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i have been having muscle twitching in my thigh and

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Dr. Yogesh D

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Posted on Mon, 31 Dec 2018 in Internal Doctor Category
Question: i have been having muscle twitching in my thigh and calf
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Answered by Dr. Yogesh D 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
Considering your age, it is unlikely to be serious, needs evaluation.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome to Ask A Doctor Service.

I have gone through your query and understand your concern.

Isolated Muscle twitches are usually benign and do not require much of an attention.

However, if the persist and continue to bother you, then you must get yourself examined by a neurologist to rule out motor neuron disease like ALS or MS.

If you have had too much of coffee in the last two days, or if consumed caffeine containing energy drinks such as Redbul, then you can expect to have such muscular twitches.

Take plenty of liquids, avoid caffeinated drinks, get adequate rest.

If you see a persistence of these muscle twitches then you must visit your neurologist.

I hope I have been of some help to you.

Best wishes.
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