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What would cause sudden numbness in my face , lips and right arm ? And still am having it and it's been more than a week

What would cause sudden numbness in my face , lips and right arm ? And  still am having it and it's been more than a week

Not so sudden: If it is one event, then it's not so sudden but now subacute. Or if you are talking about recurrent episodes over several days, then most likely transient cerebral ischemic attacks may be occurring or perhaps sensory seizures. If those symptoms are constant, even if intensity is variable, then a small stroke is likely. This needs neurologic attention soon--like today! ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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What would cause me to have numbness in my face that i've had for over 3 months and it won't go away ..?

What would cause me to have numbness in my face that i've had for over 3 months and it won't go away ..?

Neurologist: The symptom you described is sort of vague for a diagnosis. However, since it has persisted for three months, it needs to be evaluated by your doctor, preferably a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can mixing alcohol and cigerettes cause numbness in the face?

Can mixing alcohol and cigerettes cause numbness in the face?

Possibly: No known interraction, however both of these habits can increase blood pressure and lead to a stroke. ...Read more

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Is intermittent numbness in the face cause for concern?

Is intermittent numbness in the face cause for concern?

Maybe: Numbness is most often a cause for concern and could mean an underlying medical problem/pathology in the face or brain. The numbness being intermittent is better than being constant. Consult a neurologist. ...Read more

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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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What causes one side face numbness?

What causes one side face numbness?

Numbness: There are 23 conditions associated with drooping of one side of face, numbness or tingling and swelling. http://symptomchecker.webmd.com/multiple-symptoms?symptoms=drooping-of-one-side-of-face%7cnumbness-or-tingling%7cswelling&symptomids=299%7c164%7c5&locations=5%7c5%7c5. ...Read more

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What could sharp pains that run up my back that cause numbness to my face be?

What  could sharp pains that run up my back that cause numbness to my face be?

Nerve irritation: The sensation you describe is a paresthesia. Causes include local nerve injury, kidney stones, and more rarely infections, lack of blood flow, genetic conditions, medication side effects and vitamin deficiencies. New, severe, or persistent symptoms are worthy of an office visit to check for these conditions. ...Read more

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What causes numbness and pins and needles in the face and lips?

What causes numbness and pins and needles in the face and lips?

Hyperventilation: Breathing too much over a period of time can do this. Sometimes this is subtle. Try this test: breath as fast and deeply as you can for a full two minutes. If this reproduces your symptoms we are on to something. ...Read more

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My face is numb. what causes facial numbness?

My face is numb. what causes facial numbness?

Nonspecific: Nonspecific symptom. General or partial numbness. Constant or intermittent? See MD for evaluation. ...Read more