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Doctor insights on: Adult Hair Twirling

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I can't stop twirling / twisting my hair. My wife does not like this and is very annoyed. I feel like I can't control it tho. What can this be?

I can't stop twirling / twisting my hair. My wife does not like this and is very annoyed. I feel like I can't control it tho. What can this be?

Hair twisting: Hair twisting and pulling are body focused repetitive disorders. Http://tinyurl. Com/nyghsla they may be associated with anxiety, boredom, and sometimes ocd -- but are treatable with behavioral therapies such as habit reversal and stimulus control. You'll need a therapist trained in these approaches -- many are listed at http://www. Trich. Org/ good luck! ...Read more

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Trichotillomania! Is that twirling your hair?

Trichotillomania! Is that twirling your hair?

And then some....: Trichotillomania as an impulse control disorder. It involves repeated urges to pull or twist the hair until it breaks off. ...Read more

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Is this considered minor OCD to just twist and twirl hair?

Is this considered minor OCD to just twist and twirl hair?

Ocd?: It can be a number of things, such as a mannerism, a habit, an expression of anxiety or stress or compulsive behavior. One thing to consider is whether this hair twirling is causing you any discomfort or whether it negatively affects your life or functioning. ...Read more

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How can I stop scratching my scalp and twirling hair, its like a habit.?

How can I stop scratching my scalp and twirling hair, its like a habit.?

Does it itch?: If your scalp itches, you may have seborrheic dermatitis (a dermatologist can tell you if you do, and give you treatment for it). Twirling hair is a habit, as you said -- not the worst habit in the world, but if bothers you, try cutting your hair short enough that you can't twirl it. ...Read more

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Sometimes, when I´m stressed I twirl, pull my hair or my mustache...Can this behaviour affect hair growth permanently?

Sometimes, when I´m stressed I twirl, pull my hair or my mustache...Can this behaviour affect hair growth permanently?

Hair pulling: Many people do some of this absent-minded from time to time. If it is excessive it can be a form of OCD. Please explain this in detain to your doctor a clinical psychologist, especially if you have other ritual behaviors such as counting things unnecessarily or movements used to ward of bad things, often when they are not even known. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I twirl my hair all the time when I'm bored. Will I eventually get bald?

I twirl my hair all the time when I'm bored. Will I eventually get bald?

Unlikely: If you twirl with no pressure on the hair root, then this is a harmless activity. Prolonged tension on the root of the hair has been known to inhibit hair growth in some people and repeated hair pulling can also do this. So twirl away but don't pull on the hair at its attachment. ...Read more

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I have had some ear pains. I twirl my hair and put it in my ear. Could I have a brain parasite? I also pick my head til it bleeds. Can I catch a bug?

I have had some ear pains. I twirl my hair and put it in my ear. Could I have a brain parasite? I also pick my head til it bleeds. Can I catch a bug?

Worry & Rituals: The worry and rituals you mention suggest more of a behavioral issue such as POSSIBLE Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions and then a mental health pro such as a clinical psychologist who specializes in OCD to see if that is the case. Peace and good health. Lots of reasons to be hopeful. ...Read more

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Sudden vertigo attack <2 sec. Feels as if inside of head did a twirl. Can this still be BPV if it happened without head movement? Normal physical

Sudden vertigo attack <2 sec. Feels as if inside of head did a twirl. Can this still be BPV if it happened without head movement? Normal physical

Vertigo is: Concerning if it becomes recurrent or severe. Occasional vertigo is not uncommon, especially with upper respiratory infection or pressure changes. If it is severe or persistent, see a doctor for appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Is head crawling in 10.5 months old infant normal? He is also doing weird hand movement (twirling his right hand).

Is head crawling in 10.5 months old infant normal? He is also doing weird hand movement (twirling his right hand).

Concerned: Using the head to crawl is unusual, especially when combined with abnormal head movements. An evaluation of motor strength and unusual muscular tone is warranted. A general pediatrician should be able to perform the initial exam and determine if further work up or referral is necessary. ...Read more

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Is it normal for 8 month old to twirl one wrist. It's not all the time and she is hitting all her milestones.

Is it normal for 8 month old to twirl one wrist. It's not all the time and she is hitting all her milestones.

Probably ok: If she is making all of her other social, motor, fine motor and speech milestones then this is probably fine. She should be able to transfer an object from hand to hand. What are you most worried about? Any family history of developmental delay? A friend with a baby with cerebral palsy? Concerning Birth history? Be sure and discuss with your pediatrician at the 9 month visit. ...Read more

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Hello I have done FET 4 days ago. I feel liitle twirling in my ovaries. Have transfer 2 embryos. No other symptoms what does it means?

Hello I have done FET 4 days ago. I feel liitle twirling in my ovaries. Have transfer 2 embryos. No other symptoms what does it means?

FET Feelings: Hello and good morning.
I truly believe that this may be a very good sign. When embryos implant they begin to secrete hCG. HCG has a purpose other than to just let us know when you are pregnant… It's job is to influence the ovaries to secrete certain hormones that are vital for pregnancy. I believe it is a good sign :-) ...Read more

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Why does an autistic child headbangs, rocking, twirling, spinning and hand flapping?

Why does an autistic child headbangs, rocking, twirling, spinning and hand flapping?

Typical symptoms: Autism is a biochemical disorder and these symptoms are typical of a sick brain. You need to see a physician who has been trained by "defeat autism now". The headquarters of the organizaion is in san diego and they cangive you directions. ...Read more

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I twirl my pencil all the time when I'm bored in class. Will I eventually get carpel tunnel from that habit?

I twirl my pencil all the time when I'm bored in class. Will I eventually get carpel tunnel from that habit?

