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what does it mean if you have no reflexes

A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Buckman
41 years experience in Family Medicine
Nothing: If you are not having any problems and this was routine exam, as long as both arms reacted the same it means nothing. Often the reaction in the arms i ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
This means: Each nerve in the legs and arm supply certain muscles, when the reflex of that muscle is absent this means the nerve is injured.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Each nerve have two component, sensory component and motor component, if the motor component of the nerve effected that will lead to decrease of the r ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Post ictal: The brain will at times shut off a section of the body following a seizure. This is referred to as todd's paralysis. The region of the body that shu ... Read More
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Dr. Mazen Ghani
23 years experience in Radiology
Ataxia: The word ataxia means without coordination. People with ataxia have problems with coordination because parts of the nervous system that control moveme ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
It can happen: That can happen. An example is chlamydia which is sometimes called a "silent std".
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald McCarren
35 years experience in Neurology
Definition: Synesthesia refers to the production of a sense impression relating to one sense or part of the body by stimulation of another sense or part of the bo ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Aphasia: "lost for words" is general meaning. Could relate to some neurologic problems or medications. There are several types of aphasia. Best resource is neu ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Friedland
41 years experience in Ophthalmology
Double vision: Could mean a number of things, it depends if you are seeing double out of one eye or both eyes together. Sudden onset of diplopia could be serious, s ... Read More
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Dr. Luis Matos
44 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Aka hives...: If you have urticaria, you have some form of allergic reaction. There are many different things that bring on the itchy skin patches. Viral infectios ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Forster
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Unusual connections: Schizophrenia is a disease of unusual connections in the brain. It means that your brain makes connections between things that others wouldn't ordinar ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Usually is means ur: Liver is in trouble, either it cannot drain due to obstruction of a duct, or it cannot make the bilirubin pigment enter the cell or be converted to a ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Infection: This is usually a sign of infection. You should see your doctor to get worked up for the infection and treated.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Atrophy: Could be atrophy, or a thinning of the lining due to lower levels of estradiol, or it could be inflammation caused by an infection, perhaps even herpe ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Something wrong: Need to see a pulmonologist or an infectious disease doctor.
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
No periods: If you had periods, and now you don't, you could be pregnant, or you could have a hormone abnormality from the pituitary, or hypothyroidism. Women who ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Anorexia: Loss of appetite is a very non-specific phenomenon and can occur with depression, infection, non-infectious inflammations, trauma or malignancy. Gast ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Depends: Bruises are common natural reactions to injury. As you get older, they can occur after little or no injury on the arms because the sun has thinned th ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience in Dentistry
Many things: It could meany things. Eating , drinking certain foods. Some medications . Bacterial, fungal infections. Acid reflux. Not cleaning your tongue reg ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience in Emergency Medicine
A Pair of a Pair=4: I think what you mean is parathyroid hormone level. The parathyroids are 4 small little glands next to your thyroid gland in the neck. The hormone the ... Read More
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Nothing vs. smth: Dizziness is experienced by all of us. To raise a red flag, though is worth when it is getting more frequent and severe, cannot be otherwise explained ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Diurnal: Hi. Cortisol shows diurnal variation, so WHEN IN THE DAY it's measured is very important. Cortisol deficiency is uncommon. It can be truly low from ad ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
49 years experience in Ophthalmology
You are nearsighted.: Myopia means nearsighted. Your distant vision is not clear.
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Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in Cardiology
Many causes: Too broad a question. The differential diagnosis is very long need more clinical information. Arrythmias , vasovagal , heart block , low blood sugar ... Read More

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