A 48-year-old female asked:
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are twitches that are caused by action/flexing or tension in muscle always of malignant cause like als?no dr can tell me and i am scared.it's in thumb

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Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Muscle twitch.: Generally speaking, there are benign causes of muscle twitching as you describe. So while there may be a cause for this muscle twitching, it does not have to be a malignant cause by guarantee.
Answered on May 9, 2017
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