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20 year old female with thumb tremor?

20 year old female with thumb tremor?

Tremor: Tremors have a lot of causes it can be simple or serious, excessive caffeine intake, stress, tiredness or lack of sleep can cause tremors, hyperthyroidism, myokemia which is a fine rhythmic muscle spasm can be the case. I advise to check with your doctor if the tremor lasts. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Shaking Hands Or Tremor (Definition)

Shaky hands is a symptom in a person's hand or hands has a tremor (shakiness or small back and forth movements). Shakiness can be present at rest, all the time, or only when the person is trying to use his hands. Causes include, brain problems, nerve problems, muscle problems, medicine effects, drug abuse, etc. ...Read more


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Left foot thumb tremor even if writing by hand.No tremor if reading book. Cramp in foot. Weak thumb and fingre grip of foot. Feel like stretching body?

Left foot thumb tremor even if writing by hand.No tremor if reading book. Cramp in foot. Weak thumb and fingre grip of foot. Feel like stretching body?

Overuse?: Possible you have overuse syndrome or anxiety. Try changing your position and habits. Symptoms like these are best evaluated in person by your physician. Based on the findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Right thumb slight tremor when trying to navigate my phone. It's been like that for 8 hours. Do I need to get it checked? What could be the cause?

Electrolyte issue: Minor/slight intentional (trying to do something) tremors occurs from time to time. The cause can be minor electrolyte imbalances, feeling tired, etc. I don't think you need to get checked out. If you have unintentional (resting) tremors that occur and stay or your intentional (trying to get phone) tremor is not going away after a couple of days then you could speak to a physician/neurologist. ...Read more

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My right thumb has been tremoring sporadically over the last 2-3 months. I only notice it when I text. I'm extremely fit and active. Parkinson's?

My right thumb has been tremoring sporadically over the last 2-3 months. I only notice it when I text. I'm extremely fit and active. Parkinson's?

Tremoring thumb: PerC ~ no this would be an extremely unusual way for parkinsons disease to manifest. Since it appears to be so directly related to texting, have you considered that it may be an overuse injury? You will know for sure if you stopped texting for a week and see if this gets better. I am almost certain it will ! thanks ...Read more

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Over the past 2 weeks I have had a tremor occurring in my right thumb. It happens every few minutes and can last up to 30 seconds. Is this something t?

Over the past 2 weeks I have had a tremor occurring in my right thumb. It happens every few minutes and can last up to 30 seconds. Is this something t?

Other nerve problems: Hi, Thank you for your question.

I highly recommend to get examined by a physician. If you were my patient I would rule out ALS first.

Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions :-)
Dr. M ...Read more

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My left thumb has been moving on its own for 3 days like a tremor and i can see it moving. What could be wrong with it?

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My left thumb has been moving on its own for 3 days like a tremor and i can see it moving. What could be wrong with it?

Fasciculations: It's sometimes common to have muscle fasciculations, where muscles twitch on their own and can cause small, involuntary movements. It can be associated with stress, anxiety, too much caffeine, etc and may be completely normal.

If it gets worse, or if you're worried, you should speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing intermittent spasms or tremors in my right index finger and thumb. Also my teeth chatter when I am not cold. I am 52 yo female?

I am experiencing intermittent spasms or tremors in my right index finger and thumb. Also my teeth chatter when I am not cold. I am 52 yo female?

Unexplained tremors: needs to be checked out by your doctor. If medical disorders are ruled out, magnesium can be used as a supplement. it helps w/muscle twitches. Your doc can test your magnesium level also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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For a couple of weeks i noticed that i get frequent hand/finger tremors. Most of the time its my right hand, specifically the thumb.What does it mean?

For a couple of weeks i noticed that i get frequent hand/finger tremors. Most of the time its my right hand, specifically the thumb.What does it mean?

