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What is fasciculation?

Fasciculation, or muscle twitching, is an involuntary movement of your muscles in a specific area of your body. Generally, you can see the movement of the muscle, even if it's just a slight shaking or indentation of the skin. Quick bursts, or spasms, can occur after exercising or during periods of high stress.

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What causes twitching?
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What are the symptoms of fasciculation?
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Symptoms of fasciculation include muscle twitching or gentle grooves on the skin that are hardly not...
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What causes fasciculation?
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