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Experiencing sporadic pain & constant numbness on the left side of my face. Started in my temple and eye and has spread to my left cheek, jaw & tongue?

Experiencing sporadic pain & constant numbness on the left side of my face. Started in my temple and eye and has spread to my left cheek, jaw & tongue?

More exams needed: Neuralgia is a condition that the nerve fibers are inflamed or infected with a viral condition that can cause numbness in your face. By your description it is the trigeminal nerve affected, that enervates that area of your face. I suggest you see a neurologyst for further testing and proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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Having tingling on left side of face, near cheeks and mild pain in head. Sometimes numbness in left arm. Also having extensive watery eye.

Having tingling on left side of face, near cheeks and mild pain in head. Sometimes numbness in left arm. Also having extensive watery eye.

Mononeuritis multipl: you have inflammation, of multiple nerves going to your face and arms. This can be due to something as simple as a virus, or some other inflammatory process. You need to be seen as soon as possible, so that this can be treated and result before it leads to more serious symptoms such as weakness. ...Read more

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Left side face slight numbness was diagnosed with bellpssy but was not check for stroke she is scared and wants to know what to do?

Left side face slight numbness was diagnosed with bellpssy but was not check for stroke she is scared and wants to know what to do?

Get another opinion: Bell's palsy involves diffuse unilateral facial weakness, and does not present with isolated solitary numbness. If there is concern for stroke risk or another occult neurological disorder, would get second opinion to be safe. ...Read more

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Left side face slight numbness with no movement diagnosed with bellpasy but was not tested for a stroke should I go back and be tested?

Left side face slight numbness with no movement diagnosed with bellpasy but was not tested for a stroke should I go back and be tested?

Yes: Stroked affect the brain and not the facial nerve. But for any nerve issue, it is always best to be evaluated by a board certified neurologist. A simple complete exam is all that is likely needed ...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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Left side numb, feelin pressure from left side of head as if fallin-in when sleeping. Slight lightheaded &weak. Norm MRI from event like this 3 yrs ago

Left side numb, feelin pressure from left side of head as if fallin-in when sleeping. Slight lightheaded &weak. Norm MRI from event like this 3 yrs ago

Depends: May be as simple as migraines. But there are major nerves running through your head. These can be affected by conditions such as sjogrens or lupus. Consider a talk with a neurologist. ...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?

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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What would cause facial swelling and numbness on left side of face. My mom is stressed out. This comes and goes wakes up with it at times?

What would cause facial swelling and numbness on left side of face. My mom is stressed out. This comes and goes wakes up with it at times?

Facial Swelling: This can be swelling of the parotid gland, a skin type allergy, a sensitivity from some prior trauma.
The list of skin conditions is huge!
Needs a complete evaluation.
You could try a very low dose of antihistamine to see if that helps. ...Read more

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I get numbness on left side of face that lasts a few seconds, then goes away, at least once a day. Permanent numbness on chin +lower lip. Mra, MRI neg?

I get numbness on left side of face that lasts a few seconds, then goes away, at least once a day. Permanent numbness on chin +lower lip. Mra, MRI neg?

Sensory neuropathy: You've had evaluation without a diagnosis. That can be worrisome and frustrating, but some of our most confounding problems are in the category of neuropathies -- nerve dysfunctions, which sometimes have no clear underlying cause. Continue to follow up with your neurologist, as this may evolve to a more identifiable syndrome. ...Read more

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What's numbness of left side of face from?

What's numbness of left side of face from?

Consult PCP or ER: Facial numbness can possibly be a grave symptom of an underlying medical condition. You should consult pcp or oral surgeon or er asap. ...Read more

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Is numbness in left side of face permanent?

Is numbness in left side of face permanent?

Depends: Numbness after an anesthetic injection is temporary while numbness which has been present for about a year may be permanent. Consult a neurologist or orofacial pain dentist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me causes of numbness in the left side of face?

Can you tell me causes of numbness in the left side of face?

