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What does it mean when the left side of my face is twitching?

What does it mean when the left side of my face is twitching?

Watch and wait: Could be a blepharospasm or even a spasm of the facial nerve. These usually disappear the way they came. May be caused from a virus. If it continues see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald McCarren
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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

Muscle twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in the area, or uncontrollable twitching of a muscle group that is served by a single motor nerve fiber. Muscle twitches are minor and often go unnoticed. Some are common and normal. Others are signs of ...Read more


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What does it mean if I can feel a vein twitching in my head?

What does it mean if I can feel a vein twitching in my head?

Constant?: Is the twitching constant or occasional? Do you get headaches while the vein is twitching/pulsing? I would see a doctor if problem persists. Could be a circulation problem or some other ailment. Don't wait for things to get worse! ...Read more

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The back of my head has been twitching all day and I've never had this before. Any idea how to get rid of the feeling or what it might mean?

The back of my head has been twitching all day and I've never had this before. Any idea how to get rid of the feeling or what it might mean?

Possibly Migraine: Headache. It comes in various forms and shapes:-)
De-stress, Rest with your eyes closed in quiet room for 30 minutes, Taking Analgesic of your choice may help.
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What does it mean when when the face gets numb and have a tingling sensation and wants to start twitching to the side by the mouth area?

What does it mean when when the face gets numb and have a tingling sensation and wants to start twitching to the side by the mouth area?

Neurologist: It means that you should be evaluated by a neurologist. These symptoms are quite concerning and could be a partial seizure syndrome, brain growth, a vascular blockage or even a superficial facial nerve disorder. Discuss this with your physician who can refer you to a speciaiist who will order the appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis and get you treated. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your heady headed shakes and body twitches and head pain on top of your head?

What does it mean when your heady headed shakes and body twitches and head pain on top of your head?

Sounds like: You are VERY anxious!!!!!!


Contact your PCP (Primary Care Provider) and get a complete physical examination which if "negative" (as I suspect it will be) should be followed by a referral for counseling!

Hope this helps!
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What does it mean when my head (scalp) twitches on left side and my face is numb but nothing else?

What does it mean when my head (scalp) twitches on left side and my face is numb but nothing else?

Palsy?: You may have some type of facial nerve palsy such as "bells palsy" or some other issues, but either way, facial numbness needs to be evaluated. See a dr. Asap for eval, best wishes. ...Read more

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What does it mean in my baby twitches in her sleep? Hands, fingers, hands. She has also gotten a face tic that usually only flares at nigh what is it

What does it mean in my baby twitches in her sleep? Hands, fingers, hands. She has also gotten a face tic that usually only flares at nigh what is it

Twitching: Babies have an immature nervous system, and it's hard for them to control their reflexes and responses to stimuli such as noise and temperature. To make sure erratic movements are benign, lightly hold down the arm or leg that's twitching. If the movement stops, no problem. If it doesn't stop or happens when baby is awake, then an evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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What does "small hyperintense focus in white matter of left parietal lobe" mean? I had insomnia and slight head and finger twitches and thus got it done. I am only 24 years old.

What does "small hyperintense focus in white matter of left parietal lobe" mean? I had insomnia and slight head and finger twitches and thus got it done. I am only 24 years old.

Nonspecific: Could be due to prior injury, could represent either vascular or inflammatory lesion, could even be due to infection. The clinical correlation really needs direct discussion with the doctor who ordered the study. ...Read more

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How can I stop twitching/jerking my head?

Find the cause: To stop a problem, generally you have to know what causes it. Multiple causes for head jerking occur, including nervous tics, huntington's disease, parkinsons, excessive caffeine, stimulant drug abuse, prescription drug side-effects. ...Read more

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Where is my face twitching on the left side?

Where is my face twitching on the left side?

Some may be a nerv-: -ous facial twitch. Many times it's hard 2 find the reason why they develop. If this of a great concern, make an appointment 2 see your PCP, & get referrals if warranted. ...Read more

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I am constantly twitching my head, what's wrong?

I am constantly twitching my head, what's wrong?

You might have: A tic or a tremor. Medical evaluation should lead to an accurate diagnosis - however, the cause is not always discernible. Take care. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why I always keep twitching my head?

Comments: Best to visualize your movements, but possibilities include essential tremor, hemifacial spasms, spasmodic torticollis, tardive dyskinesia, Tourette's syndrome, as a few examples. A face to face visit with a neurologist should help. ...Read more

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What is the causes of twitching in the head on top and side

What is the causes of twitching in the head on top and side

Irritation perhaps: Some irritation to a muscle, nerve, or part of a nerve that goes to certain muscle fibers may cause those fibers to twitch. Such twitching is usually for a few hours or a day, and only once in a while. In those cases, doctors and patients usually don't spend time looking for a cause. But, if symptoms are frequent, or recurrent, a primary doctor, ENT doctor, and a neurologist can evaluate. ...Read more

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The side of my head is twitching. What could be the cause of this?

The side of my head is twitching. What could be the cause of this?

Temporalis muscle: The temporalis muscle is on the side of the head. It is used for chewing. You can feel it when you make a bite or clench your teeth.

Twitching occurs when muscles are tired or when they undergo a change in activity. Some people grind their teeth at night, this can cause twitching. There is also a artery there, which has a pulse. ...Read more

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I've have had nerve twitching on the left side of my head for a few weeks now. What could be the cause? It happens randomly.

I've have had nerve twitching on the left side of my head for a few weeks now. What could be the cause? It happens randomly.

Muscle twitching: This sounds like an irritable, superficial nerve or muscle fibers of uncertain etiology. It commonly occurs in an eyelid. I doubt it is anything serious in view of the absence of other neurological symptoms. Try avoiding caffeine and see your physician if the symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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Can sinusitis cause head twitching?

Can sinusitis cause head twitching?

Less likely: Head twitching in my experience is related to nerve, stress, anxiety, electrolyte issues and less likely due to sinus infections. ...Read more

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How can I stop tense face and facial twitching?

How can I stop tense face and facial twitching?

Diagnosis?: Facial twitching could be due to facial myokymia, hemi-facial spasms, facial tics in tourette's syndrome, focal motor seizures, hyperthyroidism, and possible medication reactions. Get answer as to etiology, and then treat. ...Read more