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Feel muscle twitching in lower abdominal area?

Feel muscle twitching in lower abdominal area?

No short answer: Medically it is called fasciculation. It is a quivering of a tired muscle. Most people have them at times, some frequently. Sometimes it seems to center on an area where there had been an injury. Ofter it may involve the corner of an eye or the neck but may be any place in the body. ...Read more

Muscle Twitches (Definition)

The twitches you can see and feel in muscle are contractions of irritable muscle fibers. They are sometimes seen with muscle fatigue. I sometimes see young people with fasciculations who google the word and come in afraid they have ALS. There is also an entity called benign fasciculation syndrome that is sometimes accompanied by cramping. Caffeine and theophylline (in ...Read more


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Been having muscle twitching in arms, peitoral muscles, abdomen and legs for 2 or 4 years now, very frequent, happen several times a day for some seconds each. What should I do?

Been having muscle twitching in arms, peitoral muscles, abdomen and legs for 2 or 4 years now, very frequent, happen several times a day for some seconds each. What should I do?

Unusual problem: If this bothers you, go see a neurologist who can investigate for known causes and may be able to correct the problem if there is any electrolyte abnormaiity (Calcium deficiency etc). ...Read more

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Symptoms: shortness of breath, muscle twitching everywhere, chest pressure, upper abdomen pulses. My cardiologist thinks its nothing. What should I do?

Symptoms: shortness of breath, muscle twitching everywhere, chest pressure, upper abdomen pulses. My cardiologist thinks its nothing. What should I do?

Trust him: Your cardiologist spent 9-10 years training to know when things were important and when they were not. And in general, physicians tend to practice conservatively so as not to miss anything. For these reasons, the fact that you are a young male, and the nature of your symptoms (which sound like anxiety). I suspect they are right. If you don't trust them get another opinion. ...Read more

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I'm having pain free muscle twitching, almost a slight but pain free muscle spasm in my upper abdominal area.

I'm having pain free muscle twitching, almost a slight but pain free muscle spasm in my upper abdominal area.

Involuntary spasm: Multiple factors: stress, tension, vitamin/electrolyte deficiency, sleep deprivation, deficiencies in calcium or magnesium. I usually suggest a good daily multivitamin and electrolyte rich beverages initially. ...Read more

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Can a liver disease cause muscle twitching on face and neck?

Can a liver disease cause muscle twitching on face and neck?

Yes: Liver damage can lead to the buildup of ammonia and other toxic materials in the body. The toxic materials can damage brain tissue.
That could show up as impaired motor control, spasms, twitches.
But if liver disease is mild it's less likely, but there are many factors that can result in both liver disease AND nerve/muscle abnormalities. It's worth getting checked out by your doc. ...Read more

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Can liver cancer or liver disease cause painless constant muscle twitching /spasms in the calves???

Can liver cancer or liver disease cause painless constant muscle twitching /spasms in the calves???

No: liver cancer and liver disease do not result in twitching of muscles. When liver gets bad and portal hyperteinsion develops ascites and later jaundice are complications. Muscle twitching are prossilbe electrolyte related. ...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. I'm not sure why, any suggestions?

For the last few weeks I've had muscle twitching in my left thigh under my butt and stomach under my right rib cage. I'm 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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Can extra stress and anxiety lead to nausea, other stomach problems, headache, muscle twitching and hypersensitivity? Or is this something else?

Can extra stress and anxiety lead to nausea, other stomach problems, headache, muscle twitching and hypersensitivity? Or is this something else?

Yes and yes. ..: Stress can have a lot of physical effects but it could be something else as well. If getting worse or if not improving when Your stress improves see your MD. Also, check out this site for tips on how to manage stress and healthy living. ...Read more

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Muscle twitches in abdomen (kicking ribs and flutters), light periods for 6months, negative pregnancy tests taken from 3 months. Is pregnancy possible?

