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A 30-year-old female asked:

If i've been diagnosed with 2 cerv ribs rudimentary mor on rght, been to neuro and gone through many tests 4over two months w dementia what do i do?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Puzzling: Rudimentary cervical ribs can result in thoracic outlet syndrome, but i don't know of any relation to dementia. Your age is listed as 30; very young for dementia. You need to have a serious discussion with your doctor regarding his/her recommendations, and possibly an evaluation with a neuropsychiatrist also. If you're taking medications or drugs, these need review for any cognitive effects.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Comments: Not fully clear as to what you have been advised to do. Most cervical ribs are of no importance in absence of a traumatic event. Your dementia may well be a more important area to treat. Meds and therapies are very helpful. See a neurologist and rehab doctor and proceed.

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