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I woke up with facial numbness this morning. Is this a sign of a health problem at 78?

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Dr. Barry Press
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In brief: Could be

A sudden loss of sensation is not normal.
If confined to one side of the face, it could be a sign of a TIA (transient ischemic attack) or a stroke. There are other causes, but this is a symptom that should make you see your doctor immediately.

In brief: Could be

A sudden loss of sensation is not normal.
If confined to one side of the face, it could be a sign of a TIA (transient ischemic attack) or a stroke. There are other causes, but this is a symptom that should make you see your doctor immediately.
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