Muscle twitches in abdomen (kicking ribs and flutters), light periods for 6months, negative pregnancy tests taken from 3 months. Is pregnancy possible?

Possible but not: Likely. You did not miss a period and pregnancy test was negative, both of these argue against your being pregnant. There is no need to repeat the pregnancy test unless you miss your period by 4-5 days. If you are trying to get pregnant, please see your doctor to initiate care to promote your and your future baby's health. ...Read more

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Doctor found 2 thyroid nodules in my child's neck (12). She is having muscle twitching EVERYWHERE and stomach cramps. Any connection with the thyroid?

Doctor found 2 thyroid nodules in my child's neck (12). She is having muscle twitching EVERYWHERE and stomach cramps. Any connection with the thyroid?

See an ENT: For comprehensive workup: 1. History and physical examination. 2 Thyroid labs. 3. Ultrasound or other imaging. 4. Aspiration biopsy. Take care. ...Read more

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What are these symptoms a sign of? Stomach pain, anxious feeling, muscle tention, shaking hands, muscle twitching, shallow breathing, muscle ache?

What are these symptoms a sign of? Stomach pain, anxious feeling, muscle tention, shaking hands, muscle twitching, shallow breathing, muscle ache?

Anxiety Disorder: I understand your discomfort' the
stresses at age 18 of relationships, school, finances, peer pressure, and unresolved feelings with parents, siblings and friends can cause anxiety.
Use of alcohol and drugs can make anxiety worse.
Please see a therapist for understanding these symptoms, to deal with stresses, and treatment including therapy, relaxation, meditation, exercise, and medication. ...Read more

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Not long ago I've experienced a lot of muscle twitches. It would be in the belly region my legs and my back is this normal?

Not long ago I've experienced a lot of muscle twitches. It would be in the belly region my legs and my back is this normal?

Needs evaluation: A sudden onset of increased twitching of multiple muscle groups should be evaluated by your physician. A thorough history and examination should help to further understand your symptoms and lead to appropriate treatment and management if necessary. ...Read more

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For 2 years I have had muscle twitches that look like my muscle is pumping all over my body at random times. Ex: neck, arm, leg, abdominal

For 2 years I have had muscle twitches that look like my muscle is pumping all over my body at random times. Ex: neck, arm, leg, abdominal

Parental Permission: Can you have one of your parents sign up for a HealthTap account? That way they can ask any question for you on your behalf and we can then, proceed with giving you/them medical advice for your condition. It's a thing called "age of emancipation"...you've still got a couple years to go yet on that one. All the best ...Read more

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I have sharp pains in my stomach, muscle twitches, cold chills, shaking, neck and back tention, and have bad hypercondria and anxiety.

I have sharp pains in my stomach, muscle twitches, cold chills, shaking, neck and back tention, and have bad hypercondria and anxiety.

That is a long list: Of symptoms. I am wondering what part your hyperchondriasis ; anxiety play in this. Are these issues being addressed? It is important to first rule out medical problems. Next would encourage you to look into cognitive behavioral therapy. When your emotional issues are addressed, some of the vague physical symptoms may start improving. ...Read more

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Inflamed doudnem stomach, scope done no cause found. Tongue smooth & inflamed on and off. Muscle twitches.22 years old Does it sound like amyloidosis?

Inflamed doudnem stomach, scope done no cause found. Tongue smooth & inflamed on and off. Muscle twitches.22 years old Does it sound like amyloidosis?

No: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity at tolerated.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Widespread quick muscle twitches for two months. I had an Emg on my legs - normal. Past few days I've had stomach twitches lasting 6 hrs. Also benign?

Widespread quick muscle twitches for two months. I had an Emg on my legs - normal. Past few days I've had stomach twitches lasting 6 hrs. Also benign?

