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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
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User :   Hello, My daughter who is 15 had sudden numbness in her left leg.Next the right side of her face is numb. What could this mean?
Doctor :   Hello.
Doctor :   Since when is she having these symptoms?
User :   since about 30 min ago
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   sorry its her right leg
User :   left side of face
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   does she have touch sensation present?
User :   what does that mean?
Doctor :   Can she feel any object touching her leg and face? say a pen tip.
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Does she have any other symptoms?
User :   no
User :   well
User :   she just said shes a little dizzy
Doctor :   Then please take her to ER.
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yes, well what could the symptoms mean though
User :   and were fixing to go to the er, but what could this mean?
Doctor :   Does she have any bite marks on her leg or face?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Can you feel her pulse?
User :   yes, its slow
Doctor :   How much?
User :   in one minute?
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   Does she have any problems with breathing?
User :   85 beats per minute
User :   no.
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   can a 15 year old have a stroke?
Doctor :   Very unlikely.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is the numbness increasing?
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