Posted by: Karen | 2008/05/25

Slight numbness in face

A couple of weeks ago (Im 43 yr female) I started with a sensation around the left eye and left side of nose, it is hard to explain it is like a type of numbness with slight pins and needles sensation. Its irritating, there are no other wierd feelings. I am a bit stressed at the moment but not too bad. Just concerned this could be a side effect of something more sinister. What do you think ?

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Sensation in that area of the face, is provided by the fifth cranial nerve and I therefore, suggest that you consult a neurologist to have a CT scan of your head done. It is possible that there is nerve inpinchment of the fifth cranial nerve, where it starts in the brain or any area along its path.

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Dr Anrich Burger

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