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Shaking (Definition)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine ...Read more


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What's going on when one of my eyes or eye lids are shaking or vibrating continuously? Tiredness?

What's going on when one of my eyes or eye lids are shaking or vibrating continuously? Tiredness?

Blepharospasm: Involuntary twitching of eyelid. Mostly a bening condition, but it could be annoying. Many times triggered by fatigue, stress, reading a lot/computers. Selft-limiting, goes away by itself. Sometime is socially embarrasing (like inspector clouseau in pink panther), or painful. Botox is sometimes used to alliviate the pain or social stigma.

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Can a virus cause hives followed by syncope with shaking, swollen lips, eye lids, no allergens found hives lasted 5 days what could it be caused from?

Can a virus cause hives followed by syncope with shaking, swollen lips, eye lids, no allergens found hives lasted 5 days what could it be caused from?

Yes: It can but then you still need to make sure that they are not caused by something else especially when the problem is persistent.

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Eye problem, weird shaking or something like jiggling?

Eye problem, weird shaking or something like jiggling?

Is it the eyelid?: Sudden contractions or twitches in the eyelid muscles called tics are not uncommon, usually aren't a sign of anything serious. They usually go away. Anything involving the eyeball needs a doctors visit.

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Shaking a blanket when something got into my eye. I rubbed it. Then went to the mirror cause it felt like something was still in it and saw white dot?

Shaking a blanket when something got into my eye. I rubbed it. Then went to the mirror cause it felt like something was still in it and saw white dot?

? Foreign Body eye: Most likely you might have a FB in eye. And as you say you rubbed it so there can be chance of having corneal abrasion too So better is to see a MD preferably eye doctor for detail exam of eye and cornea and if FB is present t remove it. If not care in time can cause significant complication

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Headache since a week. Rt sided, temple & around eye. Slightly more on shaking head. H/o rt optic nerve astrocytoma operated 18 yrs back. No recurrenc?

Headache since a week. Rt sided, temple & around eye. Slightly more on shaking head. H/o rt optic nerve astrocytoma operated 18 yrs back. No recurrenc?

Get MRI of Brain: The best way to answer if you have a recurrent optic nerve astrocytoma is to get an MRI of Brain with contrast. Headaches is one of the most common presenting symptoms of brain tumor. In someone who has history of brain tumor especially astrocytoma, you are at high risk of recurrence. Please see your primary care physician and get a referral for an MRI and then get a referral to see a neurosurgeon

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Seen flash of light in left eye following tingly icy feeling in left side of face, chest, arm, enlarged pupils, shaking. Er only checked heart. Help!

Seen flash of light in left eye following tingly icy feeling in left side of face, chest, arm, enlarged pupils, shaking. Er only checked heart. Help!

Second opinion: You should return to the er or go to a different er. Your symptoms are concerning. You should also call your primary care doctor.

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My left eyelid does like a single flutter, then stays partly closed for a second or so. This happens quite frequently but only in the left lid. Thank?

My left eyelid does like a single flutter, then stays partly closed for a second or so. This happens quite frequently but only in the left lid. Thank?

Lid fluttery: This sounds like an entity called fasciculation. It is a twitch of the lid, lasting very short duration, recurrent and stops by itself. Usually related to stress. Does not cause any other eye symptoms. If any should develope you should see your ophthalmologist.

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Why are my eyelids not fully closed when I sleep? Is this normal?

Why are my eyelids not fully closed when I sleep? Is this normal?

Nocturnal lagophthal: This is called nocturnal lagophthalmos and is not as rare as you might think. Most individuals with this condition have only a small opening while sleeping and have a "Bell's reflex" wherein their eyes turn up while they sleep--thereby protecting the sensitive center of the eye (the cornea). If you have symptoms of blurriness or irritation when wakening see an eye doctor. You may need an ointment

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My right eyelid seems to be slightly weaker than my left. It doesn't completely close either. To get it totally closed I have to force it. What is it?

My right eyelid seems to be slightly weaker than my left. It doesn't completely close either. To get it totally closed I have to force it. What is it?

Lagophthalmos: Incomplete closure of an eyelid is called lagophthalmos. Forceful closure is a function of the surrounding Orbicularis muscle. The most common cause is paralytic from a Bells Palsy. It can also occur after trauma or surgery (cicatricial lagophthalmos). The most important thing to remember is to keep the cornea moist with tears so one doesn't not develop exposure Keratopathy.

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I was totally fine earlier today and then noticed in my peripheral vision shaking and "dancing". I couldn't get it to stop for 20 minutes. I closed ri?

I was totally fine earlier today and then noticed in my peripheral vision shaking and "dancing". I couldn't get it to stop for 20 minutes. I closed ri?

Migraine: You have described an occipital migraine. These affect the back of the brain which is the visual processing center of your brain. They last 5 minutes to up to 2 hours but always go away and are not caused by anything you need to worry about.

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If the eyelid is closed, could the aqueous humor press onto or into the iris resulting in injury?

If the eyelid is closed, could the aqueous humor press onto or into the iris resulting in injury?

No: Aqueous surrounds the iris from front and back. Elevation of the internal eye pressure which is not much from the eyelids, is equalized and will cause no harm. A blow to the eye can send a shock wave through the aqueous which can damage the iris muscle and cause some degree of permanent dilation.

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My eyes always look like I am tired. The top eyelids are always as if they're closed. What are some ways to make my eyes more open?

My eyes always look like I am tired. The top eyelids are always as if they're closed. What are some ways to make my eyes more open?

Ptosis: ...is a drooping or falling of the upper or lower eyelid. The drooping may be worse after being awake longer, when the individual's muscles are tired. Assure you are getting enough sleep first. If it happens all the time, see the Eye dr, as it may lead to other issues if your lids droop too low. Treatment depends on the type of ptosis and is usually performed by an ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon