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What causes numbness in tongue,face and arm?

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Dr. Neha Sumra


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Posted on Fri, 22 Aug 2014 in General Health
Question: I am experiencing numbness in tongue, face and arm, all on the right side. No pain anywhere.
Answered by Dr. Neha Sumra 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
There are various causes depends on mode of onset

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for writing in.

As per your symptoms you are having unilateral paraesthesia & it could be due to various reasons depending on mode of onset:-

Sudden Onset can be due to-

-Trauma (including dental surgery)
- Acute infection (bacterial or viral)
-Vascular event (e.g., cerebral hemorrhage or infarction)
-Malignant disease

Gradual onset can be due to-

-Local pathosis or metastatic disease
-Onset of systemic disease (e.g., multiple sclerosis (MS), diabetic neuropathy, severe anemia)
-Malignant disease

Consult a physician & rule out the exact cause & get it treated accordingly.

Hope I answered your query

Wishing you good health

Dr. Neha Sumra

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