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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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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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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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