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My Baby Legs Twitch And Cries
My 5 month old baby every day shakes twitches arms legs for 5 secs or so. She is not in discomfort this started a month ago. Is this natural?
I am extremely concerned about a bruise on my baby's leg. I am with her 24/7 and haven't heard her cry or seen her hit anything. Should I be concerned?
No simple answer: Begin by determining what part of your leg (one leg, right?) is twitching. Most likely will not be all of leg but will be some part of leg. Determine if there is other function disturbance (sensation, weakness). If possible, take video of the twitching to show doctor. Report findings to your doctor. Possibilities depend on distribution, associated symptoms, other aspects of your health. ...Read more
Leg muscle spasms: Leg muscle spasms can be caused by an overused, overstretched muscle, dehydration, depletion of electrolytes, medications or various medical conditions. try to gently stretch the muscle back to length to break the spasm cycle. If you are trying this and unable to stop it, it is particularly concerning, you should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An adrenalin effect: Nervousness or anxiety releases epinepherine or Adrenalin which energizes muscles getting you ready to fight or run. Meds like oral steroids or water pills as well as caffiene can cause hyper-sensitive muscle fibers too. New or over-exercise can also over-use muscles and cause them to feel "watery" and loose and twitchy. ...Read more
Get seen!: We don't know enough details to be able to tell you exactly what is going on. You may have a problem in your leg or in your back, for example. To be safe and avoid serious complications,if this just started, go to the ER. If it has been happening for weeks or longer get seen soon and find out what is going on. Be sure to always hold handrails when on stairs. ...Read more
Bengin concerns: This is usually of no consequence. Rarely could it represent a neuromuscular condition such as ALS , commonly known as lou gerhig's disease. Sometimes innocent appearing symptoms can be the heralding of a major illness but it usually would not be the only complaint as other problems would soon arise ie weakness, loss of balance falling or tripping. ...Read more
No: Twitching is common & happens to everyone; and is not dangerous -- usually just bothersome ... Sometimes downright painful! frequent twitching (in the absence of new meds, herbs, etc.) could indicate a deficiency of several salts: potassium, magnesium, calcium, manganese, selenium. A daily multivitamin can replace these salts if you are deficient. See your pcp to exclude more serious problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a lumbar puncture 3 weeks ago the nurse caught 2 nerves. Now and then i get sharp pains in my leg which twitched when she caught the nerve??
Now and then?: How often is now and then? Is it getting less frequent? If so, it should continue to get better. ...Read more
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