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Have muscle twitching in right flank area. Suggestions?

For the last few hours I have had what feels like muscle twitching in my right flank area. It is intermittent and I can feel it beneath the 11th and 12th ribs and a little bit higher. There is no pain but it is concerning me a little bit. What do you think? The twitches are really rapid and will go on for about five to ten seconds or so...
Asked On : Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

Muscle twitches can happen for lots of reasons like stress, too much caffeine, a poor diet, exercise, over use or fatigue or as a side effect of some medications. They may occur at times as a result of stress or anxiety.

Usually these will wane off with time and are not a matter of concern.

Getting enough sleep, avoiding too much caffeine, and eating healthy foods (like lots of fruits and vegetables), can help prevent some muscle twitches.

If the twitches persist for a longer time, you may need to consult a neurophysician to ruleout any underlying neurological disorders.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day

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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
It seems that you might be having flickering movement at the area due to some irritation on nerve endings.
It has no significance and within short time it be alright.
Ok and take care.
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Your flank pain may be achy, cramp-like, or colicky—meaning it comes and goes in waves. Typically, kidney stones cause pain that is colicky and extreme. In the flank pain from kidney stones the patient has trouble lying in one position comfortably.
Treatment depends on the cause. Your doctor will also use imaging scans and blood tests to diagnose your flank pain. These scans can reveal problems in the organs, tissues, muscles, and bones. A scan is particularly important in the evaluation of kidney stones to look for obstruction.

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