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My left thumb shakes after I make like a thumbs up like win it wants to go to an relax it shakes funny should I be worried? I'm left handed

My left thumb shakes after I make like a thumbs up like win it wants to go to an relax it shakes funny should I be worried? I'm left handed

Congested nose huh: Some meds for nasal decongestion will make you hyper and shake. If you are getting too much thyroid meds, may also be the reason. Blood test will determine if that is the cause. Your headache maybe related to sinuses or blood pressure. Sure would be nice to know that your blood pressure isn't high! Seek evaluation. ...Read more

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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When I bend my left thumb it shakes uncontrollably. Any ideas? I have a video of it I can send you.

When I bend my left thumb it shakes uncontrollably. Any ideas? I have a video of it I can send you.

A tic?: The fact that you have the diagnosis of Tourette's makes me think this is somehow related. You may have some alterations in muscle contraction that contribute to both of these phenomena, the thumb shaking and Tourette's. Perhaps the thumb shaking is a tic. You should be able to send a video if you access HealthTap for a Virtual Consult. The website should be able to direct you in doing this. ...Read more

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My left thumb shakes when I rest. If I raise it, the shake increases. What does it means? The other fingers doesn't move.

My left thumb shakes when I rest. If I raise it, the shake increases. What does it means? The other fingers doesn't move.

See neurologist: This could be an essential tremor. You are too young to have Parkinson disease however please get a complete neurological exam. Any family history of tremors. Is it there when the hand is resting. Does it disappear when you try to pick up an object such as a pencil? ...Read more

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I was using bleach to clean now my hand feels tight n a lil achey. And when I bend my thumb it shakes help?

I was using bleach to clean now my hand feels tight n a lil achey. And when I bend my thumb it shakes help?

I doubt...: ...That the bleach had anything to do with it. You may have scrubbed a bit too vigorously and pulled a muscle or two in your hand. If it doesn't subside in a day or two, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My right hand thumb shakes sometimes. Is it a sign of some disease? I don't feel any numbness or pain in thumb.

My right hand thumb shakes sometimes. Is it a sign of some disease? I don't feel any numbness or pain in thumb.

Possible: However jot probable. Tremors can be normal. How long has it been there? What does your diet consist of? Do you smoke or take medications that can cause this...When in question go to your pcp. ...Read more

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My thumb shakes when scrolling on cell, numbness in hands sleeping/awake, numbness tinglin in both hands in feet. ..What is it?

My thumb shakes when scrolling on cell, numbness in hands sleeping/awake, numbness tinglin in both hands in feet. ..What is it?

Varies: There are a number of possibilities, I would not hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis. Numbness is a neurological symptom and a nerve conduction test can usually sort it out as well. The two most common causes are either a pinched nerve somewhere, with carpal tunnel syndrome being the most common that involves the thumb; or a neurological condition such as a neuropathy for example. ...Read more

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I can't really explain it really well, but it like when my feet or thumbs are in a certain position they wil shake really bad. Why is that? Is it bad?

I can't really explain it really well, but it like when my feet or thumbs are in a certain position they wil shake really bad. Why is that? Is it bad?

Abnormal: Tremor of hands or feet is not normal. Your description looks like essential tremor which is a benign condition but can be disturbing. See your PCP for check up and management advice. ...Read more

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What causes left thumb to shake on its own and left arm to be painful?

What causes left thumb to shake on its own and left arm to be painful?

Thumb twitching: Causes of involuntary movements of thumb include
- excessive use of gaming or cellphones
- mechanical injury e.g. Skiing
- benign fasciculation syndrome
- ALS
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- others e.g. electrolyte imbalance, vit D deficiency, medication and caffeine. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get HCV if I have open small open wound in my thumb and I shake other person with other 4 fingers?

Is it possible to get HCV if I have open small open wound in my thumb and I shake other person with other 4 fingers?

Contact transmission: Infections that are transmitted by contact, hand to hand, or skin to skin include common cold virus and germs. Hand washing is the remedy. For hepatitis c transmission requires more than contact. Hep c is usually transmitted with body fluids, from needle injections, or more invasive exposures. However, if you are concerned, please get a blood test to determine your virus status. ...Read more

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Hay I have this irritation between my index and my thumb and it has been spreading. It's really embarrassing to shake someone hand and being seen. Please help. Reddish with clear pus inside been spreading for a few month now. Please help this is ruining m

Hay I have this irritation between my index and my thumb and it has been spreading. It's really embarrassing to shake someone hand and being seen. Please help. Reddish with clear pus inside been spreading for a few month now. Please help this is ruining m

Upload a photo: Not possible to give advice without the ability to see the involved area. Consider a INBOX Text consult on Health Tap. Upload photos of the area, including several close ups, in sharp focus. You can write to me at http://bit. Ly/1OiIRcI ...Read more

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I've painful stabs on my left forearm. My left thumb shake if I move it up and down. In2013 I had constipation. Since2014 I have diarrhea. Could it be MS?

I've painful stabs on my left forearm. My left thumb shake if I move it up and down. In2013 I had constipation. Since2014 I have diarrhea. Could it be MS?

Not MS: You seem to have a constellation of issues, none of which would prompt me to consider MS. Sounds like a predominate problem within GI tract, and would look for malabsorption syndromes, Celiac disease, etc. The left arm and thumb are due to a different problem, perhaps. Have your doctor thoroughly evaluate. ...Read more

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What do it mean my left thumb starts shaking. And lately my thumb has been having a but of pain then and there, why so?

What do it mean my left thumb starts shaking. And lately my thumb has been having a but of pain then and there, why so?

