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Is numbness in jaw after injury to jugular vein in neck temporary?

Apr 2014
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i am concerned for my boyfrie.d bc i just hut him in his juggular vein on tbe side of his neck, abd now he is experiencing a numbing sensation on the lower half of his jaw. im positive i didnt hit an artery, ive been "doctoring" ppl for years. should i be concerned? how long until it passes?
Posted Sun, 16 Mar 2014 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer: This is temporary stage and will pass away. Detailed Answer: Hello XXXX Thanks for writing to HCM You don't worry at all.Numbness on the lower half of jaw is temporary stage and will pass away without any complications.Numbness may be due to trauma.However it may also be due to stress,anxiety. I don't think he has major problem.If symptoms persists then proper clinical examination should be done.Symptoms are not related to jugular vein or carotid artery.These vessels are compressible structure and it becomes temporarily collapsed due to mild blunt trauma.It requires very strong force for tear or other complications related to artery or vein. Bony trauma should be excluded if symptoms persists. At present you should wait for some time and analgesics can be given if he has pain. Get well soon. Hope i have answered your query. Further queries are most welcome. Take Care Dr.Indu XXXXXXX
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