Top 20 Doctor insights on: Why does my face go numb

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Why does my face go numb when I cry? This is a new occurrence!

Why does my face go numb when I cry? This is a new occurrence!

I do not know: Maybe your facial nerve is somehow being stimulated when crying occurs. See neurologist for eval if worsens or to get definitive likely reason. ...Read more

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Why does my face go numb and my lips feel like they are drawing up?

Why does my face go numb and my lips feel like they are drawing up?

Unsure: Hard to be sure. Hyperventilating can cause those symptoms. If the feeling is on both sides of the face, and waxes & wanes, then it is unlikely to be an evil neurological disease. ...Read more

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Why does my face tingle and go numb when I sleep?

Why does my face tingle and go numb when I sleep?

Depends: If the tingling is temporary, and relieved by positional changes, it could be a neck, jaw, or facial nerve problem. A neurologist or physiatrist can help. If you have had head trauma or take a lot of medications, discuss this with your prescribing doctor. Sleep disorder may be the real concern. ...Read more

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Why does the side of my face go numb and tingly for only a few seconds? And also my legs and arms? Happensat least twice a day no matter what im doing.

Why does the side of my face go numb and tingly for only a few seconds? And also my legs and arms? Happensat least twice a day no matter what im doing.

Aura without migrain: Knowing that you suffer from migraine headaches, it is quite likely that these symptoms represent aura without migraines or if headache follows these symptoms then it will be called aura with migraines. You need prophylaxis for migraines. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your face and your hole body goes numb?

What does it mean when your face and your hole body goes numb?

Abnormal: It's a strange symptom to have the whole body go numb. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Half of my head goes numb when I lay down. Why could this be happening?

Half of my head goes numb when I lay down. Why could this be happening?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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When I am in a semi laying position the back pf my head goes numb and then gets very cold?

When I am in a semi laying position the back pf my head goes numb and then gets very cold?

See your doctor: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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My husbands back right side of his head has started going numb. What might be causing this? /

My husbands back right side of his head has started going numb. What might be causing this? /

Tight muscles: Muscle in the retro occipital triangle can pinch c1 retro occipital nerve supplies sensation only on back of head stress headaches often associated. ...Read more

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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 your face go numb from a pinched nerve?

Can your face go numb from a pinched nerve?

Yes: Facial and trigeminal cranial nerves can cause facial numbness but much less likely a cervical neck pinched nerve. Consideration of a stroke for face numbness suggests a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Why does my face look swollen in the morning with face numbness? (goes away after 5 - 10 minutes)

Why does my face look swollen in the morning with face numbness? (goes away after 5 - 10 minutes)

Sleeping: If you sleep on one side, fluid will collect in the lower half of your face, especially if your head is a little lower than your feet. Numbness is part of this. There are some other possibilities, but if it goes away after getting up, it's probably nothing. ...Read more

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Why does my head go numb when I lay in bed? It feels hot and cold then leaves me with a headache.

Why does my head go numb when I lay in bed? It feels hot and cold then leaves me with a headache.

Not normal: See a neurologist....Some toxin, pathogen, allergen is causing the headache issue, but numbness is never a normal occurrence. Get checked ...Read more

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I am 25, female, the past few days the left side of my face will go numb and tingley for a bit. Why?

I am 25, female, the past few days the left side of my face will go numb and tingley for a bit. Why?

Many possibilities: This could be a problem in the nerves of your skin related to some local skin issue, possibly a dental problem, it could be related to a temporomandibular joint disorder, or this could be related to a more central problem such as trigeminal neuralgia-it doesn't sound typical for this. You should see your doctor and have it evaluated. ...Read more

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I have had horrible headaches past few days and at some points my head will go numb. Is that normal?

I have had horrible headaches past few days and at some points my head will go numb. Is that normal?

No.: You need to be seen by a doctor to look at possible causes. If this is "the worst headache of your life", and you have no prior history of frequent headaches, to ER ...Read more

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Hello. For the past five years half of my face goes numb. I think its because of my weight, what do you think? Thanks

Hello. For the past five years half of my face goes numb. I think its because of my weight, what do you think? Thanks

Get checked out: Half of the face going numb is not a symptom that is usually associated with weight. In young people, symptoms such as these should be evaluated by a neurologist. ...Read more

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