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What causes numbness in the tongue?

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Posted on Fri, 27 Apr 2018
Question: Wife says her tongue is numb. Strange.
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Get examined by a neurologist

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have gone through your question and understand your concern.
Numbness of tongue may be due to vitamin deficiency especially vitamin B12.
Unilateral numbness maybe due to nerve compression and requires clinical examination by a neurologist.
You can get her vitamin B12 supplements.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Do get back to me for further queries.
Regards
Dr N Kumar
Neurologist
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Brief Answer: Get examined by a neurologist Detailed Answer: Hello, I have gone through your question and understand your concern. Numbness of tongue may be due to vitamin deficiency especially vitamin B12. Unilateral numbness maybe due to nerve compression and requires clinical examination by a neurologist. You can get her vitamin B12 supplements. Hope you found the answer helpful. Do get back to me for further queries. Regards Dr N Kumar Neurologist