How do I know if I have Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease?

What signs or symptoms may make you suspect you may have Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease. People who have experience in Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease offer advice of what things may make you suspicious and which doctor you should go to to receive treatment

Do I have Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease?
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You can consult your doctor, and get genetic testing for the gene.

Posted May 21, 2018 by Joe 4050
A slow walk and you can not do the same things a normal person does.

Posted May 22, 2018 by Gabriel 1700
Look at family history and symptomology. Then see a neurologist. If you can get genetic testing.

Posted May 22, 2018 by Dawn 4050
Usually there will be a family history which might lead you to believe you have the condition,

Early symptoms are usually clumsiness or difficulty balancing or standing, together with the classic high arches.

Posted May 23, 2018 by Karencmt 2620
You might know of someone else in your family has it and you might see some symptoms that they also had. If you have trouble walking and standing for a long period of time, have muscle and nerve pain, have a hard time opening things and buttoning things, trimmers in your hands, for deformity, claw hands and toes, and tingles and numbness in fingers and hands are very known symptoms of CMT. Do you know for sure you have to go to a doctor and have genetic testing done along with a few other tests

Posted May 23, 2018 by SavShelton 2550
Your balance is bad, you trip/fall a lot, your stappage gait is high, your walking is awkward etc.

Posted May 29, 2018 by Daniel 4200
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By performing a genetic study

Posted Sep 4, 2017 by Lorena 2000

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