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What does it mean when your eyes are twitching during pregnancy?

What does it mean when your eyes are twitching during pregnancy?

Depends: Twitching can have various causes. Also makes a difference if it is one eye or both eyes, simultaneous or independent, other symptoms or no other symptoms. Suggest you take movie (e.g. w/ smartphone) of the twitching and show your doctor. In otherwise healthy young woman might be benign but needs at least a visit to your doctor to see what kind of twitching. ...Read more

Dr. Donald McCarren
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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

Muscle twitching is a symptom where a person has involuntary contractions of one ...Read more


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What can it mean if my eye constantly is twitching?

What can it mean if my eye constantly is twitching?

Caffeine and...: Caffeine, stress and lack of sleep are the top causes of twitching. Check out http://www.2020vision.Com/eye_twitch.Html for more info! ...Read more

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What is that mean when your eye is twitching repeatly?

What is that mean when your eye is twitching repeatly?

Myokymia: Eyelid twitching, or myokymia, is a benign but annoying condition. Reducing your stress and reducing caffeine intake make help. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my bottom lid of my eye is twitching?

What does it mean when my bottom lid of my eye is twitching?

Fasciculations: Small, local, involuntary muscle contractions are called fasciculations. They're caused by spontaneous firing of lower motor neurons & can occur in any skeletal muscle in the body. They're commonly encountered in healthy people and are rarely concerning. The cause is most commonly benign. They should subside, but if they continue to bother you, your primary care doc can refer you to a neurologist. ...Read more

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Please explain what does it mean if your eye keeps twitching?

Please explain what does it mean if your eye keeps twitching?

Myokymia: Eyelid twitching, or myokymia, is a benign but annoying condition. Reducing your stress and reducing caffeine intake may help. ...Read more

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Please explain what does it mean if my eye has been twitching since yesterday?

Please explain what does it mean if my eye has been twitching since yesterday?

Ocular irritation: Likely causes of twitching of the eyelid (eyelid myokymia )are related to ocular surface irritation, whether its from dry eyes, eyelid inflammation, allergies, dust, wind, medications, or stress. First trial artificial tears 4-6 times per day. Warm compresses and lid massages may also help. See an eye md if these don't help. ...Read more

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The outward corner of my left eye twitches starts twitching at random moments. It's really weird.. What does it mean?

The  outward corner of my left eye twitches starts twitching at random moments.  It's really weird..  What does it mean?

myokymia: Usually resolves on its own, but work on lubricating the eye well, reducing stress and increasing sleep, avoid excessive caffeine. If it persists more than 3 months, you will need a workup. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with Bells Palsy 6/18/17right side. Noticed twitching over left eye 6/30/17 does it mean I'm getting bilateral palsy. Are twitches normal?

Diagnosed with Bells Palsy 6/18/17right side. Noticed twitching over left eye 6/30/17 does it mean I'm getting bilateral palsy. Are twitches normal?

Not likely: It is highly unlikely that you would develop bilateral Bell's palsy. I assume that you are using refresh pm or some other petroleum based ointment in the right eye several times daily and before bed to protect your cornea. If you do develop it in your left eye, use the ointment there, too and call your doctor. Best wishes ...Read more

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What could calf/eye/arm muscle twitches(non painful)in an 18yr old girl mean? I just finished treatment for amebiasis. Twitching since week 2 of sick.

What could calf/eye/arm muscle twitches(non painful)in an 18yr old girl mean? I just finished treatment for amebiasis. Twitching since week 2 of sick.

Many possibilities: Muscle twitches can be caused by a wide variety of things. More common causes are caffeine, stress and nutrient deficiency. If you were having a lot of diarrhea with your amebiasis, you might have also had some nutrient loss. Persistent muscle twitching can also be a symptom of a more serious problem. I recommend you see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my left eye twitches?

What does it mean when my left eye twitches?

Blepharospasm: Stress can cause blepharospasm (eyelid twitch); less commonly, the twitch becomes chronic and may not stop with routine measures (sleep hygiene, stress reduction, caffeine restriction). The most effective treatment for problematic blepharospasm is local injection of botulinum toxin, something to discuss with your neurologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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What does it mean when your right eye twitches?

What does it mean when your right eye twitches?

Hi stress or nothing: If you are talking about your lids twitching, stress can cause that to happen. So can dehydration, certain medications, low blood sugar, electrolyte imbalances and many more things. Most of the time the problem resolves quickly with no treatment. If not, it is time to see your family doctor.! ...Read more

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What is it mean when your eyes continuously twitches?

What is it mean when your eyes continuously twitches?

Myokymia: Eyelid twitching, or myokymia, is a benign but annoying condition. Reducing your stress and reducing caffeine intake make help. ...Read more

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What does an eye twitch or blink usually mean?

What does an eye twitch or blink usually mean?

Nothing: May be due to fatigue, stress, not sleeping enough, reading for a long time. Muscles get fatigue. If painful or socially unacceptable, Botox injection may be used occasionally. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when my eye twitches continuously?

What exactly does it mean when my eye twitches continuously?

Muscle spasm: What you describe sounds like a common condition called orbicularis oculi myokymia. It's a type of spasm in muscles around the eye. It tends to present in times of stress. It can cause the vision in that eye to vibrate, as well. If symptoms are severe or not resolving over time, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my eye twitches when you roll them hard.

What does it mean if my eye twitches when you roll them hard.

Eye fatigue: Can cause the symptoms you're describing. If the twitching stops when you stop rolling your eyes, then there is no concern about this. Blepharospasm can also occur spontaneously. If this happens, have your eyes checked by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more