Bell Palsy (cont.)
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Bell's Palsy Diagnosis
Your symptoms and the physical examination by your doctor is often the most important part in making a diagnosis of Bell's palsy.
Often no tests are needed for adequate diagnosis. If X-rays are taken, however, most likely a CT scan or MRI of your head will be performed. This X-ray is only necessary if your doctor suspects a stroke, tumor, or other serious neurological disease as a cause of your symptoms.
Shahram Lotfipour, MD
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