A 42-year-old male asked:
is muscle fasciculation size/intensity a clue in considering bfs vs als onset? i've had intense, large fasciculations in feet and calfs for a week.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic answered
51 years experience Neurology
Not helpful: You may possess fasciculations in your legs, but that alone does not confirm ALS, as these muscular reactions may be seen with fatigue, muscular irritability, thyroid or medication reactions, and even with a variety of peripheral nerve issues. Can best be sorted out by a neurologist, and if questions remain, an EMG study may be very useful.
Answered on Sep 13, 2014
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