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Stroke

What is this pain on the left side of my body

03/07/2008

Question:

i am experiencing numbness of my left arm and left side of my face,is this serious??

Answer:

It is important that you seek medical attention for these symptoms. Numbness of the left arm and face could be due to a problem in the brain, or alternatively can be signs of decreased blood flow to the heart.

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Response by:

Brett   Kissela, MD Brett Kissela, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Director, Neurology Residency Program
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati