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Causes Of Involuntary Grunting
I can be sitting and relaxed and suddenly I have an involuntary gasp or sigh or change in breathing pattern. What could cause this? It is noticeable.
Normal.: Your lungs actually need to sigh once in a while (every few minutes) to open the alveoli that aren't used in normal breathing. ...Read more
Past day I feel an involuntary flutter/spasm (no pain) in abdomen just below bottom rib, center-right. Easier to feel when laying on back. Causes?
ATwitchInTimeMakes9: Many people get little muscle twitches or 'flutters' or momentary spasms.Sometimes quite prominently (ever see the movie 'Dr Strangelove?' or'The Pink Panther?'). They usually go away after a while and don't mean much unless they occur during stressful times or when taking certain certain stimulant medications or too much coffee or caffeinated drinks or...if they persist too long like, say 3 weeks ...Read more
Is head pressure, that is caused by involuntary tensing of the head dangerous as sometimes I have felt some pain and two times it has been sharp pain?
Sharp pain how long stayed, how long you had it.
Any family history of major disease? ...Read more
Many causes: Muscles in our body contract and relax consciously and unconsciously. A muscle that involuntarily contracts without our consciously willing it is called a "spasm." overuse, exercise, neck and back problems, posture, fatigue, diminished blood supply, injury, metabolite issues, and certain diseases can contribute to spasms. ...Read more
Neurological problem: You may have a neurological problem and i would suggest seeing a neurologist to determine the cause.. Unless it is from cold air... ...Read more
Nature does it: Involuntary erections occur several times nightly for 30-60 min for men with normal erections. This is probably the equivalent of the penis taking a big breath, relaxing and "sighing" as it takes more energy for the penis to stay flaccid than erect. ...Read more
Psychogenic: Erections are spontaneous and do not require touch or physical stimulation. They are very common in younger males and less so in older males who may requires physical stimulation. If they last for several hours please see your doc because they can cause damage. Peace and good health. ...Read more
There are several causes of involuntary erections.
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Once you have more fully understood this you should discuss what you learned with your doctor.
Not an easy task but quite important for a 53 year old. ...Read more
Some possible causes:
Sudden weakness and involuntary movements could be caused by drug side effects, a stroke, a TIA. a seizure, MS, or an injury to the head.
It would help to know if the symptoms affected both sides of the body or not. It would also help to know if the symptoms recur and how long they last. ...Read more
It's a reflex.: You didn't mention which toe was plantar flexed, but, if you are referring to your big toe, it's caused by some kind of stimulus to the arch of your foot. In clinical practice, we might scrape the arch of your foot with the handle of a reflex hammer. Plantar flexion of the great toe is normal. Dorsiflexion (pointing of the toe upward) is not. But I don't know what the stimulus is in your case. ...Read more
Dyskinesias: Involuntary movements are broken down into those caused by a tremor, tics, myoclonus, dystonias, chorea, athetosis, and hemiballismus. Those hyperkinetic movement disorders that have a tendency to involve the head include tremors (titubation), tics, and dystonias. The cause for the aforementioned are mostly genetic but at times can be related to metabolic disturbances or meds. Well wishes. ...Read more
Habit or : It could be a habit you developed over time. If this is the case, a dentist can make an appliance to try to stop the habit. It could also be a neurological problem so for this i would recommend a neurologist and i would probably start there and rule out the medical end of things. Don't wait too long. ...Read more
Tongue: Best to see a neurologistGet a more detailed answer ›
Clarification: Please specify what you mean by midriff so i can better help you. ...Read more
What could cause involuntary hand clenching? I've noticed that my husband is repetitively clenching his hands (in and open, clench. Open, clench pattern). When i point it out to him, he is always unaware that he is doing it. It is very possible/likely th
You say "involuntary", but from your description it sounds like he does it on purpose, but just isn't aware he is doing it. He might be responding to numbness or cramping in the hand from a nerve issue. If he has numbness, dexterity issues, or any other problems, it's worth having a look.
The best current evidence is that carpal tunnel syndrome is structural and genetic, just like the color of your eyes or the age at which your hair turns grey. The idea that carpal tunnel syndrome was related to activities such as typing was at least overstated, and might turn out to be a myth. ...Read more
See ophthalmologist: Involuntary eye movements such as nystagmus (rapid back and forth movements of the eyes) may be congenital (born with it) or acquired and must be evaluated by a specialist in eye diseases known as an ophthalmologist...Treatment may be with special lenses and/or with surgery. ...Read more
If asleep, then: apnea is probable. If awake, then it could be tracheal hiccuping which is a mediastinal twitch/ spasm noted with certain neuromuscular problems. Or some esophageal spasms noted with hiccuping. I would see a pulmonologist if they are gasps and not hiccup, and your oximetry suffers. ...Read more
Not off hand: I would, however, recommend that you see a neurologist. ...Read more
Facial nerve: facial nerve supplies the forehead muscles and anything that makes the facial nerve get active will cause this, idiopathic hemifacial spasm is the most common cause of this, sometimes it is from an actual compression of the facial nerve or due to its inflammation, consider neurological consultation for this issue as you need an MRI brain to r/o a mass and inflammation ...Read more
Stress and dryness: You're referring to a 'blepharospasm', which is a flickering of the eyelid that usually resolves spontaneously after a few months. It's almost always caused by stress (including not sleeping well) and dryness. Try using artificial tears 4 times a day. If it doesn't go away after a few months, get checked. ...Read more
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