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    I had Bell's Palsy a year ago, It happened on the right side of my face. I have movement now, I'd say 70% better. But the thing im concerned about is I have swelling on the right cheek and it's not going down at all. can anyone help?





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    Im a 56yr old woman but recently ive noticed that the left-hand side of my face keeps drooping and and looks odd to the right hand side of my face. I have been under stress lately so would that make a difference. I also seem to keep making a weird face unintentionally and my head keeps 'twitching'. Please help.





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    hi, im 22 and female. ive never suffered from acne, EVER...and the past few months i have been getting red lumps and spots on one side of my face only. they just started appearing on my chest and one arm, the same side as they are on my face...how do i get rid of them? they are leaving red marks. not scars or depressions, just red marks that are easily covered with concealer, but its a pain to put it on everyday. nothing in my routine has changed, i dont understand why i suddenly broke out and only on one side of my body. any help or tips on getting rid of the marks would be very much appreciated!





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    i have excessive Hyperhidrosis on my face and head only, i have always had it since being a teenager. the problem is now i have a job teaching and it is so embarrassing because i have to keep wiping my face and this makes me sore, on the plus side i have never had a spot on my face.. is there a miracle table that i can just take as and when i have to be public?





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    Hi, every time I eat, no matter what food it is, I start to sweat on just the left side of my face and neck. It also seems to happen if I'm nervous, and again I just sweat on the left side of my face. This started happening when I was around 15 years old and I am now 20. Is there anything that can be done about this? Its really embarrassing when I go out to eat in restaurants or public places.





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    I have had acne since i was a teenager however its has been not to bad and pretty on and off. I eat really well and dont eat too much chocolate etc however im 23 and still getting it. I only ever get it on my face and before October 2010 of last year my skin was doing well and then all of a sudden i hada really bad outbreak on the left side of my face and its still there and now its just all over my face again. Ive tried everything under the sun including antibiotics its really making me feel down and very self concious about the way i look. Can anyone help?? x





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    I have also had this because i have been sweating loads. Also if you drink alot maybye everyweekend this could be affecting you. i hope this helps

    I have also had this because i have been sweating loads. Also if you drink alot maybye everyweekend this could be affecting you. i hope this helps

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    I have a mole that is very raised on the side of my face, I have had it for many years now and it makes me very unconfident and makes me look and feel ugly. I want it removed as soon as possible as it has been bothering me for a while but my friend had to wait over a year for her removal. My mole isn't growing and itsn't causing a problem other than lack of confidance. If I called the doctor tomorrow and got put on a list, how long in average will I have to wait before it can be removed? Also it there any insant removal cream which is safe for all skin types?





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    When I had bowel movement today and last night I noticed that the water in the toilet was cloudy with red blood. The previous days I have had a little blood on the paper after bowel movement. Is this a pile or something more serious? It happen once last month too but only once. Any help would be great.





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    Hi. I'm 24 and have a raised mole / tag on the edge of my right eyebrow (nearest my nose) and one on the top side of my nose (near my eye) on the right side also. I've been to my GP and was due to have both removed, as my GP said it would easily scrape off and then I'd just need a few stitches. But the doctor set to do the minor surgery was very unsympathetic to my questions, saying it would 'most definitely scar' (not evening answering me when I asked if it would be a small / large scar) and in the end I didn't go through with it because he frightened me. I was wondering if anyone has ever had their moles removed? Especially ones on their face? I wouldn't mind if mine were near my ears, but they're right in the centre of my face, and I'd love for them to just disappear.





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    Hi there! I had a mole removed from my face a few months ago. It was about a centimetre in diameter and I'd hated it since I can remember (I'm 30 now). All the doctor did was lay me on a couch then inject around the mole with a local anaesthetic. That felt a bit like being pinched. Then she 'shaved' the mole off with a scalpel and cauterized the wound to stop it bleeding, during which I felt nothing at all! I walked out of the hospital with what looked like a cigarette burn on the middle of my cheek and I could smell the burnt skin for a couple of hours after which wasn't too pleasant, but now I'm left with a flattish, white scar no wider than the mole was originally, which is alot less noticable and barely visible at all when I'm wearing makeup! Seriously,If you'd be happier without the moles, go for it! Don't let some arrogant, insensitive Doctor put you off. Get a second opinion. :-)

    I am 18 abd have had bells palsy since April 30th 2014 (1 year and 4 months) and have only got slight movement (not a full smile and my face and eye move together when they're not meant to) I'm currently going through physio and trying out acupuncture through the NHS. Does anyone know if this is likely to work? Or do you have any other ways of treating it? I want my smile back :(





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    I'm 28 and had it when I was 24. I had it for a little over a year also. I was only given some steroids from the dr and sent on my way. So I never had any sort of treatment for it after that. But I found that making sure I massaged that side of my face, from top to bottom, 4-5 times a day is what ended up helping me get back to normal. It was around a year and 6 months when i could finally blink my eye and actually made that side of my mouth go up. After just a couple weeks from then, I feel I had all feeling and movement back that I have today. But I do still notice the effects from it when I take a picture straight on. My smile is still a little different on each side, but only I notice it, as well as my eyes open at different levels now, but again only I really notice it. Hope this helps and I wish you all the best!

