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Numbness on top of head. What is wrong?

The top right side of my head is dumb. I can tell it s split directly down the middle of the face with distinct noticeability that the left side isn t numb at all. Like, my right nostril is numb but the left isn t. It s quite a strange feeling and I asked my mom and she shrieked stroke . But I m 30. That s pretty unlikely, right? Oh, and uhh... got any ideas what s wrong with me?
Asked On : Sun, 3 Mar 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Numbness of face denotes involvement of the Trigeminal nerve, that emerges from brainstem area of the brain.

At age 30, demyelinating illnesses such as multiple sclerosis is more common. Stroke as you suggested is uncommon at this age.

Numbness can also be due to mechanical pressure over the nerves of skin over the affected area.

For confirmation of diagnosis, you would need an MRI scan of the brain.

Please consult a neurologist for detailed evaluation.

Wishing you good health,
Dr Sudhir Kumar Md DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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