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I've had tingling and pain in my face for the last week! i thought it might be trigeminal neuralgia but it's on both sides, not just one! what to do?

I've had tingling and pain in my face for the last week! i thought it might be trigeminal neuralgia but it's on both sides, not just one! what to do?

See a neurologist: Trigeminal neuralgia rarely occurs bilaterally; when it does, it is usually secondary to multiple sclerosis. Trigeminal neuralgia tends to occur between after age 40. See orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and management. You also may see a neurologist ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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I've been feeling tingling off & on, both sides of my face near sideburns & ears. No numbness or anything. I do have anxiety. But I'm on pills.

I've been feeling tingling off & on, both sides of my face near sideburns & ears. No numbness or anything. I do have anxiety.  But I'm on pills.

Could be anxiety: Episodes of anxiety can cause hyperventilation, which can produce tingling sensations. So can a variety of medication side effects. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist about your meds and whether these sensations could be due to your medicaition. If so, you could try a different drug, with fewer side effects. But talk with your doctor if these sensations continue. Good luck! ...Read more

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Feel tingling both hands and sometimes legs.tingling face commonly of the left side if i slowly slap.any idea please??

Feel tingling both hands and sometimes legs.tingling face commonly of the left side if i slowly slap.any idea please??

Electrolytes v Other: Get blood work if you haven't already to include blood levels, kidney and liver function plus sodium, calcium and others like folate and vitamin B12. I see you had thyroid function checked. With nausea and unusual food cravings, if these tests are all negative, then a head CT may be considered to rule out organic conditions in the brain before addressing potential emotional causes like anxiety. ...Read more

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What causes only numbness (no tingling at all, just feeling then all of a sudden numbness), in both legs, right arm, right side of face and neck?

What causes only numbness (no tingling at all, just feeling then all of a sudden numbness), in both legs, right arm, right side of face and neck?

Numbness : In young patients, demyelinating disorders is always a consideration. Other autoimmune disorders, or vitamin deficiencies may need to be excluded. Check with your physician for proper history and physical examination. This is the best way for an accurate diagnosis and treatment. Consider consultation with a neurologist. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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What does tingling down the side of the face mean?

What does tingling down the side of the face mean?

Many things: Basically this is caused other by irritation or compression of the nerves of the face or by something in your brain. Sometimes this is very simple and sometimes it is not. The exact pattern, association of other symptoms, risk factors and timing helps docs to figure it out. ...Read more

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Expiencing strange tingling sensation left side of my face off and on for a couple weeks now. Should i be concerned?

Expiencing strange tingling sensation left side of my face off and on for a couple weeks now. Should i be concerned?

Unclear: Tingling on the face is definitely not caused by stroke, so you can be assured there. However, if this is a new symptom, and you dont have a history of migraines, you may want to get checked out by a neurologist. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling in one side of the face that comes and goes?

What can cause tingling in one side of the face that comes and goes?

Several reasons: This could be due to several causes such as migraine with aura, or a transient ischemic attack which usually last minutes to hours. Occasionally, simple partial seizures affect the face only and last for just a few seconds to minutes. They more commonly involve other parts of the body as well. There are other less common causes (teeth or jaw-related). Check with your doctor for a neuro evaluation. ...Read more

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Cause of tingling sensation left side of face?

Cause of tingling sensation left side of face?

Trigeminal nerve: Sensations to the face are perceived via trigeminal nerve. Your complaint suggests left sided t. Nerve irritation. If persistent you may need imaging e.G MRI scan. ...Read more

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Which pinched nerve causes tingling on the left side of the face?

Which pinched nerve causes tingling on the left side of the face?

Comments: The left trigeminal nerve provides sensation over the left face, but has three major divisions, and even more terminal branches. Without knowing more specifics, can only answer as above. Maybe, we can provide additional advice via concierge or InBox approach. ...Read more

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For what reasons might the left side of my head and face keeps tingling?

Depends: You need a neurologic examination. Transient symptoms can occur from cold exposure to facial nerves, but progressive or chronic nerve problems need testing to be sure. ...Read more