A 32-year-old male asked:
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does localized painless twitching in muscle areas like bicep, & tricep warrant a visit to a neurologist for emg? any benign issues or als?

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Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
No: Common with overuse, strain, stress, tension and anxiety as well as possible vitamin deficiencies. Not ALS.
Answered on Jul 19, 2018
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