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Is bell's palsy the result of a stroke?
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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
6 doctors agree
In brief: No
Bells palsy only refers to facial paralysis with an unknown cause although it may be due to a viral infection.
A stroke can cause facial paralysis but this is not called bells palsy.

In brief: No
Bells palsy only refers to facial paralysis with an unknown cause although it may be due to a viral infection.
A stroke can cause facial paralysis but this is not called bells palsy.
Dr. John Hoffmann
Dr. John Hoffmann
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Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Viral infection is one aspect to facial nerve paralysis leading to bells.
Stress and irritation to the facial nerve can also cause this. Chinese acupuncture can help to reduce the duration of paralysis.

In brief: No
Viral infection is one aspect to facial nerve paralysis leading to bells.
Stress and irritation to the facial nerve can also cause this. Chinese acupuncture can help to reduce the duration of paralysis.
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Facial paralysis may be part of a stroke but bells palsy is a viral inflammation of the facial nerve which leads to facial paralysis.

In brief: No
Facial paralysis may be part of a stroke but bells palsy is a viral inflammation of the facial nerve which leads to facial paralysis.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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