Emg

EMG, otherwise called electromyography, is a diagnostic test done to assess the electrical activity produced by the muscles and the nerves that supply these muscles. The nerves carry signals to the muscles, which makes them contract or relax. This test is done to diagnose the cause of tingling sensation, muscle weakness, numbness, and limb pain.

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Can my fatigues and weakness be due to anemia?

Query: Hello doctor, Please find the attachment of my blood report. I am concerned that I may be suffering from anemia. I have fatigue and weakness from many months. I also have a tingling feeling in my legs and hands.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are not having anemia as per the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your Hb level is within the limit. So, you do not require a treatment for anemia. You can have thalassemia minor or a similar condition in which the RBC (red blood cell) c...  Read Full »

Is there a permanent cure for my prolonged macrocytosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had macrocytosis for a long time. My last B12 and folate levels were high. I have symptoms of nervousness, snarkiness, light headedness, palpitations, and sometimes tingling in the hands and feet. It is making me crazy. My MCV is 104.9, MCH 35.6 and last TSH 2.18. I have con...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Macrocytosis can be present because of hypothyroidism, alcohol, liver disease, etc. Your TSH value is within the limit. So, I do not think a thyroid problem can be the cause. You can get the following tests to rule out liver and kidney problem: SGOT (serum glutamic oxa...  Read Full »

Does twitching in the calf muscle mean I have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old female and I am afraid I have ALS. This started with twitching in my right calf muscle two months ago and that has now spread to everywhere. A clinical exam showed slightly asymmetrical brisk knee reflex, and it is brisker on the right leg where it bothers me, not ...  Read Full »


Dr. M. A. Toyeb, Nazma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can completely understand your concern. First of all, ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is a condition which requires time to diagnose especially when it is in the initial stages. You said you experience twitching in your muscles. Do you have any other problems...  Read Full »

I do usually feel tired and lazy. How can I improve?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a full blood count done and the report mentioned that there were microcytic normochromic cells noted. What does the report mean? Am I anemic or vitamin deficient? What do I do to get better? What are the concerning signs from this report? I do usually feel fatigued and lazy. How can...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Microcytic RBC (red blood cell) means that the size of the RBC is decreased. Usually, it is seen in iron deficiency anemia. But, your hemoglobin level is within the range. So, anemia is ruled out. Excess stress, anxiety, being overworked, lack of exercise, lack of slee...  Read Full »

Are my EMG reports suggestive of ALS?

Query: Hi doctor,I want a review of EMG analysis to reassure it to be unlikely ALS onset. My knee and arm reflexes were normal, as were the strength tests. Does "good recruitment" in the presence of atrial fibrillation and occasional positive waves point away from ALS or MND? In those cases, would the recr...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I read your query and understand your concerns.First of all, I would like to inform you that the available EMG (electromyography) report does not suggest anything found in motor neuron disease (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). My observation is based o...  Read Full »

I am concerned if I have ALS due to twitching and cramps. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am extremely concerned that I have ALS due to twitching and cramps. I recently had an EMG performed, a nerve test, and other reflex tests. The neurologist said that I 100 % do not have ALS. I was willing to accept this, but I have some questions. Is it possible that I have bulbar AL...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. It is not possible to have early signs like muscle twitching as they are present at a later stage of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) when muscle wasting is present. Bulbar ALS can be detected on electromyo...  Read Full »

How to cure the muscle weakness and pain in the left forearm and hip?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 41 year old male. My creatine phosphokinase is mildly elevated. The reports came as 220 twice and as normal thrice. And, there was hemoglobin in my urine test. I constantly have muscle weakness and mild pain on my left side, at the forearm and hip. The weakness started suddenly...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, I read your query and understand your concerns about muscle weakness and raised muscle enzymes. The probable diagnosis is polymyositis. People with polymyositis have: A weakness of muscles of the thigh, gluteal muscles, and shoulder girdle. Raised CPK (creatine phosphokinase) and LDH (lactate...  Read Full »

Is the numbness in my right leg a normal symptom of peroneal neuropathy?

Query: Hi doctor, I got peroneal neuropathy after bariatric surgery. I have lost 97 lbs in the last six months, and all of a sudden, I was diagnosed with peroneal neuropathy in my right leg. My right leg was numb from the knee down all through my toes, but now the numbness has subsided and only my big toe ...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Foot drop and impaired sensation on the outer side of the leg below the knee is possible by common peroneal neuropathy. But same can also happen by the involvement of partial sciatic nerve involvement or lumbar plexus involvement or the involvement of roots coming...  Read Full »

Why do I have numbness in arms and legs only on lying down?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-year-old female. I am obese with a weight of 288 lbs. I am not under any medication and do not have any illness. Recently, I am getting numbness in my arms, thighs radiating to my feet, and my face feels odd whenever I lie down or wake up from sleep. My vision is blurred, I hav...  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel sorry about the problems you are facing. Kindly answer me the following to guide you. 1) Is it exactly numbness or a weakness misinterpreted as numbness? 2) Since how many days are you having these complaints, and is it increasing in sever...  Read Full »

Are muscle twitching in arms, legs and shoulders with balance problem symptoms of ALS?

Query: Hi doctor,I am concerned regarding the symptoms of ALS. I have muscle twitching in my right leg, foot, calf, thigh, and knee. Along with tingling and popping sensations, I have a weakness-type feeling in my right leg and foot. Kindly go through the attachment. I also have twitching in my left arm, s...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your EMG (electromyography) is normal. We can exclude ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) in your case. It is necessary to do some investigations to rule out the possible cause....  Read Full »

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