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rp48819 (@rp48819)

I am afraid to take the nerve test.

Neuropathy | Last Active: Jul 30, 2020 | Replies (3)

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Hello @rp48819, Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. It's understandable to be apprehensive about a nerve conduction test. I've had several of them and didn't think they were painful but I think it can be subjective on my part. I've been fortunate each time to have a person administering the test that calmed me down and talked to me about what I would feel and when it would happen during the testing. There is another discussion that has a video that discusses the test and you might find it helpful to read and post any questions you might have.

Nerve conduction test: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/nerve-conduction-test/

Has your neurologist or primary care doctor discussed the possibility of your neuropathy being related to your diabetes?

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"Has your neurologist or primary care doctor discussed the possibility of your neuropathy being related to your diabetes?"

My Primary Doctor's office have been treating me for type 2 Diabetes for many years with medications.

I had heard that most diabetics eventually experience peripheral neuropathy, so I assumed the nerve pain in both feet/toes is related to diabetes.

Neither the Primary nor Neurologist directly told me it was Diabetic Neuropathy… I am thinking it almost certainly is Diabetic Neuropathy since I have been diabetic for over 20 years. Diabetes after some time causes damage to the nerves in 60% of diabetics.

What else could it be?

Watched the nerve conduction test video. It looks like one of the purpose of that test is to exclude other nerve disorders?

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