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Ear Problems After Bells Palsy
Yes, but...: Bell's palsy is known as idiopathic facial paralysis. By definition, that means we don't know what caused it. All other causes of facial paralysis should be investigated first. Brain tumors, strokes, and a syndrome called melkersson- rosenthal syndrome should be evaluated for. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
...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
Yes: Most of the time things are fine in a few weeks, but around 5% never recover fully. ...Read more
Is synkinesis after facial palsy permanent? Developed palsy after trauma from surgery. When I smile, corner lip spasms. 5 months post op
First: Discuss this with the surgeon. From a neurological standpoint you can monitor recovery with a Blink Study ( facial nerve NCV ) the development of aberrant nerve re growth obviates a careful assessment of facial nerve function including taste, ability to tolerate loud noises, production of saliva and tears ( not just facial muscle responses ) See a neurologist for this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No, the opposite can: Bells palsy does not cause lymphoma. Infection/inflammation is the most common cause of bells's palsy. However, other condition like certain brain tumor, stroke, certain lymphoproliferative disease- like waldenstrom's etc can be presented with cranial nerve vii paralysis. ...Read more
Can a ear infection/ discomfort cause partial facial paralysis on the same side? Dr said not Bell's palsy
Diagnosed with Bells Palsy 6/18/17right side. Noticed twitching over left eye 6/30/17 does it mean I'm getting bilateral palsy. Are twitches normal?
Not likely: It is highly unlikely that you would develop bilateral Bell's palsy. I assume that you are using refresh pm or some other petroleum based ointment in the right eye several times daily and before bed to protect your cornea. If you do develop it in your left eye, use the ointment there, too and call your doctor. Best wishes ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ent says vestibular neuritis- hearing great via hearing test, mild nystugmutus to the left.But when i close my eyes they twitch (eye lids). Vertigo worse in am.Can twitch b from neuritis? No MRI done
I do MRIs: Generally symptoms related to the posterior fossa of the brain can be clinically diagnosed but they cannot be certain there is no stroke or tumor present. My mother had the diagnosis of recurrent vestibular neuritis (or labyrinthitis). In mris done a few years later she had multiple pontine strokes. Also the doctor should order your MRI with and without contrast. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am deaf, (neural deafness) from few months sometimes i experience slurred speech. Is my deafness responsible for slurring of speech?
Diagnosed as child with otosclerosis, last couple years been having fluctuating hearing loss, vertigo episodes, ringing in ear. Possible misdiagnosis?
Two questions: Bell's palsy is a localized inflammation of the facial nerve and does not cause death, but a minor brainstem stroke could cause a focal facial paresis appearing similar to bell's in part at least. One can easily be distinguished from the other, by an experienced neurologist. ...Read more
Could hydrocephalus be related to recurring sudden unilateral hearing losses with almost complete recovery, intermittent tinnitus or ear congestion?
No relationship: Erb palsy is the result of a stretching and or tearing of the nerves to the arm due to shoulder dystocia. It should not have anything to do with memory difficulty, unless the diagnosis of Erb palsy is confused with an upper extremity diosrde due to brain injury. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Brief episodes of vertigo, ear fullness, ear ache, and pulsatile tinnitus in left ear for two months (started after a cold with bronchitis). Also, conductive hearing loss in left ear. Outer ear and tympanic membrane look fine. Neur. exam. fine.
Meniere's disease?: Are you having headaches as well? With vertigo, hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears perhaps??) you've described 3/4 symptoms of Ménière's disease, the only last symptom being headaches on the side of the hearing loss and ringing in the ear. You'd need an MRI to know that the inner ears and brain in general look OK. Treatment for this is challenging. ...Read more
Problems with the ear include external infection, allergy to the skin, perforation of the eardrum, tinnitus (ringing), loss of hearing acuity, deafness, dizziness, balance disorder, problems after flying with air pressure, and many others. See your otolaryngologist ...Read more
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