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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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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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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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What causes sudden numbness?

What causes sudden numbness?

Numbness: Numbness describes tingling or a loss o sensation. The usual culprits are a lack of blood supply or damage to nerves. Numbness can also result from local tissue injury from trauma, infection or inflammation. Without more specifics, this is difficult to answer and you should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes facial numbness?

What causes facial numbness?

Nerve dysfunction: Somehow the nerve impulses are affected by inflammation or swelling of chemical effects. ...Read more

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What causes facial numbness?

Many causes: The face is inervated by the trigeminal nerve. Numbness can be due to problem with this nerve such as injury, infection, multiple sclerosis, tumor or compression of the nerve. The nerve starts at the pons in the brain stem and courses through the skull base to the face. Problems along the nerve can cause numbness. See your dr. And get an exam and possibly an mri. ...Read more

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What causes numbness in toes?

What causes numbness in toes?

Many things: For a healthy person, probably the most common cause is a neuroma especially if it just two toes that are numb. Other causes are neuropathy for example that whih is associated with diabetes. Tight shoes such as cycling shoes or high heels are another cause. I recommend seeing a podiatrist so you can have a thorough history and physical exam. ...Read more

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What causes numbness in the feet?

A number of things: They can include tight fitting stockings and/or shoes, overuse, neuropathy from diabetes or other medical reasons, a local nerve issue such as a neuroma or tarsal tunnel syndrome, radiculopathy- nerve issues in the low back or leg (such as sciatica) that refer pain down. I would suggest that if it persists more than a couple of days and/or gets worse, to seek a podiatrist. ...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 could cause numbness in your arm?

What could cause numbness in your arm?

Depends: A more detailed description of the "numbness" location, triggering event and related symptoms is needed to better evaluate the situation. The numbness could be from nerves getting compressed at the neck, shoulder, elbow or wrist. ...Read more

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What causes numbness in outside thigh?

What causes numbness in outside thigh?

Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include nerve damage, nerve compression, vitamin deficiency, alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is numbness and tingling caused by?

What is numbness and tingling caused by?

Pinched nerve: Nerves exit your spine from the head to the buttock and these nerves correspond to the sensation to different parts of your body. The mechanical pressure on the nerve causes the sensation to feel different. That includes numbness or tingling. Also, there can be chemical irritation to the nerves by inflammation. In cases of peripheral neuropathy, it can ALS becaused by diabetes, etc. ...Read more