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Bilateral tingly sensation around lips, tongue, teeth, jaw tight sensitivity, mostly on left side but right side acts up often. MRI clear. help!

Bilateral tingly sensation around lips, tongue, teeth, jaw tight sensitivity, mostly on left side but right side acts up often. MRI clear.  help!

Allergy?: Could be food or environmental allergy, response to medications, a neurologic problem, or many other causes. Glad the MrI was negative. See a General Dentist, referral to an Oral Surgeon may be warranted. See a General Physician. Referral to Allergist and/or ENT may be warranted.
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Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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I sometimes get a feeling of tightness on the left side of my head, i wonder what could be the problem. Could you please shed some light?

I sometimes get a feeling of tightness on the left side of my head, i wonder what could be the problem. Could you please shed some light?

Muscle contraction: You may be experiencing muscle contraction headaches. Best approach is to try and reduce trigger which is most often stress. Speak to your doctor about a referral for cognitive behavioral therapy for stress reduction. ...Read more

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Hi! I have had a very bad stuff neck on the left side for about three weeks. It hurts and feels very tight when i lean my head to the right?

Hi! I have had a very bad stuff neck on the left side for about three weeks. It hurts and feels very tight when i lean my head to the right?

Several possibilitie: The most common cause is muscular. Spam, strain or pull.
Swollen lymph nodes could also cause this.
Try massage and anti inflammatories, like alleve. If things don't abate, see your dr. ...Read more

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Heavy and tight feelings on my head for about a week, started with nerve twitchings on right side of my head. Now starting to cover also the left side?

Heavy and tight feelings on my head for about a week, started with nerve twitchings on right side of my head. Now starting to cover also the left side?

Tight head/twitch: May be sinusitis, change of season ( try zyrtec) or lyme or herpes I ( I have seen bad headaches with this) which responds to acyclovir. can also be cervicalgia from nerve compression/irritation in neck, though you are young, may also be from TMJ ( tempormadibular joint) or teeth grinding f/u w/doc within 48 hours ...Read more

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I have for a month tightness in the left side of my head was 3 times inER all blood tests and head scan came ok fella like my head is inflamed?

I have for a month tightness in the left side of my head was 3 times inER all blood tests and head scan came ok fella like my head is inflamed?

TMJ: You have covered most of the important areas. This makes me wonder if you have some "minor" yet painful problem . If you have TMJ this might feel like that. You did not say where on the side your head hurts. It also could be there if you have dentures that do not fit right.
An otitis externa can also feel this way. Instead of the ER see your primary care doc or get one. ...Read more

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Hi, i was wondering what this stabbing , warmness and tight sensations on my left side of the head near temple? Along with anxiety.

Hi, i was wondering what this stabbing , warmness and tight sensations on my left side of the head near temple? Along with anxiety.

Tension headaches...: Your head is covered with very thin muscles that in moments of stress can get tight and cause headaches. The fact that you mention that you are suffering of anxiety as well increases the chances of this diagnosis. However, if this is new for you it is always advisable to see your doctor for exam and tests as needed or necessary if persistent. If headache gets severe it is time to go to the ER. ...Read more

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I am experiencing some tightness and tingling in the sides and back of my head. I also have some stiffness on the left side of my neck.?

I am experiencing some tightness and tingling in the sides and back of my head. I also have some stiffness on the left side of my neck.?

Osteoarthritis: At your age degenerative disease of spine is most common cause of your symptoms. Tingling in head is from irritation or pinching of nerve in upper part of neck. ...Read more

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I'm having tightness in the left side of my neck and toward the front of it. It's not constant, it comes and goes. The pressure goes to my head too?

I'm having tightness in the left side of my neck and toward the front of it. It's not constant, it comes and goes. The pressure goes to my head too?

Several causes: are possible. The most likely cause is muscular.If one is involved in motor vehicular accident or sudden stop or fall , sports any of these can cause the pain. The pain is frequently in the sternocleidomastoid muscle This is a large muscle that involves all of the areas you. If persists see your doc. ...Read more

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Tightness on left side of head, shoulder and heaviness on left neck & ear subsides after lying down .y?

Tightness on left side of head, shoulder and heaviness on left neck & ear subsides after lying down .y?

You need an exam: Tightness on one side of the head and shoulder along with neck and ear heaviness, that is relieved by lying down, suggest a mechanical cause. It may be due to several possibilities. These would include, among others, muscle strain in the neck/shoulder area and possibly a pinched nerve coming from your neck. Although the latter would usually cause pain, when turning your head to either side. ...Read more

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Head ache on just left side, also tingles and feels tight, third day running now constant with on off stuff neck ideas?

