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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
Both needed: Both are performed at the same time and both are required for the most accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
What test need to be run for a neuropathy diagnosis and can it be cured and is there a better drug than neurotin?
EMG-NCV: Electromyography with nerve conduction velocities is a common way of diagnosing neuropathy (specifically peripheral neuropathy). There are a number of other medicines besides neurontin, such as lyrica, (pregabalin) Cymbalta and the tricyclic class. Hope you feel better. Soon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Male, unprot oral and vaginal sex female ... 3wks later mono like illness & pain after ejaculation. 5 years many HIV DNA and eia neg.Now diagnosis neuropathy for 2 yrs, could this still be HIV not showing?
I work really hard to stay in shape and eat right. Now I have a diagnosis of neuropathy. What else can I do so that it doesn't affect my overall health?
Many things: Maintain ideal body weight (bmi 18-24), avoid alcohol, treat any underlying condition that is causing the neuropathy (diabetes, thyroid condition, rheumatoid arthritis, emphysema/copd, sleep apnea), take a b complex vitamin once daily, and check your feet daily for sores. Neuropathy may cause pain, numbness, tingling, imbalance, & weakness; only rare & severe types of neuropathy cause disability. ...Read more
Extremely painful feet/diagnosis-peripheral neuropathy/lyrica was magic bullet but stopped due to cost/no pain now after 3 months/will pain return?
Does a pre existing diabetes diagnosis escalate the burn degree due to neuropathy, or should such patients just make visual inspection?
Been diagnosed with neuropathy, on gaba 600mg at night, not helping, pain level at 9! DO says it takes time, what if I have wrong diagnosis?
Talk to your doctor : Your dose of Gabapentin is low and could be titrated up. For cases of neuropathy, doses of 2400-3200mg per day in divided doses are standard. You could ask your doctor for a second opinion with a neurologist. Nerve conduction studies are usually ordered. Hope this helps. ...Read more