You need further: Studies. These are mostly blood tests including Calcium, Magnesium, and electrolytes. Muscle enzyme testing (more expensive) should also be considered BUT THESE TESTS must be accompanied buy a COMPLETE NEUROLOGIC EXAMINATION by a BOARD CERTIFIED NEUROLOGIST!
Hope this helps and Good Luck

Be Well Dr Z ...Read more

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Are frequent muscle twitches normal? Throughout the day a muscle (arm, leg, thigh, or stomach) twitches/pulses for like a second im 18 not exercising

Check blood Ca, Mg: Muscle twitching could be a sign of low calcium or magnesium in the blood. This can easily be checked with a blood test. Mg deficiency is fairly common. You could take magnesium oxide 400mg/d (available over the counter) and see if it helps. ...Read more

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I'm having digestive issues, lightheadedness, stomach pain, body wide muscle twitches and stiffness?

Metabolic concerns?: Having symptoms like these may suggest an abnormality of the blood, such as an irregular sodium, potassium or calcium level. These are important for regulation of muscle contraction. It may help to have these routine lab levels examined. ...Read more

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Digestive issues, lightheadedness, stomach pain, body wide muscle twitches and stiffness, what to do?

Digestive issues, lightheadedness, stomach pain, body wide muscle twitches and stiffness, what to do?

See live doc: Need to see a live physician for good exam. twitching may be due to low potassium from vomiting, light headedness from perhaps dehydration. May all be coming from a stomach or GI issue. That is the best I can tell you based on your description. See an internist to better evaluate your stomach issues. ...Read more

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Why do I have stiff painful joints, sometimes tender to touch never swollen. Muscle twitches. Have colonoscopy in 4w for stomach issues. Any relation?

Why do I have stiff painful joints, sometimes tender to touch never swollen. Muscle twitches. Have colonoscopy in 4w for stomach issues. Any relation?

Possible but more in: WE need more information. Joint pain can occur with intestinal problems and you need to discuss with your gastroenterologist. We need information on your labs, your imaging, your colon status. You may need your physician have you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Gi says recent stomach issues are anxiety/ibs. Didn't think I was stressed but could this explain muscle twitches, throbby headache (worse lying down/moving), needle-like zaps of pain in fingers+toes?

Gi says recent stomach issues are anxiety/ibs. Didn't think I was stressed but could this explain muscle twitches, throbby headache (worse lying down/moving), needle-like zaps of pain in fingers+toes?

Partly but...: I don't know any health condition that is not aggravated by stress, but docs often blame symptoms on stress when they can't find other causes. You have classic symptoms of magnesium deficiency- low on most docs' radar, not easy to test for but safe & simple to try taking magnesium- see http://bit. Ly/1dpai09
stress causes magnesium deficiency which can cause anxiety- a vicious cycle. See comment:. ...Read more

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One week of lexapro, (escitalopram) muscle twitches in left arm and calf muscles, headache, and stomach pain. Do I need to see dr. Or keep tolerating side effects?

More to it: Give it a little more time and see if the side effects diminish. If not, talk to your doc about trying a different med. However, understand that medication alone is not optimal treatment for depression (if that is what you are treating). For most depressed patients, the benefits of meds are indistinguishable from placebo. Good treatment for depression is psychotherapy (with or without meds). ...Read more

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Why is my left lower thigh muscle twitching for no reason?

Fasiculation: This is most likely something called a fasiculation. It is an isolated muscle twitch in one area that lasts temporarily. A good example is an eye twitch. If the symptoms continue, worsen, or move to include other muscles you should see your doctor. It could be a sign of an underlying neurologic disorder. ...Read more

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Is twitching in lower abdomen pregnacy?

Is twitching in lower abdomen pregnacy?

Nope: Not in the lower abdomen,
Not in the upper abdomen,
Not twitching in a box,
Not twitching with a fox!
I do not like Green Eggs and Ham.
I do not Like them Sam I am.

Couldn't resist that memory spark. Perhaps Dr. Seuss would've found a way to incorporate that into a rhyme had he been a gynecologist!
Pregnancy's not predicted by abdominal twitching.

