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Muscle wasting and twitches in one arm

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
34 years experience Pain Management
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
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
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
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Yoo
Dr. Kevin Yoo answered
27 years experience Neurosurgery
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 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammed Karim
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible anxiety: Unless you have Diabetes or other risk factors for peripheral neuropathy ( such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance,hypothyroidism etc) ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
15 years experience Family Medicine
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 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marco Coppola
31 years experience Emergency Medicine
Go to an ER...: ...now. If these symptoms just started, we need to make sure you're not having a stroke.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
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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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
ALS: Disease involving motor tracts of lateral columns and anterior horns of spinal cord and cranial motor nerves. Disease usually onset after 40 and male ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Twitching: Please clarify, are you on any medications or supplements or recent changes in medications?
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: Involuntary muscle twitching can be caused by electrolyte imbalances (low potassium, for example); overuse (fatigue), some neurological conditions (wr ... Read More
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