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would having bad tremors in your hands mean anything serious?

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Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 30 years experience
Depends: Diseases like Parkinson's are quite uncommon at your age. Other tremor disorders can occur, though, and sometimes medicines can cause a tremor. Depakote is probably the most famous one, but there are others.

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How come when I smile wide my mouth trembles?

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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Essential tremor: This maybe part of an essential aka familial aka intention tremor. These are not serious but tend to run in families. They usually are seen most in hands when trying to lift things, are made worse by caffeine, stimulants and anxiety. If concerned consult a neurologist.
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A 28-year-old female asked:

I obsessivly pick sores on my hands and scalp, why can't I stop even though it hurts? Is it anxiety or something else?

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Dr. John Hsiao
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Something else: If it 's not irritation (itching) then you probably have dermatillomania, which is just a fancy way of saying you obsessively pick at yourself. This is thought to be related to obsessive-compulsive disorder & may improve on an ssri antidepressant. Cognitive-behavioral therapy might also help. You could also try wearing a hat & gloves (kidding). Anxiety makes it worse.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Can you get carpal tunnel on your palm as well as on your wrist?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
WRIST IS WHERE: The problem is, fingers is where you feel the problems.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Very concerned please help? My hand and fingers are going numb typing.

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
ACTIVITY RELATED: Finger numbness is possibly a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome. An evaluation by your doctor and possibly nerve conduction studies should be entertained.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Who would go to a surgeon whose hands shake?

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Hands shake: Not sure if the shaking is yours or the surgeon. I would kinda hesitate if it was the surgeon who is going to operate on me.

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