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Foot pain for past 1.5 years. Foot tingling started couple months ago. EMG & Nerve conduction done results came back normal. How accurate are the test?

Foot pain for past 1.5 years. Foot tingling started couple months ago. EMG & Nerve conduction done results came back normal. How accurate are the test?

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 important to remember that even though the test results may show the nerves to have normal function, it is entirely possible to still feel pain. ...Read more

Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more


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I have unexplained shoulder, arm, and neck pain. Done 4 mri's, emg, and x-rays; all neg for causes. Done pt, cortisone/cervical epidural. Help?

I have unexplained shoulder, arm, and neck pain. Done 4 mri's, emg, and x-rays; all neg for causes. Done pt, cortisone/cervical epidural. Help?

Agree with Rheum App: Could be a pain syndrome like fibromyalgia or a complex regional pain syndrome. A good rheumatologic exam is important. Certain medications that are directed to this type of pain may be the solution for you as long as there are no other mechanical reasons for pain, like arthritis. ...Read more

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My right arm is numb ive had numerous tests carpel tunnel MRI no one can find a answer any other ideas!

My right arm is numb ive had numerous tests carpel tunnel MRI no one can find a answer any other ideas!

Brachial plexus: Numbness can be from nerve impingement, nerve inflammation, or poor arterial blood supply. A nerve conduction study may provide some answers. Neuropathic pain medicine will reduce the numbness. See a neurologist to determine the cause of the numbness. ...Read more

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What could cause these symptoms: numb right arm, lump in arm crease painful, dizziness, headache left side, dehydration, and an ANA positive test?

What could cause these symptoms:  numb right arm, lump in arm crease painful, dizziness, headache left side, dehydration, and an ANA positive test?

Numbness/lump: May be autoimmune, lupus, may be castleman's disease ( LN in axilla), may be temporal arteritis, ( headache left side), sarcoid,MS,cat scratch fever, lyme . Check thyroid, lyme titer, check for cat scratch fever, sed rae, CRP, MRI head and if needed LN biopsy, CXR, f/u with rheumatologist ...Read more

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Left side face arm and leg feel numbish. It come and goes can last minutes to days. Negative MRI mra EEG and nerve conduction test. Any other ideas?

Left side face arm and leg feel numbish. It come and goes can last minutes to days. Negative MRI mra EEG and nerve conduction test. Any other ideas?

No other ideas: If you have ruled out dangerous and correctable conditions and the symptoms go away, i wouldnt let my heart be troubled these symptoms can be part of GAD ...Read more

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Symptoms ongoing for a year. Chest pain, left arm pain, left calf and thigh pain. Sometimes numbness in hand. No one knows. Been to many drs.

Symptoms ongoing for a year. Chest pain, left arm pain, left calf and thigh pain. Sometimes numbness in hand. No one knows. Been to many drs.

Mystery: Your year long syndrome deserves better than a 2 line description (your part) and wild guessing (our part). A thorough evaluation is necessary. If the UK system allows you to go to a university for a comprehensive evaluation, I would recommend that. ...Read more

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Feet are always numb and sometimes (mostly mornings and night) painful.Test for diabetic neg.Nerve conduction test neg.No spine prob.What tests needed?

Feet are always numb and sometimes (mostly mornings and night) painful.Test for diabetic neg.Nerve conduction test neg.No spine prob.What tests needed?

Not much left: You have eliminated a lot. Just a few more things to do. Consider doing bloodwork, if you haven't. Also consider a pad exam with a local area podiatrist. This is a noninvasive vascular assessment. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in back cause shoulder blade pain and finger twitching, breast pain? Waiting for ultrasound results on breast.

Can a pinched nerve in  back cause shoulder blade pain and finger twitching, breast pain? Waiting for ultrasound results on breast.

