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How does fasciculation affect the body?

Fasciculation causes specific areas of muscle - most commonly the eyelids, calf muscle, or thumb - to move involuntarily. In cases when muscle twitching is a symptom of a severe disorder, muscle mass can start to diminish. Sometimes severe weakness or a loss of sensation in the muscles may occur.

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What increases my risk for fasciculation?
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What causes twitching?
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Twitching is caused by involuntary reflexes of the muscles. Learn more about twitching in this v...
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Should I talk to my doctor about my fasciculation symptoms?
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What is fasciculation?
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