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My husband often wakes up with the left side of his face numb and tingly. It generally gets better after he gets up. Can it be from the sinuses?

My husband often wakes up with the left side of his face numb and tingly. It generally gets better after he gets up. Can it be from the sinuses?

Not sinus problem: That is not a typical finding of sinus disease. It could be something much more sinister such as multiple sclerosis. He should get evaluated and probably have a scan of his sinuses and/or MRI of head. ...Read more

Sinuses (Definition)

Sinuses are air filled spaces in the head that have several proposed functions: 1. They serve as shock absorbers in cases of head trauma 2. Lighten the skull 3. Humidify and filter the air while also producing mucus 4. Play a role in vocal resonance. The head contains 4 paired sinus cavities: maxillaries (cheek) under the eyes, ethmoids (between the eyes), frontals (above ...Read more


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So sinuses can cause double visión and the numbness feeling in the right side of my mouth?

So sinuses can cause double visión and the numbness feeling in the right side of my mouth?

Diplopia: Sinus infection or congestion should not cause double vision. Do you have any facial swelling? If not, I Recommend an evaluation by a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can mixing alcohol and cigerettes cause numbness in the face?

Can mixing alcohol and cigerettes cause numbness in the face?

Possibly: No known interraction, however both of these habits can increase blood pressure and lead to a stroke. ...Read more

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Is intermittent numbness in the face cause for concern?

Is intermittent numbness in the face cause for concern?

Maybe: Numbness is most often a cause for concern and could mean an underlying medical problem/pathology in the face or brain. The numbness being intermittent is better than being constant. Consult a neurologist. ...Read more

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What causes one side face numbness?

What causes one side face numbness?

Numbness: There are 23 conditions associated with drooping of one side of face, numbness or tingling and swelling.
http://symptomchecker. Webmd. Com/multiple-symptoms? Symptoms=drooping-of-one-side-of-face%7cnumbness-or-tingling%7cswelling&symptomids=299%7c164%7c5&locations=5%7c5%7c5. ...Read more

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What are the causes of facial neck and head numbness?

What are the causes of facial neck and head numbness?

See below: This could be anything from a migraine, a mild stroke or tia, to a pinched nerve in the head and neck region. I would suggest going to see a neurologist or neurosurgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My face is numb. What causes facial numbness?

My face is numb. What causes facial numbness?

Nonspecific: Nonspecific symptom. General or partial numbness. Constant or intermittent? See MD for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause numbness in left side of face feels?

Can anxiety cause numbness in left side of face feels?

Check it out: If it is something that is unusual and/or bothersome to you, get a physical check up. Anxiety manifests itself in different ways for different people... So yes it is possible. In any case look into treatment for anxiety as well. There are a lot of effective therapies out there. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can cause numbness in your neck face and shoulder?

What can cause numbness in your neck face and shoulder?

Numbness: Possibility of pinched nerve in neck from cervical bone abnormality. Consult an orthopedic doc. ...Read more

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Could my facial numbness be caused by a punch in the face that happened a year ago?

Could my facial numbness be caused by a punch in the face that happened a year ago?

Yes: Depending in where the numbness is, absolutely. The infra orbital nerve controls sensation to the mid face and upper lip. This nerve is frequently injured in certain types of facial fractures. ...Read more

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Intermittent head numbness for the past week lasting 2 minutes. Now it is occuring down my left cheek and on the temple of my head any causes?

Intermittent head numbness for the past week lasting 2 minutes. Now it is occuring down my left cheek and on the temple of my head any causes?

Head Numbness: Intermittent head numbness lasting 2 minutes may be caused by irritation of one of the cranial nerves. May be more serious if associated with headache or facial weakness. It would be a good idea to discuss this during an office visit with your PCP so you can be examined for additional findings. ...Read more

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What is d cause of numbness from head to foot?

What is d cause of numbness from head to foot?

Hyperventilation: This is a common cause and can include episodic chest pain, shortness of breath, racing heart, and sense of doom. See a doctor and have some basic tests. Breath holding exercises, relaxation therapies, yoga, biofeedback, and practice at heartmath. Com can help to reverse the problem. Calcium and b- vitamins might help. Avoid coffee. You might need to train your mind to control your body. ...Read more

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What causes numbness and pins and needles in the face and lips?

What causes numbness and pins and needles in the face and lips?

Hyperventilation: Breathing too much over a period of time can do this. Sometimes this is subtle. Try this test: breath as fast and deeply as you can for a full two minutes. If this reproduces your symptoms we are on to something. ...Read more

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What can cause facial, neck and head numbness?

What can cause facial, neck and head numbness?

All at same time?: The only thing that comes to mind is severe hyperventilation which would begin with numbness in lips and mouth and could spread. If this is happening you should see checklist for hyperventilation. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can cause tingling or numbness in your head?

Many Things: Could be anything from muscle spasm to an infectious process to circulatory problems. You need to sort this out with a doctor. ...Read more

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What could sharp pains that run up my back that cause numbness to my face be?

What could sharp pains that run up my back that cause numbness to my face be?

Nerve irritation: The sensation you describe is a paresthesia. Causes include local nerve injury, kidney stones, and more rarely infections, lack of blood flow, genetic conditions, medication side effects and vitamin deficiencies.
New, severe, or persistent symptoms are worthy of an office visit to check for these conditions. ...Read more

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Does TMJ cause numbness in the jaw and/or face?

Does TMJ cause numbness in the jaw and/or face?

Possibly: Anything is possible with TMJ syndrome. Your TMJ is possibly so severe that another disorder 'bell's palsy' may be occurring. Bell's palsy can also occur without TMJ symptoms. Get evaluated by your dentist! ...Read more

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Might general anesthesia cause numbness to face and tounge?

