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Numbness on right side of head/face, w/uncontrollable muscle twitches/jerks in right arm & hand. Neck MRI reports show nothing. What's causing this?

Numbness on right side of head/face, w/uncontrollable muscle twitches/jerks in right arm & hand. Neck MRI reports show nothing. What's causing this?

See your physician: These symptoms may represent a specific kind of headache (migraine) or other neurological condition, seizure, referred neuropathy, etc. Keep a log of the location, timing, duration, characteristic, and intensity of these episodes and take the log with you to your physician. You might be referred to a neurologist. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000647.htm ...Read more

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36 year old male with numbness of right side head, neck, arm and leg. Cat scan is clear. Is he going to die? What is it? He has hypertension.

36 year old male with numbness of right side head, neck, arm and leg. Cat scan is clear. Is he going to die? What is it? He has hypertension.

Loaded question: The potential diagnoses for the above depends on time (how long have the symptoms lasted), circumstances (when/how did they develop, did they appear concurrently or at different times, are they progressing or resolving), and severity. The possiblts run from migraine, small lacunar stroke that may later show up on mri, pinched nerve, autoimmune or infectious causes, etc...Outcome depends on cause. ...Read more

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I have numbness down right side of face and head. Did I sleep wrong or something happened to my nerve?

I have numbness down right side of face and head. Did I sleep wrong or something happened to my nerve?

Depends: If the numbness doesn't last very long then it might be caused by pressure on the nerve while sleeping. If this lasts longer than a few minutes then it could be something much more serious and it should be carefully evaluated by a specialist. ...Read more

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Can an untreated dental cavity cause numbness on the right side of my head?

Can an untreated dental cavity cause numbness on the right side of my head?

See Dentist: Numbness is associated with nerve involvement. Please see a dentist asap for a proper diagnosis. If the decay has penetrated thru to the nerve then some pain or numbness could occur or it could be a bite issue or something unrelated to your teeth. If your dentist does not find a connection you will need to go to your doctor to test for other possible causes. ...Read more

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I'm having mild pain between my shoulder blades, mild chest tightness, and numbness on the right side of my head and face causes?

I'm having mild pain between my shoulder blades, mild chest tightness, and numbness on the right side of my head and face causes?

See Dr/get eval: These symptoms would warrant an exam. If the pain is severe and chest pain is there as stated, you want to assure it is not your heart involved too. See dr for eval as soon as possible. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I got antibiotics 3 days ago for middle ear infection. Pain in ear is less, but there is ache and numbness in the whole right side of head. Normal?

I got antibiotics 3 days ago for middle ear infection. Pain in ear is less, but there is ache and numbness in the whole right side of head. Normal?

Not better: You should be feeling better. The concern may be that the infection has spread. It is time to get a recheck. All the best. ...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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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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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

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For four days I've woken up with sharp pain and numbness on the back right side of my head. One day I even had numbness on one of my left fingers?

For four days I've woken up with sharp pain and numbness on the back right side of my head. One day I even had numbness on one of my left fingers?

Get checked: The back of the head on the right and the left hand are not innervated by the same nerve, so it is unlikely that you have a pinched nerve. You should see a neurologist. Migraines can occasionally cause sensory symptoms such as hand numbness. ...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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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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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?

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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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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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