Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
198 Doctors are Online

What causes numbness in left lip and eye area?

Nov 2013
User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 1994
Answered : 5574 Questions
what causes numbness in left lip and eye area
Posted Mon, 18 Aug 2014 in Brain and Spine
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 14 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Suggestive of trigeminal neuropathy

Detailed Answer:

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your symptoms. The symptoms are suggestive of trigeminal neuropathy. Trigeminal nerve supplies sensations to the face including lips and eyes. This nerve can get affected by a viral infection.

It may be self-limiting in nature and improve in a few days.

If symptoms persist, a brain scan may be done to exclude a small infarct (minor brain stroke) due to lack of blood flow to brain.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
Click on this link to ask me a DIRECT QUERY:

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Neurologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor