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My right eye twitches a lot for a couple days at a time what causes that?

My right eye twitches a lot for a couple days at a time what causes that?

Caffeine?: Eye twitching usually means the eyelid muscle is being irritated or stimulated. This is common when we drink too much caffeine or other energy drinks, surge of adrenaline (from vigorous exercise, ) or from stimulant-type medications (decongestants, diet pills, etc.). See your doctor if these symptoms continue. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kermani
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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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My right eye has been twitching for a few days. It only happens in one eye at a time. Why and what should I do?

My right eye has been twitching for a few days. It only happens in one eye at a time. Why and what should I do?

Blepharospasm: Eyelid twitching is due to muscle fatigue, often related to stress or lack of sleep. You can of course see your doctor for an eye exam. But, commonly, patients who experience eye lid twitching are low on sleep, under a lot of stress, etc. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my inner thigh. It happens a couple times a week. Only for a few seconds at a time. What could this be?

I have a sharp pain in my inner thigh. It happens a couple times a week. Only for a few seconds at a time. What could this be?

Nerve pain: It appears that there is an intermittent impingement of a nerve or muscle which may be positional and causing sharp,shooting thigh pain. The inpingement could be occurring in the groin and may have to do with obesity or prolonged sitting. A small inguinal hernia would be a less likely cause. If symptoms persist or worsen, consult your physician. ...Read more

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I get dizzy spells about once a week and a tingling sensation in right foot/leg that lasts several hours- what could the problem be?

I get dizzy spells about once a week and a tingling sensation in right foot/leg that lasts several hours- what could the problem be?

Possible hypotensive: More than likely periods of transient low blood pressure, slowing the blood flow to the center of your brain providing sensation to the leg area. Other possibilities include mini seizure activity. Doubt little strokes. These don't tend to re-occur without a completed stroke. Would definitely see neurologist. ...Read more

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I have a frequent headache at a particular spot (on the left side of the back of my head) and it lasts for only few seconds. Do I need to be worried?

I have a frequent headache at a particular spot (on the left side of the back of my head) and it lasts for only few seconds. Do I need to be worried?

Just a little.: Headaches can be caused by many, many things. Some causes might be serious. You should meet with your doctor to discuss how long you've been having headaches, when they happen, if they are associated with any other symptoms, if they might be caused by meds or foods, etc. ...Read more

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I have been getting a sharp throbbing pain at both side of my head, this only last for a few seconds but a regular interval, this makes me worried?

Don't wait too long: This type of pain could develop into a migraine or trigeminal neuralgia. If you experience this pain as a brand new problem, an office visit with MRI of the brain maybe needed. There are many excellent preventive medication available to treat this headache. ...Read more

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Since three days, I get a tingling under my left knee that lasts for a few seconds every minute or so. What shouldi do?

Since three days, I get a tingling under my left knee that lasts for a few seconds every minute or so. What shouldi do?

Gonyalgia: If you mean tingling below the knee cap, on the edge of the shin, this might be due to transient compression of the lateral cutaneous nerve of the knee, this can be due to pressure on the knee, like from kneeling, hence the term "parsons knee"gon. ...Read more

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What to do if I have had a random twitching below my right eye for the past few weeks.?

What to do if I have had a random twitching below my right eye for the past few weeks.?

Blepharospasm: Most blepharospasm is not harmful and can get worse with caffeine, stress, or fatigue. If it does not go away in a month you should see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What could be the main reason I get a twitch in my lower shoulder for months on and off? Plus my eye gets a twitch most days now.What do I need??

What could be the main reason I get a twitch in my lower shoulder for months on and off? Plus my eye gets a twitch most days now.What do I need??

Tics: It is not uncommon that one will have a tic, or involuntary twitch, in a muscle. This can occur in any muscle, but most commonly seen in a twitch of an eyelid or facial muscle, a back muscle or in the legs. Increased stress is usually involved, e.g. anxiously waiting at a stoplight, or in a new social situation. ...Read more

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I will ocasionally get a warm sensation at the back of my right ankle that lasts for a few seconds?

I will ocasionally get a warm sensation at the back of my right ankle that lasts for a few seconds?

Nerve irritation: Likely some type of nerve irritation. However, could be your Achilles tendon getting irritated. ...Read more

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I have reddening in the corner of my right eye and its been this way for a week, but this happened to me last year. Why? I have been stressed and last year my reddening lasted two weeks in the same eye.

I have reddening in the corner of my right eye and its been this way for a week, but this happened to me last year. Why? I have been stressed and last year my reddening lasted two weeks in the same eye.

This : This could represent a subconjunctival hemorrhage - a benign condition that is cause by a ruptured blood vessel in the conjunctiva. This typically causes a forein body senstion and not pain. It typically clears in 2-3 weeks. Redness due to allergies will always come with itch. Any time you have redness and pain or redness with reduced vison, you should see your eye doctor quickly. ...Read more

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Past couple days, few times a day, i get this weird annoying sensation in my right shoulder. Buzzing/tingling on small spot there. What could that be?

Past couple days, few times a day, i get this weird annoying sensation in my right shoulder. Buzzing/tingling on small spot there. What could that be?

Fasiculation: That sounds like a transient neurologic phenomenon where a small group of muscle fibers contract and relax rapidly for no apparent reason. It is usually harmless and short lived. ...Read more

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I have been having a fluttering feeling in my head for about a week it lasts only a few seconds buy i get many during the day now my upper lip feels n?

I have been having a fluttering feeling in my head for about a week it lasts only a few seconds buy i get many during the day now my upper lip feels n?

Arrhythmia? : You may be having a disturbance of your heart rhythm although most people describe the fluttering sensation as being in their chest, not their head. Next time it happens, try to take your pulse and determine its rate and whether the rhythm is regular or irregular? Either report the result here to your family doctor. A heart monitor can determine this accurately. ...Read more

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My left bottom eye lid. Twitches constantly all day long. Been about a month now. What is this or could be?

My left bottom eye lid. Twitches constantly all day long. Been about a month now.  What is this or could be?

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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I started getting a vibrating feel in my heel of my foot. It happens a few times a day for the last 3 days. There's no pain or numbness.

Good Vibrations.: These vibrations could be nothing more than rapid fasciculations (muscle twitches) of small muscle fibers. The muscles on the plantar heal area are the quadratus plantae and the flexor digitorum brevis. These are typically not painful or exhibit numbness. ...Read more

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Every once in a while I have a dull ache at the right back side of my head. This has been for a few days. Possible causes? Worried bout brain tumor

Every once in a while I have a dull ache at the right back side of my head. This has been for a few days. Possible causes? Worried bout brain tumor

Brain tumor: typically does not cause occasional pain. If it becomes frequent, or constant, then is the time to see someone. ...Read more

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I traveled to NYC for a few days and when I got back home I noticed that under my right eye there is a constant pulse, or heartbeat. Not a twitch. ?

I traveled to NYC for a few days and when I got back home I noticed that under my right eye there is a constant pulse, or heartbeat. Not a twitch. ?

Your infraorbital: vasomotor unit (Vein, artery, nerve) comes out of your upper cheekbone area by the orbital ridge area on each side of your face, just under your lower eyelids that is easily palpable. Good thing you have a pulse! That's absolutely normal. Anytime you feel that something is abnormal around your eyes, see your eye specialist immediately. ...Read more

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I have what feels like heartburn for the past month all day most days, my heart randomly beats fast, and a headache for a month. What could it be?

I have what feels like heartburn for the past month all day most days, my heart randomly beats fast, and a headache for a month. What could it be?

Depends on pattern: If your symptoms are consistently related to meals, it may be heartburn or another GI ailment, even an ulcer. This is more concerning if you taken pain meds (NSAIDS) for your arthritis. There are other possibilities involving the lungs, musculoskeletal system or even the heart and I recommend a check-up with you doctor for a possible referral. ...Read more