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Why's my face numb?

Why's my face numb?

OMG Fibro!: FM is a odd disease that is embedded in your flesh and will cause almost any sign or symptom with no rhyme or reason. If you have been formally worked up and do not have a conventional medical diagnosis, I would start my whole-person-holistic-self care FM treatment. Magnesium, life balance, movement like walking, yoga, massage and sleep hygiene. Acupuncture is indispensable to me in my office. Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Facial Numbness (Definition)

Hypesthesia or diminished sensation over an ...Read more


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Why is my face numb?

Why is my face numb?

Numb face: May relate to Trigeminal nerve involvement, such as Neuropathy from excess alcohol, Diabetes, vitamin deficiency, electrolyte imbalance, MS, Trauma, Migraines, Trauma, Shingles, Focal seizures, Hypothyroidism, Psychogenic, or Iatrogenic (unknown causes). 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

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Could my facial numbness be caused by a punch in the face that happened a year ago?

Could my facial numbness be caused by a punch in the face that happened a year ago?

Yes: Depending in where the numbness is, absolutely. The infra orbital nerve controls sensation to the mid face and upper lip. This nerve is frequently injured in certain types of facial fractures. Read more

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I have notice when I eat certain foods it makes either my right side of my head numb or my head numb and my face numb. Why is that?

I have notice when I eat certain foods it makes either my right side of my head numb or my head numb and my face numb. Why is that?

Very curious: Typical food allergies are not associated with numbness. Ingestion of aged cheeses can lead to headache. Alcohol can cause flushing. If avoidance of these trigger foods results in no further numbness, then that suggests a correlation. However, other conditions that cause numbness should be sought if it persists. Read more

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Could sinus problem make face numb?

Could sinus problem make face numb?

Not usually: Sinusitis and polyps should not cause facial numbness, and if there is such a combination, need to see neurologist and get this evaluated. Read more

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What does it mean to have sharp pains in your right temple and face numb?

What does it mean to have sharp pains in your right temple and face numb?

Possible migraines: If these symptoms are intermittent, the possibility of migraines is significant. See a neurologist. Read more

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My husband often wakes up with the left side of his face numb and tingly. It generally gets better after he gets up. Can it be from the sinuses?

My husband often wakes up with the left side of his face numb and tingly. It generally gets better after he gets up. Can it be from the sinuses?

Not sinus problem: That is not a typical finding of sinus disease. It could be something much more sinister such as multiple sclerosis. He should get evaluated and probably have a scan of his sinuses and/or MRI of head. Read more

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Trouble speaking and face numb?

Trouble speaking and face numb?

FACE NUMB+ SPEECH: How long have these problems been with you? You should see your primary care physician who might recommend you to a neurologist. Any diabetes? Any migraines? Do not wait too long before you see a doctor. Best luck. Read more

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Why is face numb and swollen lips?

Why is face numb and swollen lips?

Need exam: There are many reasons for such a condition, and cannot be answered correctly unless a doctor reviews your medical history, see what area is numb, how much swelling you have, where the swelling seems to originate, etc. X-ray may be necessary to better diagnose. As a dentist, I see often that an infected tooth caused much swelling and abnormal nerve response. See a dentist/doctor today! Read more

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Why is my face numb like it's asleep when I've had no anesthesia?

Many reasons: Numbness (hypesthesia or hypoesthesia) refers to the lack of skin sensations (either partial or complete). Numbness usually signifies nerve dysfunction but can occur in certain defects in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Numbness in face can occur with the damage or dysfunction of the branches of the cranial nerve supplying the face region (trigeminal nerve). Read more

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Please tell me, could a tight neck and shoulder make your face numb?

Please tell me, could a tight neck and shoulder make your face numb?

Yes: 40's male with "tight neck and shoulder" with facial numbness describes a symptom constellation compatible with thoracic outlet syndrome. Within the disorder of tos, muscle spasms of lateral neck muscles can impinge occipital nerve branches that serve the lateral-posterior facial regions. An osteopath might be best doctor to evaluate. My experience has been that many neurologists doubt tos. Read more

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I have tingling to my head, forehead and parts of my face. Numb at times as well. Not anxious, no new meds.?

I have tingling to my head, forehead and parts of my face. Numb at times as well. Not anxious, no new meds.?

See your physician: See your primary care physician for an evaluation of these issues. Anxiety can produce physical symptoms like this -- especially hyperventilation related to anxiety can do it. However, it's not the only possibility -- and personally working with your own doctor will give a better picture of the situation with you. Read more

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Left side of face numb and chest hurts on the left side of my heart?

Left side of face numb and chest hurts on the left side of my heart?

Go to ER NOW: You might be having a stroke or a heart attack. This may turn out to be nothing serious but it could be life-threatening. We can't diagnose you further here. Please go to the er or call 911 now! Read more

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Been having different systems since may and getting worse all on left side of face, numb, speaking, twiching, what could this mean? No lung problems.

Been having different systems since may and getting worse all on left side of face, numb, speaking, twiching, what could this mean? No lung problems.

Left facial symptoms: Are usually a function o the left facial nerve. You should see a doctor. When you smile... Is the left side of your face weaker? This can be serious. Bell's palsy is usually viral but if persistent you might need further evaluation. It sounds like this is persistent. Read more

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Black out, racing heart, face numb, tunnel vision could be signs of what?

Black out, racing heart, face numb, tunnel vision could be signs of what?

Hard to say: Symptoms such as those asked about, when all together, may be caused by an anxiety attack. If the anxiety attack is accompanied by hyperventilation (breathing really fast or superficial), than breathing in and out of a paper bag can help shorten the episode. As always, when you have concerning symptoms, please see a medical professional in person for an evaluation. Read more

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Pregnant (18 wks) and right side of head and face numb, no facial drooping. Also dizziness.?

Pregnant (18 wks) and right side of head and face numb, no facial drooping. Also dizziness.?

Stroke or migraine: The two likeliest choices are stroke or migraine variant. Choice 1 is quite serious. Choice 2 is annoying but much less serious. You need to see a neurologist asap. Read more

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Why was the right side of my face numb when I woke up? I was laying on my right hand and face.

Nerve compression: If this was transient it was very likely compression of a sensory nerve to your face as it passes in front of your ear. Read more

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Been waking up with my face numb and lips. Not allergy related. My lips feel like I have a fat lip but not swollen. Sensation of numbness. Causes?

Face numb: How long have you had this. Pressure from sleeping position can do this. Is it one sided or two? You need to map out the areas of numbness to help the doctor make a diagnosis and treatment. Does it only involve the lip area? That would be the second division of the trigeminal nerve (fifth cranial nerve) Use a picture of a face to map the area on numbness to show to your doctor. Read more