Sudden Numbness Or Weakness On One Side Of Body And Swelling

Reviewed on 12/1/2020

The sudden onset of numbness on one side of the body can be a sign of a stroke; if this happens, seek immediate medical attention. Numbness can also result from trauma or injury to the nerves. If you believe you may be having a stroke, it is critical to seek emergency medical care. If you are having any concerning symptoms, speak with a healthcare practitioner.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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