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Pain, numbness in face, Neurologist says after tests, cause is stress. He referred me to ENT, he says I have Trigeminal neuralgia. Who do I believe?

Pain, numbness in face, Neurologist says after tests, cause is stress. He referred me to ENT, he says I have Trigeminal neuralgia. Who do I believe?

See Orofacial Pain: Practitioner for a second opinion. They are the experts in facial pain and numbness. In many cases, seeking a second opinion is not only warranted, but necessary. Unless your disease is life threatening and requires emergency care, it is never a bad idea to seek a second opinion. Getting a second opinion helps you feel more confident about your diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Can stress cause your knees and toes to become numb? I'm having issues with headaches, facial numbness, knee numbness and now my toes.

Can stress cause your knees and toes to become numb? I'm having issues with headaches, facial numbness, knee numbness and now my toes.

Absolutely: Absolutely yes, stress and anxiety can present in curious ways. I always advise my patients with stress to exercise and consider meditation or relaxing techniques.

Have you spoke with your doctor about these concerns? Numbness has a many possible etiologies besides stress. ...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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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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Will MS cause sudden onset of numbness in face, arms, neck ect. Also pain in arms, hands and other areas?

Will MS cause sudden onset of numbness in face, arms, neck ect. Also pain in arms, hands and other areas?

It can: An acute ms flare can cause numbness and/or paralysis. Other causes must be considered. If new and acute, urgent treatment with IV steroids may be appropriate. ...Read more

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Repetitive chest pain, facial numbness, painful right groin that radiates down to thigh. EKG, stress test, and blood wk has been done and still unknow?

Repetitive chest pain, facial numbness, painful right groin that radiates down to thigh. EKG, stress test, and blood wk has been done and still unknow?

Symptoms: I am not certain that these symptoms are inter related. I don't see a definite connection, but you didn't provide ample information, so it's hard to tell what's going on exactly. More info would be helpful. ...Read more

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How to cure numbness in face?

Facial numbness: Important to see a neurologist to determine the cause of the numbness. ...Read more

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Hi I wake up in a morning with head pains and numbness in face what can this be?

Hi I wake up in a morning with head pains and numbness in face what can this be?

Not sure: It could be allergies that mediate a sinus congestion, and over night, your sinuses are getting clogged and congested, causing early morning pains and numbness. An antihistamine/allergy medication or inhaled corticosteroid nasal spray may help. This is a guess over the computer, so it's best to see a dr. For an eval, best wishes. ...Read more

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Is tingling numbness in face a TMJ symptom?

Is tingling numbness in face a TMJ symptom?

Not necessarily: Tmj syndrome is usually characterized by painful muscles around the jaw area, neck. Tingling/ numbness is a possible but infrequent symptom. Get an evaluation with a qualified dentist. ...Read more

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I experienced numbness in face and arm this morning when I woke. It took nearly an hour to resolve. Should I worry?

Numbness: It sounds like you may have had a TIA Transient Ischemic Attack and need to be seen as a more serious event may be waiting and the only way to know is to be evaluated ...Read more

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Past couple of hours trouble speaking and numbness in face?

Past couple of hours trouble speaking and numbness in face?

Possible stroke: These type of symptoms can occur with loss of function due to stroke from blood clots, emboli or blood vessel problems. Other vascular disease can also cause this. You should see a neurologist in the next couple of hours to help avoid worsening or permanence. ...Read more

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Numbness in face forehead throat tongue lips?

Numbness in face forehead throat tongue lips?

Brain problem: If this is not stressed induced than you need to seek medical evaluation for potential brain problems. This grouping of signs/symptoms refers to specific anatomy locations. ...Read more

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What to do if I have numbness in face after hitting head hard off of sloped ceiling. Possible head injury?

What to do if I have numbness in face after hitting head hard off of sloped ceiling. Possible head injury?

Possibly???: More like contuse Facial Nerve. If there are no other symptoms (ie. Drooping lips, double vision or speech problems) will probably resolve 3-4 wks. If there are other symptoms or get worse see PMD immediately ...Read more

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Cab anxiety make you feel spacey lightheaded and numbness in face head vision seems weird I'm panicky I've had lots of test go dr a lot?

Cab anxiety make you feel spacey lightheaded and numbness in face head vision seems weird I'm panicky I've had lots of test go dr a lot?

A mental health: Can diagnose the type of anxiety you are dealing with. He/she can also teach you some strategies to manage it w, ell, e.g., self-hypnosis, meditation, biofeedback etc. A self help book you and add in addition is the relaxation response by cardiologist herbert benson. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I was trying to get small bugs out of my nose so I grabbed a bobby pin and body spray. Stuck up my nose. Bled. Experiencing numbness in face. Help?

I was trying to get small bugs out of my nose so I grabbed a bobby pin and body spray. Stuck up my nose. Bled. Experiencing numbness in face. Help?

Amphetamine?: Please go see your doctor today. Not the er. Your family doctor. If you, by chance, have been using amphetamines please admit that to your doctor as well. ...Read more

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Feeling numbness in face, has happened a few times, ER says I'm fine follow up with Dr. But my blood work is t4-.70, TPO-587, thyroglobulin-9, ysh-21?

Feeling numbness in face, has happened a few times, ER says I'm fine follow up with Dr. But my blood work is t4-.70, TPO-587, thyroglobulin-9, ysh-21?

If you mean: "tsh" rather than "ysh", and a repeat test confirms the same numbers, then you have hypothyroidism secondary to thyroiditis and need BRAND NAME thyroid replacement to normalize your numbers. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Testosterone in jettison 10 days ago very bad dizzyes head ACE numbness in face doc says not the meds but it's the only thing that's changed help plex?

Testosterone in jettison 10 days ago very bad dizzyes head ACE numbness in face doc says not the meds but it's the only thing that's changed help plex?

Common cold: You are probably suffering from a cold. I agree with your doctor. It does not seem this is related to the testosterone. Drink plenty of fluids and take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for the aches. This should improve in a few days. Do not drive if you are dizzy at all. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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Can ms. Feel like burning hot flashes, numbness in face and thru body to legs?

Can ms. Feel like burning hot flashes, numbness in face and thru body to legs?

Symptoms: Your symptoms are nonspecific and could be associated with many causes. MS is a specific diagnosis based upon history, abnormal exam findings, and confirmatory diagnostic studies. Start with your primary physician and evaluate the baseline problems. ...Read more

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Does maxillary polyp need to be removed if it is causing major numbness in face up and around eye?

Does maxillary polyp need to be removed if it is causing major numbness in face up and around eye?

Doubtful: Maxillary polyps are extremely common. So common, in fact, that sometimes they aren't even commented on in radiology reports. Rarely do they cause many symptoms, let alone facial numbness. I would see an ENT physician to assess whether the polyp is likely causing you any actual symptoms. ...Read more

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There's no sign of a stroke on my MRI of brain why would I have constant numbness in face, head ect? Afor 9 months now?

There's no sign of a stroke on my MRI of brain why would I have constant numbness in face, head ect? Afor 9 months now?

? nerve palsy: Keep seeking answers, as a normal MRI is very good news and rules out stroke etc., you may have a nerve palsy of some sort, severe sinus infection causing facial parasthesias, lymes disease, variant herpes zoster infection, etc. Hopefully a diagnosis will be forthcoming, so you can start to get better. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My TSH was 13.090 yesterday. Endocrinologist can't see me til 21st. Migraines for weeks top of head tingling with numbness in face. What to do?

My TSH was 13.090 yesterday. Endocrinologist can't see me til 21st. Migraines for weeks top of head tingling with numbness in face. What to do?

You'll be fine: Hi. Your hypothyroidism will be OK waiting to get treated until you see the endo. Alternatively, your doc could go ahead and get you started on l-thyroxine (it doesn't require an endocrinologist). Either way, your hypothyroidism is not related to migraines or numbness in face. Good luck! ...Read more

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Had 6 months of facial numbness and severe headachs, feels like my left side of my face very heavy along with the left side of my brain, jaw pain.?

Had 6 months of facial numbness and severe headachs, feels like my left side of my face very heavy along with the left side of my brain, jaw pain.?

See a Dr. ASAP: Need to see a dr. It can be several different problems. You need a complete examination and careful treatment planing. ...Read more

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Wife is taking amitryptiline 25mg for migraines and she is having numbness in face and hands and balance problems is this normal and will it go away?

Wife is taking amitryptiline 25mg for migraines and she is having numbness in face and hands and balance problems is this normal and will it go away?

Need to reassess: Your description of her symptoms is far more consistent with another explanation, such as migraine issues, and I would not feel that these problems are due to amitryptiline. However, she could be developing a peripheral neuropathy or even a problem affecting brain or spinal cord. Contact your physician and investigate the numbness and imbalance further. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more


Dr. Marvin Ott
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Facial Numbness (Definition)

Hypesthesia or diminished sensation over an ...Read more