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    Hi At the age of four years I was knocked over by a lorry. I was on consciousness for over a week, and remained in hospital for a number of months. My parents were informed that I had a fractured skull, which resulted in me loosing function on the left side of my face. I was also in and out of hospital for a number of years since to have a number of operations on my left ear, which discharged a smelly fluid. I continue to have trouble with my ear, I have lived with this from the age of four, I have contemplated suicide many a times due to the name calling and students at school intimidating the lack of my facial movement. I have lived with this throughout my life, I am in my forty's now but still feel ugly and unattractive. I come from a large family. However I have always avoided family photos and if photos have been taken I have always scratched my face out because I feel I look ugly. I have been married , but I am now divorced, I have always thought that is the reason for my marriage breakup because of my facial movement. I have discussed this with my family doctor but I have been advised that there is nothing that can be done. I have also had acupuncture, as it was recommended. Please can you advise me please.





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    Hi Ms After reading your comment I can only say that I do understand how you feel as I got facial paralysis on my right side since I was 2 years old & now I'm in my forties as well. Yes, I went through many 'bad times' while growing up & I must say that even nowadays I had met some people who were not nice towards me due to my facial paralysis. However I try not to give those people any space in my memories as that would be giving them importance in my life which they do not deserve. If I get to know nice people I let them know at some stage about my paralysis so they know why one side of my face moves in a 'different' way. I also don't like my pics due to my paralysis but when I am taken pics I ask to be taken many because I know at least one will get my approval & that's the one I keep. I notice that when I'm tired my face muscles are like hanging the most so I do try to be rested when I know that pics might be taken. I'm married & am also lucky to have found someone who is more interested about my intelligence than about my looks. However my husband always says that he doesn't mind my paralysis. Finally I can say that at my forties I'm not interested in people who are so nasty & short minded to make someone's life a misery just because of a facial paralysis. Hope my comment somehow helps you.

    There are doctors that specialize in helping people with facial paralysis, due to trauma or a palsy, appear more symetrical. Look up Dr BABAK AZIZZADEH. Check out his website. There is help and hope out there. I have had Bell's palsy 4 times in my life time. Never recovered fully from the first one when I was 23. I'm 48 and currently sufferring through another episode.

    Hi, my daughter had a simple surgery behind left ear to remove a boil( or something like it lasted for 4 years and after several creams doctors decided to do a plastic surgery to remove the scar behind the lower part of left ear). Unfortunatelly second day after surgery we found that she can't make any movement of the left side of face ( she couldn't close the eye, when she smiled the healthy side moves but left side goes down) . Well she's obly 7 years old and allredy l've been told she will NEVER get full function of the affected side . My daughter will have another operation ( this time serious one) on 21 feb this qill involve opebing big area of face and neck to find the edges of nerw thats been damaged....... I'm so scared , could any one give me contats to good consultants or any experience in surgical faciall nerw damage ??Please !!!!!!!





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    Im 17. I started growing facial hair about a year ago, it only grew on a small patch on the right side of my face. Over the past year its spread to the rest of my face but now all the hair on the right side of my face grows downwards, whereas all the hair on the left side of my face grows sideways and a lot thinner than on the right side. Just below my chin there is a patch where no hair grows what so ever. I need to know if theres a way I can get the hairs on the left side of my face to change direction and grow downwards? If so I would be extremely grateful to know how! Thanks





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    For the attention of Gemma (the girl who had the surgery), hope your post-op recovery went well. Have only just seen your post from a few months ago asking about side-effects people have experienced. I unfortunately went through ETS and lumbar sympathectomy between 99-01, here are the side-effects I suffer: * Very severe compensatory hyperhidrosis on the whole of my back, my chest, stomach, legs, groin, and buttocks. * Very dry hands / feet (much dryer than 'normal' people) * Very, very dry face / forehead / scalp / neck and armpits, even on hot days or during exercise * Lack of energy * Heat intolerance * Weight gain (due to lack of energy I guess) * Burning sensation in many areas * Flushed / overheated feeling in my face, as well as hands and most of my body always feeling excessively warm / hot * Society anxiety / paranoia / self-consciousness I hope you do not suffer these same side-effects. :-( I read that surgical techniques have improved in recent years so hopefully yours was done using more modern techniques. Personally though I still regret the operations and they are without doubt the biggest and most costly mistakes of my life. I would still advise anyone considering these barbaric operations to not go through with it and instead utilise great, safe treatments like iontophoresis and the aluminium chloride anti-perspirants.





