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Chronic intermittent muscle twitching. Occurs bilaterally and in ue and le as well as trunk (usually extension spasm). Increasing frequency. Causes?

Chronic intermittent muscle twitching.  Occurs bilaterally and in ue and le as well as trunk (usually extension spasm).  Increasing frequency. Causes?

Neurologist: Some muscle twitching can be harmless and in these cases there is no muscle pain or weakness. With such generalized twitching i recommend an evaluation by a neurologist for diagnosis. Calcium and magnesium deficiencies and neuromuscular conditions will be considered. ...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 painless, intermittent muscle twitching in the base of my skull and a cold/wet sensation like a drop of water near my eye. Symptoms for ~3wks?

I have painless, intermittent muscle twitching in the base of my skull and a cold/wet sensation like a drop of water near my eye. Symptoms for ~3wks?

Watch and wait: It can really be anxiety producing when you experience new & unpredictable sensations in your body. It's never happened before, why now? These are both symptoms that seem to be related to the nervous system, but will likely resolve. Possibly some mild nerve involvement from a virus. I would watch, intensify stress management & relaxation, & see your doctor in another couple weeks if persists. ...Read more

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Intermittent Muscle twitches random all over be caused by cervical stenosis 8 mm?felt on upper thighs,calfs, feet,arms,hands

Intermittent Muscle twitches random all over be caused by cervical stenosis 8 mm?felt on upper thighs,calfs, feet,arms,hands

See your physician: Intermittent muscle twitching all over are not likely to be caused by cervical stenosis. That would only affect arms and hands. It could be due to a medicine, to a body chemical abnormality (calcium level, for example) or anxiety. In any case, you need to have it evaluated by your physician to find and treat the cause. ...Read more

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Can cervical stenosis 8 mm cause irritation explaining why symptoms of intermittent muscle twitches felt all over including calfs/sensory sensations?

Can cervical stenosis 8 mm cause irritation explaining why symptoms of intermittent muscle twitches felt all over including calfs/sensory sensations?

Cervical stenosis: Yes. The nerve fibers in the spinal cord travel from the neck down to the back and into the legs. The medical term is cervical myelopathy. People with this problem often complain of cramps in legs at night, numbness in the hands, and difficulty with urinary retention. ...Read more

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Intermittent random muscle twitching that jumps around . Without weakness is this most likely benign and not ALS?

Intermittent random muscle twitching that jumps around . Without weakness is this most likely benign and not ALS?

Usually benign: Fasciculations does not = ALS. They are more likely a symptom of excess caffeine, lack of sleep, anxiety, stress, etc. Diagnosis for ALS does include fasciculations in the criteria, but only one part of it, and must be accompanied by weakness in the same limb. Twitching as related to ALS indicates dying muscle and therefore weakness which does not come and go. See a Neurologist for eval if needed. ...Read more

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For 13 months i've had all over muscle twitching & left upper arm pain, last 2 mos i've had a lot of twitching/intermittent pain in ears & throat-help!

For 13 months i've had all over muscle twitching & left upper arm pain, last 2 mos i've had a lot of twitching/intermittent pain in ears & throat-help!

Evaluation: Please get checked by a neurologist quickly. Muscle twitching (or fasiculations) particularly if it is affecting the throat as well can be a significant neurologic problem such as als. ...Read more

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Intermittent pain on left side/flank under rib and sometimes a Visible small muscle twitch below my sternum on left side. Gall stones No kidney stones?

Intermittent pain on left side/flank under rib and sometimes a Visible small muscle twitch below my sternum on left side. Gall stones No kidney stones?

It could be muscle: strain, inflammation of the stomach or spleen etc. Gallstones or gallbladder and liver inflammation present with right upper quadrant pain, not left sided discomfort. Kidney pain is usually located at mid-back and a Urinalysis will show blood and/or pus cells. Go see your Dr for a thorough exam. God Bless you! ...Read more

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I'm having muscle twitching/fascinations(not painful) all over my body the past few days. What could be the cause?

I'm having muscle twitching/fascinations(not painful) all over my body the past few days. What could be the cause?

Many causes: The list of possible causes is rather extensive. Neurologic issues, electrolyte imbalance, muscular issues to name a few. Best to see your doctor for evaluation. Sorry this was not more helpful. Best of luck with this. Dr. R ...Read more

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What are the top causes for muscle twitching and spasm i can feel it but there is no pain at all..They come frequently and I am not sure why?

Muscle twitching: Muscle twitching without pain may be associated with changes in the Alpha motor neuron causing "fasciculations". If associated with weakness the concern would be als. Believe you have had that evaluated on previous ncs/emg. Diseases of the muscle whether infectious, inflammatory, medication induced or hereditary may also cause symptoms. Your elevated ESR mentioned before is concerning. ...Read more

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Muscle twitching is driving me nuts, what can I do to stop this?

Muscle twitching is driving me nuts, what can I do to stop this?

See below: These symptoms need to be fully and thoroughly evaluated by your physician who can then explain them to you and discuss with you what's best. ...Read more

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I have been having muscle twitching almost 2 years now and its better somedays and worse somedays, is this bfs? I twitch when just stretching too

I have been having muscle twitching almost 2 years now and its better somedays and worse somedays, is this bfs? I twitch when just stretching too

Neurologist: I suggest you seek an evaluation by a neurologist. You may need nerve conduction studies or other evaluation methods to help determine if these twitches are a sign of something more involved, or just a physiologic quirk. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get muscle twitching?

Is it normal to get muscle twitching?

Can most times: Usually due to being tired or not getting enough rest.But if it persists or worsens you could be having a metabolic problem such as low potassium, calcium or magnesium. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Does physical exertion cause muscle twitching?

Does physical exertion cause muscle twitching?

A twitch is: A muscle contraction, and it can be caused by electrolyte imbalances, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, or acid-base changes brought on by exercise that builds up lactic acid. Rubbing mobilizes products, increases circulation and re-established homeostasis. ...Read more

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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

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