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What causes numbness in left arm, left cheek and side of the lips?

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Posted on Fri, 6 May 2016
Question: hello I am having numbness in my left arm and my left cheek and side of my lip and not sure what is causing it
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
For how long has this been going on?

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this numbness that you have reported. I will like to know for how long this has been going on. Also, are you having any disease such as Diabetes, hypertension, etc. for which you are being followed up? What medications are you on? Is this numbness getting worse, about the same or getting better?

I hope to get these responses from you before providing definitive information on this. I promise to respond as soon as the information gets to me. Until then, I wish you well.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah (8 minutes later)
The numbness started Saturday night. it goes and comes. Today it has been numb just about all day. in my arm and down in my fingers. I have never been told I have diabetes. I do have Hypertension. I take clonidine and metoprolole for it
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (11 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
What is your blood pressure now?

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Can you report your current blood pressure to me? Also, are there any other symptoms like headache......blurred vision....

Hope to hear from you!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah (2 days later)
yes I have a headache and numbness slight blurred vision on occassions
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (15 hours later)
Brief Answer:
If you still have this numbness, I will suggest you fet it evaluated!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for this follow up information.

I am so sorry to hear about the persistence of this numbness. Being unable to examine you to gather more details for precise diagnosis, I will suggest that you talk to you doctor and get a comprehensive physical examination and testing. Your blood pressure and blood sugar numbers would be very much useful in this context. Also, your cranial nerves would be examined to make sure they are intact. For this, I will say start with your primary care physician for the evaluation. If need be, he would refer you to further specialists.

I hope this guides enough. Keep me updated as you navigate this process. Until next, I wish you well.
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What causes numbness in left arm, left cheek and side of the lips?

Brief Answer: For how long has this been going on? Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you so much for this query. I am so sorry to hear about this numbness that you have reported. I will like to know for how long this has been going on. Also, are you having any disease such as Diabetes, hypertension, etc. for which you are being followed up? What medications are you on? Is this numbness getting worse, about the same or getting better? I hope to get these responses from you before providing definitive information on this. I promise to respond as soon as the information gets to me. Until then, I wish you well.