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Why Does My Cheek Twitch
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Why does the apple of my left cheek twitch every time i blink? This has been ongoing for 5+ months. I'm 23. Thanks!
Tourette's syndrome?: This may be onset of tourette's syndrome. Check with a neurologist. In this "disease" tics involving movement (motor tics) — often facial tics, such as blinking — usually begin before vocal tics do. But the spectrum of tics that people experience is diverse, and there's no typical case. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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