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Experience:  MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine
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My daughter had an EMG yesterday, I am worried that is all.

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My daughter had an EMG yesterday, I am worried that is all. When I saw ALS I started freaking, I hardly slept
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: We saw a pediatric neurologist yesterday when she had the EMG, he hasnow ordered another MRI on brachial plexus. It all started when she fell last year, a fracture was ruled out via xray at that time
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no fam hx of any problems, other than her father and grandfather have reynauds. She had broken this limb when she was 2, and then the injury again last summer
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 9 months ago.

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What is her age?

What are her symptoms and signs for which EMG was ordered?

Did doctor give any provisional diagnosis?

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 9 months ago.

Were any tests for immunological disease done?

Has she upper limb (hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder) weakness?

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 9 months ago.

EMG is done for any and all muscle disease. Thus just getting an EMG done by your doctor does not mean that she has been investigated for ALS and that is the only possible differential diagnosis.

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 9 months ago.

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