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Bell's palsy vs. Facial nerve palsy. Different?

Bell's palsy vs. Facial nerve palsy. Different?

Often: Misdiagnosed, bell's palsy is a type of facial nerve palsy when the cause is unknown. In order for a facial nerve palsy to be correctly labelled bell's palsy, an appropriate evaluation with imaging studies needs to be done. ...Read more

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Facial nerve paralysis. Is that bells?

Facial nerve paralysis. Is that bells?

Maybe: Bell's palsy is one cause of facial paralysis, but there are others. Anything involving paralysis needs to be addressed by a doctor, pronto. ...Read more

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Is facial nerve paralysis painful?

Is facial nerve paralysis painful?

Sometimes: Sometimes facial paralysis can have pain if it is caused by a virus. This can be called ramsey hunt syndrome. Also, many bell's palsy patients describe "pins and needles" sensation for unclear reasons. ...Read more

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Is facial reconstruction different from facial plastic surgery?

Is facial reconstruction different from facial plastic surgery?

Facial plastics: Facial reconstruction following trauma or tumor removal is performed to try to reconstruct the appearance to what is was prior to the trauma or tumor removal. Aesthetic facial plastic surgery is performed to improve the appearance of the patient in the absence of trauma or ablative surgery. ...Read more

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Facial paralysis/droopin/bell's palsy and dizziness when touching side of face?

Facial paralysis/droopin/bell's palsy and dizziness when touching side of face?

See a specialist: Should see a specialist as soon as possible. You need a full work-up including an MRI or ct scan to rule out tumor and identify if cranial nerves are being compressed inside the brain, inside the skull bone or outside. ...Read more

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What's the difference between strabismus & cranial nerve palsies that effect the eyes? Can cranial nerve palsies cause strabismus?

What's the difference between strabismus & cranial nerve palsies that effect the eyes? Can cranial nerve palsies cause strabismus?

Different patterns: Strabismus is the generic term for eye misalignment of any cause. If from childhood, the eyes are separated about the same in all positions. If from cranial palsy, the degree of separation goes from normal away from the action of the muscles, to a very wide difference in the direction of the action of that muscle. An ophthalmologist can usually readily make this distinction. ...Read more

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Cranial nerve damage possible from face laceration?

Cranial nerve damage possible from face laceration?

The cranial nerves : And there are 12, arise in the pons, midbrain and brain stem. The facial laceration is likely to severe/injue branches of vii, the facial nerve, providing innervation of facial muscles. ...Read more

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34yr fem left facial palsy?

Depends on cause: You should see a Facial Plastic Surgeon (ENT) or Plastic Surgeon who specializes in facial paralysis. The treatment depends on the cause of the paralysis, the severity, and the length of time it has been present. This problem can always be improved! ...Read more

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Can bells palsy cause facial swelling ?

Can bells palsy cause facial swelling ?

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Your symptoms may be a neurological ailment called trigeminal neuralgia. Not a very well understood problem and should see your doctor, who may then possibly refer to a neurologist. There can be a TMJ relation, but tn, associated with bell's palsy, can create symptoms that mimic tmj/tmd. Bell's palsy is not well understood either and may come and go. Seems like you might be improving though. ...Read more

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Enlarged perivascular space in basal ganglia. Is by any cranial nerves? Double vision, enlarged pupils, trigeminal neuralgia, pulsating tinnitus

Enlarged perivascular space in basal ganglia. Is by any cranial nerves? Double vision, enlarged pupils, trigeminal neuralgia, pulsating tinnitus

Neurologic issues: None of what you describe is normal. I would suggest that you seek the opinion of both the Neurologist and the Neurosurgeon and possibly the Interventional Neuroradiologist. ...Read more

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Do hydro cephalus cause facial deformity?

Do hydro cephalus cause facial deformity?

Not by itself : This does not typically cause a facial deformity by itself but may be associated with per conditions that cause the facial deformity. ...Read more

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Facial numbness with a toothache?

Facial numbness with a toothache?

Numbness: Sometimes, a tooth infection that is located near a major nerve of the face can cause numbness to that region. This can also be the case of the wisdom tooth infection. But numbness to the face can also be the result of other things too. It is advisable to have it checked by a professional. ...Read more

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Droopy lid, sudden facial numbness?

Droopy lid, sudden facial numbness?

Possible emergency: You need to see a doctor as soon as possible to rule out worrisome things such as stroke. ...Read more

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Cranial nerve damage with face lacerations, what to do?

Cranial nerve damage with face lacerations, what to do?

See details: I am not sure there is anything you can do. Discuss the issue with a neurologist. ...Read more

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Facial liposuction permanent?

Facial liposuction permanent?

Yes.: Liposuction does permanently remove fat cells, however the remaining fat cells can increase in size if there is a weight gain. With aging there is usually a loss of fat in the face and with facelifts and facial procedures we combine fat transfer to the face. Therefore it is key to be cautious before removing fat in the face. ...Read more

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Can nerve damage from wisdom teeth extraction cause facial paralysis?

Can nerve damage from wisdom teeth extraction cause facial paralysis?

Unlikely: The nerves most at risk for injury, especially when the roots of the wisdom teeth are fully grown, are the lower jaw nerves that give feeling to the lower jaw, teeth and lower lip. The nerve that causes movement of the facial muscles is not located close to the wisdom teeth but could conceivably receive pressure during support of the lower jaw. I have not yet seen such an injury though. ...Read more

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Is there a tingling sensation with facial nerve palsy?

Bell's palsy: Yes. Frequently. This reflects degneration of the sensory branches of the facial nerve on one side of the face, which is injured by a presumed virus in this condition. ...Read more

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Can sinus cause facial discomfort.? Lip, eye, cheek, head?

Can sinus cause facial discomfort.? Lip, eye, cheek, head?

Yes, it can: Acute and chronic sinusitis can cause sinus headaches, cheek discomfort but eye and lip pain is concerning. Need to be seen by physician and even ENT evaluation if necessary to make sure there is not a serious sinus infection involving eyes etc. Lip involvement seems less likely in sinus infection. ...Read more

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Can migraines cause TMJ and facial tingling?

Can migraines cause TMJ and facial tingling?

TMJ: Tmj problem can cause migraine and quite few problems that can all be dentally related. You must check with your dentist to address any occlusal disharmony(bite problem) and or any internal TMJ problem. ...Read more

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