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Since the symptoms of a mini stroke I've be getting headaches and tingling /numbness on left side of head could this be related please am so scared!!!

Since the symptoms of a mini stroke I've be getting headaches and tingling /numbness on left side of head could this be related please am so scared!!!

Headaches are: Unusual for stroke but tingling/numbness on one side of the head is definitely suspect. Though there are other things that could cause numbness tingling, such as atypical migraine or neuralgia/ facial nerve paralysis. Please check with your healthcare provider and get the help you need, but be calm and don't worry as much. ...Read more

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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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Numbness top left side of head low grade?

Numbness top left side of head low grade?

Many reasons: There are many reasons including medications, drugs, vitamin deficiency, electrolyte imbalance, anxiety, trauma, transient ischemic attack (TIA), stroke, etc. See your physician for a full evaluation and physical examination. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003206.htm ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! Will numbness to left side of head be a stroke?

Need doctor's help! Will numbness to left side of head be a stroke?

Could be: Facial numbness of acute onset needs assessment. If it is the back of the head it can be from the neck. Talk to your gp but you probably need an mr. Sudden onset of numbness in half the face and body mandates an er visit. ...Read more

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My mother whom is a known case of cardiovascular x syndrome with previous attack of TIA presented now with numbness at her left side of head.

My mother whom is a known case of cardiovascular x syndrome with previous attack of TIA presented now with numbness at her left side of head.

If it just occurred: And she is having slurred speach, numbness around her mouth, I suggest going to the emergency room now or call an ambulance ...Read more

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Ct scan of the brain is normal. Numbness left cheek, left side of head, left arm and leg feel numb sometimes. Sensitivity to sound, too loud...?

Ct scan of the brain is normal. Numbness left cheek, left side of head, left arm and leg feel numb sometimes. Sensitivity to sound, too loud...?

Numbness: I'm sorry that you are having all of these symptoms. You obviously have been to see someone in order to get a CT scan. Do you have a headache as well. You have some sensitivity to sound, we can't see the rest of your symptoms. If you haven't yet you need to see a neurologist, you probably need an MRI and an MRA or angiogram. You need someone to guide the ship of diagnosis to find out! ...Read more

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Sometimes numbness in the back left side of head near the ear, when lying down?

Sometimes numbness in the back left side of head near the ear, when lying down?

? nerve compression: Clearly, your description suggests for whatever reason, compression of greater occipital nerve. Could be due to cervical arthritis, posture, and even an early sign of neuropathy. But is there history of head or neck trauma which may have predated this? Might see your doctor and get this evaluated. ...Read more

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Feeling for a month a strange numbness on left side face and head only. No pain. My left eye is also dry. What could it be?

Feeling for a month a strange numbness on left side face and head only. No pain. My left eye is also dry. What could it be?

Panic attack: If a person is anxious might hyperventilate and that will cause numbness in different part of the body including the face. My advise go and see a doctor for proper examination ...Read more

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Dear doctor I am suffering from neck pain and numbness in my back side of the head. And some times I feel rotate the numbness in left side of the head

Dear doctor I am suffering from neck pain and numbness in my back side of the head. And some times I feel rotate the numbness in left side of the head

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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Numbness in left side of the head and cheek, left two fingers and left leg feel "cold". Can fluid behind the ear drum cause these symptoms?

Numbness in left side of the head and cheek, left two fingers and left leg feel "cold". Can fluid behind the ear drum cause these symptoms?

Do not believe: That fluid in middle ear is the cause of these symptoms. Please see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have frequent numbness in left side tongue, jaw, head, neck and arm, for about a week now. Pain in left eye, head and neck. Slight pain in left chest?

I have frequent numbness in left side tongue, jaw, head, neck and arm, for about a week now. Pain in left eye, head and neck. Slight pain in left chest?

See physician: There may be a tumor or a heart condition that needs immediate attention... See a physician asap to get an evaluation to rule out a serious condition and get appropriate treatment.. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing numbness/Tingling and pain in left side of head above ear and sudden dizziness/nausea. What could this be please?

I have been experiencing numbness/Tingling and pain in left side of head above ear and sudden dizziness/nausea. What could this be please?

