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Droopy lid, sudden facial numbness?
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Dr. CHARLES TALAKKOTTUR
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Possible emergency
You need to see a doctor as soon as possible to rule out worrisome things such as stroke.

In brief: Possible emergency
You need to see a doctor as soon as possible to rule out worrisome things such as stroke.
Dr. CHARLES TALAKKOTTUR
Dr. CHARLES TALAKKOTTUR
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Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Droopy eyelid with facial numbness,assuming that it on one side of the body definitely raise a concern of neurological problem. There is condition called Horner's syndrome which can affect the eyelid with partial drooping and facial numbness from paralysis of a special group of nerve fibres called cervical sympathetic plexus and this presentation can happen when there is a tear in the blood vessel called internal cerebral artery going to inside of brain and through the tear in the inside of blood vessel the blood can seep and ascend up and affect the nerves by pressure effect by the swollen blood vessel on the cervical sympathetic chain as well as by affecting the blood supply to the chain from the blood vessel. It is otherwise an extracranial condition in neck and ascending up in the form of dissection of a internal carotid blood vessel. The other one is at a higher level occuring intracranially,inside a dilated venous space(like a big vein) called cavernous sinus(one on either side) where some of the nerves coming to face- 5 th cranial nerve 's opthalmic branch causing facial numbness over forehead and around eyeball roughly , 3rd cranial nerve soming to eyeball causing paralysis of eyeball Ms and causing droopy eyelid and sympathetic fibres adding to the horner's syndrome ,with cause at intracranial level.Cavernous sinus thrombosis, aneurysms of arteries close to the sinus, tumours close to the sinuses can cause this condition. Hence you need to see the neurologist as Dr Talakkottur,MD advised and get imaging done of the brain and face ASAP, present yourself to ER if possible for earlier action.
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