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Abnormal Reflexes In One Arm
Can hypothyroid present as finger numbness and stiffness, with slight decrease in reflexes in one arm? Such as if Synthroid (thyroxine) needs adjust in dose?
Unusual: Hypothyroidism can present as carpal tunnel syndrome, which can cause numbness in fingers. Reflexes become slowed in hypothyroidism, but should remain symmetric, so it should not occur in just one arm. It is easy to find out if you are on enough synthroid (thyroxine) by getting a free T4 and TSH level done. ...Read more
Neurologist could not get reflex on forearms, kept hitting and I ended up with huge black bruises on both arms, one the size of a silver dollar. Should I worry about bruises or reflex. I'm 72.
Deep tendon reflexes: Sometimes patients have reflexes that are difficult to elicit. Globally depressed or absent reflexes are frequently associated with Guillain-Barré syndrome. ...Read more
Not by itself: If the only abnormality on your neurological exam is "weak" reflex in the left arm (which would technically be the triceps or the biceps reflex since the arm is that part of the upper extremity between shoulder and elbow) then, nobody could make a diagnosis of ALS based on this finding alone. Also, you are in the wrong age group for ALS and women are far less affected than men. All the best. ...Read more
I have a c3 to c4 herniation. When the dr examined my reflexes in my right arm my right leg jerked. What is this?
Can you have a motor neurone disease with normal reflexes and a normal neurological exam such as the arm and leg strength the dr performs?
I exhibit pos babinski reflex and I have tremors on the rt side involving rt hand , arm, tongue, neck. Reflex was pos on lt side could these be relate?
21 y/o famale ,extreme tiredness,chronic headache ,tingling and numbness in left arm and leg,and brisk reflexes in all limps ..what this could be?
Most Likely: These symptoms are heard in clinical practice everyday. At your age and considering your current environment, you are most likely suffering from anxiety syndrome or possibly chronic fatigue syndrome. However, since you mentioned the brisk reflexes, I have a feeling you are thinking of MS. If you do not get a checkup, your thinking of all of these wild diseases will only make anxiety worse. ...Read more
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