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I am having the following symptoms: -drooping left eyelid -weak

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Dr. Erion Spaho

Neurologist, Surgical

Practicing since :2004

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Posted on Thu, 20 Dec 2018 in Brain and Spine
Question: I am having the following symptoms:
-drooping left eyelid
-weak arms and legs, particularly legs
-numbness in left cheek
-difficulty swallowing
-double vision
Do you have any idea what this might be?
Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Myasthenia gravis to consider.

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

I have read your query and here is my advice.

Symptoms you describe point towards Myasthenia gravis as a possible condition.

This is especially true if your symptoms improve with rest and are worsened by physical activity.

It is advisable to see a Neurologist and to get evaluated further clinically and by tests ( edrophonium test, ice pack test, etc. ) in order to get a correct diagnosis.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Let me know if I can assist you further.
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