Neurology Expert Forum
Surgery & Myoclonus
About This Forum:

This forum is for questions and support regarding neurology issues such as: Alzheimer's Disease, ALS, Autism, Brain Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy, Fibromyalgia, Headaches, MS, Neuralgia, Neuropathy, Parkinson's Disease, RSD, Sleep Disorders, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

Surgery & Myoclonus


  I had liposuction in 7 months before I started developing these muscle jerks which my doctor diagnosed as myoclonus.  I didn't tell him about my surgery, but I was wondering whether they could be related.  I have also been getting electrolosis done for the past 4 years.  Could any of these things cause myoclonus?
=
The surgery you mentioned is not a documented cause of myoclonus. Often, in patients with myoclonus, we are unable to determine the source, though there are a few well-described causes of certain myoclonus syndromes.
Diagnosing jerking movements is often difficult, and it is not obvious that what you have must be myoclonus (though it could be).
The best way to get a diagnosis is to see someone experienced who has seen a wide variety of jerky movement phenomena and thus has a chance to be able to classify or categorize your own. This would be a movement disorders specialist.
If you are interested in coming to CCF for this, we do have movement disorders specialists on the staff. Call 800 223 2273 ext 4-5559 to arrange an appointment.
I hope this helps. CCF MD mdf.





Related Discussions
Continue discussion Blank
Blank
Request an Appointment
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank