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What can cause a hemifacial spasm in a 21 yr old? Had a left eye twitch for 2 months and now corners of mouth left side are starting to twitch

What can cause a hemifacial spasm in a 21 yr old? Had a left eye twitch for 2 months and now corners of mouth left side are starting to twitch

Twitching: Subtle twitching of the muscles of facial expression is not exactly the same as hemifacial spasm. The spasm is a significant, long lasting contraction of the muscles, which is painful.

Twitching can be caused by fatigue, nervousness, an infection, or sometimes a history of a condition like Bell's palsy. Sometimes twitching of these muscles is entirely benign. ...Read more

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Eyelid Twitching (Definition)

Eyelid twitching, with the medical term of myokymia, is a rapid, involuntary contraction of a portion of the eyelid muscles due to nervous instability in which a portion of the nerves causing eyelid muscle to contract fire with no external cause. The condition is usually mild, and only felt by the patient without being observable to others. On rare occasions, the twitch can be observed. It is common in the middle adult years and is very rarely due to anything that ...Read more


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I've had a left eye twitch for about 1.5 months and now the muscles around my mouth on that side of my face twitch too. What's the cause?

I've had a left eye twitch for about 1.5 months and now the muscles around my mouth on that side of my face twitch too. What's the cause?

Stress: Usually, facial muscle spasms are due to some stressor. However, certain medications can also cause twitching of facial muscles. Since you did not list any medications, try using a warm compress on your face and practice some stress relieving activities like yoga, exercise, or meditation. If no change, see your doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Why does my top left eye twitch and now my bottom left lip twitching?

Why does my top left eye twitch and now my bottom left lip twitching?

Probably nothing: Twitching of the small muscles of the face is common, but rarely pathologic. This finding is most commonly associated with fatigue, overuse or other forms of stress. I would not be surprised if you are working long hours on something and not getting enough sleep. You can use B complex vitamins which some believe help with this symptom, but I suggest plenty of sleep and relaxation- be well! ...Read more

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Eye twitching for a week now headache starting had Mri, mra, ct scan on head last year showed nothing nothin suffer headaches a lot but eye twitch bad?

Eye twitching for a week now headache starting had Mri, mra, ct scan on head last year showed nothing nothin suffer headaches a lot but eye twitch bad?

A Twitch in Time: Blepharospasm is the term used for eye-twitching that can be a manifestation of an underlying peripheral nerve condition or central nervous system process. Acute trauma around the eye can also result in delayed spasm during nerve healing. In many cases anxiety can also cause this secondary to both acute and chronic stress. If stable, consider it only a nuisance. If changing seek an exam. ...Read more

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On the top part of my head (halfdollar size) I get a horrible/painful pressure that makes my right eye twitch uncontrollably. Could it be a brain tumor?

On the top part of my head (halfdollar size) I get a horrible/painful pressure that makes my right eye twitch uncontrollably. Could it be a brain tumor?

Unlikely!: The typical pain associated wih brain tumors is generalized, worse in the morning and with all maneuvers that increasing pressure in the brain such as bearing down, coughing or sneezing. However, most tumors do not follow this typical description. Your pain is non-specific and should be checked out to make sure it is not something serious.. ...Read more

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Feeling extremely tired, dizzy, sleeping too much, head spinning. Eye twitch... I sleep all day & all night what is wrong?

Feeling extremely tired, dizzy, sleeping too much, head spinning. Eye twitch... I sleep all day & all night what is wrong?

Complex potential: You need to have a thorough physical with blood tests. The potential causes of these symptoms are numerous see your family doctor or other primary care provider. ...Read more

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Occipital nerve block 2days prior. Rapid upper right eyelid twitching, brusing, firm, pain, pink at inj. Site. Random neuralgia on R of Head. Any Clue?

Occipital nerve block 2days prior. Rapid upper right eyelid twitching, brusing, firm, pain, pink at inj. Site. Random neuralgia on R of Head. Any Clue?

