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Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD)
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The tip if my tongue is number, but discoloration or

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Hello.The tip if my tongue is number, but discoloration or anything like that and the rest feels just fine, it's just the tip. Could this have been caused my a seizure I had yesterday? They have me an extra dose of my regular meds to bring up my dilanton level and some potassium pills. I feel fine except the tip of my tongue still being numb. It's just a small spot about dime sized right at the tip.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 years ago.
I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.
I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.
The numbness at your tip of the tongue is likely due to seizure you had yesterday. This should resolve in 1-2 weeks. If this persists beyond two weeks or the area of the numbness increase; you would need a CT scan or MRI of the brain to look for the cause.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Can you tell me (in general) how often a CT scan "may" change? I had one a few months ago for a seizure then which came out clear, my dilantin dose was boosted a bit, but I didn't get discharge papers this time, i just know what they did, but it was all extra meds and blood tests, no machines.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 years ago.
CT scan usually do not change in seizure disorder. Since you have developed numbness of tongue; this was the reason I suggested CT scan or MRI to look for its cause (if this persists). Otherwise, CT is not needed.
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