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happy19671967 posted:
For the past several weeks I have had a mild vibration sensation in my right upper thigh. I carry my cellphone in that pocket, and thought it was my phone, but then noticed it happening when I wasn't carrying my phone. For the past few days the vibration has increase. What could this be??
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JHarrison_Hohner_RN responded:
Dear happy: My best GUESS is as follows. Even after multiple literature searches at the National Library of Medicine site, and other search engines--none of which have ever yielded a conclusive answer. My best GUESS is as fasiculations of the thigh muscles. This would be analogous to fasiculations/spasms of the muscles of the eye lid. Most of us have had these uncontrollable eye lid spasms ("blephorospasms") at one time or another. The triggers for eye lid spasms are fatigue, caffeine use, stress. Some treatments are: pressure applied near to the twitching muscle, or even Botox. Here is a citation on focal dystonias [involuntary muscle contractions> from the National Library of Medicine site: Tenn Med. 1997 Jan;90(1):18-20. Links Adult-onset focal dystonias: presentation and treatment options.Esper GJ, Charles PD, Davis TL, Robertson D. Department of Neurology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, 37212 USA. Adult-onset focal dystonias (AFD) are common disorders that are often misdiagnosed and incorrectly treated. Their presentation is readily recognized, and botulinum toxin has become the agent of choice for treating these disorders. Most of the focal dystonias include cervical dystonia[CERVICAL MEANS NECK NOT CERVIX IN VAGINA--JHH>, blepharospasm, oromandibular dystonia, spasmodic dysphonia, and limb dystonia, [LEG FITS HERE--JHH> specifically writer's cramp. Their onset is either idiopathic, familial, or post-traumatic, and the pathophysiology of the focal dystonias is not currently known. Local injections of botulinum toxin into the affected area result in chemical denervation of the muscle, resulting in a weakness of the muscles that are involved in the sustained contractions. This weakness alleviates the painful contraction of the dystonia. In this paper we present a case study of the most common type of focal dystonia, cervical dystonia. The etiology in this case was post-traumatic, and significant improvement resulted after treatment with botulinum toxin type A. For more information on the more severe forms of focal dystonias this website offers a good overview: www.dystonia.org.uk/about-dystonia-page7541.html Obviously, for a more "for sure" answer you should see your primary care MD and have them check for other neurological signs or symptoms. Yours, Jane PS Some women also experience this type of sensation inside the vagina, or on the vulva. J
 
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wharfrat9000 responded:
I have the same thing, except on my left upper thigh more towards the center. I also thought it was my cell phone on vibrate, the sensation is very similar. It has been increasing in frequency and it's starting to annoy me. I was wondering if it was being caused by my blood pressure medicine which I started taking two months ago. It?s one of those vague symptoms that gives me little hope that my Doctor will have even the slightest clue as to its cause. Please keep me posted on what you find out and I?ll do the same. Good luck.
 
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justme0116 responded:
How strange, because two of you both posted in the last several days. This exact same thing JUST started with me today. Vibration is in the upper right thigh more toward the center but feels like its running right over the top of my vagina but it's regular, like every 10 seconds, and it does feel the vibration from a cell phone. I'm seeing my gyno next week so I'll post if she has anything concrete to say about it.
 
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Keltner responded:
I also Have this same problem
 
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hopeful2218 responded:
I've had this too...but just chalked it up to my RLS diagnosis...weird..happy I'm not alone on this one..never told my doctor because when i tell him the pain in my pelvis is so bad, when I go from sitting to standing it feels like my uterus is going to fall out he looks at me like I'm an alien. Thanks for posting...you're not alone!


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