Consult PCP or ER: Facial numbness can possibly be a grave symptom of an underlying medical condition. You should consult pcp or oral surgeon or er asap. ...Read more

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Why would someone have constant numbness in some parts of left side of face for 7 months?

Why would someone have constant numbness in some parts of left side of face for 7 months?

Possibly: Possibly bell's palsey, trigeminal neuralgia' stroke, infected sinus, infected teeth, and many other reasons. Ask your
physician for referral to neurologist. ...Read more

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Numbness in left side of face and feels as if it is being pulled down but when I look in mirror it is normal. Why? 30yr/female.

Numbness in left side of face and feels as if it is being pulled down but when I look in mirror it is normal. Why? 30yr/female.

Nerve palsy?: Numbness on one side of the face can be a sign of injury or dysfunction of the fifth cranial nerve. Best to see your doctor (or a neurologist) to get this checked out. Sometimes a sinus infection or dental work can cause this. ...Read more

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Are numbness in left side of face and acute sinuitis related?

Not usually: Sinusitis generally causes pain or pressure in the area corresponding to the sinus that is affected. I there is numbness on the left side of your face, you should see a doctor. If you also have accompanied paralysis of facial muscles, you should see a doctor ASAP to be on the safe side. ...Read more

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Numbness and tingling on left side of face?

Numbness and tingling on left side of face?

Numbness tingling: Impossible to say without more information. However if it has persisted greater than 2 weeks, it should be evaluated. Could be anything from a temporary viral inflammation to ms, to a brain tumor. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause numbness in left side of face feels?

Can anxiety cause numbness in left side of face feels?

Check it out: If it is something that is unusual and/or bothersome to you, get a physical check up. Anxiety manifests itself in different ways for different people... So yes it is possible. In any case look into treatment for anxiety as well. There are a lot of effective therapies out there. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Tooth infection leads to face numbness on left side. Why is that?

Tooth infection leads to face numbness on left side. Why is that?

Numbness: Sometimes, a tooth infection that is located near a major nerve of the face can cause numbness to that region. This can also be the case of the wisdom tooth infection.
But numbness to the face can also be the result of other things too. It is advisable to have it checked by a professional. ...Read more

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Why do I have numbness in left side of face and pain behind eye and head?

Why do I have numbness in left side of face and pain behind eye and head?

Multiple nerves: You are describing pathology with at least two nerves, the facial and occipital. Has there been a recent injury? Viral infection? Do you have arthritis? Medical attention is needed. ...Read more

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Can thoratic outlet syndrome cause left side of face and left arm numbness?

Can thoratic outlet syndrome cause left side of face and left arm numbness?

Face no, arm yes: Assuming that to syndrome has been confirmed on left side, the left arm can become numb but not face where nerve supply is from higher level trigeminal nerve. ...Read more

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Brief left side of face numbness and lower left arm numbness that went away after a few seconds. What's wrong?

Brief left side of face numbness and lower left arm numbness that went away after a few seconds. What's wrong?

Parasthesias: These symptoms are called parasthesias and could be a result of a number of different issues including anxiety or panic attacks, malnutrition, vitamin deficiencies, neuropathies or nerve disorders, vascular problems, inflammatory or infectious diseases. This is only a short list, there are many causes of numbness and more history and an exam would need to be done to confirm a diagnosis or cause. ...Read more

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Feeling for a month a strange numbness on left side face and head only. No pain. My left eye is also dry. What could it be?

Feeling for a month a strange numbness on left side face and head only. No pain. My left eye is also dry. What could it be?

Panic attack: If a person is anxious might hyperventilate and that will cause numbness in different part of the body including the face. My advise go and see a doctor for proper examination ...Read more

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Head ache with tingling left side of face numbness also what could be wrong

Tingling face: Any nerve in face including facial nerve need to be checked. Some TMJ pain might also have muscle pain and nerve tingling involved as well. ...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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I have been having some ear pains then a sudden numbness of the left side of face and left arm?

I have been having some ear pains then a sudden numbness of the left side of face and left arm?

