Our expert says:
a tumour would cause very gradual deterioration of the muscles over months and would not cause symptoms that come and go. Most patients with Bell's palsy these days are sent to neurologists immediately because if you don't treat this optimally the chances are that you may have residual loss of movement in the face. I have not ever seen a facial palsy due to a tumour in the 23 years that I am a doctor, so I think this is quite rare. The tingling and pain and numbness symptoms can also be caused by a kind of migraine, but the symptoms are quite typical of Bell's palsy. The truth is that we often do not find a specific cause for the palsy and can't always say that it was caused by a virus. Rather wait until you had a proper full neurological examination, he may send you for Brainscan to exclude any problems in the skull or sinuses. Prognosis of Bell's palsy is good - With or without treatment, most individuals begin to get better within 2 weeks after the initial onset of symptoms and recover completely within 3 to 6 months. Please let me know what the neurologist said?
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