Had Tonsils And Adenoids Out. Started Twitching On Leg And Upper Body. What Is The Cause?
Thank you for your query.
1. Twitching or Muscle Fasciculations are usually benign. However this is a diagnosis of exclusion.
2. I would recommend discussing with her physician to rule out the following:
a. Drug induced including intra-operative general anesthetic and current medication.
b. Metabolic such as changes in calcium, potassium and magnesium levels.
c. Neurological: Grisel's Syndrome. During the tonsilloadenoidectomy operation, the Rose's position is given. The head is hyper-extended on the neck and the neck is hyper-extended on the shoulder. This may cause a mild subluxation of the upper vertebral joints of the cervical spine. The ligaments holding the skull and spine together may also be weakened by the tonsil and adenoid disease. Sometimes aggressive blind curetting of the adenoids may also be a cause. Get Cervical spine X-rays and CT Scan done.
d. Exhaustion or weakness following surgery and medication may also be a cause.
3. Serious causes will have many other symptoms such as fever, neck stiffness, pain, non-resolving fasciculations and so on.
4. Kindly let me know the results of your investigations. This will help in suggesting further treatment.
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