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    What causes unilateral numbness in the face and limbs?

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Posted on Mon, 29 May 2017 in Brain and Spine
Question: hi my mother(61year) feels heavy and numbness towards the right side starting from head to toe and also her right leg has swellon up. please advice
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar 32 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Get examined and evaluated by a neurologist

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have gone through your question and understand your concern.
Unilateral symptoms of numbness involving face and limbs requires evaluation for any brain lesion.
Is there any headache, vomiting, seizures, loss of consciousness, limb weakness, visual complains, fever, ear discharge?
You need to get her examined by a neurologist.
She may require brain imaging Mri or CT head.
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. Remy Koshy
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Follow up: Dr. Neeraj Kumar 21 minutes later
she has limb weakness only
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar 0 minute later
Brief Answer:
Get investigated as advised

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
In case of unilateral weakness possibility of stroke or tumor needs to be evaluated.
Urgent consultation and brain mri is advised.
Regards
Dr N Kumar
Neurologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
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