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17020225 tn?1455749597

Carpal tunnel

I haven't been able to get any answers from anyone in the carpal tunnel community. Hoping some OK be here has experience with carpal tunnel.
I have been told by one doctor that I have carpal tunnel , and two doctors ( one an orthopedic surgeon) that I seem to have carpal tunnel. Although they didn't want to do the nerve conduction unless I wanted surgery.
I had pain in the right hand, wrist, thumb mostly, first and second fingers for about 2 weeks. It mostly went away for about a week and a half , then came back stronger for about 2 days. That was a week ago. Since then I've been having some tingling in my fingers shooting pains( not too painful), And pain in the wrist when its bent certain ways.

Is this normal for cts? For the symptoms to cone and go like that?
What causes the symptoms to come and go?
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I am so sorry you have not had any responses. I know this is years delayed, but saw your post just now and wanted to comment. Yes, it IS possible for symptoms to come and go as carpal tunnel progresses. A nerve conduction test gives the best evidence in my opinion, of carpal tunnel syndrome. And NO, having a nerve conduction test should absolutely not be contingent on you having surgery after it. How are you doing now?
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