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Is this a TIA?
jlarkns posted:
I suddenly experienced numbness in my left hand that went up my arm. I could not feel my hand at all. It lasted maybe 30 seconds to a minutes and completely left. The left side of my face is slightly numb in the neck & jaw line bothers me now. I had been sitting at the computer all day and thought it caused it.
Caprice_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi Jlarkns,

It may not have been a TIA but it's worth a trip to your doctor to find out the cause. Whatever it is, you want to get it checked out to ensure your good health now and in the future. :-)
jlarkns replied to Caprice_WebMD_Staff's response:
Went to ER & no decision was made as to if it was a TIA or pinched nerve. CT scan & S-rays didn't show evidence of one. My doctor wanted to do more testing-MRI. My face still is slightly numb on my cheeks & around my eye. My arm has gone numb two more times but passes. No sure of my next step.

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