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Why does an upper motor neuron lesion cause a positive babinski sign?

Why does an upper motor neuron lesion cause a positive babinski sign?

Extensor respons: The presence of a Babinski sign suggests an upper motor neuron lesion, although in infants the presence of the dorsiflexion of the great toe with plantar stimulation can be normal. Simplifying, it's thought by some it may be related to the difference between the anatomical flexors behaving differently, more as extensors. Medicine Decoded has a reasonable explanation of this. ...Read more

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Could Babinski sign be seen in rheumatoid arthritis patient?

Could Babinski sign be seen in rheumatoid arthritis patient?

It is a sign: Of an upper motor neuron lesion. It can be seen in a person with this problem the rheumatoid arthritis is a coincidence and not a result of.... ...Read more

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Is painful contraction sign of early labor?

Is painful contraction sign of early labor?

Labor: Contractions can mean you are going into labor. Someties women get what is called braxton hicks contractions, sometimes called 'practice contractions' that intensify more during the latter part of your pregnancy. Signs of labor are uterine contractions, pelvic pain, vaginal bleeding, rupture of membrane, back pain etc. ...Read more

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Hypnogogic hallucination sign of pregnancy?

Hypnogogic hallucination sign of pregnancy?

Pregnancy: Hypnagogic hallucinations are hallucinations which occur at the boundary between sleeping and waking. They can occur when people are falling asleep, or when they are starting to wake up, and they tend to be extremely vivid, feeling like a technicolor oz after the black and white kansas of every day life. Many people experience hypnagogic hallucinations at some point during their lives. ...Read more

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Is an unusual facial expression early symptom of dementia?

Is an unusual facial expression early symptom of dementia?

Can be: Certain dementias are associated with abnormal postures or movements. Partial listing includes huntington's disease, wilson's disease, neurosyphilis, aids dementia, lewy body disease. In some cases abnormal facial expression precedes the clinical dementia. ...Read more

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Is an arm tic a common sign of tourette's syndrome?

Is an arm tic a common sign of tourette's syndrome?

Can be: Motor tics, and simple tics are often seen before complesx tics in tourette's disorder. Symptoms can vary over time but usually have a peak around age 9 or 11. ...Read more

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Went to dr for clumsiness.I had hyperreflexsia legs/arms jaw jerk present positive hoffman's sign babinski present & clonus. Neuro. ordered MRI. ??

Went to dr for clumsiness.I had hyperreflexsia legs/arms jaw jerk present positive hoffman's sign babinski  present & clonus. Neuro. ordered MRI. ??

Dr ordered MRI: What is your question? Is your question why the doctor ordered an MRI? Please state the reason the doctor gave for ordering an MRI, and also, an MRI of what? Brain? Heart? Left foot? If you did not ask the doctor the reason, please state why not. ...Read more

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Could motor neuron disease cause dragging feet?

Could motor neuron disease cause dragging feet?

Yes: If the disease affects the nerves of the lower extremities, this is possible. ...Read more

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Lip quiver sign of tumor?

Lip quiver sign of tumor?

Doubt it: Lip quivering can be due to drinking too much coffee or stress induced or even caused by facial twitching/tic. Although not entirely impossible, lip quivering caused by a tumor is less likely. If it is causing significant discomfort, i would consider follow up with a physician for the possibility of an imaging study. ...Read more

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Is speech delay a definite sign of autism?

Is speech delay a definite sign of autism?

No.: In fact, nonverbal communication is deficient in autistic children; many children with speech delay are so good at reading nonverbal cues that they have no motivation to start speaking. ...Read more

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Is shaky hands a sign of als?

Is shaky hands a sign of als?

Maybe carpal tunnel: Since ALS can cause rather significant muscle atrophy and weakness, especially in the hands, an instability on holding arms upright might occur, and cause shaking. However, other causes of tremor might be considered, such as medication rxtns. ...Read more

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Buzzing vagina early sign of pregnancy?

Buzzing vagina early sign of pregnancy?

That isn't a classic: Symptom. Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

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Is sleepiness a sign of iminent labour?

Is sleepiness a sign of iminent labour?

Sleepiness: Sleepiness is not a usual sign of imminent labor, but could represent lack of sleep, need for additional sleep or rest. If it was present pre-pregnancy then it may be due to other causes. You probably want to speak to your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Could a positive ANA 1;640 be a sign of cancer speckled pattern?

Could a positive ANA 1;640 be a sign of cancer speckled pattern?

No: Usually it is a sign of autoimmune disease not cancer, it is a marker and it cannot be interpreted by itself without a clinical picture. ...Read more

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Blurred vision, early sign of pregnancy?

Blurred vision, early sign of pregnancy?

Possibly: Pregnancy alters the fluid balance in the body which includes the cornea (the window at the front of the eye) which can swell a little in early pregnancy and change the eye power causing some degree of minor blur. It is not a reliable or diagnostic test for pregnancy so rely on other types of testing to determine pregnancy. ...Read more

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Could frequent hypnic jerks be a sign of epilepsy?

Could frequent hypnic jerks be a sign of epilepsy?

Not necessarily: It depends on what you truly experience. In its true sense, hypnic jerks are not related to epilepsy. But many people mistake hypnic jerks for myoclonus. Myoclonus may be a sign of epilepsy. It best to differentiate the two with a consult to a sleep medicine specialist which may likely lead to a sleep study with overnight electroencephalography (depending on your symptoms). ...Read more

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Is discharge an early sign of pregnancy?

Is discharge an early sign of pregnancy?

Yes: Vaginal discharge is a common symptom of early pregnancy. However, if it causes itching or irritation, you should see your doctor to rule out infection. Take a pregnancy test to confirm your pregnancy. ...Read more

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