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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Uncontrollable Repetitive Movements (Overview)

Uncontrollable repetitive movements is a neurologic symptom that can be caused by brain disorders such as Parkinson's disease, as a side effect of certain drugs, or sometimes as a symptom of a developmental disorder.


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What kind of medical problem causes people to make repetitive movements like rocking, etc and what's wrong with me that i get annoyed by it?any ideas?

What kind of medical problem causes people to make repetitive movements like rocking, etc and what's wrong with me that i get annoyed by it?any ideas?

A few come to mind. : Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, & Tourette Syndrome can cause repetitive, non-functional movements diagnosed as compulsions, stereotypies or tics depending on their observable characteristics. Perhaps your chronic pain makes it difficult for you to tolerate watching such behaviors. If you live with the affected person, seek medical & mental health care for both of you. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
8 doctors shared insights

Uncontrollable Repetitive Movements (Overview)

Uncontrollable repetitive movements is a neurologic symptom that can be caused by brain disorders such as Parkinson's disease, as a side effect of certain drugs, or sometimes as a symptom of a developmental disorder.


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After giving birth, i suffered from hemorrhoids. Now its been 3 years its painful when i have bowl movements. How can I get rid of them?

After giving birth, i suffered from  hemorrhoids. Now its been 3 years  its painful when i  have bowl movements. How can I get rid  of them?

Seek medical : Attention. Some time hemorrhoids could be treated medically and some need surgery. In the meanwhile her are some tips. Avoid constipation (fiber), seitz. Seek topical relief. (steroids) , keep that area very clean. Exercise. Moderate aerobic exercise, such as brisk walking 20–30 minutes a day, can help stimulate bowel function. ...Read more

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What kind of medical problem causes people to make repetitive movements like rocking, etc and what's wrong with me that i get annoyed by it?any ideas?

A few come to mind. : Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, & Tourette Syndrome can cause repetitive, non-functional movements diagnosed as compulsions, stereotypies or tics depending on their observable characteristics. Perhaps your chronic pain makes it difficult for you to tolerate watching such behaviors. If you live with the affected person, seek medical & mental health care for both of you. ...Read more

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Repetitive movements, slurred words and lots of twitching. What could these be symptoms of?

Repetitive movements, slurred words and lots of twitching. What could these be symptoms of?

Get evaluated: There are many possible causes. The most important thing is to see a primary care doctor who can evaluate and guide you. Hope this answer helps. ...Read more

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Can a child have autism if they don't express repetitive movements?

Can a child have autism if they don't express repetitive movements?

Yes: Repetitive or stereotyped movements are frequently seen in autism, but it is possible for a child to be autistic without such movements. ...Read more

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Have repetitive movements made hand tingle and numb?

Have repetitive movements made hand tingle and numb?

It's possible: It is possible that you have carpal tunnel syndrome. This is a syndrome caused by repetitive movements that causes hand tingling and eventually hand grip weakness. Please see your md to obtain a emg/ncv (muscle and nerve study) to determine if you have carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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Could repetitive movements with schizophrenia look like tics?

Could repetitive movements with schizophrenia look like tics?

Potentially: Yes, potentially. The term "tic" refers to a non voluntary movement disorder that can be repetitive. A patient with schizophrenia can potentially develop a "tic" as part of their condition or as a side affect from the medication they use as well. Don't hesitate to discuss directly with a therapist. ...Read more

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For 2 days my left arm feels heavy (began after repetitive movements on the comp) I am 28 /overweight but with no other symptoms/issues--excellent bp?

For 2 days my left arm feels heavy (began after repetitive movements on the comp) I am 28 /overweight but with no other symptoms/issues--excellent bp?

? Muscle pain: It seems that you might have a muscle pull. It pain persist after a few days check with your doctor or go to a walking clinic. ...Read more

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Shoulder tendonitis since Jan 2014. If I don't exert, there's no pain.Once I do repetitive movements/ apply force, pain come back. Should I just rest?

Shoulder tendonitis since Jan 2014. If I don't exert, there's no pain.Once I do repetitive movements/ apply force, pain come back. Should I just rest?

Get ortho eval: shoulder pain present for more than a year will not fix with rest. You need exam with radio graphic diagnostics to determine if this IS just overuse or additional problems exist. Oral NSAIDs, topical NSAIDs, shoulder girdle strengthening, proper ergonomics techniques all will improve this. Correct diagnosis is needed to determine if above or invasive treatments are best for you ...Read more

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Uncontrollable movements and jerks, are they tics or another problem?

Uncontrollable movements and jerks, are they tics or another problem?

Not tics!: Uncontrolled movements and jerking is a form of chorea. It can occur with drugs, neurologic disease, and other causes, which to some extent are age related. See your doctor. ...Read more