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    I had surgery (double sympathectomy) 5 years ago. For the first few months it was amazing, I could wear tight tops and not have to worry about sweating. After that I started to sweat again under the arms, my back sweats profusely, even in winter if I go for a walk. But the worst of the side effects is my facial/head sweating. It happens when I eat and it only affects the left side. The worst food that affects it is chocolate (thankfully I don't really eat much of it), but even ice cream can make it happen.I get a prickly feeling, and as soon as I feel that, I know the sweating will start. I am getting to know what foods I can and can't eat in public, but it means I am restricted if I go out for a meal, I can't have the things that I really enjoy. Also my hands are very dry, and no amount of creams make a difference. I wish I had never had the surgery now, as I am worse off than I was. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, and I would never recommend it to anyone.

    Hello there! My problem is a grimace problem! I can only blink with one of the eyes, also, there are some muvement that I can not do with parts of my face, like lifting the superior part of a lip somehow, all happen on the right side of the face. As I get old I'm noticing that I'm getting more wrinkly on the left side of the face, maybe one problem relate to the other! It's scares me thinking about how am I gonna look in the future as I get old, one side wrinkly than the other? Lol! If someone can help it would be much appreciated! Thank you!





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    I am a 32year old woman. I have been suffreing from bowel problems for a long time now,{10 years or more}. I have had quite a few pollops removed recently. one of which was almost at the cancerous stage, {according to the doctor}. However since my last examination I have not had a bowl movement. I have noticed over the past few years that my bowel movements or lack of them, tend to be linked to the 13/14th day of my monthly cycle. Do you thnk there is a conection with not haing a bowel movement and my cycle!I have other symptons such as tiredness over all bloating, bad breath to name a few..... I ve also been to a kinisaologist who was able to detect that i ahd a bad infection in my gut and a weak bowel and liver, i have been following a strick non dairy, weat, sugar gultan diet, {this seems to help a little}. Have you any advice?





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    My dad just got to about 85 percent recovery after three months and he woke up today with Bell's palsy on the other side of his face. Has anyone experienced something like that? People have said they have had recurring episodes but has it ever came back on the other side of the face?





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    I am an acupuncturist and acupuncture is effective for bells palsy .Some person may have that on another side of face soon after the first one .You can consider it a new episode ,nothing really related to the first one.All because of body type (deficent of the internal qi).Early treatment ,higher chance to completely recover )

    Hello im a 45yr i have suffered with this problem since i was 36. My right side of my face goes bright red and burns i have a perfect line down the centre of my face and also very sweaty . It has got worse over the yrs my right side of my head also very sweaty so much so my hair looks like ive just got out of the shower. sweat also drips down the right side of my back. I feel as though my doctor dosnt know whats wrong with me. Please help i am desperate . This is so frustrating i have no quality of life





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    I have facial parayis. I had it since birth. The lower left of my mouth does not move when i smile. the rest of my face is ok. I spent my whole life with lack of confidence because of this. I went to specialist and i now have botox injected on my good side to weaken the muscle so my mouth is symmetrical. Its not perfect but made some improvement, it was enough to gain me lots of confidence :)





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    i was wondering whether it is normal for acne to only occur on one side of the face?...because it seems to be the right side of my face which it occurs on...thanks





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    hi my dear friend i completely understand your problem yes its true that you are having depression and these all are side effects of the drugs u were taking but now it is all on you that how you cure this therefore it will only happen by ur will making power which is completly lost go out fight with yourself break all the fears ur having when any fear or lack of ur ability comes in front of you dont let it go stay there n face it then you will realise that nothin happened with this its very difficult i know but you have to do this for curing any serious mental illness i hope the best for you:)

    I suffer with a pain in the vaginal area from morning until night. sometimes it feels worse with added searing pain like a heated curling iron being inserted. I am getting lower back pain right side, cannot stand over 30minutes or walk any distance without worsening pain. Sexual intercourse is extremely painful especially the next day and is the same way after a bowel movement. After a bowel movement next day extreme pain and frequent urinatiion. Cannot live my life like this. Please help, newly married and want intimacy. 54yrs

    My heart goes out to you because i have been going through this for over twenty years iam 44 now so i have been so depressed i took an over dose and also felt like a circus freak . I try to keep it at bay by using imac on my face which burns so for ten mins after i take it off i splash ice cold water on my face to cool it .this is no life for any woman only those of us with this problem can understand how on a daily baics it affects us depression not wanting to go out side afraid to face people hiding ur face from people its hopeless and no way to live is there a way even just to remove the hair from the face just to face the world please help

    My infection occurred 03/02/15, infection, inflamed, finally had surgery 4/23/15. It is now 06/17/15. I am sitting here in extreme pain in lower left side. I have had nothing but issues since the surgery. In hospital 7 days, when I finally passed gas, took another good couple weeks before able to have a small bowel movement and to this day fight to have a bowel movement, many dr prescription laxative, miralax, Metamucil, , suppositories, enemas and hospital visits. Very very frustrated at this point. Surgeon, of course tells me everything is fine. Seriously?

