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Dr Uzair
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Experience:  MBBS, FCPS (R) General Surgery, 5 years experience in Emergency Medicine.
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I recently got an emg done because of my muscle twitches and

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Hello,
I recently got an emg done because of my muscle twitches and cramping. The emg came back negative but Is there a chance the emg was done too early? Since I've gotten the emg the tightness in my legs has increased and the twitching persists. Should I get another appointment with a neurologists or is this just BFS?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 year ago.

Hi and thanks for the query.

The EMG is persistently normal in BFS early or late, however, the protocol would suggest that the EMG be repeated after 6 weeks to see if any other condition has manifest itself during that time period. Till then this should be treated as BFS.

Having said that, BFS is a broad term and blankets a lot of undiagnosed conditions. I would suggest that you keep a close follow up with your Neurologist and if the twitching and tightness has increased, it will be best to seek an appointment with the Neurologist.

Hope this helps.
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Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 year ago.

Let me know if you have further questions.