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This symptom can also be referred to as:
Involuntary muscle contractions

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2 Potential Muscle Spasms Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Rickets

    Rickets causes soft, weak bones in children. It usually occurs when they do not get enough vitamin D, which helps growing bones absorb the minerals calcium and phosphorous.

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    muscle aches, irritability, fatigue, spontaneous bone pain, patchy hair loss
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Low Calcium Level

    Hypocalcemia is a condition where there is not enough calcium in the blood. Calcium is a mineral contained in the blood, which helps the heart and other muscles function properly, and is needed to maintain strong teeth and bones.

    Problem should go away with home care within weeks.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, shortness of breath, irritability, general numbness, tingling foot
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Muscle Spasms

  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Are you feeling irritable (easily made upset)?
  • Q.Have you ever been diagnosed with diabetes?
  • Q.Relax your face. Have someone else tap the corner of your mouth. Does your lip or face twitch with each tap? (This is known as Chvostek's sign.)

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Muscle Spasms Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced muscle spasms have also experienced:

    • 5% Finger Pain
    • 5% Hand Tingling
    • 4% Involuntary Movements
  • People who have experienced muscle spasms were most often matched with:

    • 17% Rickets
    • 17% Low Calcium Level
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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