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nerve conduction test (EKG test) ??
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I have had a test on both my hands but I would like to hear from people that have also had nerve conduction tests for their carpal tunnel. Have you found it to be accurate. Are they medically regarded as accurate. I would value all your opinions. Thanks
Posted on 03/12/10, 12:41 pm
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Reply #1 - 03/12/10  9:19pm
" I would like to know too. I just got results on a nerve conduction test for my feet. I was told my results are "normal". So does that mean I just wasted my time?? Where do I go from here? "
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Reply #2 - 03/13/10  5:14am
" I have had the tests on both hands and Yes, Its Very Accurate. It led to me having surgery on both hands and NOW , Ta DA! My hands never go to sleep nor hurt! I highly recommend the surgery! One thing I will say, Dont get both done at the same time. I didnt and IM glad. Theres just a few days of discomfort, but theres about 6 weeks of healing process to get back to normal! Hey! Hope this helps! "
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Reply #3 - 03/13/10  4:05pm
" Yes, twice. First time dr was looking for something else but it came back as carpal tunnel, mild at the time. Went back a 2nd time still for another reason but they were also looking to check out the carpal tunnel. A few weeks later I had my 1st surgery, 3 months later I had the other hand done. All my pain and symptoms disappeared, wished they paid closer attention the first time. "
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Reply #4 - 08/24/10  11:38pm
" I has the test and the result was normal. The doctor that diagnosed me with carpal tunnel said that 70% of people that have carpal tunnel have a "normal" result from that test. I got a shot in my wrist. It worked for about 5 months but now the pain and numbness is back. "
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Reply #5 - 08/26/10  5:56pm
" Darloonie, it is time for another visit to your doc and be reassessed. CTS can progress and worsen over time, especially depending on the type of work you do. "
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Reply #6 - 09/03/10  11:38pm
" You know it's actually gotten better. I have no idea why. Could pregnancy affect it? "
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Reply #7 - 09/06/10  8:03am
" I had a conduction test done on both hands last summer as I was absolutely being driven crazy with numbness in my hands - especially the right one. The test revealed that I had severe CT in my right hand and mild in the left. Towards the end of the summer, I just couldn't bear the right hand anymore. I was tormented. I was on a waiting list for the operation. (UK).

I had a wee operation where I was awake. I have not looked back since. The operation was 100% successful. I feel so fortunate that I had the operation and that it was successful. My left hand has been well behaved since I had the right done. I do have the option to have it done too if there are any problems.
Jacqui "

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