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Dr. Donald McCarren
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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

Muscle twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in the area, or uncontrollable twitching of a muscle group that is served by a single motor nerve fiber. Muscle twitches are minor and often go unnoticed. Some are common and normal. Others are signs of ...Read more


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Idk why I keep worry about colon cancer at 22 but my only symptom is intermittent lack of appetite is intermittent lack of appetite a symptom of cc?

Idk why I keep worry about colon cancer at 22 but my only symptom is intermittent lack of appetite is intermittent lack of appetite a symptom of cc?

Not generally: Colon cancer is not unheard of in 22 year olds, but is extremely rare, unless there is a strong family history (genetic predisposition, various syndromes). See your doc, get examined, mention your fears; get reassured. If there are significant abnormalities that deserve further ealuation, then they can be addressed as well. ...Read more

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My 8 week old baby laughs sort of and sometimes twitches in REM sleep, is this normal?

My 8 week old baby laughs sort of and sometimes twitches in REM sleep, is this normal?

Yes: Babies and adults often move and make noises during rem sleep. These movements and noises may be related to what we are dreaming. ...Read more

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My normal sleep hrs are 8, but for over a month needing10--12 hrs a night to function, this is a heavy loss of precious time, what may be the causes pls?

My normal sleep hrs are 8, but for over a month needing10--12 hrs a night to function, this is a heavy loss of  precious time, what may be the causes pls?

Vague: With your brief med. History that i see, it could be sleep apnea, and you may need CPAP machine or dental sleep mouthpiece. But there is no way to know unless you see a dr. Asap for a thorough evaluation, history and exam. ...Read more

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Is it normal for 1 mo baby to wake up and crying almost every 2-3 hours ? What is the sign that a baby have lack of sleep ?

Is it normal for 1 mo baby to wake up and crying almost every 2-3 hours ? What is the sign that a baby have lack of sleep ?

Yes, normal: That is how often 1 month olds want to eat and be cared for. They eat small amounts frequently to maintain their blood sugars and hydration because they are so small and don't have lots of reserves for doing those things. It will likely get better over the next few months, but for right now it is totally normally to wake every couple of hours. ...Read more

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Waking up with pain on left side, gasping for air, at onset of sleep. This is a nightly occurrence, def not anxiety.

Waking up with pain on left side, gasping for air, at onset of sleep.  This is a nightly occurrence, def not anxiety.

See your Doctor: Gassing for air before sleeping and asking up with CP seems to be a serious issue please see your pcp as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Sleeps study shows a plms index of 68.5, plms arousal index of 5.8 and, a tlm index of 88.2; could this be an indicator of rls? Are this levels normal?

Sleeps study shows a plms index of 68.5, plms arousal index of 5.8 and, a tlm index of 88.2; could this be an indicator of rls? Are this levels normal?

RLS vs PLMD: Restless legs is not anything measured during a sleep study. It is a syndrome you feel when you're awake. We measure the periodic limb movements when you're asleep in the lab. These rarely fragment sleep and are usually not much of a clinical concern to the patient but more often they bother the bed partner. I wouldn't say your results are normal but they are of questionable significance. ...Read more

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Neurologists: tongue fasciculations always indicative of ALS, is this a myth? I've had them daily for six months.

Neurologists: tongue fasciculations always indicative of ALS, is this a myth? I've had them daily for six months.

MOVEMENT DISORDER: Spontaneous movements of tongue are non-specific, and can be associated with numerous causes, many very benign. For example, uncontrollable tongue movements may be seen as a medication reaction to psychotropic drugs, and you appear to be taking three. Very doubtful you have ALS, and far more likely your tongue issues are eminently reversible. ...Read more

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Is stiffness of arms and legs (appeared on 200mg of vitamin B6 a day taken for 3 mths) a symptom of sth serious or will it disappear with time?

Is  stiffness of arms and legs (appeared on 200mg of vitamin B6  a day taken for 3 mths) a symptom of sth serious or will it disappear with time?

Prob. not related: It is unlikely to have toxicity from 200 mg of vitamin b6. If it is, it will almost always disappear if you stop it. If you do not start to improve, see your doctor because stiffness is not the usual symptoms from high b6. ...Read more

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Is stiffness of arms and legs (appeared on 200mg of vitamin B6 a day taken for 3 mths) a symptom of sth serious or will it disappear with time?

Is stiffness of arms and legs (appeared on 200mg of vitamin B6 a day taken for 3 mths) a symptom of sth serious or will it disappear with time?

