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I have a muscle twitching around my rib cage. What is it?

I have a muscle twitching around my rib cage. What is it?

It could be GERD: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) is a chronic digestive disease that occurs when stomach acid or, occasionally, bile flows back (refluxes) into your food pipe (esophagus). The backwash of acid irritates the lining of your esophagus and causes gerd signs and symptoms. ...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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I have a muscle twitching right below my left breast, around my rib cage. Why would it twitch?

I have a muscle twitching right below my left breast, around my rib cage. Why would it twitch?

It Could be related: To stomach problem gerd.Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) is a chronic digestive disease that occurs when stomach acid or, occasionally, bile flows back (refluxes) into your food pipe (esophagus). The backwash of acid irritates the lining of your esophagus and causes gerd signs and symptoms. Thank you. ...Read more

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What can cause muscle twitching right below my left breast, around my rib cage?

What can cause muscle twitching right below my left breast, around my rib cage?

Various: Irritation of muscles due to overuse or contorted positions; irritation of the intercostal nerves in the rib cage; irritation of thoracic nerve roots often from compression; irritating lesions deep to the muscle such as tumors, infections, etc. ...Read more

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Muscle twitching below my left rib cage. What could be wrong?

Muscle twitching below my left rib cage. What could be wrong?

See below: It could be any of several things. You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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For the last few weeks i've had muscle twitching in my left thigh under my butt and stomach under my right rib cage. Im not sure why, any suggestions?

See your doctor: In the absence of other symptoms, these are likely benign "fasciculations". Causes include dehydration, recent overexertion, abnormal electrolyte levels such as sodium, potassium, or calcium levels, increased stress levels/caffeine intake, etc. If the twitching is frequent, affects different muscles every time, or is associated with other symptoms like muscle cramps or weakness, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Muscle twitching arms &legs under rib cage, even butt sometimes; don't hurt ; could this be stress? Cant keep l leg still either feel need to move it

Muscle twitching arms &legs under rib cage, even butt sometimes; don't hurt ; could this be stress? Cant keep l leg still either feel need to move it

Muscle twitching: Painless twitching can be benign, sometimes happens with magnesium deficiency or problems with calcium but there are certain types of twitching that warrant a good neurological exam to sort out. Many things can be blamed on stress but usually better to look for more worrisome answer before assuming that. ...Read more

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I been having a twitching or spasm on the right side below my rib cage what is it?

Pain?: Is it sharp or achy? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Any fevers? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery ? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Need a bit more info ...Read more

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For the last two nights when I lay down to go to bed I have been very bothered by constant twitching under my left rib cage. idk what it could be...

For the last two nights when I lay down to go to bed I have been very bothered by constant twitching under my left rib cage. idk what it could be...

Get an ultrasound or: ct scan of the abdomen, get egd and blood work . If all negative then it is muscle spasms or intercostal nerves irritation. I hope this helps. If you do have more questions or other concerns kindly contact with me on my Virtual Practice at : www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with hard "knocks", twitching under my right rib cage. Comes and goes, no pain. Just started working out.

I woke up this morning with hard "knocks", twitching under my right rib cage.  Comes and goes, no pain. Just started working out.

Muscle: You may have pulled the muscles between the ribs. Apply some heat and if no improvement take two aleeve. I would avoid lifting wts till this disappears. ...Read more

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In between my rib cage and abdominal there's this "twitching" that doesn't stop it happens once in awhile (doesn't hurt at all ) I did abs day before?

In between my rib cage and abdominal there's this "twitching" that doesn't stop it happens once in awhile (doesn't hurt at all )  I did abs day before?

Muscle spasm: What you are experiencing is most likely spasm of some of the anterior abdominal wall muscles. They may be reacting to the work you did recently. If you continue to do controlled workout regularly, the problem should subside and stop. ...Read more

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I have a twitching/spasm/pulsating feeling below my left rib cage, what it is and how could i get rid of it? No pain just annoying

I have a twitching/spasm/pulsating feeling below my left rib cage, what it is and how could i get rid of it? No pain just annoying

Suggest exam: Twitching and spasm sound like a neuromuscular issue but the pulsating feeling could be a vessel of some sort. Even if not painful, would recommend you have this examined by your pcp who may suggest x-ray or ultrasound to evaluated further or send you on to a specialist. ...Read more

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I'm a 22 year old female and the pasted two day I have been having a twitching feeling in my upper stomach below the rib cage on the right side?

I'm a 22 year old female and the pasted two day I have been having a  twitching feeling in my upper stomach below the rib cage on the right side?

Twitching=muscle: It takes muscle to make something twitch. Twitching in the upper stomach, below the rib cage is in the region of the diaphragm - the muscle that contracts so that you can expand your lungs. Could also be abdominal muscles. Twitching usually comes and goes and is usually not related to anything serious. In rare cases, twitching can be related to electrolyte imbalance. ...Read more

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Why can I sometimes feel an intermittent pulsation/twitch under my left rib cage?

Why can I sometimes feel an intermittent pulsation/twitch under my left rib cage?

Normal: This is pretty common and just your muscle twitching which many have during times of stress, sleep deprivation or otherwise intermittently. It is not dangerous, and not sign of anything serious. Common places for this to be felt are the eyelid, the muscles of the ribcage area, stomach or legs. ...Read more

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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

Muscle twitching is a symptom where a person has involuntary contractions of one ...Read more