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face feels weird

I had my first baby 3 days ago. She is perfect and healthy. I have not been able to taste since the day before she was born. And my tounge has a weird numb feeling but I feel pain and hot and cold. Now I cant smile on the left side, I also can't wink my left eye tho it closes if I blink. I don't have any head aches or pains outside of the aches and soreness from delivery. Should I go to ER or just call my doc in the a.m.?
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10064121 tn?1415176073
I think you should go to the ER
4237864 tn?1406934017
I'm far from a doctor but to me sounds like a stroke or mini stroke I would totally call a doctor or go to ER just in case
8744108 tn?1411750437
Definitely go to the ER hun....sounds like a stroke.
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Go to the doctors they might have hit one of your main nerves in your back when they gave u a epidural
10064121 tn?1415176073
Don't drive yourself.  Call an ambulance if nobody can drive you please go asap
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Did you get an epidural?
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I think I will go as soon as my roommate gets here.  Why would I have a mini stroke tho?
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I had the same problem & found out I had some weird thing called bells palsy & they couldn't do anything for it. I would def go to the hospital though just in case
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No epidural, very quick delivery, I had one dose of iv pain meds when I was 4cm dialated but delivered with no needs in my system
10064121 tn?1415176073
After delivery you are prone to blood clots. Strokes are caused blood clots in the brain. It may not be a stroke, but numbness in the face can be a symptom of a number of problems.
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Did it go away?
8744108 tn?1411750437
Many things can cause a stroke, you need to go in ASAP. It could be something else, but if your face is numb and only the left side of your face won't move much, it sounds like one. You definitely need to be checked.
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It kind of sounds like Bell's palsy. My husband had it for a month last year. It's just the nerve in your face that stops responding for a small amount of time and it usually happens when your immune system is already compromised from something. He has been fine for months now, but it was annoying for him when it happened. You do have to see a doctor or go to the hospital though just so they can confirm that's it. It is similar to stroke symptoms so it's always better to check.
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It goes away but sometimes it can take months before it does. That's not for sure what it is so definitely go get checked out!
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Its not numb tho, it just doesn't move like it should. Like it moves a little when I smile but I can't show my teeth on the left. It looks like I'm smirking when I'm trYing to show all my teeth
8744108 tn?1411750437
Yes could be Bell's palsy! But it is necessary to get checked to make sure. They'll give you a scan and check it out.
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Yeah, that's what happened with my husband. It's not numb, you just can't move it. He couldn't taste either.
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Bells palsy I think it happen to me when I was young same things your saying I couldn't smile blind my tongue was the same way they gave me these pills and eye drops and it went away
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Uhg I really dont want to take baby to ER. But this is scary. It ***** too that I can smell and food smells great but I can't taste anything.
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*blink
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