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My EMG results show ulnar nerve neuropathy, carpal tunnel,

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My EMG results show ulnar nerve neuropathy, carpal tunnel, radiculopathy, and "denervation changes in the dorsiflexors of the toes." The neurologist writes that
I do not have polyneuropathy. My primary care writes I do have polyneuropathy, neuropathy from radiculopathy, and neuropathy of unknown origin, referring to the
denervation changes in the toes. Who is correct?

Welcome and thank you for your question.

Polyneuropathy indicates that a number of nerves are affected.

Your primary care doctor is correct - denervations changes are typically seen in neuropathies. Your EMG has already reported that you have neuropathy, carpal tunnel radiculopathy. This indicates that you do have polyneuropathy.

Please consult another neurologist for a second opinion.

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