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Muscle Twitching

Muscle twitching, otherwise called muscle fasciculation, is an involuntary contraction of muscles. The common causes of muscle twitching are dehydration, stress and anxiety, after physical activity, too much caffeine intake, cigarette smoking, nutritional deficiencies, and drug overdose. Muscle fasciculations are also seen in severe conditions like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), damage to the nerves, muscular atrophy, etc.

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I am 19 years old, having random contractions and muscle twitches. Is it due to syrinx or could be something else?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old male, with 250 lbs of random muscle twitches and contractions, constant fatigue, abnormal pressure in the cranial cavity (not pain but noticeable enough to cause discomfort), neck stiffness, lower back stiffness, and pain, occasional tinnitus, unsteady hands. I have ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, the syrinx can be a possible cause of this, You need to get another MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) done of the cervical spine - and compare it to the old one to see for any growth of the syrinx, some of these symptoms can also be due to calcium deficiency, so n...  Read Full »

I suffered from hypochondria for 15 years, which has led to exacerbated anxiety about minor health problems. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have suffered from hypochondria for 15 years, with little ache or pain, and I investigate compulsively. My mind is fully occupied with my health, which has made me hypersensitive to all aspects of my body. Since the pandemic, my main focus of anxiety has been heart attacks and strok...  Read Full »

Dr. S. Adithya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. Can you be more precise regarding your concern? I hope this will help you. Thank you.  Read Full »

Is my muscle twitching due to the rare autoimmune disorder GBS?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old male. And I have been experiencing muscle twitching in my hands and legs for more than three months. And I also have occasional chest pains. My feet are too cold even when I am in a hot shower. I had my Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine 16 days ago. I read about a...  Read Full »

Dr. Florilyn Joyce Chulsi Bentrez

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for the query. Kindly answer me the following to help you better; 1) Do you have any weight loss? 2) Do you have weakness in the hands and feet? 3) Do you have difficulty in breathing? I suggest you do ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), CRP (C-react...  Read Full »

Is occasional twitch in fingers and toes a sign of Parkinson's disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 48-year-old male. A couple of months back, I was diagnosed with a bulging disc in C6 and C7. I had pain and weakness associated with the problem, and after some treatment, the pain subsided. Since then, my left index finger developed a twitch. I am always at rest, and I experien...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We are elated to have you onboard at I watched your uploaded video (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) and would like to tell you that your symptoms are not suggestive of Parkinson's disease. This kind of twitching is usually related...  Read Full »

May I know the reason for the twitching in my left side tongue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing twitching in the front left side of my tongue on and off for two days. What could be the reason? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your symptoms could be related to a pinched nerve (cranial neuritis). I suggest you consult a neurologist for a physical examination and a brain MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). I would also suggest avoiding hot and spicy food, caffeinate...  Read Full »

I am having muscle twitching at 51 years of age. Kindly suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 51 years old and have been experiencing muscle twitches several times an hour for almost three to four weeks. I have had no muscle weakness or imbalance. Sometimes, I experience sharp pain, but the muscle twitches last only a few seconds. They happen anywhere on my body, including...  Read Full »

Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for the detailed history. Your reports (attachments removed to protect the patients' identity) suggest that you are suffering from simple benign fasciculation syndrome, characterized by random twitching of muscles affecting various body parts. There is no p...  Read Full »

Is twitching in different body parts a sign of ALS?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an anxious guy and often have twitching in different parts of my body. But now I can feel twitching in my stomach too. I read that this is not common and could be an early sign of ALS. Do I need to worry?  Read Full »

Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I suggest you to give me a few more details: How long do you have these muscle twitches? Do you have weakness or muscle wastage (atrophy) in any limb, especially in distal parts of the hands or feet? Thank you.  Read Full »

I have dizziness and muscle twitching. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 43-year-old female. My height is 5 feet 4 inches and my weight is 51 kilograms. I am currently taking Omeprazole. I was on Amoxicillin, Clarithromycin, and Omeprazole for 7 days towards the end of the last month. I have been experiencing dizziness for over a month now. I am const...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Do not worry. It seems to be due to acidity, lack of exercise, fear, and anxiety. It is not a serious issue. Do not depend on medications. I suggest you to follow a few instructions mentioned below. Do yoga and pranayama regularly. Do ...  Read Full »

I have a burning sensation and muscle twitching. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a burning sensation in my left hand and left leg. This sensation stops when I move. I have had some muscle twitching, mainly in the calves. I have taken an EMG three months after the beginning of the symptoms. No denervation or any other sign of ALS was found. Is EMG efficient in ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Anxiety may mimic this situation. It is not a nerve issue; it is in half of the body. For this reason, I recommend performing a brain and cervical spine MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and checking thyroid hormone levels. In the meantime, I ...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms of motor neuron disease?

Query: Hello doctor, Two months ago, a tingling sensation started in my hands and feet more on the left side. The tingling has recently subsided, but I now have some minor twitching in my left eye and on both thighs. I have tinnitus and floaters in my eyes, which developed recently. I also have muscle weak...  Read Full »

Dr. Abhishek Juneja

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Muscle twitchings may happen in motor neuron disease. But motor neuron disease is a rare disorder. Other common causes of muscle twitching include anxiety, caffeine, nicotine, thyroid dysfunction, and diabetes. Also, twitching in isolation is generally benign unless it...  Read Full »

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