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Why Does My Cheek Twitch
My right upper cheek has been involuntarily twitching- on and off for about 2 weeks now. What could this mean? There is no pain and no other symptoms.
Most likely nothing: Twitching as you're describing likely means nothing important clinically & generally is self limited meaning it will go away. Causes are often mysterious but spontaneous activity is known to occur out of the blue. If you'd like a private consultation look me up at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi & use KEY CODE: PDXFNR if you'd like to send an INBOX consultation or have a live webcam interview. ...Read more
Uncertain: It could be a benign transient phenomenon or, if it persists or recurs, there might be some underlying cause. For persistence or recurrence, one should see their doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more
Hi, I have a friend of mine with a twitching right cheek. What causes it? Can cold air blowing from an a/c to the face be a cause? Thanks.
Perhaps these?: The a/c has nothing to do with this. There may be hemifacial spasm, facial myokymia, a facial tic, a habitual twitch, a prior bell's palsy with aberrant nerve regrowth causing facial dyskinesia. Best way to find out, see a neurologist or an ENT specialist, and get opinion. ...Read more
Cheek twitching.: Cheek twitching may rarely be due to fasciculation yet far more likely be caused by hemifacial spasm. Fasciculation is a sign of ALS yet very unlikely to be found on the cheek. Your risk of ALS without other symptoms is extremely low especially at your young age. Benign fasciculations are far more common. ...Read more
I'm 44 and for the last 6 Months my left cheek has been twitching almost continuously. I had bells palsy 2 years ago. Is this related?
If same side, might be consequence of re-innervation in area of prior facial nerve compromise. But your description could be consistent with hemifacial spasms or facial myokymia, and this needs to be distinguished, and appropriate tests and therapies accomplished.
Hope this helps. ...Read more
I am on MTX & feel like all I am doing is complaining to my Rheum about the side effects. My cheek is twitching. Is that serious enough to tell her?
Neuropathy: From Methotrexate can cause focal muscle twitching and numbness. Have your Rheumatologist check you for neuropathy or better yet have her send you to a neurologist who can perform a nerve conduction test. I recently had a patient develop polyneuropathy on MTX for Psoriatic arthritis. He was switched to Embrel (Enanercept) and the neuropathy resolved (as did his skin lesions and arthritic pain) ...Read more
Respected sir, I'm facing this problem fort he last 2years. Whenever I laugh/smile, my left cheek starts vibrating/twitching fast. I' can't even smile.?
Facial myokymia: No fully convinced of the above diagnosis, but based on your description, you could have a problem in the brainstem pontine area. A good idea to see a neurologist, and if appropriate, get an MRI to see what is occurring. Alternatively, consider jaw or dental issues, but not clear if this is the case. ...Read more
I have had body shakes at night and random twitching for 14 months now. Was decreasing then I got flu in July. Since then left cheek twitch persist?
Cheek twitching: This can occur due to a variety of causes. You need to be evaluated by your physician who can then order the appropriate tests and/or referrals. ...Read more
Watch and wait:
You may wait it out. If the symptoms persist beyond two weeks or twitching spreads to other area, you should see a doctor. You may take an electrolyte drink like Gatorade.
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My left eyebrow and right cheek have been twitching on and off for five days. I was drunk on friday night but no booze since. Is that a cause? Stress?
Let's analyze: The eye twitching could be a benign condition called "myokymia", but now you are describing trigeminal distribution numbness on same side which does raise questions of brainstem, base of brain process. Would suggest seeing your doctor and considering MRI of brain, and possibly spinal fluid analysis. Best to get to the bottom of this asap. ...Read more
Left temple, left side of face (eyes, around nose, upper cheek) twitching. Nose hurts at top. Is this sinus issues?
Maybe but consider: May be sinus but may be other things like benihn fasiculations or neurological. Best to see your physician. ...Read more
For the past few days, my left eye has been twitching. My cheek also twitched today. Should I be worried? When should I go to a neurologist?
