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I've had a numbness and tingling on the left side of my face and head and every once in a while I get a cold sensation on the same side?

Several reasons: Your symptoms suggest possible bells palsy presentations which is temporary to something more ominous like a a small stroke, multiple sclerosis, or a brain mass. You should see your primary care doc right away for the proper evaluation, and if he /she is uncomfortable, they will refer you to a neurologist. ...Read more

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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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Head numbness and tingling to left fingers? What diagnostic tests appropriate, CT scan or MRI?

Head numbness and tingling to left fingers? What diagnostic tests appropriate, CT scan or MRI?

Depends: Physician should consider your overall medical history and perform a good neurological exam before deciding on appropriate imaging modalities. ...Read more

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I have a question about what could be wrong with me I have ringing in my ears all the time, numbness and tingling in my legs and feet, nervousness, chills, upset stomache, socially withdrawn, jumpiness or easily startled, feeling from being distracted fro

I have a question about what could be wrong with me I have ringing in my ears all the time, numbness and tingling in my legs and feet, nervousness, chills, upset stomache, socially withdrawn, jumpiness or easily startled, feeling from being distracted fro

Hello.: Hello. I can't diagnose your symptoms. However, just reading some of the description makes me wonder if you are a combat veteran or if you have had a head injury.
Post traumatic stress can present with becoming easily startled (increased startle reflex) especially with loud and unexpected noises. Jumpiness can come from being in a frequent fight or flight state (ready to jump into action to protect oneself). This is from dysregulation of the autonomic nervous system. Upset stomach can also be caused by this.
Feeling emotionally numb with detachment from loved ones is common.
There can be difficulty falling asleep due to painful ruminations and memories of traumatic events. If someone has nightmares they might be afraid to fall asleep. Additionally, if someone has been in a combat environment, the enemy often strikes at night, so the brain gets used to sleeping lightly or sleeping little. There can be awakening from nightmares (even if they aren't recalled). Often with either a traumatic brain injury or with post traumatic stress disorder, there are sleep disturbances which can include restless leg syndrome. Restless legs can make it very difficult to fall asleep. Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) occurs frequently after traumatic brain injuries. The lack of ambition can result from depression or because a person develops a foreshortened sense of the future (ie. I will never be happy again. My career will fail. Etc.) loss of touch with reality is dissassociation. It is a defense mechanism used by the brain to take you away from something that is very emotionally upsetting. It can be quite dangerous. For instance, if you are driving a car and are dissassociated - you are not able to pay attention to the road. Depression can also leach all the joy from life. Strip you of energy and motivation. I am most concerned by your suicidal thoughts. Your symptoms are treatable. Your quality of life can improve. Please don't give up hope. If you have a suicidal plan and an urge to act on it, you need to get emergecy help. Think of how devastated your children would be without you.
As I said earlier, I can't diagnose you. But I do recommend that you obtain a psychiatric evaluation. Symptoms of possible depression, post traumatic stress and possible head trauma can be explored. You had the courage to write in and ask about this. The next step is to muster your courage to be evaluated. Your life can be better. Take care. God bless. ...Read more

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What causes numbness and tingling in my arm that spreads through my shouldet to my head?

What causes numbness and tingling in my arm that spreads through my shouldet to my head?

NONSPECIFIC: Possible problem in brachial plexus over shoulder, perhaps nerve compression within neck, or even referred symptoms from problems at elbow or wrist. Have your doctor examine limb and develop a plan to investigate this. ...Read more

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Hurt my neck 2 days ago. I have numbness and tingling but its also a symptom of my panic attacks. I bumped head into wall. It wasn't hard at all.?

Hurt my neck 2 days ago. I have numbness and tingling but its also a symptom of my panic attacks. I bumped head into wall. It wasn't hard at all.?

Depends: You did not say where the numbness ; tingling are. If worsening, spreading (arms, hands), or you have weakness (arms, hands), or trouble walking, go to your doctor, who can ask you more questions and examine you. If symptoms mild, you can wait and see if they get better on their own. ...Read more

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Extreme Pain in neck and back of head with numbness and tingling in face mouth and head Dizzyness, disoriented, no balance. Not migrain what is it?

Extreme Pain in neck and back of head with numbness and tingling in face mouth and head Dizzyness, disoriented, no balance. Not migrain what is it?

CervicogenicHeadache: Is a very common headache secondary to neck involvement. Cervicogenic headache is a unilateral pain provoked by neck movement or by pressure on the neck. These headache patients usually had a reduced cervical range of motion in association with the headache, dizziness, parasthesias. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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May I get a diagnosis on possable MS I asking for a doctor to suggest if my symtoms are related to ms, I have major numbness and tingling in my limbs and face, migrains top of my head to my spine, dizzyness, unbalanced, falling blurr vision, twi

May I get a diagnosis on possable MS I asking for a doctor to suggest if my symtoms are related to ms, I have major numbness and tingling in my limbs and face, migrains top of my head to my spine, dizzyness, unbalanced, falling blurr vision, twi

The: The primary symptoms of multiple sclerosis are caused by inflammation in the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). This inflammation usually causes damage to the outer, insulating part of nerve fibers called myelin, and can sometimes damage the fiber (or "axon") too. The symptoms of multiple sclerosis overlap with a number of other neurological, medical and psychiatric conditions. Multiple sclerosis can cause a number of symptoms, including vision loss, incoordination, weakness, and numbness, just to name a few. Usually these symptoms do not occur all at once, but affect different functions of different parts of the body at different times. ...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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I just had a crawling and tingling sensation from my frontal lobe to the left ear now there’s numbness in the same area, head is heavy & vertigo. Help?