Rapid Eyelid itching: Allergic reaction to the medications may occur after the injection such as itching, rash, etc. Depending on the medications used. Usually they are mild/moderate, and can be treated with anti-pruritic medication.
The pink at the injection site may be due to the needle injection and fade over a period of time unless it is severe. If the above symptoms persist, you need to contact your physician. ...Read more

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Does extreme anger cause eye or eyelid twitching?

Does extreme anger cause eye or eyelid twitching?

Possible.: Twitches of the eyelids are a very common symptom. The most common cause is stress, often in association with sleep deprivation and other factors such as caffeine intake. Anger is essentially a different type of stress for the body. There are also some neurological conditions that can cause eyelid twitching. If your symptoms persist or worsen, discuss them with your doctor. ...Read more

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Fluttering/twitching in upper left abdomen. No pain, similar to an eye twitch. Should I be concerned?

Fluttering/twitching in upper left abdomen. No pain, similar to an eye twitch. Should I be concerned?

Cramps and vibration: The feelings of twitching is usually caused by small muscle contractions and relaxations just as in the eye. Often too small to see. That is very similar to a cramp which is the same thing but it keeps recruiting other muscle cells to contract and not relax. Try stretching your arms over your head and take deep breaths to stretch it out. You probably had minor injury which will heal. ...Read more

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Annoying eyes, what can I do about twitching muscles near my eye? I woke up this am with the muscles in my my eyelid twitching. It has been about 4 hours and they are still doing it. Other people don't see it, but it is annoying and distracting. I had

You: You most likely have myokymia. Very common and typically not serious, but annoying and distracting as you describe. Triggers that can bring it on include; caffeine, lack of sleep and stress. In other words, life! In all seriousness, it is usually nothing to worry about. Usually comes and goes on its own. If you develop other symptoms or the twitching becomes significantly more frequent or constant, please visit your doctor for a check up. ...Read more

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Is it normal for someone with an eye injury to have eyelid twitching?

Is it normal for someone with an eye injury to have eyelid twitching?

Eyelid twitching: Eyelid twitching occurs when any issue causes ocular surface irritation. It is a protective mechanism and will continue until the eye irritation is gone. Try using frequent artificial tears to lubricate the eye and see if the twitching improves. ...Read more

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Can extreme anger cause eye blinking or eyelid twitching?

Maybe: You are describing myokymia - an involuntary twitching of the skin around the eyelids. It's believed to be related to lack of sleep, stress, and caffeine use. Change these risk factors and it should abate. ...Read more

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Right eyelid twitching started last Aug. And persisted for more than a month. Later on dry-eye symptoms such as foreign body sensation, grittiness and ocular pain both eyes. The grittiness got worse when I woke up at night, why? It is so irritating.

Right eyelid twitching started last Aug. And persisted for more than a month. Later on dry-eye symptoms such as foreign body sensation, grittiness and ocular pain both eyes. The grittiness got worse when I woke up at night, why? It is so irritating.

Common problem: Eyelid twitching (myokymia) is a common and largely unexplained problem. It usually goes away on its own but sometimes this takes 3-4 weeks. Dry eyes are common in middle aged women and sometimes are aggravated by incomplete lid closure at night. Try a bedtime dose of a gel eye drop like Systane Gel. This should help to keep eyes lubricated until AM. ...Read more

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Going into 3rd week of left eyelid twitching. Saw optometrist who said eyes are perfect. I saw urgent care to a doctor who said she saw a prominent vein on eyelid.

Going into 3rd week of left eyelid twitching. Saw optometrist who said eyes are perfect. I saw urgent care to a doctor who said she saw a prominent vein on eyelid.

Most likely,: You describe classic eyelid myokymia, a common yet benign condition which may be associated with fatigue, poor sleep, eyestrain, metabolic or chemical imbalances, etc. The vein on your eyelid has nothing to do with this. Suggest you visit your primary care doc and discuss management. ...Read more

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Could twitching (almost like an eye twitch) under right rib cage be a sign of pregnancy? She has irregular periods and would be about 19 weeks.

Could twitching (almost like an eye twitch) under right rib cage be a sign of pregnancy? She has irregular periods and would be about 19 weeks.

A home pregnancy tes: T is more accurate! Twitching by ribs is nonspecific. However at 19 weeks, a fetal US is even more accurate! Stay away from old wives tales on this one. ...Read more

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How can I stop an irregular eye twitch?

