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Dr. Rick Koch Dr. Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
18 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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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


Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer Dr. Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery
33 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Left arm twitching below the elbo and shoulder and upper arm weakness/burning, what could be the cause? I repeatedly check my bp, could that be prob?

Left arm twitching below the elbo and shoulder and upper arm weakness/burning, what could be the cause?  I repeatedly check my bp, could that be prob?

Cervical disc hernia: Cervical disc herniation brachial plexus problem (bundle of nerves in arm) i would start with a cervical mri. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Bach Jr Dr. Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
38 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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My tricep in left arm is twitching, why?

My tricep in left arm is twitching, why?

Muscle spasm.: Try stretching the muscle and see if it releives the twitching. You can also apply an ice pack, which may help. ...Read more

Dr. Christopher Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery
15 years in practice
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
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Why is my upper left arm muscle twitching all day?

Why is my upper left arm muscle twitching all day?

See a doctor: Occasional muscle twitching is normal. If your arm is twitching all day this needs to be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Nason Dr. Nason
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
14 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Was diagnosed with vertigo. I was lying down and my left arm stated twitching and felt weak. My eyes were also kind of twitchy. What is that?

Was diagnosed with vertigo. I was lying down and my left arm stated twitching and felt weak. My eyes were also kind of twitchy. What is that?

Sounds central: If the world was spinning or felt like moving, this sounds like central vertigo with all of those other symptoms. Would be important to see a neurologist. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Blacked out eyes open they were not rolling back my left arm was twitching i did not remember i thought i fell asleep i just fell over my friend said?

Blacked out eyes open they were not rolling back my left arm was twitching i did not remember i thought i fell asleep i just fell over my friend  said?

Perhaps a seizure: You may have experienced a focal seizure, and if so, need to confirm and start meds to prevent future episodes. Other medical problems may be causative. See your physician asap, and do not drive a motor vehicle until all is controlled. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Dr. Andrew Reeves Dr. Reeves
Neurology
26 years in practice
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
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My upper left arm has been twitching for 6 days now, pretty much all day, in the same spot. Should i be worried?

Usually Ok: At your age this is unlikely to be part of a sinister process. Avoid caffeine and see how it goes. If increasing, consider seeing a neurologist. ...Read more

Dr. Karen Butler Dr. Butler
Family Medicine
17 years in practice
Central University of the East School of Medicine (UCE)
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My upper left arm has been twitching for the past couple of days now, it has been in the same spot and just my left arm. What could be wrong?

My upper left arm has been twitching for the past couple of days now, it has been in the same spot and just my left arm. What could be wrong?

Ans: Sounds like a muscle spasm. The muscles may spasm if they are fatigued. Just one side. You may be lifting or using this arm more try resting and heating the area. If this continues see your doctor ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi Dr. Saghafi
Neurology
29 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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My bicep muscle on my left arm has been "twitching" for the past 48 hours, I don't have any weakness or numbness in the arm. ?

My bicep muscle on my left arm has been "twitching" for the past 48 hours, I don't have any weakness or numbness in the arm. ?

And the question is?: Is it ALS?-- No Is it life threatening?- No Is it going to stop?- They always do at some point How can I make it go away?- Well, sometimes you can and sometimes you can't Should I go to the ER? No, but if it's still there another day and it's bothering you set up an appointment to see your doctor. Some blood work, a quick physical exam and he may be able to give something to slow it down. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Colantino Dr. Colantino
Internal Medicine
57 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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Lately my left arm elbow been twitching i thibk its a vain I am 32 male 57 145 pounds this a sign of a heart attack or a stroke coming soon?

Lately my left arm elbow been twitching i thibk its a vain I am 32 male 57 145 pounds this a sign of a heart attack or a stroke coming soon?

Not a heart symptom: What you describe is not a symptom of a heart attack or stroke, but sounds like an irritable nerve or muscle. Veins Don't twitch. Have your physician examine you and refer you to an appropriate specialist if he/she deems it advisable. ...Read more

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Dr. Geoffrey Tyson Dr. Tyson
Pain Management
35 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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Persistant twitch left arm for 11 days. No muscle weakness and no pain. Worse during daytime and better at nights. Between elbow and wrist.

