Convulsions on the face

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  • Cannot stop my face from twitching

  • Facial spasms occur more frequently when I am tired

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Content updated on May 23, 2022

When to See a Doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Convulsions on the face

Possible Causes

  • Hypocalcemia

  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)

    Multiple sclerosis is a lifelong autoimmune condition, wherein immune system mistakenly attacks protective layer surrounding nerve fibres of the brain and spinal cord. As a result, nerve signaling is impaired causing disabilities. It can affect anyone, but more common in women and those in their 20s and 30s.

  • Muscular dystrophy

    A group of diseases that cause progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass. In this condition, abnormal genes (mutations) interfere with the production of proteins needed to form healthy muscle.

  • cholera

  • Hypoparathyroidism

Related Serious Diseases

  • Tetanus

    A life-threatening infection caused by a bacteria called Clostridium tetani. The bacteria releases toxins that affects the nervous system and cause muscles in the body to contract and "lock up". The bacteria are everywhere in the environment and enter the body through open wounds. Risk factors include being immunosuppressed, not being vaccinated against tetanus (or not keeping up with booster shots), as well as having open wounds or cuts.

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have twitching or spasms anywhere on your face?

  • Do you get facial spasms more frequently when you get tired?

  • Do you have headaches or does your head feel heavy?

  • Do you feel any weakness in your arms or legs?

  • Do you feel any numbness or change in sensation?

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