Do the symptoms listed below indicate a possible stroke?

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I have a numbness  with some pain on the left side of my face from my forehead to my lower jaw..  My upper teeth on the left side bleed when I brush them and my lower teeth on the left side are also sensitive.   .       

I also have a headache.

I am a female and  80.  I take medication for blood pressure.  

Thank you.

2 Answers

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Your symptoms may be caused by a stroke. You can check the brain MRI scan.

Signs and symptoms of stroke include:

  • Trouble speaking and understanding what others are saying. You may experience confusion, slur your words or have difficulty understanding speech.

  • Paralysis or numbness of the face, arm or leg. You may develop sudden numbness, weakness or paralysis in your face, arm or leg. This often affects just one side of your body. Try to raise both your arms over your head at the same time. If one arm begins to fall, you may be having a stroke. Also, one side of your mouth may droop when you try to smile.

  • Problems seeing in one or both eyes. You may suddenly have blurred or blackened vision in one or both eyes, or you may see double.

  • Headache. A sudden, severe headache, which may be accompanied by vomiting, dizziness or altered consciousness, may indicate that you're having a stroke.

  • Trouble walking. You may stumble or lose your balance. You may also have sudden dizziness or a loss of coordination.

Numbness could be a sign of a stroke. However, pain is an uncommon sign of a stroke. Headache is certainly a sign of possible stroke. To know it definitively, a brain CT or MRI scan is needed.