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A 37-year-old member asked:

Why would the right side of my face be drooping?

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Dr. Catherine Willner
Neurology 36 years experience
Need more info: To sort that out, would need more information but there are basically two different major reasons for unilateral face weakness - one is a peripheral nerve problems (bell's palsy, with dysfunction of the seventh cranial nerve) and the other a more central lesion, which could be more worrisome things. Best to get checked as good neuro exam will sort this out.
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A 18-year-old male asked:

My face droops to the side?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Just 6 words?: Details matter. For example, if one's face just started drooping but had been always fine, then it is considered an urgent problem and needs a doctor or the ER to evaluate right away. However, if one has a facial droop that's been there for years, that would be a different approach for the doctor. It's hard to guess what is going on with just 6 words. Best to contact one's primary care doctor.
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Last updated Jul 23, 2013


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