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Deja Vu (Definition)

Déjà vu is a feeling that a current event or experience has been experienced previously. It is thought to be an aberration of memory in which the "time stamp" of an event becomes mis-assigned to make it seem as if the event occurred previously. Almost everyone has experienced rare déjà vu events. When frequent it is rarely associated ...Read more


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Why is deja vu a symptom of brain damage?

Why is deja vu a symptom of brain damage?

Not really: Deja vu is a symptom of temporal lobe seizures which may be from brain damage but could also be from faulty wiring of the temporal lobe that happened spontaneously. ...Read more

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I have suspected absence seziures, episodes of staring into space, deja vu before and memory loss after. Could this be serious like a brain tumour?

I have suspected absence seziures, episodes of staring into space, deja vu before and memory loss after. Could this be serious like a brain tumour?

Neurologic Eval: Absence seizures, also called petit mal, include the characteristics you describe. There is no memory of the seizure, although others can see it if they know what to look for. A neurologic evaluation is needed to rule out your concerns. ...Read more

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I keep getting this feeling like I'm going to pass out. How do I prevent it? This has been going on for about 2-3 years; I see something, it triggers something in my mind so I have something kind of like deja vu, but I'm 100% positive I've never seen that

Hello.: Hello. These are interesting symptoms. I know that you said that you have googled it to try to determine the cause. Have you been evaluated for it? Your symptoms are complex and unusual. They really can't be adequately assessed through an email format. It sounds like it is not exclusively occurring while asleep, when falling asleep or when waking from sleep. (?) I suggest a comprehesive neurological evaluation if one has not already been done. If symptoms occur just prior to falling asleep or as you are waking up, a polysomnogram (sleep study) would be a valuable diagnostic tool. If these are negative, then a psychiatric evaluation might prove helpful. Take care. ...Read more

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Frontal lobe epilepsy deja vu?

Distorted memory: Deja vu is a false feeling of familiarity. It occurs when one feels that a situation or location is familiar even though it hasn't been previously experienced. It can be thought of as a brief malfunction of the memory system where the timing of the event gets assigned as if it occurred in the past making it seem like an old memory. It occurs more commonly in temporal lobe epilepsy. ...Read more

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Frontal lobe epilepsy like deja vu?

Distorted memory: Deja vu is a false feeling of familiarity. It occurs when one feels that a situation or location is familiar even though it hasn't been previously experienced. It can be thought of as a brief malfunction of the memory system where the timing of the event gets assigned as if it occurred in the past making it seem like an old memory. It occurs more commonly in temporal lobe epilepsy. ...Read more

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At the age of 12 what is the most likely symptom of a brain tumor? If visual changes occur could an optician mistake them for other problems? Thanks

At the age of 12 what is the most likely symptom of a brain tumor? If visual changes occur could an optician mistake them for other problems? Thanks

Wrong person to see: An optician is not a medical doctor and is probably the last person you'd want to see if you were concerned about a brain tumor. Go see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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My mother was being treated for a inter cranial bleed in july, she has almost cured from the same, From 3-4 days she is feeling very much sleepy, is this a symptom any further brain problems????? HER BP REMAINS IN

My mother was being treated for a inter cranial bleed in july, she has almost cured from the same, From 3-4 days she is feeling very much sleepy, is this a symptom any further brain problems????? HER BP REMAINS IN

Contact Neurologist: The situation you R describing may be serious. I would contact the Neurologist who saw her for her bleed. This is important. Maybe she lost sleep, but just like in law, in medicine all is suspect and guilty until proven innocent. ...Read more

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Been having sudden dizzy spells. More nervous about things now. Brain fog, memory problems, legs ache, problems sleeping, and fatigue are most symptom?

Been having sudden dizzy spells. More nervous about things now. Brain fog, memory problems, legs ache, problems sleeping, and fatigue are most symptom?

See a neurologist: For the evaluation, imaging and management. It is important to see doctor neurologist so they can conduct further investigations of your alarming condition. ...Read more

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I fell I have a brain problem it always feels occupied, it hard to fall asleep the more I think abt brain problems the more symptoms I have do I have?

I fell I have a brain problem it always feels occupied, it hard to fall asleep the more I think abt brain problems the more symptoms I have do I have?

See a doctor: You seem to be anxious about your injury and focusing on what you've read. Depending on the injury you could still have problems but this requires a doctor to determine in person with a detailed history and physical exam. ...Read more

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My dad had brain stroke last year. Tonight he is mumbling, not finishing a sentence. Not saying what's the problem. Is this a sign of stroke?

My dad had brain stroke last year. Tonight he is mumbling, not finishing a sentence. Not saying what's the problem. Is this a sign of stroke?

Can be: Definitely, your dad should be taken to hospital right away for a brain scan. There can be other reasons too, but he needs immediate attention. ...Read more

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Are symptoms like headache when bending, hairfall and pale skin related to brain-affecting problems?

Are symptoms like headache when bending, hairfall and pale skin related to brain-affecting problems?

Headache while bendi: Headache while bending is sinus or structural. Hairfall. Lots of reasons, hair dye, tight bandana, low thyroid, hair pulling etc. Pale skin (sometimes attractive). The three are probably not related though red-haired folks with pale skin tend to have higher rate of allergies which is a cause of sinus conditions with secondary headaches. ...Read more

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My sister hit her head with bare hands with full force on both right and left side of head before 5 days. She is having minor headache and no other symptoms. Is it serious? What damage would have happen to brain. Any major problem will happen to her life

My sister hit her head with bare hands with full force on both right and left side of head before 5 days. She is having minor headache and no other symptoms. Is it serious? What damage would have happen to brain. Any major problem will happen to her life

Low Risk: The hits you describe are rather violent, but the force generated by hitting one's own head is not dramatic. She likely has a headache because she jarred her head and may have gotten a concussion. Long-term damage is unlikely but not zero. If it persists longer than a week, have her evaluated by her family physician. ...Read more

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Can pheochromocytoma cause restlessness, sleep problems and brain fog among other symptoms?

Can pheochromocytoma cause restlessness, sleep problems and brain fog among other symptoms?

Rare happens rarely: The most common symptom of a pheo is high blood pressure; tho sometimes this even is not present. Classically pheo presents with headaches, sweating and rapid heart rate, but insomnia and restlessness can occur; I hesitate in using the word "common" w/ pheo, as most docs will go an entire career and never see a case. Other, more frequently seen conditions should be checked for first. ...Read more

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Hypochondriac from anxiety? I read symptoms of certain things online (ie. Brain tumor, heart problems, etc) and "give" myself the issue right away.

Hypochondriac from anxiety? I read symptoms of certain things online (ie. Brain tumor, heart problems, etc) and "give" myself the issue right away.

Calm down: Rest assured that most of what you are worried about are very rare in 22 year olds. As others have suggested, read about what you are worried about and it should allay your concerns, and if not consult your doctor and get a referral to a psychiatrist or psychologist to help you with the anxieties. ...Read more

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I have been having chest pain, headaches, loss of balance, vision problems and general weakness is this a sign of brain tumour?

I have been having chest pain, headaches, loss of balance, vision problems and general weakness is this a sign of brain tumour?

Nonspecific symptoms: Such as you describe, can be due to many different disorders. This combination of symptoms are common in fibromyalgia (see: http://researchsolutions. Online/fibromyalgia), or may be related to stress, physical or emotional. Depending on how long you have had the symptoms, and if symptoms are worsening, a brain tumor is a possibility, and can be ruled out by a careful eye examination or CT scan. ...Read more

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Could I have a brain tumor? Lately I've been having the symptoms for it like headaches, vision and hearing problems, light headed, and more.

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Could I have a brain tumor? Lately I've been having the symptoms for it like headaches, vision and hearing problems, light headed, and more.

Could be migraine: There are different types of headache- migraine and tension headaches are the most common ones. Migraine headaches usually are one sided headaches- can be preceeded with aura, hallucination etc- also can be associated with photosensitivity etc. Although brain tumor also can give headache- but it is not very common. Having said that-if those symptoms bother you- go to see your md and get checked. ...Read more

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