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Can Bell's Palsy cause other stroke like symptoms? Such as memory lose, personality...

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bwilson0155 | Student, College Freshman | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 23, 2008 at 12:42 AM via web

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Can Bell's Palsy cause other stroke like symptoms? Such as memory lose, personality changes, chemical imbalances, or physical disablities?

My son in-law was digniosed with this when he was eleven and had to re-learn how to speak, walk, and was put on medication for a chemical inbalance in his brain that caused anger and emotional problems. That is why I ask this question. 

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ladyvols1 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted October 23, 2008 at 12:59 AM (Answer #1)

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Bell's Palsy can cause pain, trouble speaking, and constant pain might tend to cause anger issues, but according to research, “Bells palsy should not cause any other part of the body to become paralyzed, weak or numb. If any other areas are affected Bell's palsy is not the cause of the symptoms, and further testing must be done.”

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