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Dr. John Munshower
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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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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Numbness (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Reeves
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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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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Dr. Carol van der Harst
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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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Dr. Prem Gupta
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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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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Dr. John Munshower
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Blind spots in both my eyes that move around for about 10 to 15 minutes. A few minutes later, my right hand and right side of my face go numb.

Blind spots in both my eyes that move around for about 10 to 15 minutes. A few minutes later, my right hand and right side of my face go numb.

Need eval!: As stated , there is the chance you could have small emboli causing your issues, or nerve inflammation/issues, etc. and facial numbness needs to be evaluated asap. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Alon Seifan
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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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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Elise Sadoun
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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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Dr. William Culviner
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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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