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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. Jane Chung
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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?

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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Hello. I had my 8th/9th concussion back in September, a week apart. About a week later, I had a facial droop. I still have intermittent facial droops.

Hello. I had my 8th/9th concussion back in September, a week apart. About a week later, I had a facial droop. I still have intermittent facial droops.

See your doctor: Those levels of repetitive traumatic brain injury should be both followed closely and evaluated particularly with additional symptoms. Moreover, changes in activity to avoid such repetitive injury is in order. Please see your physician promptly to create a plan to address all of these issues. ...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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What causes facial muscle weakness?

Facial palsy: Bell's palsy which is the injury of facial nerve that innervates the facial muscles can cause facial assymetry. You need to check with your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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What nerve causes facial muscle weakness?

What nerve causes facial muscle weakness?

Cranial Nerves: Facial expression and movement are controlled by several of the cranial nerves (cn). Ocular motion by cn3, 4, 6. Eyebrow lift by cn3, eyelid closing by cn7, muscles of chewing by cn5 and the rest of the face by cn7. ...Read more

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I have some facial muscle weakness. Brain MRI about a year ago showed nothing. Was told it was anxiety. Could that be the only cause? I fear als.

I have some facial muscle weakness. Brain MRI about a year ago showed nothing.  Was told it was anxiety. Could that be the only cause?  I fear als.

Doubt ALS: Weak facial muscles are associated with a few hereditary muscle diseases (e.g., fsh), but can be due to problems with cranial nerves, such as facial or trigeminal, and problems outside cranial cavity may not be seen on standard brain mri. Very unlikely that you have als, but if you need more information, a facial nerve EMG might be of some value. ...Read more

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If my bell's palsy facial paralysis hasn't gone away after a year will it ever go away?

Unlikely: Most people with true bell's palsy will recover most or all of their facial movement with time. Some will have permanent paralysis or weakness. If your face has not improved at all then you should see an ENT specialist for more evaluation. It is possible that you have another problem that has caused your facial paralysis such as a tumor growth and this should be checked. ...Read more

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Mild facial paralysis can be cured completely without leaving any sign of it? After being cured it can come back again ? We should always be alert ?

Mild facial paralysis can be cured completely without leaving any sign of it?
After being cured it can come back again ?
We should always  be alert ?

? Bells palsy ?: Acute facial paralysis can occur after viral infection that affects the facial nerve. However, it can also be sign of stroke or ms or brain tumor. Rare genetic disorders can cause recurrent facial paralysis. You need a thorough medical and neurological evaluation. ...Read more

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Is facial paralysis hereditary?

Is facial paralysis hereditary?

FacialPalsy not Here: No it is not hereditary most of the times, except rare genetic condition mekersson rosenthol syndrome. ...Read more

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What can cause facial paralysis?

What can cause facial paralysis?

Lots of things: Many problems can cause facial paralysis. It can be congenital, from a tick bite, ear infection, tumor in the face or skull, brain tumor, stroke, multiple sclerosis, etc. Most commonly in adults, it is caused by a virus infection of the nerve that provides facial movement. ...Read more

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What can cause partial facial paralysis?

What can cause partial facial paralysis?

Bells Palsy Facial N: It is facial palsy caused by dysfunction of 7th cranial nerve called facial nerve.It is caused by an inflammation of facial nerve which in turn causes swelling of the facial nerve and causes the assymetry of face due to inability to controlfacial muscles on affected side other conditions that can cause facial palsy are lymes disease, brain tumour and stroke and that is not called bells palsy. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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