A 24-year-old female asked:
Confused. tics vs. twitches. have twitches every day for the past few years, in feet, fingers, legs, head, & mouth. still twitches? or called tics?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 37 years experience
See Your Doctor Now: Your symptoms suggest a movement disorder; much info is needed to formulate a diagnosis. Specific criteria must be met to diagnose Tics. "Twitch" is a non-specific term w/ many interpretations. Diagnosis is complex; thorough medical history/physical exam, direct observation of your movements is required. Causes are many: genetic, neurologic, infectious & more. See doctor now for proper evaluation.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2014
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