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Dr. John Landi
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Facial Numbness (Overview)

Facial numbness is a clinical finding in which a person's skin of his face has diminished sensation and feels numb.


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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

Dr. John Landi
218 doctors shared insights

Facial Numbness (Overview)

Facial numbness is a clinical finding in which a person's skin of his face has diminished sensation and feels numb.


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I have facial numbness on the right side for the last 2 weeks.?

I have facial numbness on the right side for the last 2 weeks.?

Get it checked out: Get a good neuro exam. Then i suspect you'll be having an MRI study performed to exclude treatable conditions. The trigeminal nerve or one of its branches might be affected on the right side or you might have a white matter demyeling condition of the brain like ms. There are other possibi;ites but less likely in a 37 year old. ...Read more

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I have had facial numbness for 4 weeks. Lips and chin. I doe have anxiety and been on benzodiazepine therapy for 6 yrs. With no relief. I?

I have had facial numbness for 4 weeks. Lips and chin. I doe have anxiety and been on benzodiazepine therapy for  6 yrs. With no relief. I?

Rule out fosmn: Facial onset sensorimotor neuronopathy (fosmn) is a recently described neurological syndrome characterized by slow onset of facial sensory abnormalities and subsequent development of motor deficits facial onset sensorimotor neuronopathy (fosmn) is a recently described neurological syndrome characterized by slow onset of facial sensory abnormalities and subsequent development of motor deficits. ...Read more

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I had a root canal 10 years ago, and just got braces off 2 days ago. I'm due to get a crown but i'm experiencing facial numbness now and sinking tooth?

I had a root canal 10 years ago, and just got braces off 2 days ago. I'm due to get a crown but i'm experiencing facial numbness now and sinking tooth?

Dental issue?: I'm not clear on what your are referring to when you say you have a "sinking tooth"? Regardless, these types of situations cannot be diagnosed over the internet. You need to discuss all your symptoms and concerns with a dentist who can properly and accurately answer all your questions. If you are not confident with your own dentist's treatment and advice, get a second opinion before continuing. ...Read more

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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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Possible causes of sudden facial numbness on right side?

Need more info: How long does it last, where exactly is it, are there other symptoms? Don't have enough info to make assessment. ...Read more

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I have facial numbness on the right side for the last 2 weeks.?

Get it checked out: Get a good neuro exam. Then i suspect you'll be having an MRI study performed to exclude treatable conditions. The trigeminal nerve or one of its branches might be affected on the right side or you might have a white matter demyeling condition of the brain like ms. There are other possibi;ites but less likely in a 37 year old. ...Read more

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I woke up with facial numbness this morning. Is this a sign of a health problem at 78?

I woke up with facial numbness this morning. Is this a sign of a health problem at 78?

Could be: A sudden loss of sensation is not normal. If confined to one side of the face, it could be a sign of a TIA (transient ischemic attack) or a stroke. There are other causes, but this is a symptom that should make you see your doctor immediately. ...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?

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

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