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Dr. Melinda Bailey
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Fasciculation (Overview)

Fasciculation = brief involuntary contractions of a small number of muscle fibers.


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Does parkisons causes fasciculations?

Does parkisons causes fasciculations?

No: Fasciculation is a sign of neurogenic muscle disease it could sometimes occur in acute nerve irritation and sometimes as a benign phenomenon. ...Read more

Dr. Melinda Bailey
155 doctors shared insights

Fasciculation (Overview)

Fasciculation = brief involuntary contractions of a small number of muscle fibers.


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What does it mean to have fasciculations? Can you have fasciculations of the lungs?

What does it mean to have fasciculations? Can you have fasciculations of the lungs?

Not really....: Fasciculations are visible, irregular, and involuntary contractions of individual muscle fibers caused by damage to neurons in the spinal cord. Mainly eyelids, arms, legs, feet and the tongue are affected. The conditions may be benign or associated with neurological illness. Fasciculations do not affect the lungs. ...Read more

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How do you typically treat cramping fasciculation syndrome or benign fasciculation? My father is having terrible nocturnal cramping and can't sleep.

How do you typically treat cramping fasciculation syndrome or benign fasciculation? My father is having terrible nocturnal cramping and can't sleep.

Magnesium: Has he tried taking magnesium? Magnesium deficiency is rather common. Also a good leg, calf stretching program before going to bed may help. I assume a neurologist has already evaluated him. ...Read more

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What is meaning of fasciculation?

What is meaning of fasciculation?

The twitchies: A bit of a muscle contracts briefly apparently without the nerve stimulating it. Everybody gets these, probably from circulating acetylcholine, and they're usually a non-problem. If in the tongue or very prevalent, they are more worrismoe. ...Read more

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What could calf/eye/arm muscle twitches(non painful)in an 18yr old girl mean? I just finished treatment for amebiasis. Twitching since week 2 of sick.

What could calf/eye/arm muscle twitches(non painful)in an 18yr old girl mean? I just finished treatment for amebiasis. Twitching since week 2 of sick.

Many possibilities: Muscle twitches can be caused by a wide variety of things. More common causes are caffeine, stress and nutrient deficiency. If you were having a lot of diarrhea with your amebiasis, you might have also had some nutrient loss. Persistent muscle twitching can also be a symptom of a more serious problem. I recommend you see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

Hydroquinone: Hyperpigmentation if often caused be inflammation du to injury or infection and the action of the sun. Hydroquinone, and sunscreens can revers the process and improve the hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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Is it common to find slight fasciculations in a emg when u have fibromyalgia?

Is it common to find slight fasciculations in a emg when u have fibromyalgia?

Would not be rare: Fasciculations are usually benign and not unique to find on a routine emg, and do not really have any diagnostic significance. But surprised you would have one done for fibromyalgia, where emg's are uniformly normal and are unlikely to assist with treatment or management. ...Read more

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What is meaning of fasciculation?

The twitchies: A bit of a muscle contracts briefly apparently without the nerve stimulating it. Everybody gets these, probably from circulating acetylcholine, and they're usually a non-problem. If in the tongue or very prevalent, they are more worrismoe. ...Read more

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How does a spasm or fasciculation feels like?

How does a spasm or fasciculation feels like?

Spasm is painful: Please get a revaluation from the surgeon who operated on you. You will also need to see a rehabilitation specialists or neurologist for management of your pain. ...Read more