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Chrissy
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My neurologist is ordering a nerve conduction study. I was wondering if this will show results that verify a POTS diagnoses? Thanks for the info!

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It won't tell if you have POTS; only a tilt table test done by a trained practitioner and a review of your symptoms are used to diagnose POTS. If you are having numbness, tingling, weakness, etc., the nerve conduction study will try to pinpoint the source of the problem, or even if there's a nerve problem at all. It is slightly uncomfortable (feels like small shocks to various areas of your body). But it is a good test. Be sure the neurologist who is doing it is a specialist in neuromuscular disorders. That way it will reduce the chances of having to repeat it in case it's misread or inconclusive.

Amy

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I had this done a few years ago to confirm carpal tunnel...it's a little uncomfortable at times but WORTH IT to get answers...at least that is my philosophy. I was able to lie down on my back during it which helps immensely.

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