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What does it mean when my head (scalp) twitches on left side and my face is numb but nothing else?

What does it mean when my head (scalp) twitches on left side and my face is numb but nothing else?

Palsy?: You may have some type of facial nerve palsy such as "bells palsy" or some other issues, but either way, facial numbness needs to be evaluated. See a dr. Asap for eval, best wishes. ...Read more

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My right eye has been twitching continuously for the past four months, I also have a slight facial numbness on the right side of my face.

My right eye has been twitching continuously for the past four months, I also have a slight facial numbness on the right side of my face.

See Neurologist: Twitching of an eyelid is not rare and results from spontaneous firing off of a twig (branch) of the facial nerve (viith cranial nerve). However, numbness of the face, if it is truly present, is the result of lack of innervation of the trigeminal nerve (vth cranial nerve). Inasmuch as these nerves arise from the brain, I would consult a neurologist for an appropriate diagnosis. ...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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Is it normal to experience dry mouth and facial numbness when suffering from ms?

Is it normal to experience dry mouth and facial numbness when suffering from ms?

Possible: Dry mouth in ms is usually related to medications such as anticholinergics for example. Ditropan (oxybutynin) taken for bladder management or other medications such as amitryptyline are examples of medications often prescribed in ms which can have this effect. Proper hydration, lozenges and chewing gum may help moderate this medication side effect. Speak to your md, also other causes. ...Read more

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My mother has MS and dry mouth and facial numbness is this typical?

My mother has MS and dry mouth and facial numbness is this typical?

Analysis: The dry mouth is NOT due to MS, but rather would be secondary to medication or even a co-morbidity such as Sjogren's. Facial numbness maybe due to MS, but also could be secondary to dental or jaw issues, and perhaps a dentist is of value. Talk to your neurologist about current meds to manage MS, a family conference may help. ...Read more

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Could my left sided neck pain be causing stabbing head pain and facial numbness? And left arm pain

Could my left sided neck pain be causing stabbing head pain and facial numbness? And left arm pain

Neck pain: The symptoms that you describe may be related to a disc herniation in the cervical spine. Alternatively, a soft tissue infection of the neck or a tooth abscess can mimic a herniated disc in the neck. See your medical doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Last week: shooting pain in temple & back of head vein pops out for one pulse eye pain head hot can't concentrate jaw and face pain facial numbness?

Last week: shooting pain in temple & back of head vein pops out for one pulse eye pain head hot can't concentrate jaw and face pain facial numbness?

Need more history: Are all of these symptoms on one side of your head? Did they all start last week? Feel free to schedule a virtual consult with me. ...Read more

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New around mouth and nose goes numbish. Have had MRI mrv CT EEG bloodwork all normal lately for other facial numbness. Migriane, TMJ pregnancyanxiety?

New around mouth and nose goes numbish. Have had MRI mrv CT EEG bloodwork all normal lately for other facial numbness. Migriane, TMJ pregnancyanxiety?

Neurologist: Should see a neurologist. The numbness is a concern and may not even be tmj, but other underlying source of symptoms. ...Read more

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Heart fine but have pain in neck, upper back and chest, facial numbness and tingling in hands and feet, clicking sound when I turn my head. 1year now?

Heart fine but have pain in neck, upper back and chest, facial numbness and tingling in hands and feet, clicking sound when I turn my head. 1year now?

Nondiagnostic: Your symptoms are nondiagnostic and possibly unexplainable by a single disorder. More information is needed. Contact your Physician who will take a thorough history and perform a complete physical examination in order to make a diagnosis. Appropriate tests and probably xrays will be ordered. ...Read more

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Numbness in face forehead throat tongue lips?

Numbness in face forehead throat tongue lips?

Brain problem: If this is not stressed induced than you need to seek medical evaluation for potential brain problems. This grouping of signs/symptoms refers to specific anatomy locations. ...Read more

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I have numbness in left arm and leg, persistent headache for 2 months, and today an episode of dropping lip and face numbness. All tests normal?

I have numbness in left arm and leg, persistent headache for 2 months, and today an episode of dropping lip and face numbness. All tests normal?

What tests?: Have neurologist do a careful assessment. Its important to find out what is going on. You need to exclude uncommon causes like venous infarct due to saggital sinus thrombosis ...Read more

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Lower left lip twitching for weeks. Numbness in the face mainly around my outer left eye. After hours of twitching my face actually hurts. What is this?!

Lower left lip twitching for weeks. Numbness in the face mainly around my outer left eye. After hours of twitching my face actually hurts. What is this?!

SeveralPossibilities: Most cases of a twitching lip may be due to stress, fatigue, emotion, excessive caffeine intake or some deficiency in the diet such as potassium. Lip twitching in most cases is self-limiting, disappearing in minutes or maybe in a few days without any residual problems. Persistent twitching, especially if associated with other symptoms, should be investigated. See http://bit. Ly/1TPjy6c ...Read more

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Left eye pain with movement, problems with hot and cold, migraines, upper lip and nose numbness, left sided face numbness? What causes this?

