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why does my mouth twitch

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Dinhofer
41 years experience Radiology
Normal reflex: Tapping certain areas can cause a reflexive movement of the adjacent muscle. This is normal.
Dr. Ahmed Seman
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Nerve stimulation: You are taping the nerve which is supplying the muscles around the mouth. The response can be exaggerated if you have electrolyte abnormality.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
?irritability: You may have Cvostek's sign, which is an indication of low bodily levels of ionized calcium. Simple blood test will help.

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Facial dyskinesia: Would wonder if you have ever experienced bell's palsy, as facial synkinesis due to aberrant recovery could be a cause. However, a condition termed h ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Enrique Wulff
45 years experience Neurology
Myokimias vs seizure: Twitching of small muscle group in the face is called myokimias and they are very benign and disappear w/o treatment. If the twitching involves the lo ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Maybe more complex: This could be a complication of sarcoidosis as involvement of facial nerve is not uncommon, and you may be experiencing hemifacial spasms. Facial myo ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Nahm
27 years experience Neurology
Twitching: Important to distinguish between a twitch or a movement in the tongue muscle themselves. Tingling is a neurological symptom, but can be from a lot of ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Alcohol: Alcohol is a poison that never did anybody any good, ever, so stay away from it. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
35 years experience Neurosurgery
Hemifacial spasm: Hemifacial spasm is an involuntary twitching of the facial muscles. Usually around the eye and corner of the mouth. It is thought to be caused by an a ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Neurologist: It means that you should be evaluated by a neurologist. These symptoms are quite concerning and could be a partial seizure syndrome, brain growth, a v ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Poor Circulation: You did not include your weight or other physical facts in your health history. But, this sounds like diabetes, or other poor circulation causing cond ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosenfeld
31 years experience Neurology
Twitching & stress: this symptom is often associated with stress, anxiety, and/or lack of sleep. In the absence of any other symptoms (stiffness, twitching, weakness, s ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
41 years experience General Practice
Normal: Asymmetrical means that the right and left sides of your head/face are not perfect mirror images. Don't worry about it though. This is normal for just ... Read More

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