I’m a little puzzled right now about my own facial palsy. We were told it was probably due to birth trauma because I was a facial presentation. However, close family members also have hypospadias and undescended testicles, and I have found out that these and facial palsy can be problems associated with CHARGE syndrome. I have also been told that CHARGE syndrome doesn’t tend to occur frequently in families even though it is of genetic origin.
I’m wondering if anyone has ever known a facial presentation to cause facial paralysis before, can it really cause that much damage to a facial nerve? Also, when I went to see a consultant plastic surgeon recently he told me there might be something else going on with the cause of my facial palsy due to a slight difference in the alignment of my outer eyelids. He mentioned hemifacial microsomia but said it was unlikely but he thought he should check it. Now I have spoken to a mum of two children with CHARGE and found out it does show up in more than one child. Should I be getting tested?