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Dr. Donald McCarren
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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

Muscle twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in the area, or uncontrollable twitching of a muscle group that is served by a single motor nerve fiber. Muscle twitches are minor and often go unnoticed. Some are common and normal. Others are signs of ...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 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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My left eye twitches fiercely of late. I have had bells palsy twice on that side, once about a year ago. Does this mean I am getting it again?

My left eye twitches fiercely of late. I have had bells palsy twice on that side, once about a year ago. Does this mean I am getting it again?

Get checked: Recurrent bell's palsy is not common so it is possible there is another reason for facial paralysis and now "blepharospasm". I am not sure if you had an MRI at any point to make sure there isn't something else going on inside your brain area but if not I would do so asap. I would see an ENT or a neurologist who can get to the bottom of what is going on. ...Read more

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Does a constant twitch in left eye +headache mean possible reoccurrence of brain tumor? I have a history of tumor in right occipital lobe.

Does a constant twitch in left eye +headache mean possible reoccurrence of brain tumor? I have a history of tumor in right occipital lobe.

Blepharospasm?: The condition that you have with your eyelids is called blepharospasm. Speak to your ophthalmologist about it. I don't think that it's related to your previous condition. You may need to get a follow- up MRI. Try to get copies of your past medical records now before they have been transferred to long term storage. Then scan them and keep them on a thb drive which you can download to any md. ...Read more

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My left eye keeps twitching. What can cause that?

My left eye keeps twitching. What can cause that?

Myokymia: Usual cause is orbital myokymia, a rather benign disorder associated with fatigue, eye strain, electrolyte imbalance, lack of sleep. See an eye specialist and get this addressed. ...Read more

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My left eye keeps twitching you can't see it move but I can feel it and its been on and off for the last 2-3 weeks?

My left eye keeps twitching you can't see it move but I can feel it and its been on and off for the last 2-3 weeks?

Sign of stress: Eye twitching is a frequent sign of being under stress. The adrenal glands are working hard and extra adrenaline leads to this twitching. Working on better sleep and deep breathing can be helpful, . ...Read more

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Help docs! My left eye keeps twitching and it's really bothering me?

Help docs! My left eye keeps twitching and it's really bothering me?

Myokymia: Random twitching of an eyelid, which happens in normal people, is called myokymia (an involuntary, spontaneous, quivering of a few muscle cell bundles within a muscle). Myokymia starts and stops spontaneously. In the eyelids, it can last a few minutes to a few days. It can be caused by stress, dry eyes, lack of sleep. ...Read more

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Left eye keeps twitching...upper and lower lid. Has happened before, usually lasts a day or two and then stops. Could this be anxiety related?

Left eye keeps twitching...upper and lower lid. Has happened before, usually lasts a day or two and then stops. Could this be anxiety related?

Usually related to: Fatigue or stress. It's not usually related to anxiety. It's known as myokymia, and is a temporary, benign situation like you mentioned. It usually goes away after a couple of days upon getting good rest. ...Read more

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My left eye keeps twitching. It's been twitching for about a week now. It will also get red and water. Allergy medication doesn't help.?

My left eye keeps twitching. It's been twitching for about a week now. It will also get red and water. Allergy medication doesn't help.?

Get checked: Allergy would generally cause redness/itching in both eyes equally. The major concern here is infection, which can sometimes be vision threatening if not addressed. Let your primary physician know what is going on immediately. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Why does my left eye keep twitching?

Why does my left eye keep twitching?

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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The bottom of my left eye has been twitching?

The bottom of my left eye has been twitching?

Twitching Eyelids: This is a sign of stress. It may be best to figure out what is stressing you out and then to work on resolving the issue. ...Read more

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What can I do to get my left eye to stop twitching?

What can I do to get my left eye to stop twitching?

Eyelid soaks/scrubs: One of the most common causes of eyelid twitches is inflammation in the oil glands of the eyelashes. Search "blepharitis". Hot compresses followed by scrubbing the edge of the eyelid with q-tip wet with hot water and a tiny dab of johnson's baby shampoo and control (but not cure) blepharitis. ...Read more

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Why has my left eye been twitching all day for the past 3 days?

Myokymia: Is a benign twitching about the eyelids due to fatigue, eyestrain, electrolyte imbalance, or lack of sleep. Typically is short-term and reversible, and not a sign of disease. ...Read more

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My left eye has been twitching for nearly a month. Should I be concerned?

Eyelid twitcing: Do you mean eyelid twitching? This is sometimes called blepharospasm. By itself, it is benign. When it occurs for several months, and it is very bothersome, people sometimes use medication for this. Normally it is left alone, and it resolves.

http://www. Neurocuro. Com/blepharospasm-eyelid-twitch/ ...Read more

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My left eye is twitching and little pain it's been some days please help me?

My left eye is twitching and little pain it's been some days please help me?

See a doctor: This is probably benign and will go away on its own, but you should be evaluated by a physician to be sure. Typically eyelid twitching is not painful. ...Read more

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My eye has been twitching for a week know why is it twitching its my left eye nd it really bothers me?

My eye has been twitching for a week know why is it twitching its my left eye nd it really bothers me?

Benign: This is common and benign. It is usually because one of the small muscles in the eyelid is spontaneously twichting. It is not usually associated with anything serious. Frequenlty, patients describe being stressed or that the eye is irritated in some other way.

