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Facial paralysis: Paralysis of one or both sides of the face. See detailed information below for a list of 70 causes of Facial paralysis, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
The following medical conditions are some of the possible
causes of Facial paralysis.
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Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Facial paralysis, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.
Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Facial paralysis may include:
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Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Facial paralysis. Some of these are listed below :
The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible
causes of Facial paralysis as a symptom.
Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using,
including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Facial paralysis may include these symptoms:
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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Facial paralysis. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.
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Bell's palsy is a form of facial paralysis resulting from damage to the 7th (facial) cranial... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Bell's Palsy Information Page: NINDS)
Severe or complete loss of facial muscle motor function; this condition may result from central or peripheral lesions; damage to CNS motor pathways from the cerebral cortex to the facial nuclei in the pons leads to facial weakness that generally spares the forehead muscles; facial nerve diseases generally results in generalized hemifacial weakness; neuromuscular junction diseases and muscular diseases may also cause facial paralysis.
- (Source - CRISP)
The list of organs typically affected by Facial paralysis may include, but is not limited to:
The list below shows some of the causes of Facial paralysis mentioned in various sources:
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Facial paralysis. Of the 70 causes of Facial paralysis that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Facial paralysis' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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The following list of medical conditions have Facial paralysis or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Facial paralysis based
on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:
Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Facial paralysis, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :
Subtypes of Facial paralysis:
Bell's palsy (9 causes)
Medical Conditions associated with Facial paralysis:
Paralysis symptoms (385 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Paralysis (325 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Weakness (3752 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Sick (5751 causes)
Symptoms related to Facial paralysis:
Face symptoms (8109 causes), Facial weakness (64 causes), Paralysis (325 causes), Expressions (93 causes), Smile symptoms (88 causes), Lack of facial expression (78 causes), Bells palsy (9 causes), Facial nerve, Brain tumour (14 causes), Stroke (192 causes), Lymes disease, Herpes zoster virus, Head trauma (8 causes), Meningitis (160 causes)
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