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Forum Name: Valvular Heart Diseases

Question: chest twitch


 doubled - Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:01 am

im a 20 yr old male and right under my heart spleen area is twitching like mad and hasnt stopped for the whole day now plllllllease tell me what it is pppretty scared
 Dr.M.Aroon kamath - Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:23 pm

User avatar Hi,
From your description, it appears that you pehaps are sensing the muscle 'Fasiculations'.

Muscle 'Fasiculations' are localized,involuntary contractions of a group of muscle fibers.If a superficial muscle is involved, it may be visible as well.
There are a number of factors which may cause this, some of which are...
- fatigue
- magnesium deficiency
- certain stimulants (pseudoephedrine, caffine, anti-cholinergic drugs, bronchodilators etc)
- dehydration
- Lyme's dsease

Therefore, have your doctor examine you and thus the condition and its cause could be fully elucidated.
Best wishes!

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