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involuntary hand twitching

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
35 years experience in Hand Surgery
Not Sure?: I am not clear on what you mean by hand twitching. If your hand has a tremor while at rest and this is new it should be checked out. If you have a t ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience in Anesthesiology
Neither: Your body probably compensated.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Multiple sclerosis: A year old MRI is not the means by which to evaluate the possibility of your having ms. You should be seen and fully evaluated by a neurologist. Go s ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. If you are sexually acti ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Twitch: Benign twitch most common. If involves some of the face, need to see neurologist to rule out more serious disease.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience in General Practice
Unusual: A neurologist is needed for a problem of this complexity. A side effect of Ritalin (methylphenidate) is always a possibility.
A male asked:
Dr. John Straus
23 years experience in Internal Medicine
Low potassium: Cramping often due to low potassium and many medical conditions can cause this or side effect of diuretic blood pressure medication. Can also cause nu ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Tics: If they stop when otherwise focused they are tics. Have you had a recent strep infection?
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Twitching can be ...: Most of the time, twitching (an involuntary muscle movement, usually very small), is harmless and resolves quickly without treatment. High stress, deh ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Find cause first: You must first determine why you are twitching. Low calcium may be a sign of parathyroid hormone disorders. Brain tumors or injuries to the facial ner ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Need sleep eval: You may need a sleep study with a seizure montage to see what the exact cause is. See a sleep specialist who is also a neurologist and will be best tr ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Everett
Specializes in Family Medicine
Good test: The nerve conduction test will give you the answer. muscles twitching randomly is common in normal folks, however it can also be an early sign of ALS ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
45 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See ophthalmologist: Involuntary eye movements such as nystagmus (rapid back and forth movements of the eyes) may be congenital (born with it) or acquired and must be eval ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See below: These symptoms could be serious and need to be thoroughly evaluated by your doctor.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Big vs small: Fasiculations are involuntary small muscle contractions. There are lots of causes. If they persist, call your family doctor.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
See your doctor now: All of these symptoms are not normal. Not sure if your eye muscle twitching contracting is in unison with your body or not? Independently, twitching o ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Related?: Eye strain and involuntary eye movements are typically not related. With eye strain, you may experience headache, blurred vision, increase blinking d ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Galina Nikolskaya
10 years experience in Neurology
Facial nerve: facial nerve supplies the forehead muscles and anything that makes the facial nerve get active will cause this, idiopathic hemifacial spasm is the mos ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Many issues: You describe a multitude of symptoms, and may possess a peripheral neuropathy. Unlikely that you have ALS, which is quite rare. An EMG study might h ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
19 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Several things: The scariest thing would be nerve damage or a systemic muscle or nerve disease. The most common would be overuse (such as writing or running without ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience in Neurology
Twitches: Muscle twitches are often present in ALS, but there are many causes of muscle twitching that are not ALS. For many people, such a symptom is entirely ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
16 years experience in Neurology
Many possibilities: Muscle twitches can be caused by many different conditions, some dangerous and some completely benign, see your doctor to help narrow down causes and ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
43 years experience in Sleep Medicine
Sleep movements: Many disorders cause abnormal movements during sleep. Plmd where the limbs jerk is common. Stereotypical movement may occur with nocturnal seizures.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
Multiple causes: Spasms in the index finger can be caused by many things - excessive use can read to cramping of the finger. A low calcium level can also cause muscle ... Read More
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