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Paresthesia And Numbness
Can you tell me about post op paresthesia (numbness) for an extensive time after dental treatment?
Paresthesia also: Called oral sensory function can occur following restorative and surgical dental procedures. Even administration of local anesthetic could be a cause of the paresthesia. The bottom line, paresthesia is a nerve disorder and should be treated ad a neuropathy. If there is no dysesthesia present the treatment is "tincture of time". ...Read more
Is it normal to experience post op paresthesia (numbness) for an extensive time after dental treatment?
Can you tell me about experiencing post op paresthesia (numbness) for an extensive time after dental treatment?
Prolonged numbness: Sometimes a tooth can be extracted, and if the roots are close to the nerve- often in the imandible, the (inferior alveolar nerve) can be irritated, injuried, torn and the effects are a prolonged numbness that can be permanent, but often is temporary. This can happen with other extractions also. This is often discussed as a potential risk of extractions. Can also be caused by infection, cysts, . ...Read more
Why would you seek to find which of the two types of pain a patient feel (when it comes to numbness; paresthesia or dysesthesia? Would diagnosis diffe
MS paresthesias: Multiple sclerosis parasthesias are abnormal sensations due to nerve damage by demyelination lesions. Lesion means sensation. It is always there in mild, moderate or severe forms. The severity depends on the relapse, remission and use of analgesics. The patient may feel severe at relapse and not so much in between. But it is there. The numbness or tingling is the first sign. ...Read more
I woke up at night as I had right sided body numbness. A few days later I had transient paresthesia in left head and face any possible causes?
Numbness: Several things come to mind but you need to see a healthcare provider to have this checked out. Certainly not normal for someone your age. ...Read more
Symptoms are numbness around the nose and mouth and chest pains. Found that it could be linked to depression and paresthesia. Thoughts?
Ihadwisdom tooth extraction at feb25, 2014. Still ihave toung numb. At dat time I met doctr dis condtn called paresthesia. How long my toung will numb?
Numb tongue: Unfortunately, while it may resolve, this could be permanent. The nerve to the tongue is very close to the site of the operation to remove a wisdom tooth and is sensitive to injury. The injection to numb you for the surgery is a rare cause of it, although the operation to remove the tooth is a more likely reason. You should see an oral surgeon who repairs nerves for options and information. ...Read more
I am diagnosed with pannic attacks, permanent pinky finger paresthesia, woke up at 2am with whole left side of body numb and tingling. Should I do ct?
Would unilateral parasthesia (no pain, just constant numbness in the arm and leg without weakness) be a typical mild concussion symptom?
No: Not typically relatedGet a more detailed answer ›
Hurt my medial side of elbow against door. Cant flex my arm shooting severe pain, little finger is ok no parasthesias or numbness. Have I hurt ulnar?
Or "Golfer's Elbow" can be due to blunt trauma! This usually does not affect the ulnar nerve itself (its actually medial to the nerve) A CORTISONE INJECTION may be indicated! Ask your PCP (Primary Care Provider for a referral to an Orthopedist!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
What can cause parathesia, ataxia and neuropathy? I have tingling, chest pain and numbness from my nose to my toes.
This is an emergency: Vitamin B12 deficiency comes yo mind and your chest pain could be a result of severe anemia. That's not important however in the face of such profound symptoms, especially chest pain, you need an emergency evaluation. The internet is not the place for the answer to your question right now, the ER is. Go now. Call EMS since clearly you cannot safely drive. ...Read more
Can you have trigeminal nerve irritation/inflammation causing paresthesias left side of the face without having pain or numbness?
The symptoms you mention are "sensory" symptoms which include numbness/hot/cold/pain
Any or all of the above can occur
With your history, however, if NEW these symptoms should be reported to your neurologist ASAP
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
Had 4 shots to numb before partial crown and next day chin/lip became numb. Root canal followed & 12 days later my lip/chin still numb. Paraesthesia?
Cold shoulder pain, sleep paralysis, myoclonus, tmjd, hypoglycemia, voice hoarseness, numbness in neck, paresthesia in face (electrical) and body?
Long menu: You have a long menu of symptoms. I would recommend you see a neurologist who specializes in sleep disorders as well and that you also see an endocrinologist. Together they be able to piece together what's going on. The help of an ear nose and throat specialist may also be required. Best wishes. ...Read more
L subclavian vein stenosis not Tx. Left jaw, lip, ear etc turns pins&needles/numb whenswimming. Trigeminal neuralgia too.? Paraesthesia vascular.? Why
Vein?: If the stenotic vein is severe enough to affect health, you would more likely have left sided pain, swelling in the arm, bluish tint to the fingers. Symptoms you're describing might be associated with a stenotic ARTERY (especially if there is "steal" syndrome). If it is the vein that has been stenotic, one can trust the decision not to treat, but could also expect spinal xray series or mri check ...Read more
Diagnosis code: The diagnosis code depends on the the most specific underlying cause or i.e. Diagnosis. If you cannot determine a cause, then 'sensory disturbance' as a more general cause can be used. ...Read more
Thorough Exam: Pin prick sensations in the hands/fingers, feet/toes are often a sign of spinal problems such as disc bulges or stenosis. If you have those sensations else where it can be more concerning. Nonetheless, getting a full and complete history would be helpful. Get evaluated thoroughly. ...Read more
Itching versus pain: Paresthesias refer to abnormal sensation "numbness and tingling" which can be annoying. Dysesthesias are a more intense version of the same sensation which you would call painful. The sensations run on the same nerve endings, again one is just more intense than the other. ...Read more
Experiencing full body paresthesia symptoms late in the day/at night only. Could this be a cortisol problem? Other possibilities?
Easy to find out: Have an AM cortisol level checked as well as calcium level drawn. Discuss your parasthesias with your doctor. Induced acid base disturbances (hyperventilation and medication use) can affect calcium binding and produce total body parasthesias. This usually resolves with CO2 capture through re-breathing (eg. Using a small paper bag) if it is due to hyperventilation (breathing too fast or too deep) ...Read more