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A 18-year-old male asked:

I have a twitching feeling on the left side of my body a little above hip bone. it is not painful, more annoying than anything else.

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Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Watchful waiting: This is common in young people and almost certainly will abate by itself.
Dr. Ira Katz
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Focal twitches, most often the eye, are often from lack of sleep.
Jun 19, 2016
Dr. Ira Katz
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Common/fatigue?: May be something called lateral femoral cutaneous nerve syndrome, sounds scary - simply a pinched superficial nerve from pants / belt too tight. Loosen them-it goes away over time. Do you keep your phone in that pocket? There's a real thing-phantom phone syndrome. Move the phone-goes away with time. If neither, these focal twitches usually disappear. If more areas or persist eval may be necessary.
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Fatigue is the most common cause a focal twitch, but usually around the eye.
Jun 19, 2016

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