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Muscle twitch

Muscle twitch: Introduction

Muscle twitches are small involuntary muscle spasms. See muscle spasms for more detailed analysis of the causes of all types of muscle spasms. See also tics for discussion of small muscular twitch tics. Note that the symptom of shakiness is called tremor rather than twitching....more »

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Causes of Muscle twitch:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Muscle twitch. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Muscle twitch:

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Stories from Users for Muscle twitch

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Message Boards for Muscle twitch

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Diagnostic tests for Muscle twitch:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Muscle twitch. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Inspect for muscle fasciculations (irregular contractions of small areas of muscle which have no rhythmical pattern, are present at rest but not during voluntary movement). This suggests motor neurone disease which cause muscle cramps
    • Observe for chorea (non- repetitive abrupt involuntary jerky movements) that can cause coordination problems. Causes of chorea include Huntington's chorea, Sydenham's chorea, Wilson's disease and senility
    • Central and peripheral nervous system examination including muscular tone, power, reflexes and coordination
  • more tests...»

Muscle twitch: Animations

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Muscle twitch

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Muscle twitch. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Misdiagnosis and Muscle twitch

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Muscle twitch: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Muscle twitch:

The list of organs typically affected by Muscle twitch may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Muscle twitch

The list below shows some of the causes of Muscle twitch mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Muscle twitch?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Muscle twitch. Of the 44 causes of Muscle twitch that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 41 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Muscle twitch:

The following list of conditions have 'Muscle twitch' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Muscle twitch:

The following list of medical conditions have Muscle twitch or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


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Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Muscle twitch?

Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Muscle twitch, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

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Classifications of Muscle twitch:

Subtypes of Muscle twitch:

Twitches (57 causes), Tic (45 causes), Jerky movements (4 causes), Generalized Myokymia (9 causes), Myokymia (13 causes), Tics (20 causes), Eyelid Myokymia (7 causes), Facial Myokymia (5 causes)

Medical Conditions associated with Muscle twitch:

Muscle spasms (929 causes), Itching skin (1068 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Seizures (2418 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Spasms (2183 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

Symptoms related to Muscle twitch:

Muscle spasms (929 causes), Tics (20 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Twitching (57 causes), Tremor (353 causes), Trembling (378 causes), Spasm (2183 causes), Muscle spasm (29 causes), Chorea (119 causes), Myoclonus (149 causes), Convulsions (570 causes), Generalized anxiety disorder, Tic disorders, Tourette syndrome

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