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What could be a cause of uncontrollable facial grimacing?

What could be a cause of uncontrollable facial grimacing?

Dystonic reaction: is another possibility. Can't see what meds you're on, but read carefully any side effects and if dystonic reaction is one of them, this could well be the culprit. Street drugs can be contaminated, and do this also. Stop taking anything you don't absolutely need and go to a clinic or ED if it keeps up. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Guillermo Philipps
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Tics (Definition)

Repetitive movements include motor tics such as lip smacking, head turning, jerking, or tremor : verbal tics such ...Read more


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What sort of disorder is a facial injury or disorder?

What sort of disorder is a facial injury or disorder?

Facial injury/disord: A variety of facial disorders can exist and range from congenital to acquired (vascular, infectious, autoimmune, metabolic, inflammatory, neoplastic, degenerative, environmental, idiopathic). Treatment is based on determining the etiology. ...Read more

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Can facial numbness be a symptom of tonsillitis?

Can facial numbness be a symptom of tonsillitis?

Yes, it can.: Tonsillitis is an inflammation of the tonsils and this can impinge upon the neighboring facial and cranial nerves which can cause numbness in a very discrete distribution depending on the nerves effected which should improve as the tonsillitis does. ...Read more

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Involuntary facial muscle spasms a sign of some big problem?

Involuntary facial muscle spasms a sign of some big problem?

Could be: Most likely they are benign and not a sign of a big problem but first determine what is causing the spasms. It could be an indication of serious underlying disease that requires treatment. Central tumors or hormone dysfunction or electrolyte abnormalities are just a few of the causes which should be treated and not ignored. ...Read more

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Is an arm tic a common sign of tourette's syndrome?

Is an arm tic a common sign of tourette's syndrome?

Can be: Motor tics, and simple tics are often seen before complesx tics in tourette's disorder. Symptoms can vary over time but usually have a peak around age 9 or 11. ...Read more

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Is there a condition that can cause occasional facial paralysis?

Is there a condition that can cause occasional facial paralysis?

Yes: There are a few causes of recurrent facial paralysis. Melkersson-rosenthal syndrome, certain viral infections, etc can cause this. ...Read more

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What causes facial paralysis? A virus?

What causes facial paralysis? A virus?

Facial paralysis: There are many causes of facial paralysis besides a virus. Go to the following web site. http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/symptoms/facial_paralysis/causes.htm. ...Read more

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Can the face puffiness be a symptom of acromegaly?

Can the face puffiness be a symptom of acromegaly?

Generally no: The facial changes associated with acromegaly are generally due to bony enlargement. The forehead and jaw can become more prominent. The cheekbones can enlarge as well. When you say. ...Read more

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Can eyelid twitching be a sign of a minor seizure?

Can eyelid twitching be a sign of a minor seizure?

Unlikely: If the eyelid twitching is the only symptom, it is unlikely that it is a seizure. Twitching of eyelids is a common tic or something called blepharospasm. Blepharospasm can be caused by dry eyes, stress, or tiredness. If it is troublesome, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is unusual facial expression a symptom of dementia?

Is unusual facial expression a symptom of dementia?

Not necessarily: Many, many causes from temporary gas to a nasty disease. ...Read more

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Is a lack of facial expression when speaking a possible symptom of dementia?

Is a lack of facial expression when speaking a possible symptom of dementia?

Parkinson's ?: Certain neurological diseases maybe associated with lack of facial expression or a "masked facies". Parkinson's disease or lewy body disease may present witih masked facies and be associated with dementia, but a lack of expression alone is not enough to make an association with dementia. ...Read more

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What are the different causes of a facial rash?

What are the different causes of a facial rash?

Facial rash: Rather than listing all the causes, a physician should make the diagnosis and treat it appropriately. ...Read more

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Can facial twitching be a sign of an impending stroke?

Can facial twitching be a sign of an impending stroke?

Not usually: Facial twitching is often a sign of irritability of facial nerve. Can be caused by pressure on nerve by vessel or tumor. ...Read more

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Is developing inappropriate facial expressions a symptom of dementia?

Possibly...: If one has dementia, that could explain such symptoms; otherwise, emotional, neuropsychological and/or organic factors would need to be explored. ...Read more

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What are causes of facial palsy?

Bell's palsy: Most cases tracked to viral infections. Herpes simplex mostly but rarely Herpes Zoster. Can see in elderly with stroke and even brain tumors or sarcoidosis to mention a few ...Read more

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What are the signs of a tic disorder?

Involuntary twitches: Repetitive involuntary motor twitches which are not simple habits or even repetitive speech utterances. In cases where motor tics progress to facial and vocal expressions, sometimes tourette's disorder must be considered, but simple tics can be more frequent in individuals with family history, or sometimes can be produced by stimulant medications often used dto treat adhd. ...Read more

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What are the causes of facial tics?

What are the causes of facial tics?

Many: Facial tics can be developmental (occurring as normal development signs in 6-8 year olds), or part of a motor movement disorder (such as tourette's) . Sometimes tics can be an adverse effect from medications. Also, tics can be caused by a neuroautoimmune process called panda's. See: intramural.Nimh.Nih.Gov/pdn/web.Htm. ...Read more

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I get episodes of full body tremor. Is this a sign of a serious neurological problem? P.s I may have a type of dysautonomia.

I get episodes of full body tremor. Is this a sign of a serious neurological problem? P.s I may have a type of dysautonomia.

You need to be seen: Talk to either your parents or other person who can help you connect with a doctor to evaluate these episodes. Without more descriptions as to what's going on when you have these tremors it's hard to say how serious or not these episodes are. If you already have a doctor who regularly follows you then, call them and set up an appointment. ...Read more

Dr. James Brasic
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Facial Tic Or Habit (Definition)

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