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Facial spasms

Facial spasms: Introduction

Facial spasms: Spasms or twitches of facial muscles. See detailed information below for a list of 31 causes of Facial spasms, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Facial spasms

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Causes of Types of Facial spasms:

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Facial spasms: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Facial spasms, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Facial spasms Treatments

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Stories from Users for Facial spasms

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Message Boards for Facial spasms

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Diagnostic tests for Facial spasms:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Facial spasms. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Examine the eye for local eye causes that may cause blepharospasm due to eye pain
    • Examine for unilateral weakness of the facial muscles in hemifacial spasm
    • Examine for Trousseau's sign which indicates hypocalcemia ( i.e. raise pressure of blood pressure cuff on arm above systolic pressure and after 2 minutes will see a contraction of the hand)
    • Examine for Chvostek's sign which indicates hypocalcemia ( i.e. tap over the facial nerve under the ear and it will cause a brisk muscular twitch on the same side of the face)
    • Test for increased reflexes which may occur in hypocalcemia
  • more tests...»

Facial spasms: Animations

Facial spasms: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Facial spasms may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Facial spasms

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Facial spasms. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Facial spasms: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Facial spasms

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Facial spasms: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Facial spasms: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Organs affected by Facial spasms:

The list of organs typically affected by Facial spasms may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Facial spasms

The list below shows some of the causes of Facial spasms mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Facial spasms?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Facial spasms. Of the 31 causes of Facial spasms that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 28 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Facial spasms:

The following list of conditions have 'Facial spasms' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Facial spasms?

Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Facial spasms, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

Classifications of Facial spasms:

Medical Conditions associated with Facial spasms:

Muscle spasms (929 causes), Spasms (2183 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Seizures (2418 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes)

Symptoms related to Facial spasms:

Muscle spasms (929 causes), Facial expression symptoms, Droopy eyelid (425 causes), Facial symptoms (8109 causes), Seizures (2418 causes), Tics (20 causes), Chorea (119 causes), Convulsions (570 causes), Huntingtons chorea, Hemiplegia (55 causes), Tetanus, Lock jaw (70 causes)

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Facial spasms

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