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    Troubling EMG results - need help...

    Thanks for all the feedback and tips. We have a call scheduled on thursday and I'll be sure that we are prepared with all the questions we have to ask the doc. My mother, who is a doctor herself, has said that in Sweden doctors are usually very straightforward when it comes to possible...
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    Troubling EMG results - need help...

    Hi affected, He's a respected neurologist but I don't think he is specifically geared towards MND, although he has published papers on myopathy and similar disorders. We live in the small country of Sweden, which doesn't have a dedicated ALS clinic at all, only some specialized departments at...
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    Troubling EMG results - need help...

    I rephrase my question a bit: Is it possible to have atrophy without active denervation? My mother has severe atrophy in the bulbar region and has a hard time eating anythin but liquids. Now body issues as well. Dirty EMG:s. So how can it be suggested there is no active deenervation with these...
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    Troubling EMG results - need help...

    Hi everyone, My mothers condition has worsened with more bodily symptoms such as fatigue, weakness and fasciculations. We've got an additional EMG (with more detailed single fibre testing). They have tested additional muscles like arms and legs and have found issues in those as well...
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    Troubling EMG results - need help...

    Thank you so much for answering Nikki. They did do a single fibre EMG, but it showed no signs of Myasthenia. My mother is 47 years old, so not that old.. You are right, interpreting is about more than just reading the words. I'm trying to put it aside, but my mothers condition isn't improving...
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    Troubling EMG results - need help...

    Thanks for answering. In the first EMG it says "All muscles show increased duration, amplitude potentials, sometimes of complex or polyphasic characters." Is that a clear sign of motor neuron disease, or could it be attributed to something else? They've already pointed out its not MS. Also the...
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    Troubling EMG results - need help...

    There is a small typo in the second EMG, CONCULSION section, second line. The sentence should read: No denervation activity in bulbar musculature. Small neurogene changes in M orbicularis oris sin.
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    Troubling EMG results - need help...

    I posted a while back about my mother who had trouble swallowing and partial loss of speech / dysphagia back in december 2013 and we have now been through two EMGs, as her symptoms are more or less the same (although worsening a little bit). The results look really bad yet the doctors do not...
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    Possible PBP/ALS, need help!

    Thanks for your answers Barbie. That makes me feel a little bit more reassured, at least for now. Mediasmart, We live in a country with socialized medicine, which makes it difficult to get a second opinion, especially for EMG tests, which is available in only a few hospitals. So we have to...
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    Possible PBP/ALS, need help!

    Hi, My mother is being investigated for ALS. Our next appointment is in two weeks and her condition is deteriorating rapidly. I need some help. Preface Problems swallowing food since about a year. Has gotten much worse in the past 1-2 months. Full body EMG showed nothing. MRI shows no tumors...
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