A 18-year-old female asked:
I'm 18 and a female. hands move on own, can hold hand out and it jumps around. muscle twitches in face are also common, as well as in legs. need answer before appointment in dec. please help?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Harold Fieldsanswered
Family Medicine 63 years experience
Tremors may be caused in many ways. You need a complete examination and the required tests to determine the diagnosis Good Luck
Reviewed Oct 30, 2022
Dr. Bennett Machanicanswered
Neurology 54 years experience
You appear to suffer from a movement disorder. These jerks and twitches could well be due to myoclonic activity, but without direct visualization, this is merely speculative. A neurological consult is advised. We may be able to better assist via a virtual consult (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Answered Nov 08, 2022
Last updated Nov 10, 2022
People also asked
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $44!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.