Persistant twitch left arm for 11 days. No muscle weakness and no pain.  Worse during daytime and better at nights.  Between elbow and wrist.

Probably nothing bad: That doesn't sound like it is likely anything too serious but should probably be checked out anyway. There are some relatively rare neurological conditions that can result in muscle twitching without other initial symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Bert Liang Dr. Liang
Neurology
years in practice
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Shaky left upper arm and twitches after lifting weights for almost 5 weeks.Neuro exam,blood test and emg clean.What happened?Should I stop exercising?

Shaky left upper arm and twitches after lifting weights for almost 5 weeks.Neuro exam,blood test and emg clean.What happened?Should I stop exercising?

Neuro exam?: It is hard to estimate the degree of neurologic assessment that was done, particularly in the context of what testing was performed. Getting another opinion may be helpful here to re-evaluate any specific areas of weakness, correlated with subtle sensory loss and thus where nerve conduction and EMG studies could be (additionally) focused, especially if you were evaluated early in your symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Yale Kanter Dr. Kanter
Ophthalmology
57 years in practice
Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine
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4 days of constant right thigh muscle twitch. Now my eye, left calf and arm are twitching randomly. Metabolic screen normal. Im hydrated, suggestions?

4 days of constant right thigh muscle twitch. Now my eye, left calf and arm are twitching randomly. Metabolic screen normal. Im hydrated, suggestions?

Muscle twitching: Was a serum calcium level determined in the work up? These diverse non localizing symptoms can represent a manifestation of fatigue, anxiety, tension, and stress or a medication change. Take a closer look at your personal life and see if there is an unexplained explanation. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
43 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Edward Hellman Dr. Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
25 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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What could cause my left arm to be tingling and my left back shoulder to be twitching?

What could cause my left arm to be tingling and my left back shoulder to be twitching?

Your neck: Thank you for the question. There are many potential causes, but among the most common is the irritation of a nerve in the neck. The term "cervical radiculopathy" refers to the pain that can run don the arm into the neck from a nerve irritation in the neck. Uusally a phyxical exam and appropraite imaging studies can diagnose the problem. ...Read more

Dr. Merrill Reuter Dr. Reuter
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
31 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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Right below my shoulder on my left arm is something a nerve or something twitching and spazzing out like crazy since this morning. Im 18 and male?

Right below my shoulder on my left arm is something a nerve or something twitching and spazzing out like crazy since this morning. Im 18 and male?

Muscle spasm : Could be caused by working out and overactivity. May benefit from ice alternating with heat to see if this can help to resolve. If it fails to resolve with the addition of anti-inflammatory medication then it should be checked by a physician. ...Read more

Dr. Laura Anissian Dr. Anissian
Internal Medicine
17 years in practice
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Left arm between elbow and wrist keeps twitching. No pain or weakness. Don't get much time for physical exercise. Possible causes ?

Spasms: This could be a muscle spasm due to stress or lack of sleep. We can get these randomly and they can be in the eyelid, or arm, stomach muscles etc. Likely nothing to worry about. If it persists and other muscles have similar, see an MD! ...Read more

Dr. Dan Fisher Dr. Fisher
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Frederick Nahm Dr. Nahm
Neurology
23 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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My upper left arm muscle below shoulder keeps twitching we're you can see it with your eyes, no pain but really weird ?

My upper left arm muscle below shoulder keeps twitching we're you can see it with your eyes, no pain but really weird ?

Twitching muscle: Muscle twitching is a nonspecific symptom. Typically due to some hyper-excitability of the muscle. Often these have no associated pain. Twitching can occur anywhere on the body or face. Common causes include stress, fatigue, caffeine or nicotine use, or electrolyte or hormonal imbalance. Something to bring to the attention of your doctor. Try to see if relaxing the arm helps. Good luck. ...Read more