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I have a visible pulsating twitch in neck should I be concerned

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Dr. Soroosh Armandi
Anti-Aging Medicine 16 years experience
No: Its normal. This happens in different parts of the body, usually small muscles and its benign. It'll go away on its own.

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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 19 years experience
Muscle fatigue: If you were to determine the rhythm and location of these, you might find they correlate with tired muscles. The muscle of the neck work very hard, a... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Muscle Twitching: this is likely a muscle in your neck twitching. This is a fairly common occurrence. Unless it is associated with numbness or is a prolonged event it... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Muscle twitch: I will bet it was a reflex spasm of your left sternocleidomastoid muscle. I would not worry.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Not quite sure: Would recommend a discussion with your physician.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Muscle twitching: This is likely a muscle fasciculation. There are many causes. When localized to one area, it could be due to a damaged nerve or overused muscle. I sug... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Thumb weakness: Would call you doctor today and discuss. Could be secondary to autoimmune or infectious process with cerebral (brain effects) as well, so woudl call... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Physical: Always start with a standard history and physical exam/lab. I suspect you either have benign hyperkinetic circulation or high blood pressure, less lik... Read More
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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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No. You are probably: seeing the pulsations of your carotid artery, the main artery leading to the brain. It can be easily felt and may also be seen because, for a large a... Read More

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