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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

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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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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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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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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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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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Neck tightness dizzyness all time numbness in face and neck blocked nose and ears what could it be?

Neck tightness dizzyness all time numbness in face and neck blocked nose and ears what could it be?

Chronic neck tightne: Chronic muscle tightness in neck can cause altered inal motion and affect the nerves and ganglions in parts of the nervouus system that can cause some of your symptoms. Try a manipulative. Medicine specialist, a do. Massage might help too. Also posture, stress can affect the neck. ...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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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Facial Numbness (Definition)

Facial numbness is a clinical finding in which a person's skin of his face has diminished ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness (Definition)

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