Number of things: It could a number of things from ear problems to a head problem to a problem with hydration or electrolyte balance you will be better served to see your local physician thank you ...Read more

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I am having numbness on the left side of my head. It feels like the left side is sleep. What could be causing this?

I am having numbness on the left side of my head. It feels like the left side is sleep. What could be causing this?

Likely not serious: Most causes of head numbness, as contrasted to facial numbness, are benign. Commonest causes are compression/irritation of occipital nerve (sensory nerve to scalp only) often secondary to neck spasm or upper neck arthritis. Other common causes are vascular headaches (typically migraine). Facial numbness can be a symptom of actual or impending stroke. ...Read more

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Just recently this morning got up and feel numbness on top left side of my head, and has not gone away. I've been taking verapamil since 2004. Thanks?

Just recently this morning got up and feel numbness on top left side of my head, and has not gone away. I've been taking verapamil since 2004. Thanks?

Probably benign: Most likely your left occipital nerve to the back of your head isn't working well, usually temporary, verapamil, occasionally used for migraine or migraine variant, has nothing to do with your symptoms. If you have a history of neck problems, occipital neuralgia is frequently associated. If you are having headache, this may still be true but other things would need to be considered also. ...Read more

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I have numbness on my left side of my head been 3 weeks now grand baby through a bottle of water and it hit me in my temple?

I have numbness on my left side of my head been 3 weeks now grand baby through a bottle of water and it hit me in my temple?

Bruised?: More than likely the area got bruised, and the nerves were damaged, making the area feel numb. It should recover in a few more weeks. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have numbness on the left side of my head, above my ear. Also my pinkie and ring fingers feel cold. What can this be?

Numbness: Hi. May be a cervical neuralgia which means that the nerves from the neck may be pinched which could give both sets of symptoms. See a neurologist right away ...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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Well it started with the tingling and pain in the left scapula region and now numbness is radiated from left toe to left side of head! Help me out?

Beware numbness: Beware unexplained numbness. These symptoms may not make sense to most practitioners, but may be the earliest unexplained signs of worrisome conditions like transverse myelitis or multiple sclerosis. These are rare but serious diagnoses that often began with numbness if these persist or seem to worsen, see your neurologist. Many a person with these diagnoses have initially been labeled: "crazy". ...Read more

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Past 2 months pain in left side of head base neck. Now I have random pain and numbness/tingling in arms and legs. What's wrong? Symptoms mimic MS

Explanation: Although MS can be a tough diagnosis due to vague symptoms, I would doubt your problems are caused by MS. Suggest you have an MRI of your neck, as that is most likely the anatomic location for your issues. Your head/neck pain could be c/w Occipital Neuralgia, and could consider problems in arms/legs due to peripheral neuropathy if neck films are benign. ...Read more

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Left side of head numbness left pupil bigger than right one left ear can't hear as good as right one eyes blurry trouble with memory neck pain?

Left side of head numbness left pupil bigger than right one left ear can't hear as good as right one eyes blurry trouble with memory neck pain?

Be seen: I would certainly be seen and thoroughly evaluated for this, potentially an MRI or ct scan may be helpful to rule out an intracranial abnormality. ...Read more

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Hi when I lay down on the back of my head for some reason I get this numbness feeling on the left side of my head especially when I use a pillow. As s?

Hi when I lay down on the back of my head for some reason I get this numbness feeling on the left side of my head especially when I use a pillow. As s?

Pressure: This is most likely positional, temporary and due to pressure on the superficial nerves of your scalp and has nothing to do with any brain pathology especially if you don't have this symptom any other time. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you if you have further concerns. ...Read more

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I've had numbness to my left side of the face/head and tingling in my left arm and hands. I had a sudden loss of hearing for about a min.?

I've had numbness to my left side of the face/head and tingling in my left arm and hands. I had a sudden loss of hearing for about a min.?

Go to ER now: Any sudden onset of numbness in face, and/or one side of body, that lasts for more than a second or two needs to be evaluated right away. The sudden loss of hearing just confirms the need. Please go to an ER now. Hopefully it is nothing, but it is best to be sure that this is not something serious that could get even worse! ...Read more

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I've had a numbness like falling asleep senstation on right side of head comes and goes for a month and a weird twitching on left temple. Stress?

