Tic: Abnormal body twitch or sudden movement
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.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Tic:
Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:
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Types of Tic: twitches (9)
Symptoms related to Tic: tremor (0), spasms (151), seizures (119)
Tic type of: Twitches (9)
Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions
Possible causes of symptom: Tic: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Tic as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.
- Normal occasional body twitches
- Tic disorders (type of Mental illness)
- Tourette's syndrome
- Thyroid disease
- Brain damage
- Stimulant drugs
Conditions listing 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.
Conditions listing complications: Tic: The following list of conditions have 'Tic' or similar listed as a 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.
Last revised: Nov 6, 2003
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