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Im 31 weeks preg. I have painful small lumps all over including my breasts. I've had lots of muscle twitching and spasming everywhere, esp. My face. Gp thinks lumps are lipomas. But they hurt. Help.?

Im 31 weeks preg. I have painful small lumps all over including my breasts. I've had lots of muscle twitching and spasming everywhere, esp. My face. Gp thinks lumps are lipomas. But they hurt. Help.?

Well: Sleeping well? Previous hx of pain with stress? Ever been treated for anxiety/ depression? It could be the skin but ur gp would have gotten that. It could be anxiety/ muscle spasms with a subsequent feedback loop. Getting caught in a neurologic chain reaction. Consider Cymbalta (duloxetine) 30 mg with Clonazepam 2 mg night, 1 mg in day, 1wk day dose, avoid fetal w/d, mass gen women psych site, apol if incorre. ...Read more

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Muscle Twitches (Definition)

The twitches you can see and feel in muscle are contractions of irritable muscle fibers. They are sometimes seen with muscle fatigue. I sometimes see young people with fasciculations who google the word and come in afraid they have ALS . There is also an entity called benign fasciculation syndrome that is sometimes accompanied by cramping. Caffeine and theophylline (in ...Read more


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Can marijana cause muscle spasms or muscle twitching?

Can marijana cause muscle spasms or muscle twitching?

No: While it can cause very mild paresthesias, muscle twitching is not a common side effect. That being said, it is not well studied for specific side effect profiles and cannot account for adulterants. ...Read more

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Does, HIV cause muscle twitching or muscle spasm ..Lately my muscle twitch but only wen im up ..It haven't started until I've been stressing ..?

HIV: As a general rule, HIV itself does not produce central nervous system symptoms or peripheral neuritis or myositis, but if you have profound immune suppression the myriad of infections and tumors which occur can produce nearly anything. Doubt this is hiv, but if you are worried about being infected, please go get tested. Early diagnosis and treatment are best. ...Read more

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What causes somebody to have muscle twitching and how do you stop it?

What causes somebody to have muscle twitching and how do you stop it?

Vairety of causes: Muscle twitching commonly occurs when the muscle fasciculates. This can occur from excessive use, recovery, denervation, seizure activity and a variety of other causes. Some of these are benign while others may require extensive evaulation. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of muscle twitching in my shoulder?

What could be the cause of muscle twitching in my shoulder?

This could be: An electrolyte abnormality such as hypokalemia (low potassium) or hypercalcemia (high calcium). It could also be due to dehydration, muscle spasm from over exertion. Be sure to drink plenty of h2o and if it persists see your doctor for blood work. ...Read more

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What causes calf muscle twitching and a high pulse?

2 things: Not a usual combination. My answer is specualtive (beware). High catecholamine levels (or caffeine, cocaine, amphetamine or other stimulants) can cause this or they may be totally unrelated. ...Read more

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What are the causes of brain fog and muscle twitching?

What are the causes of brain fog and muscle twitching?

Fibromyalgia : These are frequent symptoms of fibromyalgia, as well as pain and fatigue. ...Read more

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Can a liver disease cause muscle twitching on face and neck?

Can a liver disease cause muscle twitching on face and neck?

Yes: Liver damage can lead to the buildup of ammonia and other toxic materials in the body. The toxic materials can damage brain tissue. That could show up as impaired motor control, spasms, twitches. But if liver disease is mild it's less likely, but there are many factors that can result in both liver disease AND nerve/muscle abnormalities. It's worth getting checked out by your doc. ...Read more

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I just had foot surgery 8hrs ago.Not in pain but having weird muscle twitching. Cause?

I just had foot surgery 8hrs ago.Not in pain but having weird muscle  twitching. Cause?

Probably normal: Not sure but doesn't sound like something to worry about for now. Your body and foot may and will feel weird after surgery. If symptoms continue call your surgeon and ask. He or she should be happy to answer any questions you may have. ...Read more

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Can stress and anxiety cause severe body soreness, weakness, and muscle twitching all over constantly?

Can stress and anxiety cause severe body soreness, weakness, and muscle twitching all over constantly?

Yes, anxiety can: produce such symptoms but so can many other things. It is important that you see your doc. If he/she rules out medical conditions please see a mental health professional. Do not rely on medication alone but learn some self-regulatory procedures like self-hypnosis, self talk changing, etc. Peace and good health. Biofeedback may be helpful also. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of involuntary muscle twitching of the face? Particularly the mouth? No previous history.

What are possible causes of involuntary muscle twitching of the face? Particularly the mouth? No previous history.

Hemifacial spasm: Hemifacial spasm is an involuntary twitching of the facial muscles. Usually around the eye and corner of the mouth. It is thought to be caused by an artery that compresses the seventh cranial nerve. Treatment begins with medications to calm the nerve irritation. Botoxin injections is the next option and surgical microvascular decompression of the seventh nerve is performed for intractable spasms. ...Read more

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Muscle twitching at rest all over my body except face. Partner says it's getting worse at night when sleeping & happens all night. What is the cause?

Muscle twitching at rest all over my body except face. Partner says it's getting worse at night when sleeping & happens all night. What is the cause?

Could be many things: This will require a thorough evaluation and diagnostic work up, esp. paying attention to serum electrolytes such as Calcium, potassium and maybe magnesium - deficiencies and/or excess of these can cause muscle twitching. Based on history and trend of your symptoms, you may need a neurology consult and also a review of your medications to make sure this isn't a side effect of something you are on. ...Read more

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Weight.loss can gain weight loss of muscle dizziness some painless muscle twitching in body had a rough year can it be aniety and u no any other cause?

Weight.loss can gain weight loss of muscle dizziness some painless muscle twitching in body had a rough year can it be aniety and u no any other cause?

See your PCP.: I am not sure if you are asking if weight loss or anxiety is causing muscle twitchings. Anxiety can certainly cause muscle twitches and also weight loss because the tension may make it difficult to eat. On the other hand, anxiety can also cause "anxious eating" or smoking or drinking alcohol . Your doctor could also rule out Hyperthyroidism which causes anxiety and weight loss. ...Read more

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Can exercising cause muscle twitching?

Can exercising cause muscle twitching?

It could: Whenever you exercise your muscle loose oxygen and produce lactic acid. This does result in cramping of muscles. Electrolyte imbalance cause this so energy drinks do help. However, if you are really concerned follow up with you doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause persistent muscle twitching?

Nerve pressure: Possible causes include pressure on the nerves from muscles or spinal discs. There are neurologic conditions that can cause it as well as metabolic ones. Need to see a doctor. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more