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What causes numbness from tongue to head?

My mother-in-law is 88 years old, and is complaining hat her tongue goes numb every day around 3 PM, then the numbness goes up the side of her head and down to her shoulder. She has had at least one mini stroke, and she s wondering if this could be repeats?
Mon, 2 Feb 2015
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In the case of mini-stokes (TIAs) it is unlikely that the symtoms would recur at the same time every day. However, in view of her symptoms, it would be an idea to get her seen by her GP.
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What causes numbness from tongue to head?

In the case of mini-stokes (TIAs) it is unlikely that the symtoms would recur at the same time every day. However, in view of her symptoms, it would be an idea to get her seen by her GP.