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Posted on Wed, 2 Nov 2016 in Brain and Spine
Question: I have been having a tingling or muscle twitching on my left outer thigh for about 2 or 3 weeks now. Concerned about what could be causing and if it could be serious. No pain, just the twitching sensation.
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Answered by Dr. Ralph Chambers 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Hello. This could be either a compressed nerve or an electrolyte imbalance

Detailed Answer:
Hello.

A compressed nerve root in your lower spine could cause this, but so could low calcium, low magnesium, or low potassium levels in your blood. Since it's been going on for so long, you should see a doctor for an exam, blood work, and an MRI scan of your lumbar spine if warranted.

Please let me know if you need any more information.
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Follow up: Dr. Ralph Chambers 14 hours later
Doctor, thank you very much !

So it's probably not anything more serious, such as MS, or something like that, correct? When speaking with friends, they had me worried !

If it persists, I will see my doctor locally for tests.
XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Ralph Chambers 17 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Not MS XXXXXXX

Detailed Answer:
Not that serious XXXXXXX MS doesn't present like this
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Follow up: Dr. Ralph Chambers 1 hour later
Doctor. Thank you again !
You eased my concerns !
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Answered by Dr. Ralph Chambers 32 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Again, nothing much to worry about

Detailed Answer:
It really isn't that serious XXXXXXX
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