Face Twitch, Face Twitching, Facial Tic

What Causes Facial Twitches?

Facial twitches can have various causes, just like most other symptoms.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose facial twitches, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "facial twitches" as a symptom.  For example, Tourette's syndrome.

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause.

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of facial twitches.

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

If you indicate muscle cramps/twitching or severe muscle cramps/twitching, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
Aside from your eyelids, do you suffer from twitching anywhere else on your face?
Possible responses:
→ No / don't know
→ Occasional slight twitches
→ Frequent slight twitches / occasional significant
→ Frequent significant twitches
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either face twitches or severe face twitches, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as Tourette's Syndrome.  In the case of Tourette's syndrome, a neurological disorder that develops in childhood, the muscle twitches known as tics are part of a complex nervous system disease that later involves involuntary actions, such as shoulder shrugs, shouting, or stamping movements.
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