How can I stop an irregular eye twitch?

Lack of rest: Usually to to built up lack of sleep or adequate rest over a period of time. Will generally resolve by getting some rest and good sleep. ...Read more

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Why does my eye twitch after seeing a hot chick?

Why does my eye twitch after seeing a hot chick?

Nervous: Too much eyelid straining. May be due to fatigue, stress, not sleeping enough, reading for a long time, or looking at hot chick for a long time. Take a break.. Muscles get fatigue. If painful or socially unacceptable, Botox injection may be used occasionally. ...Read more

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Can cocaine make your eye twitch?

Can cocaine make your eye twitch?

Any stimulant can: Anything that acts as a stimulant can cause eyelid twitching. This could include cocaine, but usually is caffeine, decongestants, and some medications along with stress and fatigue. Treatment is typically by reducing stress and fatigue and avoiding the stimulant that causes the twitching. ...Read more

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Why does your eye twitch when tired?

Why does your eye twitch when tired?

Ocular fatigue: Eyelid muscles are very sensitive. They can become tired easily. Thus you can rest your eyes as well. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of an eye twitch?

How do I get rid of an eye twitch?

Eyelid twitching: Eyelid twitching is often due to any cause of eye irritation, stimulant use, stress, lack of sleep, neurologic disease, and other issues. Try using frequent artificial tears, getting adequate sleep and minimize stress, and stop stimulant use. If this persists, see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of an eye twitch?

How can I get rid of an eye twitch?

Self Limited: The nerve sending signals to a particular muscle or part of that muscle is irritable for whatever reason. These "tics" are almost always benign, are self limited, and just an annoyance. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my eye twitch (spasm)?

How can I get rid of my eye twitch (spasm)?

Blepharospasm: If your symptoms are severe and persistent, Botox injection is a treatment option! Intermittent eye twitches are common and can be related to lack of sleep and stress. ...Read more

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I have developed a left eye twitch. What can I do for treatment?

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Twitch: Twitching can be a symptom of stress. Consult your physician for workup and treatment. ...Read more

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What could it mean if one eye twitch's and the centre of the forehead, in between the eyebrow twitch's also?

What could it mean if one eye twitch's and the centre of the forehead, in between the eyebrow twitch's also?

Irritability: This type of superficial nerve or muscle irritability is common and is generally not serious. It can be caused by eye strain or caffeine intake and most often resolves on its own. If you have continued concerns see your physician. ...Read more

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Still having headache when I shut my eyes at the top doc looked in eyes and took BP said I'm fine but still got it with eye twitch what could it be?

Still having headache when I shut my eyes at the top doc looked in eyes and took BP said I'm fine but still got it with eye twitch what could it be?

Eye twitch headache: Eyelid twitching is very common, and often occurs from stress, fatigue, lack of sleep, and use of stimulants such as caffeine and decongestants. Eye irritation can also add to this, such as dry eye, allergy, and blepharitis (eyelid infection, inflammation). Eyestrain and reading, computer use, close visual work can contribute and also cause an aching around the eyes. Reducing these may help. ...Read more

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Eye twitch from stress - help please what can I do about my eye twitch from stress? I am going through a bad divorce and my husband and his mistress have caused me terrible stress. How can I make the eye twitch go away? Please help : (

Common: First of all eyelid twitching is common and not a symptom of a serious medical condition. It is almost always due to stress, fatigue and caffeine intake. Anything you can do to reduce your stress levels, such as exercise may be helpful. If you can cut down on your caffeine intake your symptoms may be reduced from the lack os direct nerve stimulation and better sleep. ...Read more

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Eye twitch I really annoying me, what to do?

Eye twitch I really annoying me, what to do?

Common causes: Eyelid twitching is very common, and can occur from stress, fatigue, lack of sleep, and overuse of stimulants such as caffeine and decongestants. Local eye irritation can also add to this, such as dry eye, allergy, and blepharitis (eyelid infection, inflammation). Eyestrain and excessive reading can contribute. Try reducing the stress/stimulant factors, and get an eye exam for the other causes. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more