Husband has numbness by chin

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Hi, I have posted on general health, but thought here may be more suitable.  Husband who is very laid back, does not panic about health or google or anything came home last night and said that he had numbness about 2 inches from centre of chin on right side, a small patch, he has apparently had it on and off for a few months, but yesterday it went on longer and annoyed him. Have just spoken to him and it has gone today.  But oddly for him he googled it yesterday, said it was my fault as I google everything, I have health anxiety.  Anyway it came back that chin numbness is caused by cancer, usually advanced and this is a little known syndrome that according to google needs urgent referral. I know google is well known for this type of answer. He has not lost weight, eats well, no night sweats, no lumps or bumps, sleeps well, area is not painful just annoying like after an injection at the dentist.  I have made an appointment with GP for 6 April, that is the earliest they can see him. Has anyone else had, is so what was the cause.  If it was me I would say anxiety, but not him, maybe stress as he is at the minute.  Google does not give that as an answer, just the C word everytime. 

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    Hi youngatheart

     Only you know if your husband does not normally have problems and if this is the case then I would suggest an emergency appointment with your doctor.  if an emergency is not possible then attend your A & E  and ask them  to examine your husband for any signs or symptoms to do with this numbness. Better yet if you have a hospital that specialises  in head problems e.g. neurological then attend  that hospital as they specialise in this sort of thing. You will probably undergo triage which is as good as the doctor examining him and see what the nurse has to say  she thinks is wrong. It may be that you will be passed through A&E  as in need of urgent tests. I would not recommend waiting till April and ask your husband to have ready a diary  of when and where he has experienced this numbness, how long it's lasted for and location et cetera Best of luck regards Dorothy


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      Hi, he won't go to hospital, as he say's it is only sometimes and having spent 8.5 hours in A&E with a DVT last year, I am not sure they would be interested. I will see about getting an earlier appointment. Have you have had experience of numbness. Thanks

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    no experience at all just gave u my thoughts.  My troubles are hip replacement.

    regards Dorothy 

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      Hi, thanks, men are a law unto themselves when they are ill.  With me having health anxiety I panic about everything which is not helpful at all.  At least though I get checked when I have a worry, whereas hubby has never even been into hospital and he is in his 50s.  I had the DVT in December after being on HRT for less than a year, which is a nuisance as I was getting on with then so nicely.  Back to sweats and sleepness nights.  Take care Tareena
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