Neurology Community
EMG - Difference between fasciculation and fibrillation?
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding neurology issues such as: Alzheimer's Disease, ALS, Autism, Brain Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy, Headaches, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuralgia, Neuropathy, Parkinson's Disease, RSD, Sleep Disorders, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

EMG - Difference between fasciculation and fibrillation?

I know the definitions of these two in a physical sense - but I've been reading about EMG results that show fasciculations and EMG results that show fibrillations.

How do they show up differently on the EMG?

When I had my EMG, even when my muscles were at rest some of them had spikes in the line across the monitor. In some muscles, these spikes looked like little cones, and in other muscles, the spikes were taller and skinner.

The sound I heard when I saw the spikes was either a "pop-pop-pop-pop" or a "whoosh-whoosh-whoosh-whoosh."

Does this sound like fasciculations or fibrillations? All the neurologist said was that the results were abnormal but were not clear cut enough for her to give me a diagnosis that day.

Thanks for any help you can give.

Jessica
Related Discussions
Avatar f tn
Sorry, I should have said "in a dictionary sense." I didn't mean to imply that fibrillations were apparent to patients.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Neurology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Neurology Answerers
620923 tn?1452919248
Blank
Allentown, PA
5265383 tn?1465260698
Blank
ON
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
11079760 tn?1449081557
Blank
Minneapolis, MN
209987 tn?1451939065
Blank
AB
1780921 tn?1462244109
Blank
Queen Creek, AZ