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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Trigeminal Numbness

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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


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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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Ache under Lft jaw, occ'l numbness in cheek/eye. Trigeminal nerve line but doesn't fit neuralgia description. RARE shooting pain. 3 doctors don't know?

Ache under Lft jaw, occ'l numbness in cheek/eye. Trigeminal nerve line but doesn't fit neuralgia description. RARE shooting pain. 3 doctors don't know?

Myofascial pain: Most likely pain is coming from injury to fascia in neck/jaw/upper back. You may be able to find tender "trigger points" in the muscles of your neck, upper back, and jaw. They will cause any sensation you can describe (numbness to burning, aching, cramping, knife-like), and also be difficult to localize. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read more

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L subclavian vein stenosis not Tx. Left jaw,lip,ear etc turns pins&needles/numb whenswimming. trigeminal neuralgia too. ? Paraesthesia vascular. ? Why

L subclavian vein stenosis not Tx. Left jaw,lip,ear etc turns pins&needles/numb whenswimming. trigeminal neuralgia too. ? Paraesthesia vascular. ? Why

Vein?: If the stenotic vein is severe enough to effect health, you would more likely have left sided pain, swelling in the arm, bluish tint to the fingers. Symptoms you're describing might be associated with a stenotic ARTERY (especially if there is "steal" syndrome). If it is the vein that has been stenotic, one can trust the decision not to treat, but could also expect spinal xray series or mri check ...Read more

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I have been feeling half of my body numb for the pass 2 days. I don't remember hurting myself to cause the numbness . What else can it be?

I have been feeling half of my body numb for the pass 2 days. I don't remember hurting myself to cause the numbness . What else can it be?

Many possibilities: You must be evaluated. Think about these questions: numbness only or are there other sensations-tingling/burning? Extent of the numbness? Have you ever had anything like this before? Getting worse or staying the same? What makes it better or worse? The biggest worry with symptoms like these is a stroke but this is very rare for someone your age. A nerve may be irritated. See a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Is numbness caused by neck nerves complete numbness where you can't feel it at all or can it just kind of dull sensation?

Is numbness caused by neck nerves complete numbness where  you can't feel it at all or can it just kind of dull sensation?

Numbness: Numbness is caused by a change in the function of nerves. There are many types of symptoms like numbness; those that tingle, some that hurt, some feel like pressure or a "thick" sensation, some have a burning heat quality. Usually with problems in the cervical spine, there tends to be pain associated with the numbness, but not always. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Painless numbness in rectal, gential and groin area urinary inconstance can't go/ can't stop going what can be the cause?

 Painless numbness in rectal, gential and groin area urinary inconstance can't go/ can't stop going what can be the cause?

This could be a: medical emergency.If you can't control your bladder and/or bowels,something could be affecting your spinal cord like infection or tumor.if not diagnosed very soon,you could sustain permanent damage to these nerves that control these functions.Go to the ER and get checked out.Good Luck ...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 ..?

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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