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Spasms: Introduction

Further information about Spasms is below, or review more specific information about these types of Spasms: seizures, tremor, twitches, tics, myoclonus, spasticity, chorea, Sydenham's chorea or other types.

A spasm is an involuntary movement of a muscle. Twitches or tics are examples of small-scale spasms. A full body spasm is known as a seizure (or fit). Fine body shaking or trembling, often in the hands, is known as tremor. All involuntary movement needs medical diagnosis....more »

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Causes of Spasms:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Spasms. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Spasms

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Causes of Types of Spasms:

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Spasms: Symptom Checker

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

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Spasms Treatments

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Stories from Users for Spasms

Real-life user stories relating to Spasms:

Message Boards for Spasms

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Spasms or relevant symptoms:

Spasms: Comorbid Symptoms

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

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Spasms

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Spasms: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Spasms

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Spasms: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Spasms: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Organs affected by Spasms:

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

Detailed list of causes of Spasms

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

How Common are these Causes of 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 Spasms. Of the 2183 causes of Spasms that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 12 causes are "common" diseases
  • 12 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 32 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 33 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 2110 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Spasms:

The following list of conditions have '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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Conditions listing medical complications: Spasms:

The following list of medical conditions have Spasms or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. 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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Causes of Spasms Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Spasms based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Spasms?

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

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

    Classifications of Spasms:

    Subtypes of Spasms:

    Seizures (2418 causes), Tremor (353 causes), Twitches (57 causes), Tics (20 causes), Myoclonus (149 causes), Spasticity (324 causes), Chorea (119 causes), Sydenham's chorea (5 causes), Ankle spasm (15 causes), Arm spasm (18 causes), Back spasm (7 causes), Breast spasm (6 causes), Buttock spasm (7 causes), Calf spasm (13 causes), Chest spasm (6 causes), Chin spasm (6 causes), Elbow spasm (7 causes), Eye spasm (7 causes), Eyelid spasm (11 causes), Finger spasm (18 causes), Foot spasm (25 causes), Groin spasm (8 causes), Jaw spasm (23 causes), Knee spasm (14 causes), Leg spasm (8 causes), Neck spasm (15 causes), Thigh spasm (18 causes), Wrist spasm (17 causes), Shin spasm (8 causes), Upper arm spasm (8 causes), Coughing spasms (14 causes), Facial spasms (31 causes), Muscle spasms (929 causes), Jerky trunk movements (1 cause), Repetitive unwanted movements (5 causes), Hand Spasm (20 causes), Carpopedal spasm (8 causes), Decerebrate posturing (11 causes), Spasmodic Torticollis (6 causes), Spastic gait (26 causes), Shaking hands, Tic (45 causes), Jerky movements (4 causes), Clonus (23 causes), Autonomic seizure (1 cause), Grand mal seizures (24 causes), Epilepsy (132 causes), Unresponsiveness (44 causes), Tetany (55 causes), reduced alertness (12 causes), Myokymia (13 causes), Generalized Myokymia (9 causes), Eyelid Myokymia (7 causes), Facial Myokymia (5 causes), Camptodactyly (173 causes), paroxysmal coughing (10 causes), croup (17 causes), Decerebrate rigidity (22 causes), Muscle contractions (58 causes), Muscle twitch (44 causes), Muscle rigidity (73 causes), Convulsions (570 causes), Athetosis (98 causes), Fasciculations (18 causes), Muscle spasm (29 causes), Involuntary movements (34 causes), Rigidity (96 causes), Ankle clonus (19 causes), Excessive muscle tone (59 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Spasms:

    Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Spasms:

    Seizures (2418 causes), Tics (20 causes), Epilepsy (132 causes), Clonus (23 causes), Muscle spasms (929 causes), Twitches (57 causes), Seizure (2418 causes), Convulsion, Chorea (119 causes), Myoclonus (149 causes), Tremor (353 causes)

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