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Muscle wasting and twitches in one arm

A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
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Cushingoid habitus?: This is suspicious of conditions with central obesity and atrophy of the extremities (orange on match sticks). Some ARVs also cause these changes (lip... Read More

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 35 years experience
Not like this: A compressed nerve could cause atrophy (wasting) of a single muscle or muscle group. If, however, muscles are weak or wasting all over your body, you ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 19 years experience
What is harayama?: My apologies, but what is harayama? Pain and muscle wasting often correlates with nerve compression. Depending on what muscles are affected and wher... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Yoo
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
It takes time: By the information you have given us, it looks as though you had either long standing ulnar nerve entrapment or a severe case of one with significant ... Read More
A 19-year-old male 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
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Muscle Twitching: Muscle twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in the area. Causes include lack of nutrients in the diet, medication side effects, lack of sl... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammed Karim
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Possible anxiety: Unless you have Diabetes or other risk factors for peripheral neuropathy ( such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance,hypothyroidism etc)... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Unlikely HIV: These aren't common ways for ARS. The could be uncommon causes of end-stage HIV but even then it's not common to see just these symptoms. Muscle twit... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marco Coppola
Emergency Medicine 32 years experience
Go to an ER...: ...now. If these symptoms just started, we need to make sure you're not having a stroke.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
More to it: Give it a little more time and see if the side effects diminish. If not, talk to your doc about trying a different med. However, understand that medi... Read More

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