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Posted on Tue, 1 Jan 2019
Question: I am experiencing tingling on the left side of my face and have had some balance issues
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
A number of conditions to consider and exclude.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to 'Ask a Doctor' service.

I have read your query and here is my advice.

Tingling on the face is a symptom that may be related to nerve problems (dental work recently for example), impaired blood supply, but, also may be a subjective symptom.

Combined with balance issues these symptoms may relate with changes of blood pressure.

Viral infections such common flu also may cause similar issues, if there are signs of such infection too, or if you experienced one recently.

A medical check-up by your primary care Doctor may give more information about the cause of your symptoms.

In rare cases, brain diseases such as stroke, masses, etc. may result in such symptoms.

In such cases, brain imaging may be necessary besides medical evaluation.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Let me know if I can assist you further.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Erion Spaho (43 hours later)
I am also having sporadic intense itching at times along with the symptoms I have already described. Is this an indication of something else?
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho (18 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Itching may be caused by different conditions.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back.

Itching may be caused by skin disorders, kidney dysfunction, anemia, pinched nerves, multiple sclerosis, drugs adverse effects, etc.

It is difficult to link all these symptoms with one condition, so, medical evaluation is necessary.

Discuss with your Doctor about getting evaluated further.

Hope I helped you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Erion Spaho (2 hours later)
Is it a possibility that I have MS? I am also experiencing some joint pain. From what I have read, I am displaying symptoms of MS.
Thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Multiple sclerosis is a possibility.

Detailed Answer:
Hello again.

Symptoms you describe may relate to multiple sclerosis, but other conditions such as those mentioned before also should be considered too.

Discuss with your Neurologist for these issues and further evaluation.

Hope this helps.

Take care.
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I am experiencing tingling on the left side of my

Brief Answer: A number of conditions to consider and exclude. Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to 'Ask a Doctor' service. I have read your query and here is my advice. Tingling on the face is a symptom that may be related to nerve problems (dental work recently for example), impaired blood supply, but, also may be a subjective symptom. Combined with balance issues these symptoms may relate with changes of blood pressure. Viral infections such common flu also may cause similar issues, if there are signs of such infection too, or if you experienced one recently. A medical check-up by your primary care Doctor may give more information about the cause of your symptoms. In rare cases, brain diseases such as stroke, masses, etc. may result in such symptoms. In such cases, brain imaging may be necessary besides medical evaluation. Hope you found the answer helpful. Let me know if I can assist you further.