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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Numbness On Left Side Of Body

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What type of tumors could cause numbness on left side of body? A lot in middle night. High vip, high chromogranin, hypok, dehydration. Undiagnosed!

What type of tumors could cause numbness on left side of body? A lot in middle night. High vip, high chromogranin, hypok, dehydration. Undiagnosed!

Hypokalemia: Do you have high blood pressure ? Low potassium and
Dehydration can produce weakness and numbness. If you have hypertension and if you have persistent hypokalemia, you should be evaluated for hyperaldosteronism. High VIP and high chromogranin are signs of neuron doctrine rumors ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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What causes numbness/loss of sensation on left side of entire body?

What causes numbness/loss of sensation on left side of entire body?

Stroke : The symptoms you describe could be caused by a stroke and require immediate medical care. Please call EMS (911) and get taken to the nearest hospital emergency room for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes tingling, numbness and a burning sensation on the left side of the body?

What causes tingling, numbness and a burning sensation on the left side of the body?

Focal symptoms: Could be a migraine aura, possible transient cerebral ischemia, a focal sensory seizure, and if left arm only, maybe cardiac issue. Sometimes following certain strokes, a focal pain issue with ensue. A focal process in neck could result in unilateral issues in arm and leg. Best to get such problems examined and diagnosed. ...Read more

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The left side of my body is numb. My legs are tingly, the side of my face is numb and warm feelings come and go. Can this be caused by binge drinking?

The left side of my body is numb. My legs are tingly, the side of my face is numb and warm feelings come and go. Can this be caused by binge drinking?

Uncertain: Drinking and related metabolic disorders can lead to neurologic symptoms. However, your one-sided symptoms raise some concern that something else is involved. In either case, i would advise a medical check up and if needed, a visit to a neurologist. ...Read more

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What causes facial numbness on left side that subsides when lying down this has been happening for a year?

What causes facial numbness on left side that subsides when lying down this has been happening for a year?

See a neurologist: I don't have an answer for you but this is most definitely not normal. See a neurologist asap. This could be a life threatening problem. ...Read more

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I have numbness and tingling in my whole left side of body (under investigation) but why are these areas more painful to touch?

I have numbness and tingling in my whole left side of body (under investigation) but why are these areas more painful to touch?

Why indeed: Whatever is causing the numbness & tingling is also causing the painful sensation. The sense of touch is multimodality & of mind-mangling complexity. When you say the areas are "more painful," do you mean allodynia, hyperpathia, dysesthesia or hyperalgesia? (The idea is now for you to look up those terms and try to determine which 1 (or more) applies to you.) ...Read more

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What causes tingling and numbness on left side of neck, lasting approximately fifteen seconds?

What causes tingling and numbness on left side of neck, lasting approximately fifteen seconds?

Tingling and numbnes: Most likely this is nothing to worry about. If persisting and getting worse you should get evaluated for any cervical spine problems. ...Read more

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Swelling, tingling an numbness on left side of the body only aware of pinched nerve, however swelling an constant feel of pins an needles are recent.

Swelling, tingling an numbness on left side of the body only aware of pinched nerve, however swelling an constant feel of pins an needles are recent.

Tingling : Tingling and numbness that affects half of the body (which most people mean as including an upper limb, a lower limb, one side of the trunk, and sometimes one half of the face) can be caused by a problem in the brain or spinal cord. A pinched nerve can not cause those sorts of problems. Swelling of half the body is very uncommon. Such problems should be evaluated by a primary care doctor (family practice or internal medicine) who can help determine if a specialist is needed. ...Read more

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On the left side of body and face I have felt, numbness, burning sensation, and pain. Along with difficulty concentrating and sharp decrease in sleep ?

On the left side of body and face I have felt, numbness, burning sensation, and pain. Along with difficulty concentrating and sharp decrease in sleep ?

