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No: Similar symptoms but the trigeminal nerve is usually irritated by a different mechanism in trigeminal neuralgia. Most of the time it is irritated by a vascular loop. Often it will respond to medication like Carbamazepine or related anticonvulsants. There is a surgical treatment ( vascular decompression ) that is sometimes used when medication fails. TMJ is more akin to arthritis of the TM joint. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Definitely, no: Cluster headaches are sometimes mistaken for trigeminal neuralgia because they have similar symptoms. However, there are a number of big differences between the two conditions. TN is episodic (paroxysmal) neuropathic disorder. Cluster headache is the most painful of all the primary headache disorders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Trigeminal neuralgia symptoms may include one or more of these patterns: occasional twinges of mild pain episodes of severe, shooting or jabbing pain spontaneous attacks of pain or attacks triggered by things such as touching the face, chewing, speaking and brushing teeth bouts of pain lasting from a few seconds to several seconds episodes of several attacks lasting days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Type of facial pain: Electrical shocks in region of trigeminal nerve of face. Severe, intermittent, debilitating pain. Some have more constant pain. 70% controlled by tegretol. Some require nerve destructive procedures, focused radiation, or separation of blood vessel from trigeminal nerve. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not usually: Newer leading research indicates that it is an enlarged blood vessel - possibly the superior cerebellar artery - compressing or throbbing against the microvasculature of the trigeminal nerve near its connection with the pons. Such a compression can injure the nerve's protective myelin sheath and cause erratic and hyperactive functioning of the nerve. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Clinical exam: Trigeminal neuralgia is a condition where sharp, electrical pain affects the face along one or more of the three branches of the trigeminal nerve. There is typical and atypical types of trigeminal neuralgia. Your neurosurgeon or neurologist should be able to examine you and make a diagnosis. Brain MRI scans are usually done to make sure there are no tumors or ms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Location: Pain refers to different areas.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possibly: Trigeminal neuralgia in a younger adult may be caused by multiple sclerosis. However, there must be more than just trigeminal neuralgia to define definite ms. History of other suspicious symptoms, abnormalities on neuro exam other than just trigeminal neuralgia and supplemental diagnostic studies will better define the suspicion for ms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Trigeminal neuralgia lasted only 1 day. can MS or brain tumor cause trigeminal neuralgia to last for 1 day?
Comments: You do NOT have trigeminal neuralgia, unless it recurs, as unfortunately, once it starts, it can be unbearably frequent. Do not think you have MS or a brain tumor if you had just one day of facial pain. But might see a dentist, and check for jaw or tooth issues. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Trigeminal neuralgia lasted only 1 day. Can MS or brain tumor cause trigeminal neuralgia to last only 1 day?
Last one day ?: Could you describe what exact was the symptom? Did you experience it continuously for one day ? MS can be cause of trigeminal neuralgia many in young patients... Brain tumor can cause pain the face, but it is usually accompanied by some findings in the neuro exam ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is bell's palsy and trigeminal neuralgia similar? I suffered with bells palsy in 2012 and I'm suffering with symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia. Help?
Could you get glaucoma while having peeipheral neuropathy, trig neuralgia, fibromyalgia, &cns inflammation?
Not related: Your diagnoses & symptoms are not causally related to glaucoma risk development. However, if you have other risk factors, such as increased intraocular pressure, positive family history of glaucoma, thin corneal thickness, african american ethnicity, & advancing age, you may develop glaucoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
TMJ: If its pure supraorbital neuralgia then usually not. However, TMJ issues can cause pain sometimes over the region of the supraorbital nerve distribution while at the same time causing pain over the temporal region - its a small over lap from the temporal to the supraorbital region. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cluster-Tic Syndrome: This term is used to describe patients with cluster headache and trigeminal neuralgia. In this syndrome, the characteristic paroxysmal pains of trigeminal neuralgia are superimposed over a cluster headache. In some cases, the two conditions occur independently for years and then meld together into a common syndrome. Cluster is part of trigeminal autonomic cephalgias. ...Read more
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