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how long does it take to get back results from EMG

A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Needle exam: The EMG test includes two parts nerve conductions and electromyography. A small electric current is used to test the nerve conduction. The electromyo ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Natalie
15 years experience Sports Medicine
Talk to your doctor: Prolonged latency means one of your responses was delayed. In isolation this abnormality doesn't tell a whole lot. If you still have questions about t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
21 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
30-60 min: Performance of an EMG may include a physician evaluation taking your history and examining you, followed by explanation of the test, completion of the ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
28 years experience Pain Management
No idea: It will vary from patient to patient.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Nerve Damage: You have damage to some of the nerves from your neck that go down to your hand and arm on the right side. It can be from injury or other degenerative ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes and no: Yes am EMG /ncs is used to differentiate neuropraxia and axonotmesis but the test itself cannot tell how long a lesion will take to recover. The phys ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes
25 years experience Hand Surgery
This : This test is done by inserting very small needles or electrodes in specific points in your extremities. It's a very helpful test to determine if you h ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
It might,: Especially if the neurologist wants a provocation test - sleep deprivation and/or hyperventilation. Any benzodiazepin can cause a false negative on th ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Generally accurate.: These tests are generally pretty accurate however this accuracy depends on the equipment and the skill of the person performing the tests. It is impor ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Pinched nerves: What she says is quite true. However, I would probably do an MRI as the first study and leave EMG for later if it is needed at all.
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