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Tic: Introduction

A tic is a type of involuntary movement, usually a small one. Larger involuntary movements are known as spasms, tremor (shaking), or seizures (fits). A tic symptom needs prompt professional medical investigation....more »

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Causes of Tic:

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

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Tic

Home medical tests possibly related to Tic:

Causes of Types of Tic:

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Tic: Symptom Checker

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

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Tic Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Tic may include:

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Message Boards for Tic

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

Tic: Comorbid Symptoms

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

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Research the causes of related medical symptoms such as:

Causes of Similar Symptoms to Tic

Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Tic:

  • Tremor (353 causes)
  • Spasms (2183 causes)
  • Seizures (2418 causes)
  • Tourrette syndrome
  • Simple tics
  • Simple motor tics
  • Complex tics
  • Complex motor tics
  • Complex phonic tics
  • Chronic tics
  • Transient tics
  • more symptoms...»

Tic: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Tic

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Tic: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Tic: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Causes of Tic listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Tic as a symptom include:

Definitions of Tic:

Disorders characterized by recurrent TICS that may interfere with speech and other activities. Tics are sudden, rapid, nonrhythmic, stereotyped motor movements or vocalizations which may be exacerbated by stress and are generally attenuated during absorbing activities. Tic disorders are distinguished from conditions which feature other types of abnormal movements that may accompany general medical conditions. (From DSM-IV, 1994)
- (Source - Diseases Database)

A local and habitual twitching especially in the face
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Organs affected by Tic:

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

  • General constitution

Detailed list of causes of Tic

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

How Common are these Causes of Tic?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Tic. Of the 45 causes of Tic that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Tic:

The following list of conditions have 'Tic' 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: Tic:

The following list of medical conditions have Tic 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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Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Tic?

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

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Classifications of Tic:

Subtypes of Tic:

Twitches (57 causes), Tics (20 causes), Jerky movements (4 causes), Generalized Myokymia (9 causes), Myokymia (13 causes), Eyelid Myokymia (7 causes), Facial Myokymia (5 causes)

Medical Conditions associated with Tic:

Twitches (57 causes), Itching skin (1068 causes), Spasms (2183 causes), Muscle twitch (44 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Seizures (2418 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Muscle spasms (929 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

Symptoms related to Tic:

Tremor (353 causes), Spasms (2183 causes), Seizures (2418 causes), Tourrette syndrome, Simple tics, Simple motor tics, Complex tics, Complex motor tics, Complex phonic tics, Chronic tics, Transient tics

Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

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Medical News summaries about Tic

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