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Cheek Numbness Causes
Experiencing sporadic pain & constant numbness on the left side of my face. Started in my temple and eye and has spread to my left cheek, jaw & tongue?
More exams needed: Neuralgia is a condition that the nerve fibers are inflamed or infected with a viral condition that can cause numbness in your face. By your description it is the trigeminal nerve affected, that enervates that area of your face. I suggest you see a neurologyst for further testing and proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Intermittent head numbness for the past week lasting 2 minutes. Now it is occuring down my left cheek and on the temple of my head any causes?
Head Numbness: Intermittent head numbness lasting 2 minutes may be caused by irritation of one of the cranial nerves. May be more serious if associated with headache or facial weakness. It would be a good idea to discuss this during an office visit with your PCP so you can be examined for additional findings. ...Read more
Comments: The anatomy involves trigeminal nerve, but the cause may be complex. There is a sensory trigeminal neuropathy which could do this, but one might consider problems in jaw or mouth as a provocateur. Some intracranial situations should be excluded via MRI. A neurologist or a dentist could be a starting point. ...Read more
I awoke with numbness in my left cheek had a slight twitch in my chin for a few days. Can a pinched nerve in neck and between shoulder blades cause it?
Cheek numbness: Its is possible but since we have no information about you, not even your age let alone any medical history, no relevant response can be offered. If symptom persists, please see your doctor. ...Read more
What mght I have? Lft ear fullness, lft slight cheek numbness, upper left side headache. Intermittent over last 6 months. Possible causes?
Numbness in left side of the head and cheek, left two fingers and left leg feel "cold". Can fluid behind the ear drum cause these symptoms?
Do not believe: That fluid in middle ear is the cause of these symptoms. Please see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more
Past weeks I've had severe migraines, woken up with right sided body numbness and now im having head numbness for the past few days on and off causes?
I woke up at night as I had right sided body numbness. A few days later I had transient paresthesia in left head and face any possible causes?
Numbness: Several things come to mind but you need to see a healthcare provider to have this checked out. Certainly not normal for someone your age. ...Read more
Hyperventilation: This is a common cause and can include episodic chest pain, shortness of breath, racing heart, and sense of doom. See a doctor and have some basic tests. Breath holding exercises, relaxation therapies, yoga, biofeedback, and practice at heartmath. Com can help to reverse the problem. Calcium and b- vitamins might help. Avoid coffee. You might need to train your mind to control your body. ...Read more
Not directly: The nerves that supply the face are cranial nerves that come directly out of the skull and so neck problems do not typically cause facial numbness. The bigger question is what is causing your torticollus. The are certain brain conditions that cause facial numbness and torticollus. I would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more
See Dentist: Numbness is associated with nerve involvement. Please see a dentist asap for a proper diagnosis. If the decay has penetrated thru to the nerve then some pain or numbness could occur or it could be a bite issue or something unrelated to your teeth. If your dentist does not find a connection you will need to go to your doctor to test for other possible causes. ...Read more
Transient numbness on top of head and thoracic scoliosis link? Could scoliosis caused a nerve to be compressed?
From a few months the back side and the middle of my head is aching and numbness with and I am sleepy all time what may be the cause?
I've had numbness in my face and head for about 2 months and can't seem to get any answers as to the cause. I'm sure this couldn't be strokes, but could it be MS or myalgic encephalomyelitis?
5 th cranial N dz.: Is numbness on one side of face or both? Also in the scalp is the numbness involving entire scalp or it stops at ear, chin and vertex level (imaginary line) and half of scalp level. Face and half of scalp in the front are supplied by trigeminal nerve for sensation. Lesions from dm, ms, herpes zoster sarcoidosis, vasculitic condns, tumors of the nerve, nasopharynx tumour to be r/o. Need imaging- brain. ...Read more
Does Prozac (fluoxetine) cause head numbness and spasms in head that feel like a rope pulling tight?
