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Different Types Of Neuropathy
A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more
Way too broad: That question can't possibly be answered in 400 characters, or 400 words, or 400 lines, or even, if you're a neuroscientist, in 400 pages. Some researchers spend their entire careers studying just one type of neuropathy. If you want to educate yourself, I recommend starting at http://www.neuropathy.org. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Neuropathy: Neuropathy can cause a wide variety of painful symptoms including painful numbness, burning, tingling, a feeling of "pins and needles" and shooting pains. There are medications on the market that do aid in treating neuropathic pain. These medications have their share of possible side effects and must be monitored by a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many types: There are many types of neuropathy, many associated with other disorders. Just a few..Acute motor, subacute sensorimotor, asymmetric polyneuropathies, chronic sensorimotor polyneuropathies, inherited polyneuropathies of mixed sensorimotor types-idiopathic type, metabolic type, neuropathy with mitochondrial disease, relapsing polyneuropathy, mononeuropathy/plexopathy. Some examples in topic tags. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have neuropathy and was wondering how i can find out what type I have & if i can find out what specifically caused it? The neuro drs never told me.
Ask for EMG report: Ask for an EMG report and post the findings in the impression section as a question on healthtap. ...Read more
Is non length d small fiber neuropathy usually caused from underlying condition and if so what types of conditions?
Yes : Always an underlying cause, but may be difficult to sort out.. Etiologies of small fibre neuropathy include: diabetes, alcohol nutritional problems, amyloidosis, porphyria, celiac disease, sjogren's, sarcoidosis, paraproteinemias or paraneoplastic immune disorders, occasional b-12 deficiencies, but little else. So a skin biopsy can narrow the field sharply and allow a diagnosis. ...Read more
Type 2 diabetic has neuropathy and ed. Is there a link? Ed meds are not helping. Sugars @ 200's. Any ideas on how to improve ed?
Yes: There is a clear link between diabetes and erectile dysfunction (ed). Diabetes also causes neuropathy. These conditions worsen much more rapidly the higher the glucose level so adequate control of blood glucose levels are of utmost importance. There are many treatment options for ED including oral pills, vacuum pump, injection therapy to the penis, or surgery for an implant if all else fails. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have type two diabetes with mild neuropathy as my only symptom. I am not overweight. Like to have wine before dinner. Told to eat something before?
Neuropathy: Hi, small fiber neuropathy is usually 2/2 Diabetes, Vit b12 deficiency, Thyroid dysfunction, Multiple myeloma, sarcoidosis, HIV & etc. The treatment of the underline disease is usually the first step in the management of neuropathy, then there are multiple classes of medication which could help with the pain nd burning sensation including Neurontin, Lyrica, some anti-dpression medications, ...Read more
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