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Suggest treatment for temporal arteritis

im looking for a dr that knows about temporal arteritis in knox ville tenn37917 and what person does the biopsy, then what to they do with the biopsy, does it erer go away. also what is the best school for massage. a feiend a\said she comes to a school in knoxvill that will do massage reasonably I have cranps in my legs and feet and have fms
Thu, 7 Jun 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.
The biopsy for diagnosing temporal arteritis (TA) is done by a surgeon. Careful that they do not do both sides at once. They should only do one side but they should take a long enough piece of the artery, to really make sure the pathology lab has a solid piece of material to work with. If you are under the age of 50 years of age- I would rethink the diagnosis since TA is considered rare to rarely in that age range. The average age for TA is the decade of the 70's.
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Suggest treatment for temporal arteritis

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. The biopsy for diagnosing temporal arteritis (TA) is done by a surgeon. Careful that they do not do both sides at once. They should only do one side but they should take a long enough piece of the artery, to really make sure the pathology lab has a solid piece of material to work with. If you are under the age of 50 years of age- I would rethink the diagnosis since TA is considered rare to rarely in that age range. The average age for TA is the decade of the 70 s. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.