Depends: B6 has two forms, active and inactive. Pyridoxal 5 phosphate p5p is the active form. Inactive b6 competes with p5p at the receptor. Some people do not convert b6 to p5p very well, so by taking high doses of inactive b6 can actually cause a functional deficiency due to receptor competition. Always take active b6. ...Read more

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Feel great. Heart checks out, no resp infections. Noticed o2 saturation drops to 89 at night. Have sleep apnea. This the cause? Daytime is 94-95

Feel great. Heart checks out, no resp infections. Noticed o2 saturation drops to 89 at night. Have sleep apnea. This the cause? Daytime is 94-95

Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea is defined as stopping breathing for at least 10 seconds and having blood oxygen levels drop below 90%. If you know you have sleep apnea, why haven't you been advised about either CPAP or custom dental device to open the airways to allow proper oxygenation? Please discuss this with your md asap!. You are at risk for heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes and more. ...Read more

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Son is in kindergarten. Receives minimal 4 hours of homework per night. Complains of headaches. Could this be the result of this rigorous routine?

Son is in kindergarten. Receives minimal 4 hours of homework per night. Complains of headaches. Could this be the result of this rigorous routine?

4 hours of homework?: No wonder he has headaches! 5 years old is a little young to be working a a full-time job. That is assuming only a half day kindergarten. Let him be a kid for awhile-your lucky he just has headaches. Does he need a bleeding stomach ulcer to get your attention? Enough is enough. You probably should get his vision checked also. Discuss your concerns with his doctor. ...Read more

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Left side of upper lip has twitched for several mins at a time 3 or 4 times in the past week. is this likely benign? I'm female, 40, thyroid is fine.

Left side of upper lip has twitched for several mins at a time 3 or 4 times in the past week. is this likely benign? I'm female, 40, thyroid is fine.

Lip twitching: It can be due to injury, irritation, stress and intake of caffeine & alcohol. In my experience most cases are due to hyperventilation 2/2 stress which could cause transient drop in blood calcium, My suggestion would be to decrease Caffeine and alcohol intake, try meditation and relaxation. Make sure you Potassium level is ok and your Thyroid function is normal (u said it were). Good luck. ...Read more

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Is a snoring toddler always a warning sign? Or is it sometimes benign? He only snores 50% of the time& i haven't noticed any pauses in breathing.

Is a snoring toddler always a warning sign? Or is it sometimes benign? He only snores 50% of the time& i haven't noticed any pauses in breathing.

Depends on situation: We are finding that any kid who snores a lot in sleep prior to age 4-5 will likely develop sleep apnea if it is not present already.Evaluation by an ENT is indicated. ...Read more

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What is normal sleep / waking time for a 21 year old?

What is normal sleep / waking time for a 21 year old?

Circadian rythm: No such thing as normal sleep wake time. It depends on the biologic clock as set by light and habits. Young adults have a tendency to have delayed sleep phase making them fall asleep later and wake up later. ...Read more

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My 5yo daughter is diagnosed with benign sleep myoclonus which is disrupting her sleep at night. wat is d best treatment for this without side effect.

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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My 5yo daughter is diagnosed with benign sleep myoclonus which is disrupting her sleep at night. wat is d best treatment for this without side effect.

Benign Sleep Myoclon: About 60% grow out of it with time. No medications are necessary, unless the child Neurologist determines there are other Neurologic issues that need treatment. ...Read more

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Our 18 month daughter has suddenly developed mild twitching (movement of limbs, eyelids) while she's asleep. Is there a cause for concern?

Our 18 month daughter has suddenly developed mild twitching (movement of limbs, eyelids) while she's asleep. Is there a cause for concern?

Entirely normal: Infants have two types of sleep: quiet sleep when they barely move and are very difficult to arouse, and active sleep when they are easier to arouse and move around a great deal. Twitching and muscle jerks, strange breathing, talking and lots of motor movements can occur during this normal phase of active sleep. They "act out" their dreams - like the dog chasing rabbits in his sleep. ...Read more

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My 7 wk babies right eye is all of a sudden producing a lot of "eye boogers" is this normal?

Dr. Theodore Wu Dr. Wu
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My 7 wk babies right eye is all of a sudden producing a lot of "eye boogers" is this normal?

Eye boogers: Your baby may have normal mucus buildup at night, or may have a blocked tear drainage duct. Call you local pediatric ophthalmologist to have this checked soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more