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Brief left side of face numbness and lower left arm numbness that went away after a few seconds. What's wrong?

Brief left side of face numbness and lower left arm numbness that went away after a few seconds. What's wrong?

Parasthesias: These symptoms are called parasthesias and could be a result of a number of different issues including anxiety or panic attacks, malnutrition, vitamin deficiencies, neuropathies or nerve disorders, vascular problems, inflammatory or infectious diseases. This is only a short list, there are many causes of numbness and more history and an exam would need to be done to confirm a diagnosis or cause. ...Read more

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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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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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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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Left arm (occasional leg) heaviness and aching. Left facial numbness and daily jaw pain whats wrong with me ?

Left arm (occasional leg) heaviness and aching. Left facial numbness and daily jaw pain

whats wrong with me ?

Cardiac disease: Possible sign of a myocardial infarct/heart attack. Trigeminal neuralgia. There are a lot of possibilities. Only way to know for sure are with tests. ...Read more

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What could cause a tingling sensation in my left arm, hot feeling in the palm, feeling pinky, next finger and thumb are asleep, facial numbness feeling?

What could cause a tingling sensation in my left arm, hot feeling in the palm, feeling pinky, next finger and thumb are asleep, facial numbness feeling?

Tingling sensation a: Depending on whether the symptoms are abrupt or chronic, the answers are different. It could be a cerebrovascular event such as a stroke, or a combination of problems, facial neuralgia with a cervical radiculopathy. It depends on your medical history. This may be emergent, and it should be worked up immediately by a neurologist. ...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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Hi, I am wondering if I have a pinched nerve. My arms get numb, my neck aches and face numbness. What do you think?

Hi, I am wondering if I have a pinched nerve.  My arms get numb, my neck aches and face numbness.  What do you think?

See a neurologist : Can't tell from the above info, but a neurologist can help find the answer. Call one for an appointment today. Additional testing will be necessary. ...Read more

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For the last week i have had numbness/altered sensation in my left arm. In the last 2 days it has travelled to the left side of my face and head. ?

For the last week i have had numbness/altered sensation in my left arm.  In the last 2 days it has travelled to the left side of my face and head. ?

Neurologist: This symptom is consistent with right sided brain cortex disorder and should be evaluated by a neurologist who will order appropriate tests which will include imaging studies. Get a referral to a neurologist or proceed to a hospital emergency room. ...Read more

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Can thoratic outlet syndrome cause left side of face and left arm numbness?

Can thoratic outlet syndrome cause left side of face and left arm numbness?

face no, arm yes: Assuming that to syndrome has been confirmed on left side, the left arm can become numb but not face where nerve supply is from higher level trigeminal nerve. ...Read more

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Iam 47 /female had a day of sudden numbness in left arm lasting <5min. 5 hrs later left sd of face . Also have PFO and history migraines(never like this) TIA or migraine? 2 m.D.'s debate dx.Do i close pfo

Iam 47 /female had  a day of sudden numbness in left arm lasting <5min. 5 hrs later left sd of face . Also have PFO and history migraines(never like this) TIA or migraine? 2 m.D.'s debate dx.Do i close pfo

DIFFICULT CHOICE: If your pfo is closed, technically is not a major procedure, there is a potential of controlling migraine (not fully proven yet), and protection against future paradoxical embolism through the pfo. The timing of your event is far more consistent with a blood clot than a classical migraine event, but gather that no primary source was discovered. Would go to academic center and get opinion. ...Read more

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Have severe pain on left side of head feeling numbness on left side of face..and left arm is painful what could it b?

Have severe pain on left side of head feeling numbness on left side of face..and left arm is painful what could it b?

Pain and numbness: Please go to the urgent care center or ER right now to be evaluated. If necessary, call 911. Severe pain and numbness needs emergent evaluation. ...Read more

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Left arm/neck/shoulder still tingling, painful, mild numbness. 4 days. Tingling now in my left face and left chest. Thoughts? Waiting on neuro reply.

Left arm/neck/shoulder still tingling, painful, mild numbness. 4 days. Tingling now in my left face and left chest. Thoughts? Waiting on neuro reply.

Neurologist: If you can't obtain an appointment with a neurologist during these symptoms, you should go to the hospital emergency room where you will get prompt evaluation and testing including a brain ct scan or mri and a neurologist will be called in for consultation. I would be concerned about right sided cerebral cortical pathology such as a vascular blockage or a demyelinating process like multiple scler ...Read more

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I have been having some ear pains then a sudden numbness of the left side of face and left arm?

I have been having some ear pains then a sudden numbness of the left side of face and left arm?

ER: dangerous symtoms which require STAT ER/CT scan evaluation. This is probably an inner ear issue; however, with left sided facial and arm numbness: get check-ASAP! ...Read more

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Hi I am getting really bad pain and numbness in my left arm and left leg and my face and it's causing me to have anxiety what could the pain be?

Hi I am getting really bad pain and numbness in my left arm and left leg and my face and it's causing me to have anxiety what could the pain be?

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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I get random bursts of numbness in the left side of my face and tongue and also my left arm. I went to my doctor and he did nothing. What should I do?

I get random bursts of numbness in the left side of my face and tongue and also my left arm. I went to my doctor and he did nothing. What should I do?

See your PCP again: Anxiety symptoms are not a sign of illness, they are the mind's ability to produce the "flight or fight" response which gives rise to many physiological changes include nausea, sob, insomnia, dry mouth, aphasia, tremor and sweating. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can provide you with treatment options. ...Read more

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Have major neck trouble with numbness in my left arm and hand. Today i discovered i can fix the numbness by bending my head forward. What's wrong w/c6?

Have major neck trouble with numbness in my left arm and hand. Today i discovered i can fix the numbness by bending my head forward. What's wrong w/c6?

Pinched nerve: It sounds like it is a mechanically involved pinched nerve in the neck. Proper evaluation would include being seen, examined for neurological problems, and tested with a cervical spine mri. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Facial Numbness (Definition)

hypesthesia or diminished sensation over an ...Read more