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can i be a surgeon with shaky hands

A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Lippe
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Shaky hands: It depends how shaky they are; general surgeons can shake more than brain or eye surgeons; many times shaking is congenital but can also be from thyro ... Read More
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Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly: It depends on why your hands are shaky. Do you get nervous or have trouble focusing? Many people have shaky hands but are able to combat this with m ... Read More
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Dr. Leslie Leighton
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Could be anything: or possibly nothing. Need to see your primary care doctor for evaluation
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Tremor: The commonest tremor is the intention tremor that only occurs when you are using your hands to write or drink coffee for example. Unlike Parkinson's d ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Get checked out: Although a 26 yo woman is unlikely to have life threatening cardiac issues your symptoms are certainly nothing to take lightly. See you health care pr ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose J Monsivais
49 years experience Hand Surgery
May be very good: This is just another variable, if the tremor is mild, and dissapears when he performs volitonal activities, like surgery he has done for 5-10 years, t ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Shaky: One of many symptoms of anxiety, or induced by medications, or some other physiological changes related to metabolic changes such as sugar or thyroid.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Tremor?: There are many types of tremor. Your physician or a neurologist would be better able to determine what type of tremor you have (& possibly the cause). ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Get it controlled: There may be many causes of "shaky hands", but one cause could be Heredofamilial Essential Tremor which is easily treated and controlled. A neurologi ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience Neurology
Varies: Causes include medications, familial tremor (at your age, much less likely to be other non-familial. ) Depakote is a common cause. Anxiety can, to ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
36 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
A number of causes: Could be neurologic in origin/Parkinsons, intention tremors , medication induced, thyroid conditions. Best to discuss this with your primary doc. Im ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Alcohol withdrawal: Alcohol and other similar sedatives (barbiturates, benzodiazepines etc.) produce a physical dependency. When the drug is withdrawn ( wears off overni ... Read More

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