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A 34-year-old male asked:

Upper cheek / lower eye area twitches after smiling and or yawning. it has been happening for 3 weeks now. no pain. should i be concerned?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Gollomp
Neurology 45 years experience
Probably not: These may be benign fasciculations, possibly exacerbated by caffeine consumption. Most of the time these resolve spontaneously. However, this might represent the earliest symptoms of a condition called hemifacial spasm that might require further evaluation & treatment. The passage of time is the only way to answer that question.
Dr. Rebecca Mammo
A Verified Doctoranswered
undefined 21 years experience
Myokymia : Not at all Thomas. This is benign and known as myokymia. It's sometimes associated with taking caffeinated beverages.

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