Go to neurologist: Get checked....the two things I would check out is the patency of your facial nerve. Impingemet or entrapment of cranial nerve 7 would cause eyelid t\witching. Also rule out the presence of Lyme disease because this also could cause muscle twitching in stage 2 presentation. ...Read more
Dental work yesterday. Today twitching on side of left eye but I can feel it in for head and cheek too. Just feels strange. Any real concern?
Right eye/cheek twitching after attempting epeley maneuver. I have constant vertigo I always have a weird sinking sensation. What could it be?
It could be: Time to close your computer and proceed to the ER or UC clinic. Otherwise, I would suggest a consultation with both an ENT and a neurologist. ...Read more
Why is my left eye twitching for so long? Should I be concerned that my left cheek and left side of my mouth is also twitching?
Facial spasm: Eyelid twitching is common, and is usually related to stress, fatigue, consumption of stimulants like caffeine, and local eye irritation. Facial twitching, where the cheek and mouth are also twitching, may be "hemifacial spasm", which is more serious. Talk to your medical doctor or neurologist about this possibility. ...Read more
For 2 weeks lower right eyelid has been twitching on and off. Today it moved to the cheek/upper lip on the same side. Is it neurological?
YES: Please get examined and checked for any underlying medical causes. ...Read more
4 a wk, have had tingling, nerve movement, twitching, tickling, parts all over face (nose, ear, cheek, temple), also top of head/scalp. Suggestions?
Uncertain: It could be neurologic especially if it all on the same side you need to see your physician and maybe a neurologist ...Read more
I have a developmental venous anomaly in my left temporal lobe. Can that be the cause of twitching on the right side of my face/tight muscle cheek?
Actually, yes: You could be having "simple partial motor seizures." I assume you have a neurologist. If not, you'll need one. ...Read more
Muscle twitching through out entire body for many years. MRI of brain negative. Sometimes cheek muscle twitches then locks for 2-3 seconds. Any ideas?
Alternative medicine: Try alternative medicine approaches such as meditation, yoga, hypnosis, acupuncture, and massage therapy to name a few. There are many options available, and its a bit of trial and error. Watch out for any practitioner that says they can cure everything - even MD's. best of luck. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I've been experiencing twitching below my left eye near the cheek bone. This happens every time I swallow or press my tongue to the palate.
Nervous Tic: By definition a tic is a repetitive, uncontrollable, purposeless contraction of an individual muscle or group of muscles, usually in the face, arms, legs or shoulders. It could be chronic tic disorders or transient tic. Some tics are the result of brain injury, head trauma, or encephalitis, although most tics are idiopathic (the cause is not known). ...Read more
I have recently had twitching in my left eyelid and rubing my eyes with watery eyes redness too I also have twitching in my mouth cheek on the right?
I've been experiencing burning on left cheek bone pain on both, left eye twitching and lips twitch neck pain, pain and burning on chest. What can be?
Stress?!: See your internist to be sure but the symptoms are too vague and diffuse to mean much at your age! ...Read more
Often right eyebrow higher than left, more when stressed, cheek tingling, uneven face expression, MRI CT ok but right impacted wisdom tooth, connected with tense feeling, twitching around right eye?
Tension: Tension and irritability of facial muscles and/or nerves are probably present. Twitching of the eyelid is common. Avoid caffeine and minimize stress. See a neurologist if symptoms persist or worsen. I don't think that an impacted wisdom tooth would be the cause of all these symptoms. ...Read more
Related to stress: The small muscles in either upper or lower eyelids may sometimes twitch. This is referred to as benign blepharospasm. Most often this is due to stress or stimulants like caffeine or nicotine. Reducing intake of stimulants or trying to reduce stress may help. These are typically self-limited. ...Read more
I've had an almost imperceptible constant twitch in my left cheek for five days now and im starting to get worried.
No worries: Isolated muscle twitches are common. They are often caused by stress, fatigue or muscle exertion. They often go away with rest and time. Usually twitches of one muscle are not a sign of a serious medical problem. If you develop tremors, other twitches, weakness or coordination problems, see a a doctor. More info: http://www. Popsci. Com/science/article/2013-02/fyi-why-wont-muscle-stop-twitching ...Read more
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