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Question: can neuropothy occur before diabetes is discovered?

 problems101 - Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:10 pm


I've delt with my chronic pelvic pain for 4 years.

I was diagnosed with diabetes 1 year ago when my sugar was 550 & I went blurry.

I seen an obgyn today, we talked that my previous obgyn removed my left ovary & did a hysterectomy this past april but since my pain remains, He believes it to be neuropothy. He said he could be wrong.

My question is. can neuropothy occur before diabetes is discovered?

I thougth neuropothy is a result of long term untreated diabetes.

He also prescribed, gabapentin & physical therapy and to find an endocrinologist.

when he did my pelvic exam he said crystals were developing at the site of the hysterectomy so he burned them off. What causes this?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:25 pm

User avatar Hello,There is emerging evidence that idiopathic neuropathy with no identifiable cause may be caused by impaired glucose tolerance, as in prediabetes which is a part of metabolic syndrome.Journal of neurological sciences-Volume 242, Issue 1, Pages 9-14 (15 March 2006)
So it is quite possible that it could be a diabetic neuropathy,though the neuropathy traditionally it is though to be a complication after many years as a diabetic.
Best wishes.

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