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A 27-year-old male asked:

Is it normal for your muscles to twitch now and again and can somebody tell me how rare hypomagmesia is in a healthy person?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes. Rare if healthy: Occasional muscle twitches are normal. Should see someone if they are progressive or frequent. Hypomagnesemia is not common in outpatients (kidney has a remarkable ability to conserve mg), but is fairly common in ICU patients. Usually has a pretty obvious cause and is not commonly tested for since clinical consequences in healthy outpatients are generally not severe.

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