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facial numbness and hearing loss

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 14, 2006
  • 05:06 AM

I am a 46 yo white female in fairly good shape. I've developed a recent case of left sided facial numbness (cheek, jaw and especially around my ear) and some minor hearing loss also on the left side. Doctor ordered an MRI of the brain which revealed several small lesions. Spinal tap and blood work really revealed nothing. A gallium scan was done which was also relatively normal (final report not in yet). The numbness has lasted about 6 weeks, never goes away and I also have since developed a persistent and constant minor right lid droop and very short-lived dizziness occuring maybe 2 - 10 times a day (lasting no more than a few seconds and not severe). I also have been diagnosed about 2 years ago with Grave's disase which is basically under control with tapzol medication. Graves related symptoms that still persist include frequent bowel movements and the sensation of always being warm. Any ideas? Thanks!

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  • Has your doctor checked to see if you have any damage to your cranial nerve 7...which is the facial nerve and is parially located in the parotid gland? You can google any of the above and see if damage to those areas resemble what you are having...print it out and take it to your doctor to discuss the possibilities. Hope this is helpful.
    LSSmith1913 1 Replies
    • December 22, 2006
    • 05:28 AM
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