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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hello.
User :   Hello doctor, I was cut offI'm getting tingling in my temple. I had a "syncope" episode a month ago but i've been getting tingling in my hands and feet since that event. About a week ago I started getting tingling in my left temple and rear left side of my scalp. I took a stress test and echocardiogram a week ago but I don't get my results until next tuesday (1 week). Should I wait until then to bring up the tingling to the cardiologist? or should I see a doctor before then?
User :   there's NO discoloration in my temple, the swelling isn't visually noticeable I just feel like it's swelling because that's what it feels like when I chew, i'm 25 years old, 5'9", 158 pounds
Doctor :   Is the tingling sensation in hand and leg present now?
Doctor :   Is it present in same area or it radiates?
User :   its not
User :   same area
User :   and there's no correlation between that and the heart palpitations I was getting following my "pass out" episode a month ago
User :   in other words they just happen on and off, heart palpitations or not
Doctor :   How such episodes of tingling sensation in hands and feet?
User :   maybe 4 times a day for a month now
User :   lasting anywhere from a few seconds to 5 minutes
User :   but the tingling in my temple lasts anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour and a half
Doctor :   Is it both the sides?
User :   just the left
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Is it felt in arm also?
User :   tingling in the arm, no
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   it did at the time when I passed out but not since then
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   for the 2 weeks following the "incident" where I passed out I was getting heart palpitations quite frequently throughout the day, but for about the last week they've decreased significantly to maybe once a day and they're mild
Doctor :   do you have any weakness in the hand and leg?
User :   not really
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Then you have to consult a neurologist for further assistance.
User :   the ER doc told me my cholesterol was good, blood sugar good, pressure was good... so he dismissed stroke
Doctor :   It could be related nerve.
User :   Should I see a neurologist before I see the cardiologist 1 week from today?
Doctor :   You can discuss it with your cardiologist first.
Doctor :   Then, if he recommends you can proceed further.
User :   so It's okay to wait a week with these symptoms and it couldn't possibly be giant cell arteritis
Doctor :   You can wait.
User :   okay thanks doc
Doctor :   Is there any thing else?
User :   that would cover it for now... thank you
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