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Abdominal aneurysm is uncommon in your age group and does not give fluttering/twitching or muscle spasm as symptoms. The muscle contractions/spasm you feel in all likelihood is muscle fasciculation or muscle twitch. Twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in one particular area, or the persistent and uncontrolled twitching of a muscle group in a distribution of a single nerve fiber or filament. Usually they are benign and resolve on their own, but persistent flutter may need following investigations;1) electromyography (EMG)2) nerve conduction velocity (NCV)3) blood electrolytes like calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, etc4) thyroid and parathyroid function tests5) blood chemistry and complete metabolic profileThe common causes can be;1) Idiopathic; no cause is ascertained and majority falls in this group.2) Increased caffeine intake3) Increased alcohol intake4) Medications5) Deficiency in diet and nutrients / minerals6) Some neurological diseases; uncommonPlease feel free for your follow up questions.Dr. Arun
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Yes. Muscle twitch can last for more than 24 hours and many times may continue for 2-3 days. In your case there are two point specific which need address;
1) Is it abdominal aortic aneurysm? The answer is big No.
2) Does this symptoms warrant any emergency measure or point to anything serious? The answer is again No.
I can understand this is annoying as this is a persistent nagging sensation. But in all likelihood this will resolve on it's own. Anxiety, tiredness, stress, electrolytes imbalance, dehydration all can be responsible for the persistence of the twitching.
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