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What causes facial muscle weakness?

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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Dr. Marcel Hungs
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Muscle Weakness (Definition)

Muscle weakness is either a subjective or objective symptom based on history or formalized testing. As a result, any complaint of weakness needs to be correlated with testing that can bring out that weakness, which sometimes involves putting that muscle in an isolated and 'disadvantaged' scenario to assess adequately. Such weakness can have multiple etiologies from ...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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What is the definition or description of: Muscle weakness on one side of body?

What is the definition or description of: Muscle weakness on one side of body?

Hemiparesis: Hemiparesis describes the condition of weakness on one side of the body and not the other. Although there are multiple potential causes, having had a stroke is one of the most common causes of hemiparesis. ...Read more

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What can one-sided muscle weakness/wasting be?

What can one-sided muscle weakness/wasting be?

Many Possibilities: Weakness and wasting on one side can be caused by a number of things, including intervertebral disc disease, intervertebral foraminal stenosis. These irritate or with enough degeneration can cause decreased function in the nerve, which eventually causes strength or wasting issues. There are more potential causes, so it is advisable to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Muscle weakness for a year. Possible side effect to acutane, is this possible?

Muscle weakness for a year. Possible side effect to acutane, is this possible?

See your doctor: If you have had muscle weakness for a year, you should have a complete workup to assess for reversible causes. You should discuss your unique medical history and the effects of acutane with your doctor. ...Read more

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What specialist would I need to see if I have muscle weakness in one leg?

What specialist would I need to see if I have muscle weakness in one leg?

PMD: Typically this would first be evaluated by your primary medical doctor and then a neurologist. ...Read more

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Does the side effect of muscle weakness from geodon (ziprasidone) ever go away?

Yes if that's cause: Generally the main side effects of medication such as Geodon (ziprasidone) on muscles is more commonly disorders of muscle contraction, stiffness and abnormal movements. Weakness is not common and if that seems to be the case a good medical evaluation would be in order especially if stopping the Geodon (ziprasidone) doesn't result in the weakness going away. ...Read more

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After how long a patient may start experiencing side effects like muscle weakness from statins use?

After how long a patient may start experiencing side effects like muscle weakness from statins use?

Statin myopathy: Statin myopathy comes in a variety of different forms, but most typically patients will be on a statin for at least several months and up to a year before developing symptoms, although there are cases where symptoms have been revealed in a month. This distinct to the specific autoimmune syndrome which is necrotizing and associated with specific antibodies. ...Read more

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What nervous system diseases cause muscle weakness on the right side?

What nervous system diseases cause muscle weakness on the right side?

Focality: A lesion over the left side of the brain can cause right sided weakness, such as a stroke, hemorrhage, abscess, brain tumor. If you have focal weakness, see a neurologist ASAP ...Read more

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Will the clot simply dissolve with heparin? Will the effects of muscle weakness resolve on the affected side?

NO: Heparin does not dissolve clots. At therapeutic levels it prevents the enlargement of the clot or others from forming. Time and other mechanisms resolve or "dissolve" the clot but often not completely. Muscle weakness will resolve with time and can be accelerated by going to physical therapy/program. ...Read more

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If you are living in a place that has mold, what kind of health problems can it cause? Is muscle weakness one of them?

If you are living in a place that has mold, what kind of health problems can it cause? Is muscle weakness one of them?

Mold exposure: Mold is thriving in humid environment. If you develop sensitivities to those particular mold spores, the lining of your airway can get inflamed by exposing to the mold spores in the air you breath in. Depending how severe the inflammation is, you can get symptoms similar to rhino sinusitis, asthmatic flares if you have asthma, general malaise including muscle weakness. ...Read more

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Feeling muscle weakness and mild pain throughout body, two days after Tetanus shot. Is it a side effect?

Feeling muscle weakness and mild pain throughout body, two days after Tetanus shot. Is it a side effect?

T Tetanus t: Sometimes the tetanus vaccine can cause mild side effects which may include soreness, redness, or swelling at the site of the injection, fever, headache or body aches and fatigue. These can be managed using NSAIDS and should resolve in a day or two. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I have localize numbness in one of my thighs. Size of a base ball. It goes down to my muscle but I have no pain. No muscle weakness. What could it be?

Femoral cutaneous: It high possible you sustained femoral cutaneous nerve injury or impingement. The site of impingement usually over your lower abdominal wall or groin area. It happens often for obesity person due to abdominal wall folding or tight belt applying. ...Read more

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I have a lot of pressure in my ribs that stays for about a week and then goes away for a day or two on both sides, muscle weakness. And diharrea but t?

I have a lot of pressure in my ribs that stays for about a week and then goes away for a day or two on both sides, muscle weakness. And diharrea but t?

GI gas?: Gas or pressure in the colon as it runs up along the top of the abdomen can cause pain that radiates into the lower rib cage. If you have intermittent bouts of diarrehea / constipation you may have colitis or irritable bowel syndrome. Try some probiotics and see your Family Doctor or urgent care for evaluation ...Read more

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When a nerve in the face is damaged (not severed) does muscle weakness slowly get better or spontaneously work as the nerve heals?

When a nerve in the face is damaged (not severed) does  muscle weakness slowly get better or spontaneously work as the nerve heals?

Expect this: If the nerve coverings are the source of damage, it will take about 4 weeks, but if the central axonal core is affected, recovery speed is similar to fingernail growth, about 0.1 mm per day. Your surgeon can help explain this process. ...Read more

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What's the difference between hypotonia and muscle weakness in regards to diagnosing underlining conditions? Is one more an indicator of st specific?

What's the difference between hypotonia and muscle weakness in regards to diagnosing underlining conditions? Is one more an indicator of st specific?

Hypotonic/weakness: Hypotonia is decreased resistance to passive movement and is indicative of injury to the peripheral nerve or muscle. Muscle weakness can be due to either peripheral nervous system/muscle or central causes. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin all over my body and face, fatigued and muscle weakness.

I have itchy skin all over my body and face, fatigued and muscle weakness.

Allergies: You could be having allergies or a viral syndrome giving you muscle aches and itchiness, try anti allergy med and or cold meds and see if it helps if not see your doctor ...Read more

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I hope to sstop antipsychotics one day will my former physical strength return when i do? Or is this joint pain and muscle weakness permenant?

I hope to sstop antipsychotics one day will my former physical strength return when i do?  Or is this joint pain and muscle weakness permenant?

Great questions: But they should be directed to your prescribing physician.Your pharmacist would also be a good resource. However, i must insist that your prescribing physician confirm and agree with the stopping of your meds. You should not do this on your own because you don't like the side effects. Again, confirm with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Side effects of colchicine such muscle weakness, tenderness, sharp pains, tiredness. After discontinuation, how long before they go away?

Side effects of colchicine such muscle weakness, tenderness, sharp pains, tiredness. After discontinuation, how long before they go away?

Doubt colchicine: I would doubt that your symptoms are the result of side effects of colchicine. Neurologic toxicities occurs at high doses and issues such as pain and tenderness are likely related to other causes. Why are you on Colchicine in the first place? ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Weak Muscles (Definition)

Muscle weakness can be described as either a perceived or measurable loss in muscle strength. This loss can be due to host of conditions, including but not limited to, age, ...Read more