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A couple of days ago i started with a pain in my neck,

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A couple of days ago i started with a pain in my neck, starting behind my left ear. I have since noticed i cant wink with my left eye, they both just close together. I have just noticed my smile is lop sided and i can no longer pucker my lips to whistle. Should i go to the hospital?
JA: How long have you been dealing with the neck pain? Are you experiencing any numbness or tingling?
Customer: It started 3-4 days ago i had some tingling too but it seems to have stopped. Not felt any numbness.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: I am taking tablets for high blood pressure and heart problems.
Submitted: 10 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  neurosurg replied 10 days ago.

Hello -

 

Yes, if you are having symptoms of one sided facial weakness, you should go to the hospital for further evaluation.

 

The one thing that they would have to rule out is a stroke, and while you were there, they can evaluate for other issues that can cause facial weakness like Bell's palsy.

Expert:  neurosurg replied 10 days ago.

They will examine you, and likely order CT imaging of the brain to evaluate this further. Best of luck.

Expert:  neurosurg replied 4 days ago.

Hope you're better by now.

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