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pulse twitch above my left ear

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Normal: This sounds normal. We can all get twitches in muscles which are not uncommonly of eyelid , chest wall, thigh, stomach. It should go away on its own!
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Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Twiches: Post auricular muscle spasm. Causes include excessive caffeine, post viral infection muscle irritation, post-traumatic irritation, stress
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Dr. Jeremy Bland
40 years experience Neuromuscular Medicine
Probably a tic: If it's always in the same place and rhythmic then a tic is the most likely explanation. Not usually serious.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
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22 years experience Cardiology
Not quite sure: Would recommend a discussion with your physician.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Pulse: Probably feeling a vessel compression but should get evaluated to see what is going on.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Not suggestive: of any "disease"...could be stress! More information. Do you develop headaches afterwards??? Dr Z
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A male asked:
Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
Muscle: Twitching would be associated with the muscles in this area. Of course, they would require a nerve to activate them. May also be a pulsation of a bloo ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
25 years experience Pediatrics
?: Have you have a tbi? If so, it is theoretically possible. See your doctor for an evaluation.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
33 years experience Internal Medicine
See provider: Muscle twitching around the head and eyes can be related to a metabolic or autoimmune problem and not just to physical or psychological stress. Please ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
29 years experience Emergency Medicine
Muscle spasms: Most spasms with twitching are due to a magnesium deficiency. Other nutrients that can cause spasms are potassium and calcium.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
35 years experience Neurosurgery
Hemifacial spasm: The twitching you describe may be hemifacial spasm. This usually affects one side. Often the twitching starts in the eye and spreads to the mouth. An ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Twitching: The symptoms you have are very diffuse and do not correspond to any discrete neurological condition such as a stroke. Diffuse neurological symptoms c ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
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Requires exam: Cannot be diagnosed without a physical exam. Call your physician or proceed to a UC clinic.

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