How Doctors Detect Myasthenia Gravis

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Physical examination

Muscle fatigability can be tested for many muscles. A thorough investigation includes:

  • looking upward and sidewards for 30 seconds
  • looking at the feet while lying on the back for 60 seconds
  • keeping the arms stretched forward for 60 seconds
  • 10 deep knee bends
  • walking 30 steps on both the toes and the heels
  • 5 situps, lying down and sitting up completely

Blood tests

  • There are multiple blood tests to detect Myasthenia Gravis

EMG

  • Electromyography
  • Electromyography is when you get a needle stuck in your muscle and there are electrical waves sent through the needle and they twist the needle around

Tensilon test

  • Tensilon relieves the weakness a Myasthenia patient has
  • It only relieves it for about 20 minutes

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