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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