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I've been diagnosed with bells palsy, singles, MS do they have any relation?

I've been diagnosed with bells palsy, singles, MS do they have any relation?

Yes, they can: BP can happen to anyone, but it is more often a result of a recent viral infection like shingles. Those facial nerves that are working badly can also be damaged by the ms process. Best wishes for getting through this - it must be a challenge. ...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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What is the difference between bell's palsy and ms?

What is the difference between bell's palsy and ms?

Completely different: Bell's palsy is facial weakness or paralysis of uncertain cause that may be related to a viral infection. This usually gets better on its own in most people. Ms is a progressive degenerative neurological disease with numerous symptoms and patterns. ...Read more

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Hx of bell's palsy and trigeminal neuralgia. Mult episodes of facial weakness w/ right sided weakness. Neg for ms. Hyper reflexes right side. Help?

Hx of bell's palsy and trigeminal neuralgia.  Mult episodes of facial weakness w/ right sided weakness. Neg for ms. Hyper reflexes right side. Help?

Some thoughts: What kind of help do you need? It is good if you do not have MS. Stroke and MS are the most likely to cause symptoms of weakness of the right face, arm and leg. Proper evaluation for these conditions and their risk factors should be done by a physician in a clinic or a hospital. A rare cause of these could also be hemiplegic migraine. Do you get headaches with these? ...Read more

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I have cerebral palsy is it possible to be diagnosed with another neurological disorder like MS or als?

I have cerebral palsy is it possible to be diagnosed with another neurological disorder like MS or als?

Yes: Over your lifetime you can develop a second disorder.Cp is defined by the static or stable nature of the brain injury, but that static injury can have result in more difficulty as you age due to the decreased mobility and lack of exercise needed to maintain unaffected activities. A second illness like ms or als, based on poorly understood factors can affect anyone. ...Read more

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46 year old male with cerebral palsy (I walk pigeon toed). Have low back pain, twitching, low across ab pain, tingling in arms/back. ALS/MS or paranoi?

46 year old male with cerebral palsy (I walk pigeon toed). Have low back pain, twitching, low across ab pain, tingling in arms/back. ALS/MS or paranoi?

Muscle/nerve pain: Back pain is the #1 reason for visits to a family doctor. There are many causes of pain and tingling in the back and arms, most likely pinched nerve or abnormal body mechanics underlying the problems. ALS and MS are extremely unlikely. Consider seeing a Neurologist about the tingling. Your primary care physician should be able to manage your pain. ...Read more

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I am handicapped due to paralysis, how can I find out if I have been misdiagnosed or even have MS?

Can be challenging: Not clear why you were paralyzed, but could possibly be due to a spinal cord disease, such as neuromyelitis optica, although MS could also be a culprit. Since many conditions including trauma, a spinal cord infection, tumor, or stroke, could be the answer, if you wish to reassess, could get a second opinion at a nearby medical school dept of neurology clinic. ...Read more

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Left vocal chord paralysis. Mri scattered pv & sc wm flair nonspecific. Atypical for ms. I am 55 no high BP or migraine. Is MS stil a possibility?

Left vocal chord paralysis. Mri scattered pv & sc wm flair nonspecific. Atypical for ms.  I am 55 no high BP or migraine. Is MS stil a possibility?

Unlikely.: Possible but unlikely. I would put money on local injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve. Look in the upper chest and neck for a cause. ...Read more

Dr. John Hoffmann
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Bells Palsy (Definition)

Bell's palsy is a disorder affecting the nerve that controls movement of muscles in the face. Symptoms usually occur on only one side of the face, and may include having difficulty closing an eye, difficulty keeping food and fluids in the mouth, and ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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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