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What does it mean to have fasciculations? Can you have fasciculations of the lungs?

What does it mean to have fasciculations? Can you have fasciculations of the lungs?

Not really....: Fasciculations are visible, irregular, and involuntary contractions of individual muscle fibers caused by damage to neurons in the spinal cord. Mainly eyelids, arms, legs, feet and the tongue are affected. The conditions may be benign or associated with neurological illness. Fasciculations do not affect the lungs. ...Read more

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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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Is it true fasciculations in the tongue usually means als? Can you have myokymia in the tongue?

Is it true fasciculations in the tongue usually means als? Can you have myokymia in the tongue?

Tongue fascics & ALS: If you have fascics in the tongue, you have changes in the tongue muscle or nerve supply to the tongue. It would be unusual for this to be the only symptom or sign of ALS. Physicians may look at a person's tongue for this sign when they have symptoms of weakness elsewhere. ...Read more

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Does having benign muscle fasciculations(all it is;tested) mean i likely have artery spasms? If my muscles spasm why wouldnt my arteries spasm too?

Does having benign muscle fasciculations(all it is;tested) mean i likely have artery spasms? If my muscles spasm why wouldnt my arteries spasm too?

No relationship: Muscular irritability causing benign fasciculations has no relationship to circulatory issues, and arterial spasm, mediated by smooth muscle, not skeletal muscle does not occur. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your leg muscle twitches when you're on a level 3 ADHD medication?

What does it mean when your leg muscle twitches when you're on a level 3 ADHD medication?

ADHD medication: Stimulant medications can cause muscle twitchings and cause an underlying tic problem to surface or get worse. Moderate to severe tics should be a reason to discontinue the stimulant med. ...Read more

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Does benign muscle fasciculations mean im at an increased risk of developing ALS in the future? Or another neurological disease like epilepsy?

Does benign muscle fasciculations mean im at an increased risk of developing ALS in the future? Or another neurological disease like epilepsy?

See neurologist: sounds like you have already seen a physician who gave you the diagnosis of benign fasciculations. If still concerned I would see a neurologist. You are not at risk for epilepsy. If truly benign, you would not be at risk for other neurologic disorders. ...Read more

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What could calf/eye/arm muscle twitches(non painful)in an 18yr old girl mean? I just finished treatment for amebiasis. Twitching since week 2 of sick.

What could calf/eye/arm muscle twitches(non painful)in an 18yr old girl mean? I just finished treatment for amebiasis. Twitching since week 2 of sick.

Many possibilities: Muscle twitches can be caused by a wide variety of things. More common causes are caffeine, stress and nutrient deficiency. If you were having a lot of diarrhea with your amebiasis, you might have also had some nutrient loss. Persistent muscle twitching can also be a symptom of a more serious problem. I recommend you see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What is benign fasciculation syndrome?

What is benign fasciculation syndrome?

BFS: Twitching of voluntary muscles, especially in eyelids & arms & legs, cause unknown, but some factors are exertion or minerals deficiency or drugs. ...Read more

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What is the difference between spasms and fasciculations?

What is the difference between spasms and fasciculations?

Contraction & relaxa: Another way of looking at it is: fasciculations are involuntary muscle contraction and relaxation whereas muscle spasm is involuntary and sustained muscle contraction. Fasciculations can be deep and detected on a muscle needle test or can be felt and be visible to the eye as muscle twitches. ...Read more

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What is difference twiching fasciculations? Or is it the same?

Essentially the same: Fasciculations are spontaneous contractions of the muscle. They are often isolated and they may be visible. They are often benign but can also be seen in some neurological disorders. I would get further evaluation. An EMG study can help better evaluate these symptoms. ...Read more

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Fasciculation (Definition)

Fasciculations are clinical findings in which there ...Read more