Fluoxetine (Prozac): Fluoxetineis amongst one of the safer & better tolerated anti-depressants with anxiolytic properties belonging to the ssri class. Headaches have been reported in up to 20% of patients. Spasm & numbness are less commonly reported. Hyperkinesia (commonly confused with spasm) are seen is about 2% of individuals who use this medication. Other things can cause headaches, numbness & spasm. Consult dr. ...Read more
I had a nerve cut years ago around my prosthic eye would this cause numbness in my side and the back of my head?
I am experiencing heaviness and numbness in my head which causes tiredness and dizziness. I sometimes experience like getting blackout. Why?
Dizziness: The head symptoms you are describing are concerning. A sense of impending loss of consciousness is never normal, and workup should include some form of brain scan, and a thorough cardiovascular workup. ...Read more
Not typically: The nerves that supply the face and skull are cranial nerves. They exit directly out of the skull above the neck. For that reason, neck problems do not typically cause skull or facial symptoms. ...Read more
I'm having mild pain between my shoulder blades, mild chest tightness, and numbness on the right side of my head and face causes?
My B12 level is 230 can this cause my all over body numbness sensation and buzzing feeling down spine to hands and feet when I nod my head...
The symptoms you have can be caused by B12 & your levels are low enough to be causing symptoms. I suggest injections of b12, ideally as methylcobalamin (though hydroxycobalamin is ok) until your levels are
550 or higher. If you still have symptoms after that then it is time to explore other causes. See http://chriskresser. Com/b12-deficiency-a-silent-epidemic-with-serious-consequences. ...Read more
I've had numbness in my face now for 5 months. My right side off face and head, neck and arm. Are all numb and I can't hardly use my right arm due to weakness. What would cause this? I've been to ER and family dr they won't do anything.
Needs evaluation.: Your symptoms seem to represent a neurologic problem they merit a visit to a neurologist. ...Read more
Yeppers: That would be a C2 pinch & maybe a DASH of C3! Put them together & whaddya have? Numbness in the back of the head & behind the ear! So now my question to you. How did it happen and what is being recommended? Can't cut the head or the ear off...not a good idea. It may resolve on the spot or be a "pain in the neck! " LOL! How about a SOOTHEAWAY device? Www. Sootheaway. Com. Check it out. ...Read more
Using metrogel vaginal would it cause head to feel funny I'm scared of Meds cause side effects or reaction or dizziness sjs or numbness?
About fear...: Fear makes the head feel funny. As president Franklin D. Roosevelt once said about 80 years ago, "... let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself..." Medicine is full of uncertainties, so one must find a doctor to trust. If that doctor says don't worry, then fear not. A good doctor will let his patient know when the time comes to worry, no sooner and no later. ...Read more
What can cause numbness/tingling in my hands and fingers? It effects my head too, makes me feel a little cloudy. ;t gets better when I sit but standing it aggrevates, makes me feel weak...?
Many possibilities: There are quite a few possibilities for the symptoms you describe - from low blood pressure on standing (with many causes), to anxiety with hyperventilation, to a low calcium level, and peripheral neuropathy. Best to get checked out if this hasn't resolved on its own. ...Read more
What can cause face tingling and numbness patches, tingling in the head all over not just one side, numbness on head sometimess it makes me panic and have anxiety symptoms. This has been going on for 2 months. MRI good shows sinus cyst.
On and off head numbness past few days and 1 occurrence of right thumb paralysis temporarily whilst weakness in index and middle finger causes?
Head numbness?: The differential includes cerebral vasospasm, TIA due to hypotrension or cardiac arrhythmia with a fixed stenotic lesion, acephalgic migraine and focal seizure. Focal seizure is less likely because of the absence of initial "positive symptoms" (Parasthesias) If the head numbness and hand symptoms are unrelated think CTS. If deficits last 24 hours or greater think MS or ICS (not quite MS) ...Read more
What causes pain in forehead, behind eyes&back of head and neck? Also numbness in head...This pain has started since 5 days? Is it serious? Justify
A variety of problem:
The symptoms are non specific but could be sinus inflammation, migraine, tension headaches. Numbness is not a symptom of sinus infection. Pain in the back of the neck is not a symptom of sinus disease. All these symptoms together could be related to muscle hyperactivity (pain in the back of head and neck.)
rule out sinusitis which is a remote possibility and then proceed to a physiatrist. ...Read more