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At 2 weeks post op Craniotomy R side facial weakness started Surgeon said post op inflammation of 7th cranial nerve not Bell Palsy. How can they tell?

At 2 weeks post op Craniotomy R side facial weakness started Surgeon said post op inflammation of 7th cranial nerve not Bell Palsy. How can they tell?

7th nerve: Bells Palsy is usually caused by a virus. Since you just had a craniotomy and your nerve was originally working most likely it is a temporary scenario caused by acute swelling surrounding the nerve. ...Read more

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Palsy (Definition)

...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more


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Pinched nerve in the spine can cause temp face paralysis Bell Palsy? Started sleeping on right side and started moving left face.Inflammation? Chiro?

Pinched nerve in the spine can cause temp face paralysis  Bell Palsy? Started sleeping on right side and started moving left face.Inflammation? Chiro?

Facial nerve: bells palsy is caused by compression or inflammation of the facial nerve. The nerve starts in the brain stem and exists skull away from the spine. In my opinion a cervical spine problem would be an unusual cause of Bell's palsy. Don't think cervical manipulation with a chiropractor would be very beneficial for this condition. ...Read more

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How much time does bell palsy last?

How much time does bell palsy last?

Bell Palsy: Very variable in time, some can clear in days and some can take months to clear, in rare cases the palsy can be permanent. ...Read more

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Bell palsy , how long does it take to wear off?

Depends: The recovery time for bell's plasy varies greatly. Some level of recovery is possible in a few weeks. However, only about 1/4 of patients will completly recover. Almost 3/4 of patients will recover to "near normal." the time to recovery varies greatly by individual. ...Read more

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How long does it take for bell palsy from forceps to leave?

How long does it take for bell palsy from forceps to leave?

Not Bell's palsy: Bell's palsy is facial weakness or paralysis that has no definite cause and may be due to a viral infection. Facial palsy from forceps trauma is usually temporary since the nerve is bruised and not actually cut. This weakness can days days or months to recover depending on how badly the nerve was injured. Permanent weakness is rare. ...Read more

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Bell palsy in babbies curable?

Full recovery usual: Acute dysfunction of the facial nerve can occur in newborns and in infants. Some are the result of trauma to the facial nerve from forceps, some due to virus infections, some due to ear infections, others without definite cause. The outcome is usually excellent with full recovery. Some infant are born with defective facial nerves (moebius syndrome) that is permanent. ...Read more

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Could I have gotten bell palsy from allergic reaction!?

Could I have gotten bell palsy from allergic reaction!?

Unlikely: The exact cause of bell's palsy is unknown but is thought to be due to a viral infection. Everyone with a new facial paralysis or weakness should be evaluated by an ENT specialist or a neurologist. ...Read more

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My sister (26) had bell palsy attack 3 days back, she still had numbness on her cheeks, is it curable, time to recover from attack?

My sister (26) had bell palsy attack 3 days back, she still had numbness on her cheeks,  is it curable,  time to recover from attack?

Bells Palsy: Doctors dont know what causes Bells Palsy. We know the nerve gets inflamed and stops functioning correctly. Early treatment is important because the effects of Bells Palsy can be permanent. Many doctors prescribe prednisone, and sometime anti-viral medicine such as acyclovir, since it is theorized that a viral infection of the nerve may be a cause. Consult a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Bell palsy and vertigo about 8 months ago now could vertigo and bells palsy have to do wit a tumor on the 7&8 cranial nerve sence i still have them?

Bell palsy and vertigo about 8 months ago now  could vertigo and bells palsy have to do wit a tumor on the 7&8 cranial nerve sence i still have them?

Rarely: Bell's palsy can often take a long time to resolve, and rarely can have permanent effects. In very rare cases, symptoms can be caused by a tumor, but you should consult an ENT doctor for this. ...Read more

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Help in Dx.female hvng haematological impaired investigation. RBC-5.5, HCT-31, MCV-60.1, MCH-17.4, MCHC-29,platelet-160,000. Past hx bell palsy, Dx??

Help in Dx.female hvng haematological impaired investigation.
RBC-5.5, HCT-31, MCV-60.1, MCH-17.4, MCHC-29,platelet-160,000.
Past hx bell palsy,
Dx??

This is serious: Nobody here can diagnose you. However, I am gravely concerned not just that you are severely anemic, but that you are perhaps losing blood as a result of some other serious illness. If your physician won't give you straight answers and guide you through a fast, efficient workup, ask for a hematology consult. ...Read more

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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more