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Why is the left side of my face going numb when i chew or speak?

Why is the left side of my face going numb when i chew or speak?

Tough question: Without examining you it is a little difficult to determine the cause of the numbness. Often it is due to either spasms of the jaw muscles or a neurological inflammation. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Facial Numbness (Definition)

Facial numbness is a clinical finding in which a person's skin of his face has diminished ...Read more


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Can you tell me why my left side of my face is numb?

Can you tell me why my left side of my face is numb?

See a neurologist: If it is not intermittent and is permanent then it needs further investigation. 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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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

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness (Definition)

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