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Hi my boyfriend started twitching at night about 2 years

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Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

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Posted on Wed, 27 Feb 2019 in Sleep Disorders
Question: Hi my boyfriend started twitching at night about 2 years ago it’s always at night never through the day. He has had blood test and some sort of neurological test with his hands in the surgery and the doctors don’t think it’s anyt to be concerned about. But I have got it in to my head that he is going to get MND I’m very paranoid about this how rare is this diease and can you possibly put my fears to rest. I have just got it into my head that he’s going to get this diease. He has know muscle loss or weekness. Please please help me.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 56 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No need to worry for MND.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Ask a doctor forum.
I can understand your concern.
First of all no need to worry for MND (motor neuron disease) as his blood reports and examination by doctor were normal.
MND is very rare. It's incidence is about 1 in 10000.
So don't be afraid.
You are also saying that his muscle mass is also normal, no loss of muscle mass.
This also suggests that he is not having any muscle disorder like MND.
So keep your mind at rest and don't think about MND, he is not having MND.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 33 minutes later
Brief Answer:
99.99 % that he will not get.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Ask a doctor forum.
I can understand your concern.
99.99% that he will not get.
Same is true for you, me and all others.
May I ask you why you directly think about MND?
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 5 minutes later
Yea everything normal. I’m just very afraid that he might get it how likely is this I have also been told the chances are 2 out of 100,000 I just don’t want him to get it. Like % wise how likely would you say his chances are for not getting it I’m sorry about this I’m just very paranoid person
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 1 hour later
So you are saying you are 99.99% sure that he will not get MND. Like how rare is it and how is the rarity determined
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 14 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Honestly speaking, in medicine there is nothing like 100%.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Ask a doctor forum.
Honestly speaking, in medicine, there is nothing like 100 %.
So no one can tell you 100% that he will not develop MND.
Even myself can not assure about me not getting MND in future.
Hope you are getting now.
There is nothing 100% sure about chances or incidence or anything in medicine.
But why you are afraid so much of MND in him?
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 21 minutes later
Ano you can’t say 100% I’m just wanting some reassurance as to how rare it is and the likelihood beacuse someone I knew had it and it’s a horrible thing
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 1 minute later
Brief Answer:
At present he is not having MND 100%.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Ask a doctor forum.
I can understand your concern.
I can not guarantee future.
But at present he is not having MND 100 %.
In future he may develop MND and incidence is 1 in 10000.
He may be the unlucky 1 who can get.
And honestly speaking, this possibility is same for me, you or any one.
Hope I am clear now.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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