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Doctor insights on: What Parts Of The Body Can Have Involuntary Muscle Twitching Like In Eyelids

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Can muscle twitching in calves and eye lids and some other body parts and weight loss last for 3 months or so with depression and anxiety?

Can muscle twitching in calves and eye lids and some other body parts and weight loss last for 3 months or so with depression and anxiety?

Depression wt loss: Yes, anxiety can cause a variety of symptoms including twitching (not twerking), and depression can lead to weight loss as there are appetite changes and you just don't feeling hungry. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing small muscle twitching on the right side of my body. Under my eye, my calf, my hand and my fingers. Is this something serious?

I've been experiencing small muscle twitching on the right side of my body. Under my eye, my calf, my hand and my fingers. Is this something serious?

Most likely nothing: But pay attention to see if there are any other symptoms. This could be early signs of serious things like ms, but you are mostly likely too young to see this. More than likely it is dehydration and a magnesium deficiency. Try hydrating well, take some over the counter, low dose magnesium and see if these subside. If not, ask your primary care doc. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Who do I need to see for involuntary muscle twitching in my hips? Only when i sit or lie down.

Int Med or Neurology: This does not, at first thought, sound like a surgical problem to me. I would consider seeing an internal medicine physician to confirm your overall well-being and then perhaps consider a neurologist if necessary. ...Read more

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How do you stop yourself from involuntary muscle twitching fasciculations?

How do you stop yourself from involuntary muscle twitching fasciculations?

Depends on the type: If your leg or arm jumps you could have restless leg syndrome which is treatable.Other remedies may include more rest or evaluation of your body chemicals such as potassium. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of involuntary muscle twitching of the face? Particularly the mouth? No previous history.

What are possible causes of involuntary muscle twitching of the face? Particularly the mouth? No previous history.

Hemifacial spasm: Hemifacial spasm is an involuntary twitching of the facial muscles. Usually around the eye and corner of the mouth. It is thought to be caused by an artery that compresses the seventh cranial nerve. Treatment begins with medications to calm the nerve irritation. Botoxin injections is the next option and surgical microvascular decompression of the seventh nerve is performed for intractable spasms. ...Read more

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I have painless, intermittent muscle twitching in the base of my skull and a cold/wet sensation like a drop of water near my eye. Symptoms for ~3wks?

I have painless, intermittent muscle twitching in the base of my skull and a cold/wet sensation like a drop of water near my eye. Symptoms for ~3wks?

Watch and wait: It can really be anxiety producing when you experience new & unpredictable sensations in your body. It's never happened before, why now? These are both symptoms that seem to be related to the nervous system, but will likely resolve. Possibly some mild nerve involvement from a virus. I would watch, intensify stress management & relaxation, & see your doctor in another couple weeks if persists. ...Read more

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Under my right eye I'm having mild muscle twitching... No slur in speech no energy problems no droopy face or numbers. Any idea? Off and on for a week

Under my right eye I'm having mild muscle twitching... No slur in speech no energy problems no droopy face or numbers. Any idea? Off and on for a week

Probably normal: Muscle twitches, especially those around the eye, are pretty normal. Are you going through any stressful times right now? That can often be a trigger. Just try and relax, and it will likely pass before you know it. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I am experiencing muscle twitching and fatigue. Muscle twitching in calfskin and feet. Top eye lid twitching left eye for over a month.

I am experiencing muscle twitching and fatigue. Muscle twitching in calfskin and feet. Top eye lid twitching left eye for over a month.

Maybe fatigue: This may be a fatigue related due to a sleep disorder. It depends on your general health and how you sleep and what other medical conditions you have. See your physician ...Read more

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Does a numb patch on foot along with random muscle twitching including eye sound like early MS symptoms? Had a clean MRI and emg but still worried

Does a numb patch on foot along with random muscle twitching including eye sound like early MS symptoms? Had a clean MRI and emg but still worried

Unlikely: especially given your negative workup. Many other conditions can cause these symptoms. If you notice progression of the symptoms, or develop new symptoms, call your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Been having vaginal bleeding, uncontrolled muscle twitching, twitching of the left eye, and "lighting bolt" pain in left side of my mid back, ideas?

Been having vaginal bleeding, uncontrolled muscle twitching, twitching of the left eye, and "lighting bolt" pain in left side of my mid back, ideas?

Vaginal bleeding...: ...probably is the most important of your symptoms. I doubt the others have anything to do with it. Any abnormal vaginal bleeding needs professional evaluation. There are too many possibilities and you don't provide enough information to guess at the cause: hormonal, pregnancy, infection (e.g. STDs), and others. Get it checked out and also ask the doctor abour your other symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more

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Headache, drowsiness, pressure behind right eye, uncontrollable shaking in head/neck, uncontrollable twitching with eyes, body muscles contract?

See your doctor now: All of these symptoms are not normal. Not sure if your eye muscle twitching contracting is in unison with your body or not? Independently, twitching of the eyes can be benign if it's myokymia and caused by tiredness or exertion. However, it seems you need a physical exam in which your doctor can assess your eyes too, and give you a medical plan to follow. S/he may need to order labs too. ...Read more

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Why is my eyelid muscle involuntarily twitching? Just one side. Blepharism?

Myokymia: Sounds most consistent with myokymia, which is usually quite benign, and is associated with eye strain, fatigue, stress, etc. Blepharospasm represents more of a eye closure, and has different causes. A general ophthalmologist can help all of the above. ...Read more

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Can extraocular muscles twitch? Is it possible for eyelid twitching to make it seem as if your vision is jumpy? How to tell the two twitches apart?

Can extraocular muscles twitch? Is it possible for eyelid twitching to make it seem as if your vision is jumpy?  How to tell the two twitches apart?

Yes: Eyelid twich is myokymia and does not cause the vision to shake. Some acquired extraocular muscle twitches can cause oscillopsia where the vision jiggles. If it persists more than three months you would need a systemic work up. Meanwhile try to get more rest and decrease caffeine intake. ...Read more

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I'm getting muscle spams in my uterus (I'm not pregnant) that feels like when your eyelid is twitching. It's painless, but annoying. What is it?

I'm getting muscle spams in my uterus (I'm not pregnant) that feels like when your eyelid is twitching. It's painless, but annoying. What is it?

Hard to say: It would be hard to determine if this is from the uterus or another organ in the pelvis. The bladder, uterus, tubes, ovaries and intestines are all right there together. The intestines or bladder are the most like origins of a twitching feeling ...Read more

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Annoying eyes, what can I do about twitching muscles near my eye? I woke up this am with the muscles in my my eyelid twitching. It has been about 4 hours and they are still doing it. Other people don't see it, but it is annoying and distracting. I had

You : You most likely have myokymia. Very common and typically not serious, but annoying and distracting as you describe. Triggers that can bring it on include; caffeine, lack of sleep and stress. In other words, life! in all seriousness, it is usually nothing to worry about. Usually comes and goes on its own. If you develop other symptoms or the twitching becomes significantly more frequent or constant, please visit your doctor for a check up. ...Read more

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I've had a pair full headache on left side since last Saturday with left eyelid twitching.yesterday my thumb and pointer finger muscles pulled them in?

I've had a pair full headache on left side since last Saturday with left eyelid twitching.yesterday my thumb and pointer finger muscles pulled them in?

Cut To The Chase: If you took simple measures to get rid of the headache, like Tylenol (acetaminophen) and/or Motrin, resting, avoiding stress and bright lights-- and you still have it, you'd best see a doctor. Especially if you've never had anything like this before, it came on suddenly, you've had a recent infection or head injury, but whatever, it's time to see someone about this headache. ...Read more

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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