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Minor muscle twitches in the left ear - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have a twitching on my left ear near where my ear connects to my head. It has persisted off an on for the last day and a half. Is this cause for concern?
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   Good afternoon
Doctor :   Dr Raju here
Doctor :   Very good afternoon
User :   Nice to meet you
Doctor :   Nice to meet you too
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query
User :   I have a twitching on my left ear near where my ear connects to my head. It has persisted off an on for the last day and a half. Is this cause for concern?
User :   A day or two prior to this my ear felt as if it were blocked--almost like swimmer's ear but that has sense cleared up
Doctor :   Did you experience this prob any time before?
User :   Not that I can remember. I know that I have gotten the random "eye twitching" from time to time.
User :   It feels very similar to this
Doctor :   OK,
Doctor :   did you such prob in any other parts of the body?
User :   I have had small muscles spasms before that are similar but they are very few and far between and I have not had any recently.
Doctor :   Ok,
Doctor :   Do you feel numb in the face anytime?
User :   No
Doctor :   Ok, any abnormality in the senses like taste , touch or sight ?
User :   No
Doctor :   Ok, then i would consider your problem likely due to mild nerve weakness
Doctor :   good nutrition with multivitamin suppliment would suffice
User :   Could this also be due to stress?
User :   I tend to stress out with medical problems due to when I was five my colon ruptured and I had to have a portion of it removed. I nearly died and have been very keen to note any physiological changes in my health or body. I like to have an answer! I am also in Law School and have a fairly strenuous work load with school.
Doctor :   Yes, really , it could be , either directly by affecting the functioning of nerves or by hindering the absorption of nutrients
User :   Well thank you for your help!
User :   It definitely puts my mind at ease and will help me to focus on completing my final for advanced legal research ;)
Doctor :   Yes,
Doctor :   Is tere anything i can help you with ?
User :   No this is it
User :   thanks you
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting , kindly provide your feedback
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