A 28-year-old male asked:
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if you have walking phenomena why would the doctors do a muscle biopsy?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Not sure what: A walking phenomena is but a muscle biopsy is done so that the doctors can look at the muscles under the microscope and see what the cells look like to see if they are normal or what might be wrong with them so a treatment plan for your problem can be made that is just right.
Answered on Jul 7, 2014

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