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Twitches are common and very rarely a sign of anything serious. They often go away on their own, but see a doctor if a twitch lasts more than 2 weeks.
Most people get twitches from time to time. They're often linked to:
They can affect any part of the body. Twitches in the eyes or legs are particularly common.
You may also have tingling or cramps (spasms) in the same area.
A twitch may come and go but will normally stop in a few days or weeks. There isn't usually any treatment for it.
There are some things you can do to help:
Your doctor may:
Conditions that can cause a twitch
Most twitches aren't caused by a medical condition.
But a twitch that doesn't go away or occurs with other symptoms could be something like:
Important: Our website provides useful information but is not a substitute for medical advice. You should always seek the advice of your doctor when making decisions about your health.