During an Electromyography test, or EMT, patients may experience twinges and spasms from surface electrodes and discomfort or pain from needle electrodes, explains Mayo Clinic. Minor bruising at the insertion site of nee... More »

An EMG test should not be very painful. If patients feel pain during testing, they should inform their examiners, Johns Hopkins Medical suggests. At times, pain distorts test results. More »

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An electromyogram, or EMG, is a test that measures the electrical activity of the muscles both at rest and during contraction, explains WebMD. The nerve conduction studies often done during the test measures how fast and... More »

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The needle electrodes used during an EMG may cause short-term discomfort or pain, and the patient may feel a twinge or spasm as the electric current is transmitted, according to Mayo Clinic. The procedure generally lasts... More »

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Electromyography, or EMG, sometimes causes pain and discomfort, reports Healthline. Patients can request a break if the pain is too much. The test generally takes 30 minutes to one hour to finish. More »

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Intestinal pain located on the right side can be caused by conditions varying from mild gas-related discomfort to serious medical emergencies, such as kidney infections, cancer or appendicitis, says Mayo Clinic. Concurre... More »

Although electromyography is usually painless, the insertion of electrodes into muscles during the procedure sometimes causes slight pain or discomfort to patients, according to MedlinePlus. It is also normal for patient... More »