to confirm a diagnosis or cause.
Answered on Jan 12, 2016
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