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4 year old twitching in sleep

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Teitching: The twitching may be reflexive but it might also represent seizure activity.. Discuss the problem woth your pediatrician. He may want to order aneeg.
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Common: Brief twitching in sleep is called sleep myoclonus. It can be seen at any age,
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A 3-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not necesarily: Many of us twitch occasionally in sleep. It is called benign sleep myoclonus. If you have other concerns or signs or this in not a simple random event ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rotchford
40 years experience Addiction Medicine
No it's not norm: But neither is the context in which it is occurring. Respect your body. I think it is telling you that perhaps the coffee, lack of exercise, rest, ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience Medical Oncology
Hemochromatosis?: High ferritin may be a sign of hemochromatosis, a disease of excess iron storage in liver and other organs. If diagnosed and treated early, its seriou ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
RLS?: Although an investigation into thyroid issues, nerve problems and vascular problems might be warranted, hopefully this represents restless leg syndrom ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience Pharmacy
Sleep schedule: I think you hit on it yourself. If your sleep schedule is erratic it is not too surprising that you are having these physical symptoms. Of course gett ... Read More
A 1-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
May be low Magnesium: I can understand your concerns but most likely this is not serious. A common cause of jerks and twitches is magnesium deficiency, which is very common ... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Probably benign: Ask your pediatrician about myoclonic twitches which are benign, but could be the problem.Also could be a sleep disturbance such as a dream or nitemar ... Read More
A 6-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
May be normal: I would get a referral to see a pediatric neurologist to make sure nothing serious is going on.
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