Not from lumbar spin: No, pinched nerve in your lumbar spine cannot cause those. See what your breast ultrasound shows, and talk with your general surgeon/breast surgeon as to cause of your breast pain. Ensure it is not pain over your left chest as you may need to ensure there is no cardiac cause to this. Scapular pain and finger symptoms could be related to cervical spine pathology. See your doctor for examination. ...Read more

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Causes a pea size painful cervial lymph node, no infection present. Lots myofascial neck pain and shoulder pain and swelling on that side. Normal CBC, C-spine MRI, ultrasound done 6 months ago. Any other tests tests would be helpful?

Causes a pea size painful cervial lymph node, no infection present.  Lots myofascial neck pain and shoulder pain and swelling on that side.  Normal CBC, C-spine MRI, ultrasound done 6 months ago.  Any other tests tests would be helpful?

Probably normal: Small lymph nodes (like pea-size) are normal. Most likely it was inflamed and maybe now scarred from some distant past infection. Probably unlreated to your pain problem. Check with your doctor if you remain concerned -- but if she reassures you all is well, then no more tests or exams will be necessary. ...Read more

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Sharp prostate pain for 2 days/prostate and jaw lymph node pain after masturbation/fatigue/weight loss. Any diagnosis? Blood tests normal. Seen doc

Sharp prostate pain for 2 days/prostate and jaw lymph node pain after masturbation/fatigue/weight loss. Any diagnosis? Blood tests normal. Seen doc

Please see your: Doc. You may have a prostate infection or systemic infection. The weight loss and fatigue need to be addressed also. A thorough exam will tell you a lot if you tell the doc everything. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Tingling & Numbness on arms and legs. Several tests conducted. Still without a diagnosis. What can this be?

Tingling & Numbness on arms and legs. Several tests conducted. Still without a diagnosis. What can this be?

Neuro-metabolic diso: If youjr doc can't figure it out go to the local university medical center. You just might be an interesting patient! There is a very long list in the differential here-i.e.the list of likely suspects. It could be neurological, metabolic, neurodegenerative, infectious. They only give us 400 spaces here.Look at google scholar or www.mayoclinic.com or www.johnshopkins.com. Good luck!! ...Read more

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Head numbness and tingling to left fingers? What diagnostic tests appropriate, CT scan or MRI?

Head numbness and tingling to left fingers? What diagnostic tests appropriate, CT scan or MRI?

Depends: Physician should consider your overall medical history and perform a good neurological exam before deciding on appropriate imaging modalities. ...Read more

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Left arm numbness.Went to ER had an ekg, cbc, tropononin1 test all normal.Had a vascular screening for peace of mind, normal as well.Pinched nerve?

Left arm numbness.Went to ER had an ekg, cbc, tropononin1 test all normal.Had a vascular screening for peace of mind, normal as well.Pinched nerve?

Pinched nerve: Age 34 with negative work up for heart problems or vascular issue, then you need to consider EMG of the arm and consider seeing orthopedic spine doc or upper extremity guy. ...Read more

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Diagnosis for left-sided numbness please; mainly the arm; but tingles too?

Various: This may be related to a disc herniating in the neck, a problem with the bundle of nerves that travels from your neck to your arm or the specific nerves in the arm. Most commonly the issue is in your neck. See your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Several swollen nodes on right side of neck for 1yrprevious alcohol pain, none past 6 mo nerve pain in rt arm &.shoulder jt pain should I be concerned?

Several swollen nodes on right side of neck for 1yrprevious alcohol pain, none past 6 mo nerve pain in rt arm &.shoulder jt pain should I be concerned?

Cervical nodes: yes, you need to be concerned and have them evaluated by specialist-----there are benign reason for the enlargements but there is concerns for cancer----do not wait have them evaluated ...Read more

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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?

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

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Numb patch in foot along with body wide muscle twitching and prickling skin. Brain/neck MRI normal.worried about ms. What other tests should I have?

Numb patch in foot along with body wide muscle twitching and prickling skin. Brain/neck MRI normal.worried about ms. What other tests should I have?

Prob not MS: With the normal MRI tests, it is probably not MS. If the numbness area is large, an EMG may help. You may find this tool helps the information about how to diagnose MS http://www.neurocuro.com/how-do-you-know-if-you-have-ms/ ...Read more

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