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What does it mean when your body twitches a lot

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Family Medicine 47 years experience
Why?: Have you waited years to ask this question which can only be answered with a physical exam and blood testing?

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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Muscle spasms: Muscle spasms or contractions. Usually of no significance and disappear in a few seconds.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
This test: Is very dependent on technique of the person doing the test. If the electrodes are not properly placed you will not get a proper result. I do not thin... Read More
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Nerve test: Please discuss the results of the somatosensory evoked potentials with your neurologist. The test can vary by gender, temperature, and age. The doctor... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marianne Verma
Urgent Care 17 years experience
Get it checked: There are many possibilities for the symptoms you described. It could be a variant of stress or some kind if electrolyte abnormality. Although given y... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Twitching: If twitching is very frequent and marked, there could be a deficiency of magnesium,calcium or potassium causing abnormal muscular irritability. Discus... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Not your ears: Highly unlikely to be related to your ears. I would be concerned about a metabolic issue. A low calcium or hyperventilation. While unlikely without a ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 42 years experience
Ask your dentist: Metal fillings can be grayish in color ( Amalgam containing mercury) or yellow colored ( gold base does not contain mercury). According to the ADA, Me... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
Yes: A muscle twitch is an small local involuntary contraction of muscle. It's usually not a symptom of a serious illness. Excessive caffine intake ca... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor should check: Twitching, jerking, numbness, and prickly sensations of the skin are nerve symptoms. So, a person can see a primary care doctor and also a neurologist... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chan Hwang
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
<1% chance of ALS.: It is common for people to experience muscle twitching phenomena. Be healthy, eat right, exercise, & do not worry. In the early stages amyotrophic... Read More