Hard to tell: It's important to speak with your primary care doctor or neurologist - your symptoms sound like pain from one of your nerves. The difficulty concentrating and decrease in sleep can simply be from the pain you're having. If your pain is being treated, or if you're seeking help for it and it's hard to treat, concentration and sleep problems could indicate anxiety and/or depression. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What would cause facial swelling and numbness on left side of face..my mom is stressed out .this comes and goes wakes up with it at times?

What would cause facial swelling and numbness on left side of face..my mom is stressed out .this comes and goes wakes up with it at times?

Facial Swelling: This can be swelling of the parotid gland, a skin type allergy, a sensitivity from some prior trauma.
The list of skin conditions is huge!
Needs a complete evaluation.
You could try a very low dose of antihistamine to see if that helps. ...Read more

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Epic migraine currently; is it normal to have tingling/numbness in left side of body with migraine? (hands and lips only)

It can: Some patients of migraine do have neurological symptoms like yours often on one side associated with it. These are transient and resolve as migraine improves. ...Read more

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Sciatic pain, top left buttock, hip & left side of body.Also tingling/numbness bottom of spine. Worst at night, hurts to move & just sitting down,help?

Ouch: sciatica (pain related to the course and distribution of the sciatic nerve), along with paresthesias (unusual sensations associated with sensory nerves) can be due to muscular inflammation, but might reflect ongoing damage to the nerve itself. Best to consult with your Primary Care practitioner for further evaluation and possibly imaging. ...Read more

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Rash on left side of body with numbness and tingling in left arm. Arm feels hard and firm. Rash is not raised and doesn't itch. Veins are bulging. ?

Rash on left side of body with numbness and tingling in left arm. Arm feels hard and firm. Rash is not raised and doesn't itch. Veins are bulging. ?

Need more info: Symptoms are significant. Pl;ease make an appointment with your family physician ASAP. Could be the beginning of shingles or something else and warrants an exam now. ...Read more

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Lump on backside of head numbness on left side, face, arm and leg. With that headaches, but where the lump is on neck area causes dizzness and pain?

Lump on backside of head numbness on left side, face, arm and leg.  With that headaches, but where the lump is on neck area causes dizzness and pain?

Need surgical eval: These symptoms - suggestive of spinal cord being compressed - need evaluation to rule of cancer or growth causing these symptoms. The other explanation could be herniated disc but you need further evaluation and this is very serious so get evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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What does numbness on your left side of the body mean?

Left sided numbness: It means you have to get checked out by your doc. At age 19 it may turn out to be ok but don't take a chance. ...Read more

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Woke up with numbness on one side of my body. Possible causes?

Numbness : If numbness involves face, arm, torso and leg of one side the problem could be at the brain level, perhaps thalamus , an area of the brain in charge of sensorial processing. If abrupt onset while asleep, may suggest a small vascular insult or stroke. A demyelinating disorder like multiple sclerosis may produce similar presentation. The best way to identify this is by an urgent evaluation & mri. ...Read more

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Numbness/loss of sensation on left side of entire body, should I be concerned?

See a doctor: This could be something simple like an abnormal sensation, but also could be a stroke in a very specific part of your brain. You need to be examined to be sure it is not this type of stroke and rule out any serious issues. Other things like MS can present this way and you will need imaging of your brain. ...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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Numbness, tingleling and swelling on one side of the body. What could be the cause?

Numbness, tingleling and swelling on one side of the body. What could be the cause?

Many causes: Most severe possibilities are stroke, ms. Best to have your primary care doctor examine you. ...Read more

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I'm having severe anxiety..just wondering if this could cause one side body numbness.

I'm having severe anxiety..just wondering if this could cause one side body numbness.

It could if the: muscles involved in panic are constricting more on one side, thus reducing blood flow. However, this is a bit of a stretch, so check this one out first with a neurologist or possibly a vascular MD. Also, learn to deal with anxiety and see if this makes a difference. Here's a primer:

http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html ...Read more