A 38-year-old female asked:
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i am 38 and healthy.i work on a computer keyboard all day and for the past few months my left index finger twitches randomly.i have no other symptoms,no other twitching, no weakness,etc.does this sound like als, tumor or ms?

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Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
No: Those are 3 serious diseases your mind immediately jumped to. The unfortunate unintended consequence of that “ice bucket challenge” a few years ago was an epidemic of ALS anxiety among thousands of healthy young people. The neurological problem I would wonder about in your case is carpal tunnel syndrome or some other entrapment neuropathy due to repetitive motion.
Answered on Oct 12, 2019
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Dr. Arthur Blain
24 years experience Family Medicine
Twitching: 38 years old finger twitching is not ALS or MS. Go see PCP in person for complete history and physical exam for good in person diagnosis. Probably nothing more than hydration or electrolyte issue.
Answered on Oct 12, 2019
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