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At a routine medical examination my doctor used an instrument

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Hello. At a routine medical examination my doctor used an instrument that resembled a tuning fork to test my sensory perception over various parts of my body. It transpired that my ability to feel this in my lower limbs (mainly the feet) was significantly less than elsewhere in my body. I have no pain associated with this, and am curious as to why this should be so.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.
HIThis would be loss of vibratory sense.This can happen in demylenating neuropathies.If the sense is just a little reduced, it might not be significant.If there is a concern, then you need an EMG/nerve conduction study, which will measure muscular and nerve function. l OK, so that is an initial answer….Please use reply to expert if you have further questions. When you are ready, please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here daily.
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