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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes facial numbness on one side?

My husband is 63 and he s had a heart attack and has two stents. He was recently at the doctors and he is again 100% blocked on the left side and they sent him on his way and said we will see you in 3 mths. I thought that was risky, so I made an appt with a different cadiologist for Monday. But we were shopping and just got home and he said half of his face feels numb, and I m worried about a stroke. He claims it s his tooth ache. Should I be worried?
Thu, 24 Sep 2015
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response

Thanks for posting your query.

Well the possibility of stroke is high as a 100% blockage is heart vessels usually be associated with certain degree of blockage of blood vessels to brain.

I would recommend you get an Carotid artery Doppler which checks for blockage in blood vessels of brain.

Or else he better consult a physician who will evaluate and advise accordingly. But kindly do consult.

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