I just had a crawling and tingling sensation from my frontal lobe to the left ear now there’s numbness in the same area, head is heavy & vertigo. Help?

Get it checked: I am sorry we can not advice you what to do without taking a detailed history and doing a physical exam. I suggest with symptoms of heavy head and vertigo you consult your doctor or go to ER and get checked ...Read more

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I have tingling and numbness in my arms, fingers and toes for months now. I also have a hard painful lump behind my left ear. What could this be and wha?

I have tingling and numbness in my arms, fingers and toes for months now. I also have a hard painful lump behind my left ear. What could this be and wha?

Numbness: Numbness and tingling feeling usually an indicator of nerve irritation which could be from several causes from vitamin deficiency to cancer. Lump behind the ear again from different tissues, lymph gland, cysts, tumors. It really needs exam and some labs if warranted. ...Read more

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I hurt my left heel and ever since, I have had numbness and tingling in my left front thigh.

I hurt my left heel and ever since, I have had numbness and tingling in my left front thigh.

Not related: Not likely to be related. One fairly common cause of thigh numbness is a condition called meralgia parenthetica. Caused by entrapment of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve at the groin. ...Read more

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Pain right below left tailbone down to buttock. Numbness and tingling too. Very uncomfortable. What is this?

Sciatica: The symptoms suggest sciatica (pain related to comression of the sciatic nerve). Therapy is directed at reduction of inflammation around the nerve and can involve the use of heat, antiinflammatory medication, physiotherapy, acupuncture and time. A medical exam and imaging of the area should be considered if pain persists. Rarely, surgery is indicated for intractable pain. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about a neuroepthial cyst located in the left choroid fissure region with numbness and tingling on left side.

Should I be worried about a neuroepthial cyst located in the left choroid fissure region with numbness and tingling on left side.

Choroid cyst: No. A choroid plexus or neuroepithelial cyst is a benign mass. A cyst has to be large enough to put pressure on the surrounding brain. Also, a left-sided cyst would cause symptoms on the right side of the brain. A left-sided cyst would not cause left-sided symptoms. ...Read more

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Numbness and tingling on left side of face?

Numbness tingling: Impossible to say without more information. However if it has persisted greater than 2 weeks, it should be evaluated. Could be anything from a temporary viral inflammation to ms, to a brain tumor. ...Read more

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What causes numbness and tingling in top part of left leg while laying flat on your back?

Possi. Nerve compress: Possibly either left sciatic or left peroneal nerve may be compressing in your laying position causing tingling in left foot. ...Read more

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I have numbness and tingling in my left eyebrow. It doesn't hurt but it is really annoying. What could this be?

I have numbness and tingling in my left eyebrow. It doesn't hurt but it is really annoying. What could this be?

Irritation of nerves: Numbness and tingling is usually a sign of a problem with the nerve in that region. It can be caused by many different things. Trauma to the nerve is a common cause, and it usually resolves over time. Shingles can also cause this. If the tingling and numbness don't resolve in a week or two, you should see your doctor to determine if further evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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Top left clavicle bone moved up about an inch with pain numbness and tingling?

Top left clavicle bone moved up about an inch with pain numbness and tingling?

Ac joint separation: If the clavicle went up on the lateral side, it could be due to acromio-clavicular joint separation. This results from tears in the ligaments that keep the clavicle attached to the scapula. Get xrays of both clavicles both with hands empty and holding ten pound weights to look for this ...Read more

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Have severe back spasms with left leg numbness and tingling and pain, what causes this, also left leg sometimes gives out.

Have severe back spasms with left leg numbness and tingling and pain, what causes this, also left leg sometimes gives out.

Pinched nerve: Your symptoms, in particular the left leg numbness/tingling/pain/weakness, strongly suggest a pinched nerve in your lumbar spine. If your symptoms are progressively worsening, you may even need surgery. See a physician for further evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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I have a pea sized lymph node (i believe) in my middle neck that won't go away. I have had numbness and tingling unilaterally to the left side. No ms?

I have a pea sized lymph node (i believe) in my middle neck that won't go away. I have had numbness and tingling unilaterally to the left side. No ms?

Not my diagnosis: Lots of reasons for left sided tingling and numbness, and could be problem in neck or even peripheral nerves. The lesion in your neck could be a sebaceous cyst. Have your doctor evaluate these additional concerns, but so far, no issue to have concern about ms. ...Read more

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Please explain what does a feeling of numbness and tingling in my left finger tips means?

Please explain what does a feeling of numbness and tingling in my left finger tips means?

See neurologist: It depends which finger and what brings the tingling on...If it is the 2nd, 3rd digit numbness, it may be carpal tunnel or ulanr neuropathy if the 4th and fifth...
It may come from a pinched nerve in the neck if you shooting pains from the neck down to a specific area.
Or it may be from a more spreadout proces involving damage to the nerve endings.
Best to see neurologist. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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