Left eye pain with movement, problems with hot and cold, migraines, upper lip and nose numbness, left sided face numbness? What causes this?

Max. Sinus disease: You describe dysfunction of the infraorbital nerve. It traverses the roof of the maxillary sinus to innervate the area you describe. Possible causes include tumor or chronic inflammation in maxillary sinus. See ENT specialist or primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Why is face numb and swollen lips?

Why is face numb and swollen lips?

Need exam: There are many reasons for such a condition, and cannot be answered correctly unless a doctor reviews your medical history, see what area is numb, how much swelling you have, where the swelling seems to originate, etc. X-ray may be necessary to better diagnose. As a dentist, I see often that an infected tooth caused much swelling and abnormal nerve response. See a dentist/doctor today! ...Read more

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Head ache with tingling left side of face numbness also what could be wrong

Head ache with tingling left side of face numbness also what could be wrong

Tingling face: Any nerve in face including facial nerve need to be checked. Some TMJ pain might also have muscle pain and nerve tingling involved as well. ...Read more

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After local from dentist, my mouth feels funny and face numbness what's up?

After local from dentist, my mouth feels funny and face numbness what's up?

It is transient: This is the effect of the local anesthesia that the dentist gives inorder to numb the area that he works in to avoid the associated pain while treating the toothache, usually it is transient and it takes few minutes or hours depends on the amount of anesthesia. ...Read more

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Pulling pain in head arm tingling numbness face numbness what could this be?

Pulling pain in head arm tingling numbness face numbness what could this be?

MS vs bells palsy vs: Your female and age if varies in place and time could be multiple sclerosis, if on one side of face, maybe bells palsy, could be allergic reaction to something, or neck cervical disc injury, if chest pain associated could be heart disease [but your age unlikely unlessn on birth control which increases risks of blood clots] ...Read more

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Cab anxiety make you feel spacey lightheaded and numbness in face head vision seems weird I'm panicky I've had lots of test go dr a lot?

Cab anxiety make you feel spacey lightheaded and numbness in face head vision seems weird I'm panicky I've had lots of test go dr a lot?

A mental health: Can diagnose the type of anxiety you are dealing with. He/she can also teach you some strategies to manage it w, ell, e.g., self-hypnosis, meditation, biofeedback etc. A self help book you and add in addition is the relaxation response by cardiologist herbert benson. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Testosterone in jettison 10 days ago very bad dizzyes head ACE numbness in face doc says not the meds but it's the only thing that's changed help plex?

Testosterone in jettison 10 days ago very bad dizzyes head ACE numbness in face doc says not the meds but it's the only thing that's changed help plex?

Common cold: You are probably suffering from a cold. I agree with your doctor. It does not seem this is related to the testosterone. Drink plenty of fluids and take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for the aches. This should improve in a few days. Do not drive if you are dizzy at all. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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What to do if I have numbness in face after hitting head hard off of sloped ceiling. Possible head injury?

What to do if I have numbness in face after hitting head hard off of sloped ceiling. Possible head injury?

Possibly???: More like contuse Facial Nerve. If there are no other symptoms (ie. Drooping lips, double vision or speech problems) will probably resolve 3-4 wks. If there are other symptoms or get worse see PMD immediately ...Read more

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Hi I wake up in a morning with head pains and numbness in face what can this be?

Hi I wake up in a morning with head pains and numbness in face what can this be?

Not sure: It could be allergies that mediate a sinus congestion, and over night, your sinuses are getting clogged and congested, causing early morning pains and numbness. An antihistamine/allergy medication or inhaled corticosteroid nasal spray may help. This is a guess over the computer, so it's best to see a dr. For an eval, best wishes. ...Read more

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There's no sign of a stroke on my MRI of brain why would I have constant numbness in face, head ect? Afor 9 months now?

There's no sign of a stroke on my MRI of brain why would I have constant numbness in face, head ect? Afor 9 months now?

? nerve palsy: Keep seeking answers, as a normal MRI is very good news and rules out stroke etc., you may have a nerve palsy of some sort, severe sinus infection causing facial parasthesias, lymes disease, variant herpes zoster infection, etc. Hopefully a diagnosis will be forthcoming, so you can start to get better. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My TSH was 13.090 yesterday. Endocrinologist can't see me til 21st. Migraines for weeks top of head tingling with numbness in face. What to do?

My TSH was 13.090 yesterday. Endocrinologist can't see me til 21st. Migraines for weeks top of head tingling with numbness in face. What to do?

You'll be fine: Hi. Your hypothyroidism will be OK waiting to get treated until you see the endo. Alternatively, your doc could go ahead and get you started on l-thyroxine (it doesn't require an endocrinologist). Either way, your hypothyroidism is not related to migraines or numbness in face. Good luck! ...Read more

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Left side face numb 2 days after head injury been to er no scans but now got headache and numbness and one eye is big and other is small?

Left side face numb 2 days after head injury been to er no scans but now got headache and numbness and one eye is big and other is small?

Seek evaluation ASAP: Head injury leading to left sided numbness, headache, and a dilated pupil require immediate evaluation with a scan. Please seek urgent care. ...Read more

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