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looking for doctor who would or can order muscle biopsy around pennsyvania usa

Discussion in 'ME/CFS Doctors' started by phillybadboy, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. phillybadboy

    phillybadboy

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    anyone know one? willing to travel out of state
     
  2. PhoenixDown

    PhoenixDown Senior Member

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    What does the biopsy find, does it look at muscle Facia?
     
  3. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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  4. phillybadboy

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    not sure what you mean, i guess the whole thing (muscle) everything
     
  5. alexo

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    I am curious aswell... What exactly is this muscle biopsy about?!
     
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    Gamboa Senior Member

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    A muscle biopsy may be done to identify or detect:
    I think you are probably having it done to identify metabolic defects, perhaps an energy deficiency caused by a problem in the mitochondria (these are the energy factories of the cell).

    I am looking to see if I can have one done since I have some obvious problems with my mitochondria. As far as I know, it is done by a needle biopsy and looked at by electron microscopy.

    Gamboa
     
  7. SickOfSickness

    SickOfSickness Senior Member

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    I think they are most ordered by neurologists, if you have a neuro.
     
  8. Sushi

    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    If you would like to get a biopsy to check for mitochonrial problems, my understanding is that they will show genetic or inherited problems but not the type that ME patients have -- which are usually acquired. For that you would do better with something like the Acumen Labs testing in the UK.

    Best,
    Sushi
     

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