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What does a constant tingling sensation on the face suggest?

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Posted on Thu, 28 May 2015
Question: Hello 59 year old male. Noticed one side of my face seems a little hollow. Further this side of my face has constant tingling throughout the day. I have not detected any material weakness ( no droopy eyelid, or smile not consistent, eyebows issues etc) . that said have read facial waisting could be a precursure to ALS. Please tell to relax
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Answered by Dr. Saumya Mittal (54 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
other causes present

Detailed Answer:
Hi
I am Dr Mittal.
I have read your query.
I think I would be able to help you.
The symptoms of the query are quite suggestive of a number of possible causes.
The ALS is one feature.
However other causes like facial palsy or minor stroke have to be ruled out. In fact this may even be like trigeminal nerve involvement.
It is not advisable to think of ALS before ruling out other treatable causes.
I think I would suggest that you try to get a MRI BRAIN. along with the mri , a emg and NCS is also needed.
As of now, I would be suspicious of, but will not label it ALS. After tests we will get better information.
if possible, meet up with a neurologist.
Best regards.
Dr Mittal.
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Follow up: Dr. Saumya Mittal (10 minutes later)
so I understand , by suspicious are you saying that is where you are leaning
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Answered by Dr. Saumya Mittal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
not that

Detailed Answer:
Hi
thanks for your response.
By suspicious, I mean that is one of the possibilities. I am not suggesting that I am leaning towards the diagnosis.
I suggest you to let us know after the tests.
I have tried to make it as simple as possible. I hope that the information helps you. Please feel free to contact us for more information. Best of luck. Dr Mittal
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Brief Answer: other causes present Detailed Answer: Hi I am Dr Mittal. I have read your query. I think I would be able to help you. The symptoms of the query are quite suggestive of a number of possible causes. The ALS is one feature. However other causes like facial palsy or minor stroke have to be ruled out. In fact this may even be like trigeminal nerve involvement. It is not advisable to think of ALS before ruling out other treatable causes. I think I would suggest that you try to get a MRI BRAIN. along with the mri , a emg and NCS is also needed. As of now, I would be suspicious of, but will not label it ALS. After tests we will get better information. if possible, meet up with a neurologist. Best regards. Dr Mittal.