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Old 09-08-2011, 11:48 AM   #3
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Re: Do these symptoms seem like Muscular Dystrophy?

Hi manc1978,

I've had adult muscular dystrophy for 10 years. Like Dreaman I also feel that it is highly unlikely that your father's symptoms are MD. Muscular Dystrophy is usually a slow process. Usually there is a suspicion for YEARS that something is wrong before there's a diagnosis. If these symptoms happened that rapidly I would certainly get him in for some tests. I am no doctor or expert but I would worry that maybe it was a stroke (maybe a small one). I've seen similar symptoms in family members who'd had a mild stroke. Sometimes they are called a TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack). But it could be many things. Best of luck to your dad, but I wouldn't worry too much about it being MD.

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