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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

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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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Painless muscle twitching in my lower left rib cage and left shoulder and shoulder blade what can cause this and should I worry?

Painless muscle twitching in my lower left rib cage and left shoulder and shoulder blade what can cause this and should I worry?

Ask your Dr.: for a basic chemistry blood panel to check for low electrolytes. This can cause what your experiencing, but it can just be nothing too. ...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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Muscle twitching under my armpit on right side wrapping around ribs from shoulder blade to pectoral muscle, unrelated to electrolytes. Other causes?

Muscle twitching under my armpit on right side wrapping around ribs from shoulder blade to pectoral muscle, unrelated to electrolytes. Other causes?

Fasciculations: These can be from medications (allergy/decongestants and others) recent exercise and nerve issues, to name a few. If prolonged (over two to three days,) review with primary care provider. ...Read more

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