In general it stops. Sometimes gentle massage of the eyelid area can help. If it persists, your eye doctor can consider some treatments. ...Read more

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My left eye has been mildly twitching for almost 3 days. Is this serious? What are some possible causes?

My left eye has been mildly twitching for almost 3 days. Is this serious? What are some possible causes?

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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For the past week my left eye has been twitching frequently every day. What causes twitching? And is it bad that it's so frequent?

For the past week my left eye has been twitching frequently every day. What causes twitching? And is it bad that it's so frequent?

Blepharospasm: This isn't uncommon, and can be associated with many different conditions, notwithstanding stress. In actuality, this is one of the reasons why botulinum toxin (Botox) was approved. While usually self-limiting, this is an approach to take if it is truly bothersome. ...Read more

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My left eye has been twitching for several days non stop and I feel like Ice is on my head or something cold on and off it's hard to explain?

My left eye has been twitching for several days non stop and I feel like Ice is on my head or something cold on and off it's hard to explain?

Stress: Most involuntary twitching of the eye and lid is stress related. However, if more of the face is involved or their are other symptoms, an appointment with a neurologist should be arranged. ...Read more

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Hi kindly help me twitching of left eye since 2 weeks. I aware reasons and I try to resolve it, but I want quick controlling methods thanks ashish?

Hi kindly help me twitching of left eye since 2 weeks. I aware reasons and I try to resolve it, but I want quick controlling methods thanks ashish?

See eye doc: Twitching is typically from lack of sleep and stress and usually resolves in 4-6 weeks. If it progresses and you can't open your eye or more of face becomes involved then Botox can be used. If if progresses or fails to go away in a few weeks, you will need an mri. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop my left eye twitching?

Botox: See a doctor that gives Botox injections for help if it is ongoing and bothering you. ...Read more

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Left eye twitching now extended to the left face?

Left eye twitching now extended to the left face?

Blepharospasm: Possibly could be hemifacial spasm, a neuromuscular disorder that is treated with Botox injections or surgery. The best person to see for this would be a neuro-ophthalmologist who can rule out other causes and recommend a course of treatment. ...Read more

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Please explain why does my left eye lid keep twitching?

Please explain why does my left eye lid keep twitching?

Eyelid twitch: For most young healthy people, an eyelid may twitch for hours or sometimes days and then go away, and geneally it is nothing to worry about. You may need more rest, less coffee, or an evaluation if it is causing your eye to close or causing pain, but usually these (blepharospasms) just show up and then go away without any clear cause or concerns. ...Read more

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My left eye and eyebrow keep twitching throughout the day. What can cause this?

My left eye and eyebrow keep twitching throughout the day. What can cause this?

Blepharospam: Consider myokymia, which is quite benign and often due to eyestrain, fatigue, stress, but also, blepharospasm which causes squinting and irritation. Might check with your doctor to see if an underlying irritant is present. ...Read more

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I have had a headache for a few days now and under my left eye has started twitching. Should I be worried?

I have had a headache for a few days now and under my left eye has started twitching. Should I be worried?

Benign: Most "muscle twitches" involving eyelid are secondary to myokymia, which is a benign flickering, usually associated with eyestrain, fatigue, stress, bright sunshine, etc. But blepharospam may explain your twitch, and, if painful, or increasingly uncomfortable, have your eye specialist evaluate, and treat as appropriate. ...Read more

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Hello dr, I have been getting twitching in my left eye for a few weeks now. And I'm starting to get very nervous and concerned?

Hello dr, I have been getting twitching in my left eye for a few weeks now. And I'm starting to get very nervous and concerned?

Prob blepharospasm: Blepharospasm is a very common entity, which is episodes of rapid twitching of the eyelid. Usually it is brought on by fatigue, or poor sleeping for some time; also eye muscles strain could cause it. Perhaps you should have a routine ophthalmology (eye) doc check-up. ...Read more

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Left eye has been twitching.1st the upper lid and now the lower, within a few wks. Could it be hemifacial spasm? I'm 22.If I blink fast, twitchingstarts

Left eye has been twitching.1st the upper lid and now the lower, within a few wks. Could it be hemifacial spasm? I'm 22.If I blink fast, twitchingstarts

No worries: Eye twitching is common, & usually related to stress, lack of sleep, & overuse of stimulants like coffee. The fact that yours "traveled" makes it less likely to be a nerve disorder. Get plenty rest, get exercise, eliminate any stimulants for 2 weeks, & if no better, see your clinician. ...Read more

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Spasms and twitching under left eye socket.

Spasms and twitching under left eye socket.

Pretty Common.: Such twitching is common and usually benign. Related to stress, meds, stimulants, sleep deprivation, etc. Unless this is progressive (becoming more frequent and involving larger areas of your face or other areas of your body) it requires no further evaluation. ...Read more

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Horrible headaches and left eye twitching for last two days?

Horrible headaches and left eye twitching for last two days?

Eye: Many things can cause those symptoms but if the headaches are that bad, you should go to the emergency room ...Read more

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I have been having left side facial pain and left eye twitching pain comes and goes?

I have been having left side facial pain and left eye twitching pain comes and goes?

See Doc: Need to find cause of pain. See ENT doc first, he/she may refer you to TMJ-orofacial pain doc. ...Read more

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Left eye twitching nonstop for months, left eye also looks bigger then right, looks swollen.

Proptosis: It warrants an evaluation by your doctor. I don't know any other of your health history so I can't give you a better answer ...Read more