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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Worth evaluation: Consult your primary care or a neurologist. This may be a symptom of a more serious problem. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
23 years experience Radiology
Ataxia: Typically balance and coordination are affected first. Incoordination of hands, arms, and legs, and slurring of speech are other common symptoms. Walk ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
23 years experience Radiology
Ataxia: The first symptom to appear is usually difficulty walking. The ataxia gradually worsens and slowly spreads to the arms and the trunk. There is often l ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Many components: This is a recessive inherited disorder with many manifestations, most starting in early childhood including ataxic (drunken like) walking, peculiar ey ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
Yes: Neurological complications of gluten enteropathy are rare but recognized. Cerebellar involvement is one of the recognized syndromic manifestations. A ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
They are different!: Post-polio symptoms emanate from neural changes in the spine, while Dopamine depletion in the substantia nigra is the cause for parkinson's. Stumblin ... Read More
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Many: Neurologic paraneoplastic syndromes are caused by an abnormal immune response to the tumor, which makes the body accidentally attack its own nervous t ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Savitt
23 years experience Neurology
Ataxia: Cerebellar degneration means that the part of the brain that controlls coordination and balance is losing cells and likely getting smaller. Ataxia is ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Some answers: Illnesses that affect the cerebellum and corticospinal tract, or the dorsal columns and corticospinal tract can cause these findings. Stroke is proba ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
They are NOT: Parkinson's disease is a condition due to loss of a neurotransmitter(dopamine) and manifests itself with tremor, rigidity and poverty of movements wh ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Delayed motor skills: CP kids often have a delay in showing motor skills, abnormally stiff of loose muscle tone, handedness before their 1st birthday ; abnormal movements. ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Many possibilities come to mind but without a physcial exam and good history it is not possible to be sure. I see you have dysautonomia. Your sympto ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
8 years experience Dermatology
Genetic: Ataxia telangiectasia is caused by a genetic mutation. It is transmitted in an autosomal recessive fashion. This means that for a child to get the dis ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Explanation: You mention two issues, and at age 23, am surprised at this combination, but b-12 deficiency can result in peripheral nerve and spinal cord problems w ... Read More
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
20 years experience Family Medicine
Cerebellar Ataxia: Acute cerebellar ataxia is defined as the sudden loss of coordination or abnormal gait due to abnormal function of the cerebellum. Causes are vast, a ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: If you go to this website, it will answer your questions in a more complete fashion than i can do here. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
Not necessarily: Williams syndrome is actually associated with early delayed speech followed by strong speaking abilities and strong learning by hearing.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Small tumors: Ts is a genetic disease that causes small tumors to grow in various places in the body. Tumors can grow in the heart, eyes, brain, kidneys, as well a ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robin Rosenberg
43 years experience General Surgery
Dont know: There is a new drug on the market for constipation predominant irritable bowel.See if your family doc can dispense itfor trial.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Marfan Syndrome: There is significant variability in how Marfan syndrome presents in people. Possibly symptoms include: tall height; long arms, legs, fingers & toes, ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
Please repost: Not sure what you're asking. A symptom is what a patient experiences & tells the clinician. A sign is what the clinician finds on examination. You ... Read More

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