    I've had a problem with facial paisley since I was born. My face slants to the side and when I smile only half my face lifts up, it really takes my confidence away when talking to people as I try not to smile. Also one of my eyes on the effected side is larger than my normal one, it also does not close fully when I blink so it hurts sometimes in the morning. I would really like some help on things to do to fix my problem, i would love to have a normal face, I'm 16 and do not wish to take surgery or steroids





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    Hi, Im 18 and was diagnosed with scoliosis a couple of years ago but declined surgery because of the risks involved and thought that mobility after the operation would be decreased due to having a metal rod screwed to mine spine. Has anyone who has had the operation noticed large differences in the amount of movement they have ie bending from side to side and arching your back?? Thanks x





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    Hi, I had surgery to correct my double scoliosis 11 years ago at RNOHT Stanmore. I was 18 at the time. I have been fused between t2-l3 & have a lot of metal instrumentation inserted along the lenght of the fusion (basically the lenght of my spine). Yes, my spinal mobility has significantly been reduced, however, I feel you & your body adapts & you just learn to live with it. On a day to day basis, I dont even think about it now. Everything has become second nature. There are times when I find the lack of mobility annoying & yes, it does prevent me from doing certain things (certain pilates moves, sit-ups, twisting when reversing the car) but on the whole, it does not bother me. Even with a perfectly straight spine, I can still bend over & touch my toes for example as most of this movement comes from the hips. Opting for surgery is pretty drastic & if your curves are stable & not likely to progress & they arent having a detrimental effect on you, it is worth thinking long & hard before you choose this option. Mine would have only got worse so I didnt really have a choice. I was suffering so much before. I hope this helps a little -PL-

    Hi Hattie just read your letter regarding scoliosis, i had a major operation where a harrington rod was placed,i was 37 years old and had a server curve of over 48 degrees, at the top of my spine starting from the neck to the middle of my back also have a curve at the bottom of my spine as well, i know when you think about a rod with screws attached to your spine you may find it scary and opt to not do anything regarding surgery, but please think very carefully about the benefits and problems which may accure. im now 48 years old and feel if i hadn't had surgery my life would be a lot more difficult where mobility is concerned. The surgery itself was painfull but within a few days i was able to walk with a little help, and have never looked back, it was the right decision for me my curve is still there but by having my spine fused it hasn't been able to get any worse.mobility wise i do pilates and find it very helpful in keeping flexable, i can still touch my toes, bend side to side easily, pilates is great for strenghthening the core muscles which is the best form of exercise for someone with scoliosis. I hope this helps you hattie take care.

    i am 16 and i lack self confidence due to my chest area. i am only a size 34A. all my friends are a size C or D. the female side on my mum's side have been quite large sizes. i am embarrassed to get changed in front of people at school. is there any natural way of making my breasts bigger?





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    I also have same problem. I cannot talk with others freely by looking into their eyes &face to face iam turning my face other side this is really hurting me





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    My husband has quite a few deep blackheads by the eyes on the side of his face. Nothing the GP or what I have bought over the counter. He has had them several years he is 62, his mother also had these on the side of her face. My husband washes and bathes daily so we can't understand why they will not go away. Have you any suggestions and/or where we could go for some treatment for him. Would something like a chemical peel be any good. Thank you





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    i am 23 and i have one on my face which is about 2cm wide and comes out my face about 1cm roughly i have been to the doctor about 5 times each time they say they will forward me to the nhs but they always say they wont remove it till it gets infected and now its causing me to talk to people with the side of my face so they dont see my cyst and confident issues are now starting people may say to me whats that on your face which i really do hate





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    I had the same problem. I had one on the right hand side of my face, it started off as a small lump which the doctor told me should go down but around a month later it had tripled in size and was very obvious even with sideburns. Eventually I found a doctor who was able to give me antibiotics which seemed to stop it from getting any bigger and he referee me to a specialist who put me on a waiting list to have to removed on the NHS. After a month of waiting and raking antibiotics it began to start leaking liquid and puss, I was very uncomfortable as I always felt it could leak out puss at anytime so one night I tried to squeeze it and managed to fill tissues full of it, iver adequate days of this I noticed a considerable difference in size and it soon seemed to completely disappear, I still have a small Mark where it used to be but other than that it's fine now. ..... Oh and 4 months after this the NHS told me a slot came available if I wanted it, by which time it was far to late!

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