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Dr. Walter Husar
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Absence Of Reflexes (Overview)

Absence of reflexes is a symptom in which a person does not respond properly when tested for the usual neurological reflexes, such as the "knee jerk" reflex. A non-response to the "knee jerk" reflex would be his leg not jerking forward when the doctor hits him below the knee-cap with a rubber reflex hammer.


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What does it mean when they say absence of reflexes?

What does it mean when they say absence of reflexes?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
3 doctors shared insights

Absence Of Reflexes (Overview)

Absence of reflexes is a symptom in which a person does not respond properly when tested for the usual neurological reflexes, such as the "knee jerk" reflex. A non-response to the "knee jerk" reflex would be his leg not jerking forward when the doctor hits him below the knee-cap with a rubber reflex hammer.


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Do nerve lesions lead to absence of reflexes. Why?

Do nerve lesions lead to absence of reflexes. Why?

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 reflex or absence (no stimulation to the fiber so no contraction). ...Read more

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What does it mean when they say absence of reflexes?

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. ...Read more

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No reflexes in right leg after major seizures, why?

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 shuts down may have no reflexes and remain limp and flaccid for several hours. There is gradual recovery back to baseline. This would indicate that the region of the brain for that part of the body was primary in the seizure event. ...Read more

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I have no reflexes in my arms , hands, wrists, feet, ankles or knees. Is this dangerous?

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

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I was to the doctor today for my monthly checkup due to low thyroid and sleep apnea well I've had back problems in the past.. no reflexes why?

I was to the doctor today for my monthly checkup due to low thyroid and sleep apnea well I've had back problems in the past.. no reflexes why?

HYPOREFLEXIA: HYPOREFLEXIA IS SYMETRIC CAN BE SEEN WITH HYPOTHYROIDISM. CHECK TFTS!! Start a gluten free diet WEIGHT LOSS IS CRITICAL .Wholeapproach.com gutblisscom. If CPAP or BIPAP is poorly tolerated seek ENT CONSULT for UPP/ vs Hyoid suspension. Limit use of sedatives/hypnotics like ambien/lunesta/rozerem. D/W your doctor all options if RLS is present neurontin/Topamax may help. Provigil&Nuvigil 4 FATIGUE! ...Read more

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Dx sjogrens 11/2/13. diangosis MS 3/05/2001. Ms ? Thens?Tap showed +. 1 doc thought nom labs -. Sjogrens labs - lip biopsy was + 24 out of 4. I am in wheelchair. No reflexes in lower limbs. Is nom possible

Dx sjogrens 11/2/13.  diangosis MS 3/05/2001. Ms ? Thens?Tap showed +. 1 doc thought nom labs -. Sjogrens labs - lip biopsy  was + 24 out of 4. I am in wheelchair. No reflexes in lower limbs. Is nom possible

Do you mean NMO?: This is complex. Gather you do have sjogren's, and seems that you must have some spinal cord issues, but do you really have multiple sclerosis or neuromyelitis optica? An anti-aquaporin 4 test can help, and would just to be safe, recheck ss-a and ss-b, but also get b-12, methylmelonic acid, homocysteine, updated spinal cord mri. Suggest you get evaluated at mayo clinic. ...Read more

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Can missing several stairs going down the stairs and landing with all of your weight on one foot multiple times cause reflex sympathetic dystrophy?

Can missing several stairs going down the stairs and landing with all of your weight on one foot multiple times cause reflex sympathetic dystrophy?

Absolutely: Could have caused it the first time. Hard to know exactly why crps occurs after some injuries and not all of them or even most. Please get a full eval,by a PMR or orthopoedist to make certain your diagnosis is correct and not a missed fracture or nerve entrapment. And, we are assuming the pain is in the injures limb ...Read more

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Reflex oeso phagytis?

Reflex oeso phagytis?

Reflux esopahgitis: Reflux esophagitis (re) is a common condition due to the sphincter at the base of the esophagus (e) not able to keep gastric contents from refluxing up the e. Usually it present as heartburn after meals or made worse by lying down in bed. Symtoms of e also are a cough which is dry when in bed. For a diagnosis, see a GI doctor and have an endoscopy. If ire is found, use protein pump inhibitor. ...Read more

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What makes brisk reflexes?

What makes brisk reflexes?

Good nerves: Some people have naturally brisk reflexes. If brisk reflexes are present at an early age and equal on the two sides, usually nothing wrong. Pathologically brisk reflexes can occur: a. If nervous system is overstimulated (hyperthyroid, crack, fright etc) or if the reflex centers become disinhibited by brain or spinal cord disease, . ...Read more

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What are "foveal reflexes"?

What are "foveal reflexes"?

Retinal bright spot: The fovea is the center of the back of the eye, the point at which the most detailed vision is registered. When your ophthalmologist looks into the back of your eye with his ophthalmoscope, he will see in a normal eye the foveal reflex which is a bright spot of light reflected from that critical central area. ...Read more

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How can this reflex be controlled ?

How can this reflex be controlled ?

Which type?: Are talking about acid reflux ? It can be treated with lifestyle changes and medications. ...Read more