Might general anesthesia cause numbness to face and tounge?

See below: It is not unusual to have some tongue numbness after anesthesia. This occurs because the endotracheal tube that is placed to help you breathe can sometimes put pressure on the tongue. This numbness usually resolves within a few days. The facial numbness is more unusual and I would talk to the anesthesiologist who didi your case. ...Read more

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Can sinus cause left sided face numbness, tingling and tickling?

Can sinus cause left sided face numbness, tingling and tickling?

Face: It would be very rare that sinus problems could cause face numbness/tingling. In rare cases, an organism that invades the sinus wall could do this. Recommend neuro evalution. ...Read more

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Could a pinched nerve in a neck cause numbness in the body and face?

Could a pinched nerve in a neck cause numbness in the body and face?

No: Pinched nerve in neck causes numbness and tingling in one or both arms depending on the side of pinching. The numbness on face and body suggests problem on the opposite side of brain. ...Read more

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Is it possible for general anesthesia cause numbness to face and tounge?

Is it possible for general anesthesia cause numbness to face and tounge?

Not really: General anesthesia sometimes involves a breathing tube or airway device that may cause numbness to the tongue but not the face. ...Read more

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I know Torticollis can cause headaches can it also cause numbness to ur face/head?

I know Torticollis can cause headaches can it also cause numbness to ur face/head?

Not directly: The nerves that supply the face are cranial nerves that come directly out of the skull and so neck problems do not typically cause facial numbness. The bigger question is what is causing your torticollus. The are certain brain conditions that cause facial numbness and torticollus. I would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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Can you tell me causes of numbness in the left side of face?

Can you tell me causes of numbness in the left side of face?

Consult PCP or ER: Facial numbness can possibly be a grave symptom of an underlying medical condition. You should consult pcp or oral surgeon or er asap. ...Read more

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What would cause me to have numbness in my face that I've had for over 3 months and it won't go away.?

Neurologist: The symptom you described is sort of vague for a diagnosis. However, since it has persisted for three months, it needs to be evaluated by your doctor, preferably a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can an untreated dental cavity cause numbness on the right side of my head?

See Dentist: Numbness is associated with nerve involvement. Please see a dentist asap for a proper diagnosis. If the decay has penetrated thru to the nerve then some pain or numbness could occur or it could be a bite issue or something unrelated to your teeth. If your dentist does not find a connection you will need to go to your doctor to test for other possible causes. ...Read more

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Transient numbness on top of head and thoracic scoliosis link? Could scoliosis caused a nerve to be compressed?

Transient numbness on top of head and thoracic scoliosis link? Could scoliosis caused a nerve to be compressed?

Yes: Nerve root compression occurs frequently in patients with scoliosis. Numbness at the top of the head would have to do with cervical roots being involved. ...Read more

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I have a streak of numbness from the crown area down my face to the top of my eyebrow on the left side of forehead. What could have caused this?

I have a streak of numbness from the crown area down my face to the top of my eyebrow on the left side of forehead. What could have caused this?

NUMBNESS OF SCALP: YOU MAY HAVE SHINGLES.
ALSO KNOWN AS HERPES ZOSTER.
IT MIGHT BE A SMALL STROKE.
SEE YOUR DOCTOR OR YOUR DERMATOLOGIST IMMEDIATELY.
BEST LUCK ...Read more

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I've had numbness in my face and head for about 2 months and can't seem to get any answers as to the cause. I'm sure this couldn't be strokes, but could it be MS or myalgic encephalomyelitis?

I've had numbness in my face and head for about 2 months and can't seem to get any answers as to the cause. I'm sure this couldn't be strokes, but could it be MS or myalgic encephalomyelitis?

5 th cranial N dz.: Is numbness on one side of face or both? Also in the scalp is the numbness involving entire scalp or it stops at ear, chin and vertex level (imaginary line) and half of scalp level. Face and half of scalp in the front are supplied by trigeminal nerve for sensation. Lesions from dm, ms, herpes zoster sarcoidosis, vasculitic condns, tumors of the nerve, nasopharynx tumour to be r/o. Need imaging- brain. ...Read more

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What causes numbness/tingly feeling in both arms and face?

What causes numbness/tingly feeling in both arms and face?

Hyperventilation: Complaint of paresthesias in both upper extremities & peri-oral region of face is a non-physiologic/anatomic pattern of neural function/expression. More likely explanation is systemic metabolic changes in blood acid-base balance incited by hyperventilation. Underlying anxiety disorder is commonly primary cause in the symptom-arousing causal chain of these physiologic events. ...Read more

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What causes numbness and tingling in my arm that spreads through my shouldet to my head?

What causes numbness and tingling in my arm that spreads through my shouldet to my head?

NONSPECIFIC: Possible problem in brachial plexus over shoulder, perhaps nerve compression within neck, or even referred symptoms from problems at elbow or wrist. Have your doctor examine limb and develop a plan to investigate this. ...Read more

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What causes numbness/pins and needles in face and neck when sleeping?

What causes numbness/pins and needles in face and neck when sleeping?

Transient numbness: The presentation of a paresthesia may be transient or chronic. It is often described as feeling of pins and needles. Numbness caused by prolonged pressure on the nerve, like when you cross your legs and leg falls asleep. Such paresthesia disappears gradually as the pressure is relieved. Please check your pillow and correct your sleeping position. ...Read more

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Does sinus infection cause numbness on half of your face?

Does sinus infection cause numbness on half of your face?

Not typically: Sinus infection usually causes facial pain an discomfort, nevertheless other sinus disease can cause facial numbness، thus recommend evaluation by otolaryngologist for nasal/ sinus endoscopy and or ct scan sinuses. ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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