Tremors: A fast frequency tremor mainly on one side may de suggestive of a benign essential tremor. This may have a tendency to run in families. Other possibilities could be thyroid disorders or using excessive amount of caffeine. Check with your physician for adequate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Thumb and index finger will suddenly contract and move inwards towards my palm. Is this twitching, tremor or what? It happens after I use my hand

Thumb and index finger will suddenly contract and move inwards towards my palm. Is this twitching, tremor or what?  It happens after I use my hand

Muscle cramp/spasm: A sudden cramp in your fingers can cause this If all your fingers do it it is called carpopedal spasm which can be due to a problem with calcium levels in your body. This is less likely when only 2 fingers are involved. Muscle spasms can happen if you don't do an activity much, then do it more than you you usually do. I get it when digging many holes for bulbs/plants in the fall/spring.But see MD ...Read more

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Tremors when bending fingers and thumb in certain position, even at rest. I have neuropathy. I feel weak arms. Does it sound like parkinson's?

Tremors when bending fingers and thumb in certain position, even at rest. I have neuropathy.  I feel weak arms. Does it sound like parkinson's?

Resting tremor: Most people with Parkinsons have a resting tremor. It normally stops with movement, including holding the hands up. It may be independent of position or posture otherwise. There are other symptoms too, it sounds like you do not have them.

Although you may have a tremor, it may be a factor of your neuropathy, rather than Parkinsons. But it was a good question. Send us a video if you like. ...Read more

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What causes hand tremors?

What causes hand tremors?

Many: To mention few, parkinsonism, essential tremors, days tonic tremors, toxic tremors, psychogenic tremors etc etc. ...Read more

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Which herbs cause hand tremors?

Which herbs cause hand tremors?

None?: I am not aware of any "herbs" causing a hand tremor. Unless you are taking an herbal that has a stimulant in it that may cause some tremor, i just don't know of any. So sorry! ...Read more

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What is the cause for hand tremors?

What is the cause for hand tremors?

See below: 1. Essential tremors or parkinson's disease or diseases of cerebellum or certain drugs like asthma inhalers, depakote, and some others. ...Read more

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What causes hand tremors in teenagers?

Stress? : Tiredness, lack of sleep , stress, alcohol, etc are the commonest causes, but benign essential tremor can occur at any age and it is often familial. ...Read more

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What are some possible causes for my hand tremors?

What are some possible causes for my hand tremors?

Hand Tremors: Some are; essential tremors (runs in families), alcoholism, parkinson's disease, liver failure, mercury/arsinic poisoning, lithium & some antidepressants. ...Read more

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What causes right hand tremors?

Cervical spondylitis: Asymmetric symptoms in extremities, think anatomical pathology. Nerve compression syndromes--- may be at level of spine or wrist ( carpel tunnel). ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes tremors (hand shakes a lot)?

Essential tremor: If it is essential it may causes rhythmic shaking and is common after 40 y/o and if so it can affect voice head and leg other options could be parkinsons syndrome if it is like a pill rolling type movement and you have a stiff arm. ...Read more

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Can predezone cause tremor in left hand?

Can predezone cause tremor in left hand?

Prednisone: Prednisone can cause that.... It's not typical, but possible.... See your doctor ...Read more

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What can cause hand tremors and dizziness?

What can cause hand tremors and dizziness?

Tremors: Several things, especially medicatios that cause side effects as these mentioned, ex. Antipsychotic medications. ...Read more

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Can sjogren's syndrome cause hand, fingers tremors?

Sjogren's syndrome: Systemic autoimmune disorder. Symptoms are: dry mouth, dry eyes, joints pain, muscle pain, fatigue, stiffness and tremors. The good news are that symptoms subside with time. ...Read more

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Does wellbutrin (bupropion) cause hand tremors?

Yes: The hand tremors may be due to the wellbutrin, (bupropion) you may want to talk to your doctor a out having the dose or potentially changing your medications! i would discuss it with your doctor before discontinuing to determine if there are additional considerations that may stopping more of an issue. Stay safe! ...Read more

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Does over-masturbating cause hand n leg tremor..

Does over-masturbating cause hand n leg tremor..

No: Hand and leg tremors could be something else if it persists please see your dr. ...Read more

Dr. Prem Gupta
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Tremor (Definition)

Tremor = involuntary ...Read more