I've had a numbness like falling asleep senstation on right side of head comes and goes for a month and a weird twitching on left temple. Stress?

Unclear: Since you are being treated for a sinus infection situation is more complex. Pay attention to what part of right head goes numb. Nerves to anterior skull are different from nerves to posterior skull. The fact that you are young and symptoms are on opposite sides of head makes possibility of concerning illness less. Stress can cause non-specific, wierd symptoms; but caution when infection. ...Read more

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Numb and funny feeling on my left side of head sometimes. Can BP medicine help?

Numb and funny feeling on my left side of head sometimes. Can BP medicine help?

Unlikely --: Friend -- you need to see your doctor! Did you have a trauma involving your head and neck recently? Please go see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Hi I'm really worried at the moment about some headaches along left side of head at same time the left side of my face feels slightly numb. Any ideas?

Hi I'm really worried at the moment about some headaches along left side of head at same time the left side of my face feels slightly numb. Any ideas?

If recurrent, Benign: If this has happened in the past many a times then it is migraine. If it is 1st. Time ever, see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Left side of head is tingly and feels numb, sometimes pain. Can sometimes cause dizziness. Painkillers won't work. Is it a brain tumour?

Maybe: It needs to be worked up, it can be caused by many different things and the list is broad, some possibilities include: migraines, tumor, partial seizure, trigeminal neuralgia and so in, I would suggest a neurology clinic eval if symptoms persist. .. ...Read more

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Left side numb, feelin pressure from left side of head as if fallin-in when sleeping. Slight lightheaded &weak. Norm MRI from event like this 3 yrs ago

Left side numb, feelin pressure from left side of head as if fallin-in when sleeping. Slight lightheaded &weak. Norm MRI from event like this 3 yrs ago

Depends: May be as simple as migraines. But there are major nerves running through your head. These can be affected by conditions such as sjogrens or lupus. Consider a talk with a neurologist. ...Read more

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For 2 days I've had a numb feeling in my left arm, left side of head & left leg (from knee downwards) the right side of my mouth is tingly too?

For 2 days I've had a numb feeling in my left arm, left side of head & left leg (from knee downwards) the right side of my mouth is tingly too?

See a Dr. ASAP: You may be having/have a mild stroke and you should be assessed by a physician as soon as possible. If it is not a stroke, ask for complete workup to rule out other issues such as ms or other neurologic issues. It could be a confluence of multiple issues coincidentally happening at the same time, but you need to rule out these more serious issues as soon as possible. Hope all is well. ...Read more

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Pain on entire left side, sore, hands and fingers are numb. Hard to grip things. Leg & arm pain also headache on the left side of head. What's wrong?

Not certain without: More information. But if it persists, sounds like you need to see a neurologist to figure out if this complex unilateral nerve distribution pain/numbness can be blamed on one syndrome or condition. Have a wonderful day and thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Starts with severe pain left side of head/face and progresses to high bp140/90 shakes vomit ft numb stomach pain nausea double vision. No history. Why?

Starts with severe pain left side of head/face and progresses to high bp140/90 shakes vomit ft numb stomach pain nausea double vision. No history. Why?

Sounds like: Possible variant MIGRAINE. cluster headches are one variety. TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA another The double vision/Gi symptoms are a bit "troublesome" At any rate ask your PCP (Primary Care Provider) for a referral to a Neurologist who specializes in HEADACHES....There are multiple medications which deserve a trial however your co-existing medical issues eg Depression MUST be TAKEN into consideration!
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I have pain in left side of neck near throat and left back side of head, right eye feels numb also arms go numb easily at night what could this be?

See your PCP first: To receive the best care, you should always first consult your primary care doctor, and they might recommend you see a neurologist or other specialists. ...Read more

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Can unexplained numbness on the side of head and face be a precursor to a stroke?

Can unexplained numbness on the side of head and face be a precursor to a stroke?

Nonspecific: Unilateral (1-sided) head ; facial numbness, depending on your personal ; family medical history, can be stroke, migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, tic douleureux, among others. Have your neurologist search for an explanation, do not ignore it thinking it will just go away. Good luck! ...Read more