iam 49 yr old female, no risk factors of DM,HT, Cholesterol, perimenopausal, noticed 1 month ago, facial asymmetry, ie rt side facial crease--nasolabial fold was missing but no weakness nothing, ignored it, occasional while sleeping noticed salvation from lt corner of mouth, some inability to recall known names , at times only few months before this,
had an apisode of fever 2wks ago, URTI, then nest wk, 1st day--few seconds of black out, next day few seconds of chillness in rt forerm, the day after tht momentary rt foot chillness, all lsted only few seconds, next day met neuro--? TIA mRI angio done --normal, carotid artery Doppler normal, echo and cardiac side normal CBC showed 5,31,000 platelet count and MPV 4.4(6-10 normal) esr 40, results of thrombophilia screen awaited, started on aspirin now what is my cause for tIA no FH of autoimmune disorder BP normal if all 3 TIAS of reent origin is due to increased thrombocuyte due to recent fever how to explain the rt sided facial weakness which developed a month ago??
I am sorry to hear about your medical problems. Common cold, sinusitis, ear infection, sensory nerve compression, peripheral neuropathy as in diabetes, inflamed wisdom tooth, impacted wisdom tooth, dental caries, etc can all cause facial weakness and pain. Since you had fever, these possibilities should be looked into.
Hemi facial weakness is also seen in Bell’s palsy, trigeminal neuralgia where a spasm may cause weakness, or due to acoustic neuroma which is a benign tumor of the eighth cranial nerve.
Please discuss these possibilities with your doctor. Hope this helps. Take care!
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