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    What causes right-sided numbness in the face?

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Posted on Sat, 22 Jul 2017 in Brain and Spine
Question: What can cause face numbness of my right side? I've had discomfort , but no headaches and numbness on right side of face for the past 11 days. I visited my doctor and he recommends a brain MRI. Shouldn't he refer me to a neurologist? The condition is constant and I can't enjoy life with this.
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar 24 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Get examined and evaluated by a neurologist

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have gone through your question and understand your concern.
Facial numbness may he due to trigeminal nerve involvement.
Is there any facial pain, current like sensation which aggravates on touching, washing face, eating?
Any hearing loss, ear discharge, skin lesions over face?
Any other complains like speech change, facial deviation, deglutination problems?
Possibility of trigeminal neuralgia or neuropathy should be evaluated.
Visit to a neurologist will help in examination and localizing the pathology.
Brain mri may be done after consulting neurologist.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Do get back to me for further information.
Regards
Dr N Kumar
Neurologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Neeraj Kumar 38 hours later
Dr. XXXXXXX -
Thank you very much for taking the time to reply. The answer to all of the questions is no, except my face still had a slight droop by mouth on right side I forgot to mention in my initial inquiry. My doctor said it was still there (I saw him five days after the symptoms started). Told him I've noticed slight droop on right side of mouth a few times in recent months (no numbness).
I'll request a referral to a neurologist.
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
Get examined and evaluated by a neurologist

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
If you are noticing any drop on right side of face as compared to previous status , then get examined by a neurologist.
MRI brain may be required.
Regards
Dr N Kumar
Neurologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
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