ER: Dangerous symtoms which require STAT ER/CT scan evaluation. This is probably an inner ear issue; however, with left sided facial and arm numbness: get check-ASAP! ...Read more

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My wife age 48 a migrane patient, height 5'-2", weighing 36 (last month 37) suddenly feels numbness on left side of scalp, face and tongue. Pls help.

My wife age 48 a migrane patient, height 5'-2", weighing 36 (last month 37) suddenly feels numbness on left side of scalp, face and tongue. Pls help.

Bell Palsy: Numbness or tingling sensations also called paresthesia, most commonly occur due to damage to the nervous system. Bell's palsy is a condition that affects the facial nerve. It typically occurs on one side of the face and comes on suddenly. Facial nerve disorders affect the muscles of the face, scalp
and tongue.
Rec.: see a neurologist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of a feeling of spreading numbness? It started in the left side of face and scalp now it's whole head, arms and hands.

What could be the cause of a feeling of spreading numbness? It started in the left side of face and scalp now it's whole head, arms and hands.

Neurologist: With a neurological lesion the numbness stays in a territory like one side of the body. When there is scattered true numbness on both sides of the body things like polyneuritis or multiple sclerosis are suggested and a neurologist should be consulted. ...Read more

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Husband having on/off numbness/tingling left side of face/arm for a few years. All tests negative. Meds:ppi's (Barrett's), allergy meds-10+yrs. Thoughts?

Husband having on/off numbness/tingling left side of face/arm for a few years. All tests negative. Meds:ppi's (Barrett's), allergy meds-10+yrs. Thoughts?

Well: This could be a TIA or mini stroke or neurologic condition. This needs to be evaluated in person by neurologist her primary care physician. If the symptoms are sudden changing new onset sick immediate medical attention
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Lump on backside of head numbness on left side, face, arm and leg. With that headaches, but where the lump is on neck area causes dizzness and pain?

Lump on backside of head numbness on left side, face, arm and leg. With that headaches, but where the lump is on neck area causes dizzness and pain?

Need surgical eval: These symptoms - suggestive of spinal cord being compressed - need evaluation to rule of cancer or growth causing these symptoms. The other explanation could be herniated disc but you need further evaluation and this is very serious so get evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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Numbness left side of face for 7 months ent said ear clear. My ear make cracking sound and it all started with blocked ear with wax.

Numbness left side of face for 7 months ent said ear clear. My ear make cracking sound and it all started with blocked ear with wax.

Unrelated: The facial numbness could be due to facial nerve problem, ear wax and cracking sound in your ear is an external and middle ears problems, not directly related to the numbness that you have. You may want to see a neurologist for a second opnion, good luck ...Read more

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I have no tooth ache or swelling but have earache and numbness to left side of face, ear and jaw?

Need exam: This may or may not be a dental issue. With numbness occurring, you don't want to wait. Please call a dentist asap who can do an exam, see if it is a dental issue and if not dental refer you to someone who can help you. Good luck and don't wait. ...Read more

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Numbness and tingly feeling in left side of face nose lips and eye also have rash hives all over body.?

Numbness and tingly feeling in left side of face nose lips and eye also have rash hives all over body.?

Viral?: This could be a viral infection!? Sometimes the very first episode with a herpes family virus may cause a similar picture! A doc soon while the rash is still there and get started on antiviral meds to minimize potentially persistent tingling sensation! ...Read more

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Husband has on/off numbness left side of face/arm/hand for a few yrs. All tests negative (brain/spine MRI)should we be concerned? What could it be?

Husband has on/off numbness left side of face/arm/hand for a few yrs. All tests negative (brain/spine MRI)should we be concerned? What could it be?

Get a new consult: You mention sensory complaints that follow half the body and face-same side without finding a structural cbause.

The symptoms are not progressive-worse, but same for several years-reassuring.
There are no other systems involved?
There is no underlying disease or injury?
Maybe all tests done is not an answer and requires a comprehensive neurology evaluation.
get a full work up. ...Read more