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My left side of my face is tingling and numb. I don't know what's wrong. What should I do?

My left side of my face is tingling and numb. I don't know what's wrong. What should I do?

Maybe rather benign: There is a syndrome termed "sensory trigeminal neuropathy" due to either viral or immune cause, but you might possess an inflammatory lesion within the brainstem, or a skull problem affecting the nerve. Stop worrying, see a neurologist, get an answer, and handle from there. A little knowledge can be very reassuring. ...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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Off and on when I sleep, I wake up and the left side of my face is tingling and feels almost like it wants to seize up. What is that?

Off and on when I sleep, I wake up and the left side of my face is tingling and feels almost like it wants to seize up.  What is that?

Many possibilities: If you are otherwise healthy, it may just be you are impinging your Trigeminal nerve on the left side, but it may be a sign of an electrolyte deficiency (usually though would happen in day too), it may be a sign of lack of blood flow, or another nerve issue, go see your doctor. IF weakness in facial muscles or slurred speech with this go to hospital. ...Read more

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For what reasons might the left side of my head and face keeps tingling?

For what reasons might the left side of my head and face keeps tingling?

Depends: You need a neurologic examination. Transient symptoms can occur from cold exposure to facial nerves, but progressive or chronic nerve problems need testing to be sure. ...Read more

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Expiencing strange tingling sensation left side of my face off and on for a couple weeks now. Should i be concerned?

Expiencing strange tingling sensation left side of my face off and on for a couple weeks now. Should i be concerned?

Unclear: Tingling on the face is definitely not caused by stroke, so you can be assured there. However, if this is a new symptom, and you dont have a history of migraines, you may want to get checked out by a neurologist. ...Read more

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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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In the last 1-2 weeks I have been having headaches as well as sporadic tingling in the left side of my face. Do you have any idea of what is going on?

In the last 1-2 weeks I have been having headaches as well as sporadic tingling in the left side of my face. Do you have any idea of what is going on?

Headaches: This could be a migraine variant. Migraines are usually one sided, and can have random neurological symtoms such as tingling, vision changes, nausea. If it persists or if you have any nausea or weakness associated with it, please see an M.D. ...Read more

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What to do if I get tingling like pins and needles on the left side of my face?

What to do if I get tingling like pins and needles on the left side of my face?

Neurological problem: It sounds like a neurological disorder and you should consult an Orofacial Pain specialist (www.aaop.com) or an Oral Surgeon. ...Read more

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I have anxiety and sometimes it causes my back muscles to tense up and I get a tingling feeling on the left side of my face. I this normal?

I have anxiety and sometimes it causes my back muscles to tense up and I get a tingling feeling on the left side of my face. I this normal?

Certainly: Anxiety can manifest itself in many ways to include muscle tightness as well as tingling sensations and many other symptoms. Make an appointment with your doc or a HealyhTap provider to provide more details. ...Read more

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A few days ago, experienced short term memory loss, repeating my words over and over. I am experiencing tingling on the left side of my face and body?

A few days ago, experienced short term memory loss, repeating my words over and over.  I am experiencing tingling on the left side of my face and body?

Memory loss: These are very worrisome symptoms related possibly to a stroke or brain lesion, you need to be evaluated by a neurologist as soon as possible and if that is a problem go to your nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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I have slight tingling in my left arm and on and off burning feeling on the left side of my face.

I have slight tingling in my left arm and on and off burning feeling on the left side of my face.

See a doctor: These symptoms are concerning for a possible neurologic or cardiac (heart) problem. More information is needed to determine the cause of the symptoms. Please see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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I have sudden tingling in my right fingers and my left side of my face. I'm on aspirin to stop a stroke. Could i be having another stroke? X

Stroke: Yes you can...Doppler of neck arteries and and ultrasound of the heart should be done. Good blood pressure control and cholesterol and diabetes are very important...Time is very important to save the brain tissue..Seek immediate medical attention...Like now. ...Read more

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I have a tingling in my left side of my face and head, and now in my left shoulder blade and sometimes my neck and sometimes my left arm.

I have a tingling in my left side of my face and head, and now in my left shoulder blade and sometimes my neck and sometimes my left arm.

Need more info: This sounds like you have a neurological problem. Somewhere nerves in your cervical spine are being impinged upon and you need to see your primary care physician and/or an osteopathic physician. ...Read more

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For the past couple of weeks i have had off and on sharp pain in my lower left back, shooting pains through the left side of my face, and now as of today my outer left thigh is numb and tingling?

For the past couple of weeks i have had off and on sharp pain in my lower left back, shooting pains through the left side of my face, and now as of today  my outer left thigh is numb and tingling?

Neurologist: I doubt that the facial pains are related but the other symptoms suggest a disc pressing on a nerve root emanating from the left lower spine. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate you for this and for what appears to be facial neuralgia..Appropriate tests will be ordered after the evaluation if your symptoms persist. ...Read more