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Involuntary Movements (Eg, Lip Smacking, Picking) (Definition)

Involuntary movements are a clinical finding in which there are muscle contractions that are not intentional. These are caused by a variety of muscle and nerve disorders. ...Read more


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Involuntary movements of the eye and lip. I have this small contractions of the lip and a small movement in the eye for about a month. What can it be. ?

Involuntary movements of the eye and lip. I have this small contractions of the lip and a small movement in the eye for about a month. What can it be.
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Hemifacial spasm: If the eye is forcibly closing with a contraction of the same side of the face and an upward moving of the lip then this may be hemifacial spasm. This is usually a benign condition but evaluation by an eyemd is needed to rule out associated eye or neurological pathology. ...Read more

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Involuntary movements an issue? Have invol. Movements only when i try sleeping. Lip puckering/ twitching. Jaw moving. Muscle twitch. Face twitching.

Involuntary movements an issue? Have invol. Movements only when i try sleeping. Lip puckering/ twitching. Jaw moving. Muscle twitch. Face twitching.

Could be normal.: Involuntary movements may occur during the dreaming phase of sleep. Some people may have difficulty getting to sleep because they worry a lot and when they finally fall asleep their muscles twitch which can cause them to wake up. It can also happen when you are very tired and yet you may have a hard time to relax and sleep. I wouldn't worry too much about this. ...Read more

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I am experiencing constant, repetitive, involuntary movements and twitches in my mouth, stomach, abdomen, and legs. Have anxiety & depress. Take med?

I am experiencing constant, repetitive, involuntary movements and twitches in my mouth, stomach, abdomen, and legs.  Have anxiety & depress.  Take med?

MOVEMENT DISORDER: This needs careful evaluation and diagnosis. You may be experiencing a reaction from prior medications, such as tardive dyskinesia, but you may be developing a new problem such as myoclonus, or choreoathetotic issues. See a neurologist and get this pin-pointed. ...Read more

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My uncle recently began to have involuntary movements of the arms, legs, feet and mouth (like a breathing fish) with movements of tongue inside mouth?

My uncle recently began to have involuntary movements of the arms, legs, feet and mouth (like a breathing fish) with movements of tongue inside mouth?

Chorea: Chorea is dance like movement of the arms and trunk. Many movement disorders can be associated with this symptom. Certain medications can also cause these symptoms, especially the ones you are describing in the tongue, which may represent tardive dyskinesia. ...Read more

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How come I have involuntary head movements or tremors while sitting still?

How come I have involuntary head movements or tremors while sitting still?

Movement disorder: Resting tremor is worrisome. Some persons are nervous and have a need to move even when trying to sit still. This may be normal, but may indicate a disorder. Tourette sydrome can begin in this manner as can parkinsonism. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Involuntary movement of head and shoulders just has movement getting worse

Involuntary movement of head and shoulders just has movement getting worse

I'm : I'm sorry but this question is difficult to answer over the internet. What you need to do is to see a neurologist interested in movement disorder who will be able to diagnose the problem after seeing it. It could be any number of things that are potentially treatable. Good luck. ...Read more

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Involuntary arm movements my arm moves and hits on the head continuously?

Involuntary arm movements
my arm moves and hits on the head continuously?

Arm jerking: Involuntary arm jerking may represent either seizure or motor tics, in case of seizure if the arm jerking is sudden and vigorus with preserving of awareness, it can be a myoclonic seizure, if the movement is rhythmic in one side and unable to control it but can feel it, so it can be a simple partial seizure, then eeg can help in the diagnosis. The other possibility is motor tic with normal eeg. ...Read more

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Are some mild involuntary head and mouth movements normal in elderly, (89) or are they only caused by medications like Seroquel (quetiapine)?

Are some mild involuntary head and mouth movements normal in elderly,  (89) or are they only caused by medications like Seroquel (quetiapine)?

Involuntary movement: Are likely extrapyramidal symptoms from effects anti psychotic medications. Have psychiatric / movement disorder specialist evaluation as other CNs conditions can lead to involuntary movement ...Read more

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My son is 3 years, 5 months. He has recently started having occasional episodes where he inhales as if short of breath while sitting or without moving. He has also for the last few days had frequent involuntary neck/head movement. No pain complains. ?

My son is 3 years, 5 months. He has recently started having occasional episodes where he inhales as if short of breath while sitting or without moving. He has also for the last few days had frequent involuntary neck/head movement. No pain complains. ?

Possibly tics?...: One who makes repeated noises or movements, or twitches his face, may have tics, which are exaggerated habits. Of course, he might have allergies or throat irritation that "encourage" tics to continue because irritation makes him sense there is some throat discomfort. Some doctors check for strep throat when a child has new tics with throat symptoms. "Reminders" worsen tics. See pediatrician. ...Read more

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Could I have tourettes if I have involuntary eye movements?

NO: Tourettes syndrome is a movement disorder characterized by presence of both motor and vocal tics for more than 1 year. Involuntary eye movements can be a motor tic and depending on the duration maybe transient (less than 1 year)chronic (more than 1 year). As a result only eye movements is not tourette syndrome. ...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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I have involuntary jaw movement, nerves popping, and pain in teeth. What should I do?

I have involuntary jaw movement, nerves popping, and pain in teeth. What should I do?

I don't know: There is no way of knowing with this type of abbreviated question. You will want to consult with your dentist to get a good answer. ...Read more

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Involuntary eye movement jerking--causes?

Involuntary eye movement jerking--causes?

Twitch: Benign twitch most common. If involves some of the face, need to see neurologist to rule out more serious disease. ...Read more

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What can cause involuntary eye movements?

What can cause involuntary eye movements?

Congenital nystagmus: Rhythmic congenital bilateral eye movements usually associated with reduced vision. ...Read more

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Involuntary movement of the leg?

Involuntary movement of the leg?

PLMD: During sleep this could be plmd. Many other cause are also possible. Need to see a neurologist. ...Read more