The loss of sensation in any part of the face is called numbness of the face or facial numbness. Nerve compression and nerve damage are the most common causes of facial numbness. The other serious causes include multiple sclerosis, Bell's palsy, migraine, stroke, salivary glands blockage, Lyme disease, and head injuries.
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Despite medications, I have severe migraine and numbness on the right side of my face. What could be the reason?
Query: Hi doctor, I went to an ER doctor last night as I had terrible migraines that were causing numbness to the right side of my face. I am taking Imitrex 100 mg and Hydrocodone pain medication for my neck and back pain, but no relief. Also, the doctor did not do anything. And I am in pain right now. Des... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. I suggest you to try changing your doctor and kindly consult a physician. However, I have a few questions for you, 1. Is the headache associated with nausea and giddiness? 2. Is the stool normal, constipated, or ... Read Full »
How long do swelling and numbness last after mandible surgery?
Query: Hi doctor, I was having a bilateral fracture of mandible at angles on both sides and have done the surgery. After six weeks, there is slight swelling on one side and also numbness in the lower lip and a small portion of skin below the lower lip. How much time will it take to subside the swelling an... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The post-operative swelling and numbness after mandible fracture surgery are common.The swelling is mild as you have mentioned. Then, it should resolve in another one to two weeks as the tissues heal.The numbness is because the mental nerve, which runs through the mandibl... Read Full »
I am a 26-year-old male experiencing numbness in the face and pain at the base of the skull. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 year old male non smoker and social drinker experiencing numbness in half of the face and just below the left jaw bone. There is no numbness or facial droop anywhere else in the body. Trying to prevent an emergency room. I have a history of anxiety disorder, panic attacks, gast... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. Since when you are having jaw numbness? Do you have any neck pain or history of neck trauma? Considering overall picture, it was unlikely to be a stroke. Firstly, it is less common for one to have stroke at this age group, and with less of ... Read Full »
What is the reason for numbness on the right side of my face?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing numbness on the right side of my face, near my mouth and cheek, sometimes on my forehead in between eyebrows. I am not on any medication. I had a full neurological examination as part of a routine check up five months ago, and there was nothing abnormal. I do... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let us analyze your symptoms. You have numbness on the right side of your face, mainly the mouth and cheek. Also, you have it on your forehead between the eyebrows. Now the nerve supply to the face is on each half by one sided nerve. If it is crossing the midline as it... Read Full »
I have numbness and weakness of face after eardrum rupture. What to do?
Query: Hello doctor, 10 days ago, my left eardrum ruptured by my mistake. The doctor said that it will heal on its own in two weeks time. He did not prescribe any medicine. Now, from two days, there is numbness and weakness on the left side of my face. There is mild pain around the ear, jawline, backside o... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have said about numbness or weakness on the left side of your face. Is your mouth deviating towards the right side or your left eye not closing properly? If that is so, it may be a weakness of one of your nerves that supply the muscles of the face (the facial ner... Read Full »
I have numbness, weakness, and tingling of limbs and face. What can it be?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 32 years old. I am very worried. I have symptoms like numbness, weakness, tingling in my limbs, head, tongue, and face. I have tooth print on my tongue sides. I have soreness behind the ears and on the eye. I can see black spots with one eye. I went to the eye doctor. He said ever... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read carefully your question and would explain that your symptoms could be related to a metabolic disorder (thyroid gland dysfunction, vitamin deficiency). For this reason, I would recommend consulting with your attending physician and performing some tests to inve... Read Full »
Why is there numbness in left side of chin in a metastasizing breast cancer patient?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 61-year-old with breast cancer metastasizing to the liver, nodes, and bones. I am currently on Abraxane and Herceptin. I was diagnosed 19 years back and had 15 years of no cancer. Metastasis to a few nodes was noted four years back. I have been on Taxol, Taxatore and now Abraxan... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have been living with this cancer for a long time and have a lot of information about it. This numbness on your chin can be a side effect of your chemotherapy but without MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the brain very difficult to say you do not have any brai... Read Full »
I suffer from numbness in my right forehead region despite my reports being normal. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, For the past seven months, I have had a lack of sensation in my right forehead region above my eyebrow. I underwent a brain CT, lumbar and cervical spine MRI, and a few blood tests to check the levels of vitamin B12, thyroid, etc and all the reports were normal. It is not completely nu... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. As all your tests are normal, there is no reason to worry about it. It could be a pinched nerve in this area (a small branch of the trigeminal nerve), probably related to inflammation or pressure. This nerve ope... Read Full »
I cannot feel my heartbeat and there is numbness in my neck, throat, jaw and face. Is it cardiology-related or nerve-related?
Query: Hi doctor,I have not been able to feel my heartbeat in my chest for almost a week, not even when my heart rate increases.Sometimes, this numbness or lack of feeling spreads to my neck, throat, jaw, and face.I have been taking the tablet Pravastatin 10 mg and the tablet Aspirin 81 mg.I got a CT of th... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query. I am sorry for the discomfort you are having. The normal heart rate is between 60 to 100 beats per minute. In your physical sign, the pulse rate is mentioned as 67 beats per minute which is normal. During resting-state if we are overly aware, we... Read Full »
I have numbness in my face and tongue, severe leg pain, and a throbbing sensation in my eyes. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I have numbness in my face and tongue, severe leg pain that impairs my walking ability, burning in my right knee upon touch, throbbing in my eyes, pain in my right arm, tingling in fingers and toes, and constant dull headache in the last two weeks. In the past, a lesion was found in th... Read Full »
Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the symptoms you mentioned, I suggest it could be multiple sclerosis (MS). Have you performed an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the brain? Please send me a copy of the report to confirm the diagnosis. MS is a disease in which the immune system attacks the n... Read Full »