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Category: OB GYN
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Experience:  MBBS, MS. Deal with women related all surgical problems including genito-urinary and breast surgery.
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Is crawling sensation on skin and tingling/crawling head

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Is crawling sensation on skin and tingling/crawling head associated with brain tumours?
Submitted: 6 days ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 6 days ago.

Brain tumors do not cause the symptoms you have mentioned.

Brain tumors cause;




Vision and hearing issue

Weakness in the limbs.

I wish your symptoms resolve soon.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need any more information.
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Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Okay thanks.I read that skin crawling and tingling on head can be caused by compression of nerve due to tumor, this is why I’m concerned.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 days ago.

This alone is unlikely to be caused by brain tumor. You need nerve conduction velocity study and an MRI of the brain to ascertain the cause.

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
I forgot to mention these are my main symptomsSharp pain that comes and goes on the left side of my head above the ear near the temple.My upper teeth - I can feel them pulsating and achingCrawling sensation/tingling on top of my head left side mainly
Customer: replied 3 days ago.
crawling sensation on my right arm too
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 3 days ago.

This is likely to be due to neuropathy.

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
What would this be caused by? If it was neuropathy, wouldn’t the amitriptyline help? I’ve been on it 4 months and it isn’t working
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 3 days ago.

Neuropathy many times may not respond to Amitriptyline.

You may need further investigations to ascertain the cause.