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Why Does My Cheek Twitch
My left cheek is twitching from 10 days. It occurs for a few hours and then its normal for some time. What could be the basic cause of it?
Couple thoughts: Consider hemifacial spasm, facial myokymia, focal seizure activity perhaps. You provide very little additional information, so I assume little done so far. See a neurologist and get this assessed. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Uncertain: It could be a benign transient phenomenon or, if it persists or recurs, there might be somme underlying cause. For persistence or recurrence, one should see their doctor or a neurologist. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
I was in a car accident which led to having surgery on my right cheek. Now every time I blink my cheek twitches. Will this be a permanent thing?
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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 moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
Just started running again and every day now my left butt cheek twitches, no pain, last around 5 seconds each time. Why could this be happening?
Mm fasiculations: You may have a simple muscle fasiculation, which is common. They are the "twitches" that can occur in your muscles as described by you. They are generally benign and can occur in overused muscles, possible minor fluctuations in electrolytes (such as potassium), of when a nerve is irritated. They usually go away on their own, or massaging the area can help. Try stretching before and hydrating. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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