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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?

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

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What causes involuntary muscle spasms?

What causes involuntary muscle spasms?

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

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What are possible causes of involuntary eye widening?

What are possible causes of involuntary eye widening?

Pupils bigger: Your pupils can become bigger from certain drugs such as atropine, opiates (narcotics), from fear and intense emotion. Also when you are in dim light. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of involuntary teeth chattering?

What could be the cause of involuntary teeth chattering?

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

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What causes involuntary erections?

What causes involuntary erections?

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

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What causes involuntary erections?

What causes involuntary erections?

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

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What causes involuntary erections?

What causes involuntary erections?

Erections: There are several causes of involuntary erections.
I strongly recommend you go to a nearby Library and have the Librarian help you find a number of articles that will explain your erections.
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

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Possible causes of involuntary movements/twitches?

Possible causes of involuntary movements/twitches?

Some causes: Hereditary dystonia, Tourette's, myoclonic jerks and myoclonic epilepsy, Parkinson's, Huntington's, post-traumatic reactions, tardive dykinesia, medication reactions. ...Read more

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Causes for involuntary body movements during sleep?

Causes  for involuntary body movements during sleep?

JLS: The usual is jumping legs syndrome but i guess that it can exetend to other parts. It indicates an irritable nervous system. ...Read more

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How can fistulas (urinary) cause involuntary urine loss?

How can fistulas (urinary) cause involuntary urine loss?

Escape: Body fluids, including urine, just follows the path of least resistance. If the fistula connection provides an easier way to escape than the "normal" route, then involuntary urine loss will follow. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden weakness and involuntary movements?

What can cause sudden weakness and involuntary movements?

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

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What is the cause of involuntary toe flex downward plantar?

What is the cause of involuntary toe flex downward plantar?

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

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What exactly can be the causes of involuntary head twitching?

What exactly can be the causes of involuntary head twitching?

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

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What kind of disease/condition causes involuntary tongue protrusion?

What kind of disease/condition causes involuntary tongue protrusion?

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

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What causes involuntary muscle contractions?

What causes involuntary muscle contractions?

Various Reasons: This could be due to an electrolyte imbalance like low calcium or potassium. It could also be due to stress or anxiety. Could also be from caffeine, medication, exercise or lack of exercise. ...Read more

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What causes involuntary movement while sleeping?

What causes involuntary movement while sleeping?

Sleep movements: Many disorders cause abnormal movements during sleep. Plmd where the limbs jerk is common. Stereotypical movement may occur with nocturnal seizures. ...Read more

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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

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 : 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

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What causes eye involuntary movement?

What causes eye involuntary movement?

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

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What causes involuntary gasping or snorting?

What causes involuntary gasping or snorting?

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

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Help please! could caffeine cause involuntary muscle movement in kids?

Help please! could caffeine cause involuntary muscle movement in kids?

It is possible.: Especially if the child is not used to it or has had an overload of caffeine. Best thing is to stop caffeine and see if it improves....And if it does not improve then have him seen. ...Read more

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What could cause painless involuntary forehead tightening / twitching?

What could cause painless involuntary forehead tightening / twitching?

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

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What causes involuntary muscle contractions of the eyelid?

What causes involuntary muscle contractions of the eyelid?

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