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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Spasm Of Conjugated Gaze

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What are possible causes of involuntary muscle twitching of the face? Particularly the mouth? No previous history.

What are possible causes of involuntary muscle twitching of the face? Particularly the mouth? No previous history.

Hemifacial spasm: Hemifacial spasm is an involuntary twitching of the facial muscles. Usually around the eye and corner of the mouth. It is thought to be caused by an artery that compresses the seventh cranial nerve. Treatment begins with medications to calm the nerve irritation. Botoxin injections is the next option and surgical microvascular decompression of the seventh nerve is performed for intractable spasms. ...Read more

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Would lack of oxygen at birth cause nystagmus of the eyes?

Would lack of oxygen at birth cause nystagmus of the eyes?

Yes: Brainstem damage can affect the neural pathways which control eye movements. ...Read more

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What are the causes of exacerbated gestro colic reflex ?

What are the causes of exacerbated gestro colic reflex ?

Many: Many common factors include stress, ibs or other functional GI disorders, as well as dietary factors. ...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

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What's the cause of persistant twitching of the eye-lid?

What's the cause of persistant twitching of the eye-lid?

Stress can cause: Persistent twitching of your eyelid can mean your nervous system is on high alert. I've seen this in some of my patients experiencing anxiety & stress. But, any irritation of the conjunctiva or cornea can cause the eyelids to twitch also. And if it never calms down at all, it can be a sign of certain neurological problems. See your own physician for a better review of your personal situation. ...Read more

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What might be the cause of these symptoms : tremble of hands + memorising difficulties+ parietal headache+loss of concentration+cramp of the legs?

What might be the cause of these symptoms : tremble  of hands + memorising difficulties+ parietal headache+loss of concentration+cramp of the legs?

Multiple causes: There are multiple different causes that could have each of those symptoms. However, most likely an electrolyte problem. You need to have an exam by your health care provider. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What causes severe muscle cramping in various muscles in the absence of exercise?

What causes severe muscle cramping in various muscles  in the absence of exercise?

Cramping: It may be an electrolyte imbalance need to get some lab work it may also be related to some of the medications you are taking. ...Read more

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What are causes of infrequent or lack of eye blinking?

What are causes of infrequent or lack of eye blinking?

Uncommon: The blink rate goes down with concentrated attention such as computer work. No blinking at all is pathologic and will cause corneal opacitification due to dryness. That could be due to lid trauma with scarring or neurologic damage (rare). Blinking is automatic and not really under conscious control for more than a few moments. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of sudden loss of vision in the lower half of one eye?

What are the common causes of sudden loss of vision in the lower half of one eye?

Optic neuropathy : This is a classic symptom of ischemic optic neuropathy although it usually occurs in the upper visual fields . Other possibilities include retinal detachments , arterial occlusions of the retina, infections, and autoimmune disease of the retinal vascular system. The list is extensive and this just names a few ...Read more

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What are the causes of waves in front of eyes?

What are the causes of waves in front of eyes?

Most likely migraine: Visual events described as wavy, zigzag, saw toothed, jagged, scintillating, often are a result of a migrainal event that has stimulating the visual path in the brain. They may or may not be associated with headache, nausea, vomiting or othe associated symptoms. To be sure, ; because you are diabetic, see your eye md for an exam to make sure it isn't a retinal issue. ...Read more

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What are some of the causes of leg fasciculations?

What are some of the causes of leg fasciculations?

Nerves: True fasciculations are spontaneous contractions of single muscle fibers. This is due to nerve damage. The nerve can be damaged anywhere between the spinal cord and the motor end-plate where the nerve fiber contacts the muscle fiber. There are lots of causes, such as poisons, trauma, inflammatory diseases, nutritional deficiencies, neurodegenerative diseases. Note cramps are not fasciculations. ...Read more

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What r the causes of regular nervousness and does this cause risk of errors in tasks?

What r the causes of regular  nervousness  and does this cause risk of errors in tasks?

Many: Regular nervousness is not common and needs to be evaluated. Some medications used to treat bronco ecstasies can cause nervousness, and difficulty breathing can itself present as anxiety. Get evaluated for thyroid problems and other metabolic issues. Finally anxiety and depression at your age is common which can explain some of the symptoms you are describing. ...Read more

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Would lack of use of leg muscles give symptoms of claudication? Can the 2 be confused?

Would lack of use of leg muscles give symptoms of claudication?  Can the 2 be confused?

No: Claudication is characterized by pain in the leg muscles upon walking certain distances. It is caused by blockages in leg arteries depriving the blood supply needed for activities like walking. Resting, or stopping, relieves the pain because less oxygen is needed at rest. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of sleep onset seizures in the mid 30's?

What are the most common causes of sleep onset seizures in the mid 30's?

Several: Based upon the age of insert, they would almost certainly be partial insert seizures (aka "localization related"). At least half the time, no clear reason is uncovered for them starting. Other causes include prior trauma, abnormal tangles of blood vessels stuck in the brain, "birthmarks" on the brain in a localized area, among others. Brain tumor is possible, but less common. ...Read more

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What are the causes of dilation of pupils?

What are the causes of dilation of pupils?

A few things: I assume you mean dilated and not responding to light. This can be caused by a number of drugs including scopolamine, atropine, most hallucinogens and many others. These should cause the pupils to be dilated equally (unless directly applied to one eye). If your pupils are not equal, then we start to get worried about problems like a head injury and you should seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of a diaphragmatic muscle spasm?

What are the consequences of a diaphragmatic muscle spasm?

Hiccup: The common hiccup (hiccough) is simply a repetitive spasm of one-half of the diaphragm. Incomplete respiration and chest pain. The condition although painful and annoying, is rarely long-standing or serious. ...Read more

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Whats the cause of shaking of the body and absent mindedness?

Whats the cause of shaking of the body and absent mindedness?

See your doctor: If you are not fully aware of your surroundings, it may be seizures, but you probably have to talk more with your doctor if it does happen quite frequently. ...Read more