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Doctor insights on: Unilateral Facial Paresthesia

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Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

Paresthesia is a symptom in which a person has sensations of tingling or "pins and needles" on some or all of his skin. If a person sleeps on top of his arm, he may have paresthesia in the arm for a short ...Read more


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Can dental problems cause paresthesias on the face?

Can dental problems cause paresthesias on the face?

Depends what U mean: parestheia is not normal. The most common reason for such is damage to a nerve during a tooth extraction, esp during wisdom tooth extraction. The other reason is impingement of the facial nerve, such as due to parotid gland lesion. ...Read more

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Can you have trigeminal nerve irritation/inflammation causing paresthesias left side of the face without having pain or numbness?

Yes: 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 Good luck Dr Z ...Read more

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What would cause paresthesia in right face/arm when massaging ache in top neck/skull base? No news back from spine X-ray last week. Should i worry about aneurysm/tumors? Always achy. Dr says anxiety.

What would cause paresthesia in right face/arm when massaging ache in top neck/skull base? No news back from spine X-ray last week. Should i worry about aneurysm/tumors? Always achy. Dr says anxiety.

Likely but maybe not: Neurologically, it wouldn't happen. A rare form of thoracic outlet syndrome could cause the hand symptoms. This can be tested for in the office by your doctor. Nerves to the right face do not run through the neck. Spine xrays will not be helpful. A careful neurologic exam of the affected hand and face during the symptoms will tell the tale clear enough. ...Read more

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Cold shoulder pain, sleep paralysis, myoclonus, tmjd, hypoglycemia, voice hoarseness, numbness in neck, paresthesia in face (electrical) and body?

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

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35 yr-old started with paresthesias 4 yrs ago, that generalized to include autonomic symptoms and gastroparesis, looking for effective treatment.....?

35 yr-old started with paresthesias 4 yrs ago, that generalized to include autonomic symptoms and gastroparesis, looking for effective treatment.....?

Neuro exam?: Interesting case, but I'd like to know about her neuro exam. By the history, her symptoms haven't progressed in a length-dependent manner (especially given the facial sensory involvement) and this points me toward a sensory neuronopathy aka sensory ganglionopathy. These patients would be expected to have proprioceptive impairment-- if she is still a dance instructor, I doubt her proprioception is impaired. If her neuro exam and nerve conduction study are truly normal, I suspect any additional testing will be normal as well. ...Read more

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