Doctor Q&A for Dr. Alan Jacobs

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jacobs
32 years experience Neurology
Likely: The groin pain likely localizes the source of your pain to the sacral nerve roots, and, depending on the time course and severity, deserves a work up ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jacobs
32 years experience Neurology
It depends: A memory specialist needs to decide, based on your age, the time course and any other symptoms, what the cause is. For example, stroke, infection of ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jacobs
32 years experience Neurology
Amnesia = memory los: The "human amnestic syndrome" includes varying degrees of anterograde amnesia (can't learn and recall new information post onset), retrograde amnesia ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jacobs
32 years experience Neurology
No: I would be worrying about a pudendal nerve injury from the hernia surgery. A peripheral neuromuscular type neurologist should work this up. A medica ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jacobs
32 years experience Neurology
Rarely: First, this syndrome should be a diagnosis of exclusion when sciatica has no other discernible cause. Pain, the typical symptom, could cause disuse a ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jacobs
32 years experience Neurology
Uncommon: Very uncommon. Periventricular leukomalacia, or white matter pathology, represents some pathological process has occurred or is occurring. This woul ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jacobs
32 years experience Neurology
Days: The half life of Haldol (haloperidol) is around 24 hours and after 5 half-lives the drug should be 99% out of your system. That means about 5 days, m ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Jacobs
32 years experience Neurology
Absolutely: Enlarging testicles can be due to a pathological process that impaired testicular function, which could mean low testosterone, which would bring loss ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jacobs
32 years experience Neurology
No: Our brains shrink as we age from 30 to 90, but this is due cell size reducing. The term "atrophy", if used correctly, means the degree of shrinkage i ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jacobs
32 years experience Neurology
Typical no need: Tga, by virtue of being transient, resolves spontaneously without treatment. It is usually thought to be a migraine aura-based mechanism. Do no harm ... Read More
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