- Lack of facial expression:
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An absence of expression on the face is medically called "flat affect". In many cases, the face mirrors the underlying emotions, and the person has limited emotions or various emotional or psychological disorders.
Also possible are physical disorders of the face that limit the ability of the face to show emotion. For example, the partial facial paralysis from Bell's palsy may reduce a person's ability to smile....more »
The following medical conditions are some of the possible
causes of Lack of facial expression.
There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor
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When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Lack of facial expression 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 Lack of facial expression may include these symptoms:
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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Lack of facial expression. 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.
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The list of organs typically affected by Lack of facial expression may include, but is not limited to:
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This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Lack of facial expression. Of the 78 causes of Lack of facial expression that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Lack of facial expression' 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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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Lack of facial expression based
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Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Lack of facial expression, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :
Subtypes of Lack of facial expression:
Loss of facial expression (15 causes)
Medical Conditions associated with Lack of facial expression:
Face symptoms (8109 causes), Expressions (93 causes), Smile symptoms (88 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Emotional symptoms (2080 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes)
Symptoms related to Lack of facial expression:
Smile symptoms (88 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Expression symptoms, Facial paralysis (70 causes), Marden-Walker Syndrome, Meningitis (160 causes), Meningococcal disease, Mobius syndrome, Moebius Syndrome, Muscular dystrophy, Hypogonadism (129 causes), Myasthenia Gravis, Möbius syndrome
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