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Nerve Conduction Survey
Wed 21-Mar-12
12:04 pm
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danast
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I thought I would ask if anyone has any experience of one of these.  I have to go to a hospital over in Glasgow on Friday to have this procedure done.

I have had a problem with my right hand for almost 4 months now with part of it being numb or tingling or aching the whole time.  It also leaves my hand very weak.  It may be a trapped nerve in my wrist and this test should ascertain if it is.

Trouble is I have heard from one person that the test is very sore and from another that it is not too bad.  The hospital says it can be uncomfortable.  I am not worried.  Whatever it is it only takes about 20 - 30 minutes.  I just wondered if anyone has had it done.

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Wed 21-Mar-12
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What a coincidence, Danuta - husband has just this morning had an appointment letter for exactly the same thing!  His is next month.  The leaflet states that it may be uncomfortable but should not be painful, and will take between 45-60 minutes, although he may also have an electromyography test as well as the nerve conduction study.  Steve has arthritis in both thumbs and may also be getting carpal tunnel syndrome in his wrists - he had that some years ago and had an operation for it, looks like it's coming back again.

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Wed 21-Mar-12
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wave  Crikey, that is a coincidence.  Yes, my letter says I am going for a Nerve Conduction Study/EMG test .   It appears to be exactly the same as your husband is getting.  Well, seeing as mine is first I shall let you know how I get on.  big_laugh

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Wed 21-Mar-12
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Good luck with that Steve and Danuta.  Uncomfortable is not so bad, you can cope with that.

I'll try that again!

Sat 24-Mar-12
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waveWell, a friend and myself trekked off to Glasgow yesterday and I had the tests done.  It was not too bad, quite interesting in fact.  Yes, there were a few times it was quite uncomfortable, but it was nothing to worry about.  The only slightly painful part was when the needle went into the muscle.  Anyway it took over an hour to do as the doctor could not find where the nerve is trapped. She says this can happen although not often.  She even had the textbooks out  to test minor nerves connecting to the ulnar nerve.  The upshot is quite disappointing. It is the ulnar nerve, but no idea at which point.   At the moment I just have to live with this, which is not good.  aargh  The doctor says if anything changes, she will be happy to retest me.

Anyway Sue, you can tell your husband the test is really nothing to worry about.  big_hug

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Sat 24-Mar-12
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Glad you got through it OK but what a shame about the outcome.

I'll try that again!

Sat 24-Mar-12
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Aww Danuta, what a pity they couldn't find a solution to help you big_hug.

Oh, and Steve remembered he has actually had the test done before, about 10 or 15 years ago, just before he had the operation for carpal tunnel syndrome.

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Tue 27-Mar-12
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Steve's got a cancellation and is having his test done tomorrow morning. ok (oh, that's not Steve's thumb, he has difficulty doing that big_laughbig_hug)

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Tue 27-Mar-12
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wave  Sue, that is good news.  Tell him good luck from me and I hope he gets better news than I did. 

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Tue 27-Mar-12
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I hope he gets  better outcome than Danuta did.

I'll try that again!

Wed 28-Mar-12
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Steve had his test this morning.  Unlike Danuta, he didn't get told anything at all.....the technician said the results will be sent to his consultant and he will have to wait until he hears from her (which could take up to 3 weeks, apparently!) ponder.  I even asked the technician myself, but she insisted she couldn't tell us anything as the results have to be analysed first confused

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Wed 28-Mar-12
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wave Perhaps the difference between the tests was that I had a doctor doing mine.  Probably that is why she could tell me so much.  At least I know what the consultant is going to tell me!!  Sorry Steve has to wait so long for the results. 

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Wed 28-Mar-12
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Good thinking, I expect you're right, Danuta ok

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