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Getting a shock feeling when at rest goes from my chest to my stomach causes a twitch in my arms and causes me to catch my breath?

Getting a shock feeling when at rest goes from my chest to my stomach causes a twitch in my arms and causes me to catch my breath?

More details needed: How old are you? Do you smoke? Does it happen when you are active, or does that make it worse? How long has this been happening? Do you have any other health issues? This problem does not sound straight forward, and a dedicated history and physical is probably need to evaluate this further and to try and give you an answer about the cause. ...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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So if twitching in my stomach but it is only on one side does that mean that they baby is on that side?

So if twitching in my stomach but it is only on one side does that mean that they baby is on that side?

Ans: Need more history here. How far along are you? A lot depends on the gestational age. If you are very early on in your first trimester you can feel a fluttering like feeling. So give a better history of the pregnancy and be sure to gave your prenatal care ...Read more

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What does stomach fluttering/twitching mean when your trying for a baby?

What does stomach fluttering/twitching mean when your trying for a baby?

Fluttering: Are you pregnant or trying? Stomach fluttering can be functional, excessive peristalsis, or if pregnant, your baby is there. ...Read more

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I am a female with eft abdominal twitching every 10 minutes for the past two days. What are the causes of this? Sometimes it is painful.

I am a female with eft abdominal twitching every 10 minutes for the past two days. What are the causes of this? Sometimes it is painful.

Need examination: I would recommend you see your doctor for an examination and getting some labs drawn to check for certain things such as electrolytes, thyroid hormones, etc. Sounds like the twitching gives way to actual muscle spasms at times. ...Read more

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Twitching in stomach?

Twitching in stomach?

Likely not harmful: Likely not harmful. If there is abdominal pain, associated with fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, blood in your bowel movements, or things like that, you need evaluation. ...Read more

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Past few days my stomach keeps twitching! Its off and on through out the day! Why would it be doing this?

Past few days my stomach keeps twitching! Its off and on through out the day! Why would it be doing this?

Stomach twitching: You probably are experiencing some twitching spasms in the abdominal musculature and not in your stomach. This may be due to some muscle strain or response to excessive exercise or postural condition. Watch out for anything that could be irritating your muscles. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left abdomen with some twitching. Sometimes I have cloudy urine, but other times I do not. What could this be? Is it serious?

I have pain in my left abdomen with some twitching. Sometimes I have cloudy urine, but other times I do not. What could this be? Is it serious?

Possible UTI: It is possible when you have lower abdominal pain and cloudy urine that you are having a urinary tract infection. Burning with urination may also be present. Being female due to anatomy, sexual activity and certain types of birth control may put you at higher risk for a UTI. If you have these symptoms again, see your doctor and get a urine test
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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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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

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Can anxiety cause twitching in the abdominal area?

Yes: Anxiety whether transient or as a chronic disorder is a successful mimic of a multitude of physiologic reactions; muscle twitching is just one of the many. ...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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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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Is it safe to drink alcohal with my stomach twitching?

Is it safe to drink alcohal with my stomach twitching?

Stomach/Alcohol: Relief of stomach discomfort is the goal, not adding to it. Please have that looked at first. ...Read more

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Last night my stomach right under my right rib started twitching and it is still twitching. Is this something serious?

Unlikely: We all get minor muscle fasiculations sometimes. If it persists for > a week, check with your doctor but most likely it will resolve with no treatment (and return from time to time as well). ...Read more

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I have like a small twitching at the bottom of my ribs, top of my stomach I feel it off and on, what could this be? Thank you

I have like a small twitching at the bottom of my ribs, top of my stomach I feel it off and on, what could this be? Thank you

Fasciculations: This kind of movement is common to muscles when they undergo a change in activity- for example, a lot more sit ups, or a lot less sit ups. It is something that occurs when the muscle and nerve interface is changing. ...Read more

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All day I have been experiencing frequent twitching and fluttering in the right side of my stomach. Any idea what's causing it?

Muscle twitch?: If you are experiencing a visible fluttering of the skin on the right side of your abdomen, this could be a benign muscle twitch. These can occur for a variety of reasons, that are usually not a sign of serious illness. If you have pain or tenderness, or other symptoms, talk to your doctor! ...Read more

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Twitching left side of stomach about 3 inches from belly button? I felt this after my child was born 10 months ago, But not its constant.

Twitching left side of stomach about 3 inches from belly button? I felt this after my child was born 10 months ago, But not its constant.

Spasm?: I assume you had a vaginal delivery. The uterus enlarged during pregnancy and may have affected an organ in your abdomen. I would suggest that you make an appt with your primary care physician and let him/her check you out. ...Read more

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For the last week, I've had painless, infrequent, reoccurring twitching on the right side of my stomach just above my hip. How do I help/stop it?

For the last week, I've had painless, infrequent, reoccurring twitching on the right side of my stomach just above my hip. How do I help/stop it?

Should get testing: Since there may be metabolic reasons for the twitching you should go in to see your doctor who will likely want to order some labs and tests to make sure everything is in order. So long as that's the case then, the next step would be to determine the best way to go about stopping the twitching.....if that's even NECESSARY since these twitches usually stop on their own. ...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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Stomach twitching upper right after sidetwist for past 2-3 days. Even growling/vibrating senstation, more when I sit. Could I have a hernia w/o pain?

No: Hernias in this area only occur if you've had surgery there. This sounds like a torn muscle that spasms and twitches. It will sometimes have an associated mass that will resolve over a month or two. The pain or sensitivity may last 6 months. Anything is possible so se a dr if it persists or has vomiting, weight loss, diarrhea, or worsens. ...Read more

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In between my rib cage and abdominal there's this "twitching" that doesn't stop it happens once in awhile (doesn't hurt at all) I did abs day before?

In between my rib cage and abdominal there's this "twitching" that doesn't stop it happens once in awhile (doesn't hurt at all) I did abs day before?

Muscle spasm: What you are experiencing is most likely spasm of some of the anterior abdominal wall muscles. They may be reacting to the work you did recently. If you continue to do controlled workout regularly, the problem should subside and stop. ...Read more

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Twitching in lower abdomen, pregnancy signs?

Twitching in lower abdomen, pregnancy signs?

Maybe: After 18-20 weeks pregnancy, pregnant women ill be "showing", with visible enlargement of the abdomen. Around that time, "quickening" occurs, which is the first sensation or perception of fetal movement. If you think you're pregnant, do a test and see your doctor. ...Read more

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My stomach abdominal muscles keep twitching, should I be concerned? I have gad, pd and ocd, is there any relations?

My stomach abdominal muscles keep twitching, should I be concerned? I have gad, pd and ocd, is there any relations?

Hard to tell: Muscle twitching can be caused by many things and anxiety is only one possible reason. It's best if you consult with your primary care provider or a psychiatrist to get an accurate evaluation. Hope this answer helps. ...Read more