Carpal Tunnel: Results from repetitive action in which wrist is often flexes and extended. Work at a keyboard. ...Read more

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My ankles continuously crack when I walk or twirl them. It doesn't cause pain but it makes a loud sound and its been happening for a while. What is it?

My ankles continuously crack when I walk or twirl them. It doesn't cause pain but it makes a loud sound and its been happening for a while. What is it?

Unknown: I don't believe anyone knows for sure what exactly causes certain joints in the body to crack or pop. Theories include snapping of tendons or negative pressure in the joint fluid pulling in nitrogen gas. If it begins to be painful, I would then suggest evaluation by a physician. Simply popping the joints in the absence of pain won't cause any long term problems. ...Read more

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Does my 20th month girl twirling her fingers all the time indicate autism? My sil nurse thinks so and casually mentioned it!

Does my 20th month girl twirling her fingers all the time indicate autism? My sil nurse thinks so and casually mentioned it!

Need more info: Odd movements are one more "criteria". But socialization deficits are much more important in diagnosis: poor eye-contact, no seeking attention (stretch arms/cuddle), disregard of others, no interactive play, poor emotional reciprocity, poor imaginative play, speech atypicalities, "self-centeredness", poor capacity for empathy. Consult a behavioral pediatrician or child psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Can you get carpel tunnel from twirling your pencil around your fingers over and over and over?

Can you get carpel tunnel from twirling your pencil around your fingers over and over and over?

No: While twirling a pencil around in your fingers over and over might exacerbate carpal tunnel symptoms, it doesn't cause it. ...Read more

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Is it possible that my left jugular vein may have bruised when I went on waterslide (Twirling Type) there is mild pain felt.

Is it possible that my left jugular vein may have bruised when I went on waterslide (Twirling Type) there is mild pain felt.

More likely a muscle: If you have pain when touching the area, it is more likley to by a mild injury to your sternocleidomastoid muscle. Try doing some mild neck stretching and if the pain persists or worsens within the next 10-14 days, you may want to go see your Primary Care doctor. Hope this helps.
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How big of a red flag for autism is asymmetrical crawling. My baby is 8 months old and also will twirl her arm and wave left hand up and down on occas?

How big of a red flag for autism is asymmetrical crawling. My baby is 8 months old and also will twirl her arm and wave left hand up and down on occas?

It's more of a red: Flag that she needs a neurological exam by her pediatrician. Depending on prenatal, perinatal & post-natal history, there may have been changes in development of the white matter of her brain on the side opposite the extremities she disregards or doesn't use as well. If deep tendon reflexes & muscle tone/strength are asymmetrical, an MRI & pediatric neurology consult are warranted. ...Read more

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38 yr male, having really watery stool for 3rd day. Going to potty 10 times/day. No fever/nausea, just twirling stomach. BRAT diet no help. What do I do?

38 yr male, having really watery stool for 3rd day. Going to potty 10 times/day. No fever/nausea, just twirling stomach. BRAT diet no help. What do I do?

Diarrhea: You need to see the doctor about doing stool cx and getting the right treatment for it. Meanwhile, avoid dairy products and high sugar juices ...Read more

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Do all adult males have hairs around the anus?

Do all adult males have hairs around the anus?

Yes: All adults (male and female) have hair around the anus, some are just more prominent than others (just like facial or body hair). Some have very little noticeable hair, others are very noticeable. ...Read more

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Is it normal for an adult male to have no body hair?

Is it normal for an adult male to have no body hair?

Yes: Five percent of normally masculinized men never grow chest hair. These guys also generally don't go bald. Paul Newman had the best chest of his era and had no chest hair. ...Read more

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If a boy is 14 and has facial and body hair and is 3 inches under predicted adult height can he grow 3 more inches?

If a boy is 14 and has facial and body hair and is 3 inches under predicted adult height can he grow 3 more inches?

Depends: On Tanner staging and stage of puberty, facial and body hair has several degrees of maturation, also predicted adult height is different for each person, pediatrician would be best to asses that and judge whether he needs further testing or he is following his expected growth curve, I would say he still has some height to achieve ...Read more

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How rare/possible is it for two adults with mostly all brown/black hair family background to have a blonde hair child?

How rare/possible is it for two adults with mostly all brown/black hair family background to have a blonde hair child?

Completely possible: It is completely possible for this to happen. In fact as the child ages the hair color may actually darken. Don't let anyone's mind race! ...Read more

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My 7 week old has slightly red hair. How likely is it that he will or won't be red haired as an adult? At what age do you "know"?

My 7 week old has slightly red hair. How likely is it that he will or won't be red haired as an adult? At what age do you "know"?

Back generations: The inheritance of hair color is not yet fully understood but there are some predictable factors. Red hair is associated with fair skin and freckling so the emergence of all three makes it more likely that a recessive gene (MC1R version) from both parents, neither of whom may have red hair, could be expressed. Both parents could inherit a copy of the gene without having any sign of it. ...Read more

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Looking for a professional that has studied hair pulling disorder (trichotillomania) in adult patients. Have multiple questions. Not officially diagnosed but I fit all the criteria for this disorder. I pull out my hair strand by strand which has created b

Looking for a professional that has studied hair pulling disorder (trichotillomania) in adult patients. Have multiple questions. Not officially diagnosed but I fit all the criteria for this disorder. I pull out my hair strand by strand which has created b

Look on trich. Org: Treatment of choice = habit reversal training which involves a) awareness training; b) training in substituting behavior that competes w/hair-pulling; & c) social support. But hrt has not proven sufficient by itself. Treatment tends to be more successful/enduring when combined cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance & commitment therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy &/or psychopharmacology. ...Read more