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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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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
27 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience Neurosurgery
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
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marianne Verma
16 years experience Urgent Care
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
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A 115-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
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
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
41 years experience Dentistry
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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
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
32 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chan Hwang
26 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
<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
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