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Doctor insights on: Can Deja Vu Be A Symptom Of A Brain Problem

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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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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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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

Cerebrum (Definition)

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