Head ache on just left side, also tingles and feels tight, third day running now constant with on off stuff neck ideas?

Many possibilities: The intermittent stiff neck is what is concerning here- it may be the effects of a muscle spasm like torticollis, but without further information, it is best to discuss your situation in person with a healthcare provider today in order to rule out other diagnoses such as meningitis and migraine headache. All the best. ...Read more

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Not really pain,right side of head feels tight/tired since tues night.left side of head feel a little pain.head feels tired.having cought & runny nose

Not really pain,right side of head feels tight/tired since tues night.left side of head feel a little pain.head feels tired.having cought & runny nose

This could be...: Could be a variety of things, ranging from harmless to a little more serious. I would consider "scalp fatigue" caused by diminished local circulation or nerve pain due to the pressure of certain hair styles such as braids. Would first rule out more serious things like multiple sclerosis or immune process like arteritis (inflammation of arteries). I do not think the cough/cold symptoms are related. ...Read more

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What causes an unbalance feeling & tightness on left side of head & shoulder &uncomfortableness in left ear & neck when resting on my back in chair?

What causes an unbalance feeling & tightness on left side of head & shoulder &uncomfortableness in left ear & neck when resting on my back in chair?

See below: Pressure on upper cervical nerves by the upper cervical spine can do this. The best approach is to sit in an upright posture or to place a pillow under your head when sitting on that hair. ...Read more

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I have earache, a numb left side of face, tightness in my cheek, dizziness, stabbing head pain in left side, any info much appreciated?

I have earache, a numb left side of face, tightness in my cheek, dizziness, stabbing head pain in left side, any info much appreciated?

Neurologist: Numbness in the face, if truly present, is a manifestation of vth cranial nerve disease. Therefore, it is hard to have pain and numbness at the same time. But with the tightness of the cheek and pain and numbness on one side of the face, i would definitely see a neurologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Migraine symptoms present. But no/mild head'ache'. Feels heavy and tight on left side of head. Worsens when exposed to sun. Feels dizzy when its dark.

Migraine symptoms present. But no/mild head'ache'. Feels heavy and tight on left side of head. Worsens when exposed to sun. Feels dizzy when its dark.

Migraine headache: Migraine is a disorder of recurrent attacks. A typical migraine attack progresses through four phases: the prodrome, the aura, the headache, and the postdrome. Prodrome (mood symptoms, neck stiffness). Aura (25% of patients experience vision disturbance). The headache of migraine is often unilateral and tends to have a throbbing or pulsatile quality. Nausea, vomiting, photophobia can also be there ...Read more

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I'm having tightness in the temple area in the left side of my head. My eye doctor said it was due to stress but I don't believe so. What could it be?

I'm having tightness in the temple area in the left side of my head. My eye doctor said it was due to stress but I don't believe so. What could it be?

Other symptoms?: You didn't state what your other medical or dental issues are that can play into this? If he cleared you of it being an eye condition, then it means it could be musculoskeletal or even dental (if the TMJ is involved). So you may need a dental consult. You didn't elaborate your history, so please add more info, and we can help you further. ...Read more

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I am having a weird series of shaking, light headed ness, shortness of breath, pain down the side of my left arm, and tight chest.. Any ideas?

I am having a weird series of shaking, light headed ness, shortness of breath, pain down the side of my left arm, and tight chest.. Any ideas?

Anxiety: Is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety insomnia, chest pain, palpitations, tender scalp and parasthesia. Rec.: see your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have left side of neck tightness & shoulder pain & weakness& left side of head pain & sleeping problem is there any treatment?

I have left side of neck tightness & shoulder pain & weakness& left side of head pain & sleeping problem is there any treatment?

Many possibilities: There are too many possible causes to give you a reliable answer. I recommend you see your doctor for an exam and possible neck / shoulder x-rays. ...Read more

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I have left side of neck tightness & shoulder pain & weakness& left side of head pain & sleeping problem. Is there any treatment?

I have left side of neck tightness & shoulder pain & weakness& left side of head pain & sleeping problem. Is there any treatment?

Based on your : Symptoms including the weakness you need to get medical evaluation immediately to make sure there is no significant neurologic issue going on like an impending stroke or disc herniation compromising your spinal cord and/or nerve. ...Read more