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Facial weakness

Facial weakness: Introduction

Facial weakness: Weakness affecting the face. See detailed information below for a list of 64 causes of Facial weakness, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Facial weakness

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Causes of Types of Facial weakness:

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Facial weakness: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Facial weakness, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Facial weakness Treatments

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Stories from Users for Facial weakness

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Message Boards for Facial weakness

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Diagnostic tests for Facial weakness:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Facial weakness. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Central nervous system examination, including cranial nerves looking for signs of 7th nerve palsy which may be due to brain tumor, brain stroke, brain stem stroke, brain stem tumor, multiple sclerosis, acoustic neuroma, meningioma, chronic meningitis, Bell's palsy, fracture of petrous temporal bone, otitis media, herpes zoster infection, parotid gland tumor, parotid gland sarcoidosis
    • Look for signs of Bell's palsy (7th nerve palsy of unknown cause) e.g. unable to wrinkle forehead or close eye forcefully on affected side, unable to whistle or blow out cheeks
    • Complete examination of the ears, nose and throat looking for rupture of ear drum, ear discharge or evidence of middle ear infection
    • If 7th nerve palsy, examine for a blister-like rash on the pharynx or external ear canal that would suggest herpes zoster (shingles) infection of the nerve
    • Palpate parotid gland for enlargement
  • more tests...»

Medications or substances causing Facial weakness:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Facial weakness 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.

Facial weakness: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Facial weakness may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Facial weakness

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Facial weakness. 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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Facial weakness: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Facial weakness

Cluster of diseases with difficult diagnosis issues: There is a well-known list of medical conditions that are all somewhat difficult to diagnose, and all can present in a variety of different more »

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Facial weakness: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Facial weakness: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Organs affected by Facial weakness:

The list of organs typically affected by Facial weakness may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Facial weakness

The list below shows some of the causes of Facial weakness mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Facial weakness?

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 weakness. Of the 64 causes of Facial weakness that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 3 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 4 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 57 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Facial weakness:

The following list of conditions have 'Facial weakness' 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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Conditions listing medical complications: Facial weakness:

The following list of medical conditions have Facial weakness 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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Causes of Facial weakness Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Facial weakness based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Facial weakness?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Facial weakness, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Facial weakness:

    Subtypes of Facial weakness:

    Bell's palsy (9 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Facial weakness:

    Weakness (3752 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Sick (5751 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes)

    Symptoms related to Facial weakness:

    Weakness (3752 causes), Droopy eyelid (425 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Tingling face (18 causes), Numb face (3 causes), Facial pain (153 causes), Cheek symptoms (104 causes), Bell's palsy (9 causes)

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Facial weakness

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