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Can you have peripheral neuropathy with negative nerve. Conduction tests? Tested positive for bilateral carpal tunnel
Carpal tunnel or PN: If your nerve conduction test showed you have carpal tunnel syndrome, that is your diagnosis. Your nerve conduction test is not normal or negative if this is the diagnosis. This is a good test for distinguishing these two conditions. It is possible to have rare kinds of neuropathy with a normal nerve conduction test- this is why it is important to have an interview and exam with the test minder ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Emg (electromyography) is a test of your muscles and nerves. It is typically performed along with nerve conduction studies (ncs). The EMG portion involves placing a recording pin (like a fine wire antenna) into various muscles, looking for 'muscle distress signals' that could suggest nerve or muscle diseases/problems. Nerve conduction studies involve stimulating nerves ...Read more
CIDP: Yes, in some cases electrophysiological studies fail to show any evidence of demyelination. Though conventional electrophysiological diagnostic criteria are not met, the patient may still respond to immunomodulatory treatments. In such cases, presence of clinical characteristics suggestive of cidp are critical, justifying full investigations, including sural nerve biopsy. ...Read more
Positive for Epstein Barr virus, negative mri and neurological exam, numbness dizziness palps 7 months. Not ms?
No, but what is it?: I'd expect MS to have a positive MRI and neurologic findings. The question is what IS the cause. Most people have EBV in their bodies; it's unlikely to cause this. I would strongly consider other infections including Lyme, Babesia and Bartonella as well as toxins including lead, mercury, aluminum, glyphosate etc. See integrative Dr. and http://tinyurl.com/l9mpa2l and http://tinyurl.com/z6x8ozy ...Read more
Severe paresthesia in extremities. Negative for MS (brain and spinal MRIs), negative EMG & NCS. On Lyrica (pregabalin) & Cymbalta but no relief. Recommendations?
More info req'd: It sounds like you've had a complex Neurological work-up and are intereted in seeking a second opinion. I would be glad to help, yet would need to see more data before throwing a diagnostic assumption at you. Please gather your medical records (labs/imaging/etc) and schedule a virtual consult with me for further details. I'm interested and available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have MS symptoms but mri's are negative . Should I have lumbar puncture ? What are chances it is positive with neg mri. Vitamins, eeg& emg are neg.
After ncv a MRI for cervical radicalopathy was ordered. If spinal MRI verifies pinched nerve what is best treatment to pursue.
Depends: If your symptoms/signs are severe enough or have been going on for a while and if you are healthy, a neurosurgeon may decide it is advisable to operate sooner. On the other hand, many people with pinched nerves are able to be treated conservatively with oral antiinflammatories and/or steroids (oral or injected). Discuss your options with your doctor and/or consult a neurosurgeon. ...Read more
Stroke team at hospital evaluated. All tests were negative. Classic stroke symptoms. Current neuro "fishing" with EMG for arm. My concern is brain da?
Unlikely damage: Hard to say what occurred based upon your description, but unlikely permanent brain issues if your studies were negative. Cannot advise re EMG, as do not have full details. One alternative thought might involve an atypical migraine event, and this could be explored. You seem unsure about your doctors, might a second opinion or a Concierge visit here help? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have 4 fingers on my right hand that are paralyzed, tests done, MRI spine, ekg, x-ray, emg, blood-work, neurological exam, MRI brain scheduled ?
Hands and feet pain bilateral, finger twitching. Ana positive (80), high B12 vitamin, emg positive on hand, MRI negative. What can be this disease?
Positive ANA tests for 10+yrs, no sicca probs. Have sensory numbness in feet per emg. Biopsy salivary glands 1/3 show inflammation. What tests next?
Consultation!: The best 'test' is a consultation with a neurologist specializing in, or experienced with autoimmune neuropathies. A spine MRI with gadolinium contrast sometimes can show changes in the nerve roots if that is the problem. Even if that is negative, the type of problems seen on the EMG may be revealing. A spinal tap with analysis of the spinal fluid is occasionally useful. Possibly other blood tests. ...Read more
MS symptoms incl eye sight failing, Being tested for MS, had just a brain scan MRI and was told normal, EMG normal, Lopus neg, what other tests?
Spinal fluid: A spinal fluid evaluation may be in order. However you need to discuss with your physician and Neurologist ...Read more
Can dawson fingers brain lesions present in lymes disease? Im hoping I have lymes and not ms. My igenex test was positive and ELISA test CDC neg.
Possibly: Dawson's fingers which appear on imaging is more consistent with demyelinating disease such as multiple sclerosis and not infection such as lyme. You need to have a more detailed evaluation and may need additional studies to make a definitive diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I do Not think EMG or NCS are reliable or accurate for analyzing Peripheral nervous system what limitations do these tests investigations have ?
Went to dr for clumsiness.I had hyperreflexsia legs/arms jaw jerk present positive hoffman's sign babinski present & clonus. Neuro. ordered MRI. ??
Dr ordered MRI: What is your question? Is your question why the doctor ordered an MRI? Please state the reason the doctor gave for ordering an MRI, and also, an MRI of what? Brain? Heart? Left foot? If you did not ask the doctor the reason, please state why not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nerves & muscles: Emg and nerve conduction studies are used to detect abnormalities of nerves and muscles. The test evaluates nerve roots as they exit your spine, the nerve plexus, peripheral nerves, the nerve-muscle junction, and muscle itself. It can detect pinched/compressed nerves (sciatica, carpal tunnel, and others), muscle disorders, neuropathy, and many other neuromuscular conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had western blot test and had positive IgM p41. Have had unexplainable symptoms for up to a year. Some say this test isn't reliable for lymes diagnosi?
Reliable test: It is a very reliable test. However, a single positive IgM band means nothing. Have you seen a rheumatologist? ...Read more