A 29-year-old female asked:
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visible twitching below left ribs not painful. i have gerd and had badrflux last night. pulse in neck feels normal and doesn't follow twitch. worry?

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Dr. Martin Tamler
32 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Muscle twitching: This is likely a muscle fasciculation. There are many causes. When localized to one area, it could be due to a damaged nerve or overused muscle. I suggest you have a pm&r doc or neurologist check it out.
Answered on Jun 30, 2013

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