Start Simple: Think of the simple stuff first. Like, do you drink a lot of coffee, or tea, or caffeinated soda or energy drinks? Under a lot of stress? Working out too much? Recent injury? Drive long distances? Sleep on that side? Does it happen when the thumb is at rest or under tension? You hitchhike a lot? Any repetitive stress (typing, golfing, biking, or some other"personal"activities)? If none of these, see a doc ...Read more

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Thumb started shaking, it's been a week since I noticed it, whenever I try to put it in isolated position, what could cause this?

Thumb started shaking, it's been a week since I noticed it, whenever I try to put it in isolated position, what could cause this?

HitchhikinProhibited: Same thing happened to me a while back. Turned out to be jet lag and too much coffee. I thought I was getting Parkinson's.So think about stimulants (coffee, caffeinated sodas, prescriptions), stress (boa constrictor in bathtub), fatigue (physical, mental, like riding your bike a lot worrying about final exams), diet (not enough B vitamins), hangovers- and if it's still there in two weeks, see your doctor ...Read more

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I woke up yesterday with my thumb swelling, not on the joint and now the pain is traveling up my arm and to my neck area and im shaking alot?

I woke up yesterday with my thumb swelling, not on the joint and now the pain is traveling up my arm and to my neck area and im shaking alot?

Plan: Your symptom need doctor's evaluation and may be blood work wth history of your traveling and other medical problems. Be rational. ...Read more

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When I do art paitings why my hand shakes?

When I do art paitings why my hand shakes?

Tremor: You may have something called essential tremor. This tends to run in families. Do other people in your family have a tremor? See your doctor for exam and testing. ...Read more

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What can I do if my hand shakes sometimes uncontrollably why is this happening?

Tremors: Are they constant or intermittent. If intermittent and you don't have any other neuro complaints like headache, visual changes, weakness, or numbness it may be an intention tremor. However, given your young age make sure you are not taking too much caffeine. Its easy to do as I have fallen into drinking several cups of coffee during the day and it definitely does it. Hope this helps :). ...Read more

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When you have hand in the air is it suppose to stay perfectly still? Because mine doesn't it shakes a little.

When you have hand in the air is it suppose to stay perfectly still? Because mine doesn't it shakes a little.

Interesting: Not everyone has a "dead calm, steady" hand. (hope we as surgeons do!) your pulse, especially if raised by exercise, excitement, fear or medications can cause your normally steady hand to "shake". If it appears to be a tremor--that is, not related to your heart rate, please see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My hand on my right side has episode were it shakes uncontrollably and sometime my whole body shakes and than my speech goes. What could this be?

My hand on my right side has episode were it shakes uncontrollably and sometime my whole body shakes and than my speech goes. What could this be?

Need to see a Dr.: You will need a physical exam and history. This could be anything from anxiety and nerves to tremors to partial seizures, which is what it sounds a little like, but unusual to remain fully aware during them. You may need imaging as well. At 18, this really could be a number of issues and it would be best to be thoroughly examined. ...Read more

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When I have alcohol and a smoke my hand shakes?

When I have alcohol and a smoke my hand shakes?

Combining toxins. ..: Combining the toxic effects of alcohol and nicotine on one's brain and other parts of his body can cause noticeable problems. When symptoms show up, it's time to return to the doctor to work out a plan to stop taking in the toxins. The doctor can also check to see if there is an underlying disease that is causing the shaking, with the alcohol and nicotine exaggerating the underlying disorder. ...Read more

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My right hand shakes in the morning. Why is that?

My right hand shakes in the morning. Why is that?

Neurologist eval.: There are many reasons for a person to have hand tremors. Some are inherited, some are due to medications, and some are from fatigue and muscle soreness as well as other causes.
A neurologist should be able to help you sort through all the possibilities and eliminate problems. If you are lucky enough to have a neurologist specializing in movement disorders, that's best. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your right hand always shakes its shakes all the time when I go to us it.?

What does it mean when your right hand always shakes its shakes all the time when I go to us it.?

Tremor: Sounds like you have a tremor. Tremors can be benign "familial" tremors, or can be caused by some other underlying conditions that would need to be ruled out. See a dr. (usually neurologist) to get an evaluation. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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I am have esansial termuse. My hand shakes Wien I do some thing like left. Up a glass. What I want to do.

Essential tremor!: First, make sure that that is the cause of your tremor with a thorough evaluation. Then, your doc may prescribe meds that can help with this. Get checked! Essential tremor is more likely, if it runs in your family, but other diseases that are serious and cause tremor, also run in families. So be sure you find out the cause. Caffeine, stress, fatigue, overexertion will make tremor worse. ...Read more

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My hand tends to shake while I'm holding something out, like to a person. Even if I hand a paper my hand shakes should I be worry if I'm 19?

Familial tremor?: If this is coming on at your age, chances are you are among the 1% of humankind with benign familial tremor. Next time you're with your physician, have it checked. The treatment (propranolol is one option) may be more annoying than the non-disease itself. There are other possibilities as well, if it's disabling a neurology consult may be in order. ...Read more

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My right hand tends 2 shake quiet a bit;i can hold it out & it just constantly shakes; really bad when holding something;what could be wrong? I'm 31.

My right hand tends 2 shake quiet a bit;i can hold it out & it just constantly shakes; really bad when holding something;what could be wrong? I'm 31.

Essential tremor: At your age, this is likely essential tremor. Et occurs with use, such as handwriting, holding a cup, or using a spoon. Parkinsons tremor tends to occur at rest, and is associated with other symptoms. It is rare in someone your age. See your physician - there are simple treatment for et. ...Read more