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My mother was recently diagnosed with two brain cysts located at the back of her brain. Size 7 cm. Could these cysts be causing mental confusion?

My mother was recently diagnosed with two brain cysts located at the back of her brain. Size 7 cm. Could these cysts be causing mental confusion?

Probably not answer: Might suggest that the cysts could be benign and of arachnoid cyst origin, but cannot exclude an infection such as cysticercosis or even a new tumor presence. Mental confusion in older folks often due to medication reaction, but may be of alzheimer origin. In summary, have all of this directly evaluated by an expert neurologist, and maybe even get a neurosurgeon involved. So, get answers. ...Read more

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Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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Can 1 migraine cause a spot on the brain that can be being confused for MS. Or does it take more than 1 migraine to create a spot and it might be MS?

Can 1 migraine cause a spot on the brain that can be being confused for MS. Or does it take more than 1 migraine to create a spot and it might be MS?

MRI: You seem to be putting the cart before the horse. Do you actually have neurological symptoms consistent with MS, or is there a question that one lesion would confirm a disease, which by description is "multiple". Also, is it clear that your "spot" is due to migraine or some other condition. Have a comprehensive conference with your physician and get this addressed. ...Read more

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My doctor talked over my head. We are confused. What is brain injury?

My doctor talked over my head. We are confused. What is brain injury?

Brain injury: Brain injury is most commonly the result of trauma involving external force applied to the brain causing a concussion. This involves inflammation and swelling of the tissues (cells) in the brain. When brain cells swell they do not function normally. Which symptoms are caused all depends on where in the brain the cells are located. Other factors that increase brain pressure are bleeding & stroke. ...Read more

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2 tiny lesions on brain 1 enhanced, 1 non. No symptoms of MS. Only have headaches. No lesions on spine. Dr's are confused. What could be causing them?

Need diagnosis: The enhanced lesion is indicative of inflammation of an acute type and would definitely suggest next step being a lumbar puncture. If this is negative, would repeat films in about 4-6 months. Also, if you feel your doctors are confused, find a neurologist for a second opinion. ...Read more

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Sometimes i feel confused or brain fog but if i was truly confused could i hold a perfectly normal conversation and remember lots of things?

Sometimes i feel confused or brain fog but if i was truly confused could i hold a perfectly normal conversation and remember lots of things?

Confusion: Please seek an evaluation as soon as possible. There are numerous possible causes of confusion including medications, infection, head injury, neurologic illnesses, etc, and these potential causes need to be investigated, ruled out, and treatment initiated once the cause is identified. Good luck! ...Read more

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Wat can make u feel brain fog. Feel confused at times. Hard to focus and consintrate. Feel mind not all there. Anything i can do to make it stop?

Wat can make u feel brain fog. Feel confused at times. Hard to focus and consintrate. Feel mind not all there. Anything i can do to make it stop?

Evaluation 1st: Many problems can cause you to feel confused at times, with difficulty concentrating. To get the best treatment you need a thorough evaluation before anything else. See your physician for this, to get started. In the meantime, avoid alcohol or other drugs, including marijuana. ...Read more

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I haven't been sleeping or eating. I'm so unfocused and distracted and it's only getting worse. My brain is racing and I feel lost. Distracted and confused. I don't know anymore. ?

I haven't been sleeping or eating. I'm so unfocused and distracted and it's only getting worse. My brain is racing and I feel lost. Distracted and confused. I don't know anymore. ?

Physical / emotional: causes for your symptoms. You need to find out. Please see your doc for a physical exam. Then see a mental health professional for emotional support. If one is not available, consider meeting w/a prudent spiritual leader if you have one. Do you eat a healthy diet or junk food? Do you exercise. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I lost my taste from my brain injury why does it come back then go away again I'm confused and frustrated and want know why its doing this?

I lost my taste from my brain injury why does it come back then go away again I'm confused and frustrated and want know why its doing this?

Loss of smell: Loss of smell is common after brain injury, and taste is largely based on sense of smell. The olfactory nerves are tiny fragile nerves that can shear when the skull is hit and the frontal lobes are "jostled". If the nerves are injured but intact, the sense of smell may gradually return over many months or even years. If they are severed, the loss is permanent. ...Read more

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75 yr old father had a craniotomy brain was compressed, but expanded during op, 10 days and is confused and not able to have normal convo. Normal?

75 yr old father had a craniotomy brain was compressed, but expanded  during op, 10 days and is confused and not able to have normal convo. Normal?

Probably: Outcome after craniotomy is related to severity of the disease. A subdural hematoma that occurred suddenly can produce significant brain compression. Re-expansion during surgery is only part of observations that allows for prediction of outcome. Swelling noted on mri, associated brain injury, age of patient also play a role. 10 days may not be enough time to return to normal. ...Read more

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Does metabolism of the brain mean cancer somewhere in your body? Dr. Said pet scan to be done to look for cancer due to brain metabolism. Confused!

Does metabolism of the brain mean cancer somewhere in your body?  Dr. Said pet scan to be done to look for cancer due to brain metabolism. Confused!

PET scan: There are many causes of abnormalities seen on pet scan. Pet scans reveal brain metabolism. Tumors can alter brain metabolism but not all causes of abnormal brain metabolism shown on pet scan are tumors. ...Read more

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Mental Confusion (Definition)

Being bewildered or unclear in your mind, such as in delirium, where there's altered level ...Read more


Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
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Confusion (Definition)

The state of unclear thinking. May be accompanied by ...Read more