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What is this jowel facial droop?

What is this jowel facial droop?

Aging: As people age, the muscles in the face become weaker, resulting in facial droop or jowels in many people. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Facial Muscle Weakness (Definition)

Facial muscle weakness are clinical findings in which a person's facial muscles are unable to be moved or move with less strength. This is often an issue with the nerve of the facial muscles ...Read more


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Why is there facial droop on stroke?

Why is there facial droop on stroke?

If the stroke has: Affected the area of the brain that normally sends signals to a part of the face, then the muscles in that part will not get the message to contract. The relaxed part then droops with gravity. ...Read more

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Facial droop on right side means stroke where?

Not necessarily: May not be a stroke. It could be a problem with the facial nerve. Either way, it should get checked out to determine location and treatment. ...Read more

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After having a stroke some develop a facial droop on one side of their face. Why?

After having a stroke some develop a facial droop on one side of their face. Why?

Damage: Permanent damage to brain cells that control the tone of those facial muscles. The brain is divided into halves, and strokes usually occur on one side of the brain or the other, hence people show symptoms on one side or the other. ...Read more

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After having a stroke some people are known to develop a facial droop on one side?

After having a stroke some people are known to develop a facial droop on one side?

Yes: It depends what part of the brain the stroke happens in. Facial droop is a possibility but so is arm or leg weakness, difficulty speaking, confusion, difficulty walking, etc. ...Read more

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If facial droop was caused by a stroke could the droop come and go over a matter of hours or even minutes or would that point to an infectious cause?

If it's a TIA: Transient ischemic attacks (tias) are strokes that don't last. They're caused by temporary interruption of the blood flow, but the flow resumes before permanent damage occurs. You say "come and go" so i presume the situation was fully resolved. If not, you may want to resubmit your question in a more detailed way. ...Read more

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Can seroquel (quetiapine) cause facial droop?

Can seroquel (quetiapine) cause facial droop?

No but: While seroquel (quetiapine) has not been associated with facial droop, it, like other antipsychotics, can cause muscle stiffness. That may mimic a droop i one side of the face looks higher than the other due to the stiffness. ...Read more

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Stroke on what side of the brain would experience a left facial droop?

Stroke on what side of the brain would experience a left facial droop?

Stroke vrs Bell's : The picture shows a lady with a stroke and a man with bell's palsy: if you can raise both eyebrows, the facial nerve is intact. Therefore, the woman has had a stroke involving the left side of the brain producing paralysis of the right lower face and the man has a right bell's palsy. ...Read more

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I had facial droop yesterday but not my eye, only my lips and cheek. What is that from?

Need evaluation soon: The sudden onset of a facial droop may indicate something serious like a stroke, or a somewhat less serious condition like a bell's palsy. You should seek local medical attention immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane Chung
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Sagging Facial Muscles (Definition)

Facial muscles that sag. See facial plastic ...Read more