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What is the cause of tingly, numb sensation on one side of the tongue,lip and hand in a diabetic ?

Yesterday evening my right side of tongue and lip started feeling a tingly, numb sensation as though I had novacaine. My right hand is also having this feeling. I think the right hand could be from cutting fabric, but it s ironic it has happened at the same time. I can taste food, smile is not affected. I am Diabetic and of course this is scaring me. What could be going on? Thank you!
Asked On : Mon, 2 Apr 2012
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These symptoms could happen as part of a Sensory Stroke or a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) and hence you need to get it evaluated by your doctor immediately.Detailed evaluation is called for as risk of recurrent stroke is higher in people with TIA and also considering your diabetic status.

Other possibilities could be Sensory Seizure or as part of a Migraine aura.Your doctor is likely to advise you undergo a Neuroimaging.Hope this helps!

Answered: Mon, 2 Apr 2012
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