Talk to me about the pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Right under my left rib, I started getting this weird twitching, my lower abdomen. What is it? Is it something serious?

Right under my left rib, I started getting this weird twitching, my lower abdomen. What is it? Is it something serious?

Probably muscle: If the pain or twitching is right under the lower rib, it is most likely caused by a a muscle or the stretching of the ligament that attaches the muscle to the rib. If it is something that continues or gets worse, it is best to consult a doctor. If the twitching stops when taking a deep breath, it's nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Why has my lower abdomen been twitching? It's been going on for about a week and a half now

Why has my lower abdomen been twitching? It's been going on for about a week and a half now

See doctor: You will need to be examined by your doctor to find out especially since it is not a transient issue. ...Read more

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What is it when my lower abdomen is fluttering or twitching it lasts almost 20 seconds, never felt this before, just wondering, no other issues?

What is it when my lower abdomen is fluttering or twitching it lasts almost 20 seconds, never felt this before, just wondering, no other issues?

Water, fruits, veget: Make sure that you are drinking 1.5-2 liters of water/day. Also eating 5-7 servings of fruit/vegetables/seeds/nuts daily to get your minerals (especially magnesium & potassium) and vitamins each day. We are what we eat. Decrease or cut out the pop/ junk food.
This does not sound like something serious, but a poor diet can lead to other health problems eventually. ...Read more

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Spasms? My lower abdomen is twitching no pain it's just annoying. It more to the right side could it just be spasms just started about an hour ago

Spasms? My lower abdomen is twitching no pain it's just annoying. It more to the right side could it just be spasms just started about an hour ago

Wouldn't worry: Twitching abdominal muscles are different from spasming abdominal muscles. One hurts like a son of gun and one hurts like a son of a daffodil (i.e. doesn't hurt at all). Wouldn't worry about it....do your homework and it'll be gone by then. But if not and you're worried you are welcome to contact me at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR

All the best! ...Read more

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Im12 weeks pregnant and showing a lot and I felt a movement in my lower abdominal like some1 poking me or a muscle twitching. Could it be baby moving?

Im12 weeks pregnant and showing a lot and I felt a movement in my lower abdominal like some1 poking me or a muscle twitching. Could it be baby moving?

Sensitive?: First movements can be there at 12 wks. Most women don't feel it since the baby is so small. Yours might be larger than the average and you may be more sensitive. See your OBGYN a bit before the next scheduled time to verify if you wish. Congrats! ...Read more

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What could cause pain in my lower back, nausea, dizziness, a head ache, and muscle twitching?

What could cause pain in my lower back, nausea, dizziness, a head ache, and muscle twitching?

Infection: Is the most likely cause. Muscle aches/spasms, low back ache, nausea, dizziness, headache, even twitching - not uncommon with some viral/bacterial infections.Toxin exposure may cause similar symptoms. If NSAIDS do not provide relief, or symptoms are severe or last longer than a few days, consult doctor. If concerned about toxin exposure or develop neck pain - do not wait: see dr. ...Read more

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Injury to R foot 6m ago. Disuse atrophy to lower leg. Muscle twitching along inner aspect of foot, now up to inside of leg to calf. Suggestions?

Injury to R foot 6m ago. Disuse atrophy to lower leg. Muscle twitching along inner aspect of foot, now up to inside of leg to calf. Suggestions?

If the disuse: Is secondary to cast you may have nerve damage from the cast. I would recommend physical therapy. You must get that foot and leg moving. You may want to get a baseline EMG/NCV study and of course follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Weakness of which specific muscles in lower abdomen usually cause a direct hernia?

Weakness of which specific muscles in lower abdomen usually cause a direct hernia?

IT IS: The transversalis fascia. In indirect hernia the cause is non closure of the processus vaginalis a tunnel through which the testicles descended to the scrotum. The direct hernia is medial, the indirect lateral to the epigastric blood vessels. Look it up in an anatomy atlas! ...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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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