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A 32-year-old female asked:

Awaiting neurologist for all over muscle twitching . had full vitamin blood work up . everything fine apart from low zinc . could that be cause of twitching ? 17 weeks pregnant - so many mixed opinions online - twitching common in pregnancy ? worried?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
If your "full vitamin blood work-up" included magnesium and calcium analysis, at 17 weeks of pregnancy, the "muscle twitching could simply be from reactive overuse of muscles with a new center of gravity secondary to your pregnancy. If not, ask your OB physician to check both blood magnesium and calcium levels.
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