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Which one?: There are a number of potential causes for facial asymmetry when crying. Facial paralysis can be congenital (either traumatic or developmental) or can occur at any age due to injury, infection, tumor, etc. There are quite a few congenital syndromes that can be associated with this. ...Read more
No: Having TMJ should not affect your face, unless you are in a lot of pain and you have a pained expression on your face. Tmj has to do with the muscles that move your jaw spasming or cramping causing pain. This should not affect how your muscles look, as the spasm is deep in the muscle. So, i would say you shouldn't notice any facial changes due to tmj. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Genetics: The vast majority of ds patients will have enough similarities in physical appearance to be recognized by knowledgeable people.This is caused by the effect of the extra chromosome material on every cell of the body during the formation of all facial and body structures. ...Read more
My facial appearance has changed so much from 15 yrs to 16 yrs and I dont know why, i know faces change in puberty but i just dont look like myself?
:): This is your new mature face, Believe me when I tell you, who you are comes from within. And don't forget this is advice from a person who has not seen the old "you" or the new "you"! ...Read more
Puberty: Yes it does, maybe even a little earlier in the 10-15 range. ...Read more
My son was born with asymmetric crying facies (some doctors called it cullp) – he is 3 years old now and it is still visible. Can anything be done?
Probably not: There are various expressions of this condition: simple missing muscle in that part of face to a complex abnormality of chromosome 22 with far reaching problems, including heart, blood, eye and brain defects. If all your child has is an asymmetric cry, count yourself blessed. Be sure there has been a thorough workup looking for above. ...Read more
Will a missing molar tooth affect the facial appearance(on the exterior), skin flexibility,jaw volum loss,..as time goes by? I can't afford an implant
Missing tooth: Molars are key teeth in your mouth. They serve to bring food and that's where most of the chewing occurs. Losing a tooth in one jaw causes the tooth in the opposing jaw to over erupt and the neighboring teeth to drift. A replacement in the form of a "bridge" or an implant crown may be indicated to prevent any undesirable consequences. Consult with your dentist to determine the right treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can one reverse the muscular changes and facial appearance changes from teeth grinding? My jaw has widened and hardened.Can the masseter muscle atophy
My ESR has come to 700 in a test. Is it normal for a 26 year non pregnant female. There is also a trace of RBC in my urine. Any prima facie diagnosis?
Abnormal Tests: Your ESR is very high and rbc in urine is abnormal.You have to discuss with your doctor the significance of these tests.Why the test was ordered and what more tests you need and what your symptoms are.So make an appt, we can not give you any diagnosis based on these tests at this site. ...Read more
Time: Waiting is the main answer. You can dilute your urine, but that will lead you to fail the test anyway. Time will degrade most ETG (the urine test for the product of alcohol) - usually between 2-7 days. I'm sure you were hoping for a cheat - but all of them can be detected by the test itself. ...Read more
Dull achy pain still remains after 3 month old tfcc tear where blood supply is poor. Is it healed or is pain masked by cortisone only to return later?
Not unusual: Depending on the type and location of tear these can remain sore for some time. In fact about 40% of individuals have a tfcc tear and don't know it because its not symptomatic, if you haven't had surgery i would definitely recommend taking the injection. I offer that as a first intervention to my patients and it often gets rid of the pain and avoids surgery. Hope this helps :). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bleed after sex and smear started happening 8 years ago since having my child ,bad birth. Been on pill & masked the bleeding after sex till I come off?
Irregular bleeding: Irregular spotting is one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. Infections, polyps, fibroids and hormonal changes can cause spotting. Your doctor needs to do an exam and look at your cervix. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more