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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
15 years experience in Neurology
May not matter: These 'long' seizures are typicallly there to capture an event. So as you ask, what happens if you do not have an event? There still may be abnormal ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience in Neurology
EEG: Sleep during EEG can provide information that usually cannot be obtained in the awake state. If you can't fall asleep, testing after sleep deprivation ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Flat line: To my understanding it means the studies were not performed correctly. Please check with your doctor.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
23 years experience in Radiology
Brain activity: Eeg measures brain electrical activity by using scalp electrodes. Eeg is more sensitive and gives a better global look at brain function. Typical MRI ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Very minimal: Caffeine is a stimulant, and if you are too awake, you may have trouble relaxing, and a desired sleep tracing may be difficult to obtain, BUT otherwis ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
47 years experience in Family Medicine
Can cause seizures: Alcohol can cause withdrawl seizures, and may effect the seizure threshhold in the brain for other types of xeizure. It may also interact badly with s ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
That depends on: What type of blood test it is.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
You will need to let: Us know more specifics about what the analysis is before we can answer. You can clarify and re-ask this question.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Beene
31 years experience in Hospital-based practice
No: NO. Hypoglycemia can be associated with severe cirrhosis but this is usually in cases that are near end-stage
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
11 years experience in Family Medicine
Alcohol effects: When alcohol reaches the brain, it has the ability to delay signals that are sent between nerve cells that control balance, thinking and movement. Spe ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
37 years experience in General Surgery
Not a lot of evidence: A poorly functioning gallbladder is never a very secure a diagnosis of gallbladder disease. If you have stones it is a much more secure diagnosis. So ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Caffeine: It can increase your heart rate more than without it and if pharmacological agents are used in the test can interfere with them.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAO answered
36 years experience in Psychiatry
Seizure pregnancy: Pregnancy increases weight and liquids and dilute seizure meds, thus trigger seizures. Need regular check of blood levels of meds. Change in protein c ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
unpredictable: Acute alcohol use can either increase or decrease the inr in a given individual. Chronic alcohol use with liver damage interferes with the production ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
45 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Hyperaldosteronism: As long as you eat a balanced diet, it will have no effect. If you drink all of your calories in beer and do not eat, your potassium level will fall s ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience in Addiction Medicine
What kind analysis?: If you are talking about psychoanalysis, it might have some impact if you drink enough to still be intoxicated the next day, or if you are "hung over. ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
30 years experience in Cardiology
Will have impact: both the CV and neurologic systems are electrically active. The neuromagnetic field of our electronic devices will absolutely impact our CV and neuro ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Depends on you: If you are indeed an alcoholic, and have an associated nutritional deficiency, you could acquire wernicke-korsakoff syndrome with incoordination, gait ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
26 years experience in Emergency Medicine
It shouldn't : If the pacer is set properly and one is pacer dependent, the heart rate is set. Different settings may be set up so that if the heart rate increases o ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes : The alcohol will show up in the test.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Alter coordination: Alcohol can cause a decrease in coordination in anyone who drinks. If you already have a compromised motor coordination, drinking alcohol can make it ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
38 years experience in Neurology
Sudden death in epi: During a seizure like tonic clonic heart rate and BP increase-- so depending on duration of seizure and its cause the effect on heart may be none or s ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
No: An empty stomach (from less appetite from the med) with alcohol in it might "blow" a slightly higher score on breathalyzer--but not by much.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Blixt
23 years experience in Addiction Medicine
No idea: Not aware of any studies that have looked into this, and i know of no personal cases myself. Hallucinogenic drugs alter sences and perceptions beyond ... Read More

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