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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Dropping Things

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What can cause a sudden onset of dropping things and numbness in the hands?

What can cause a sudden onset of dropping things and numbness in the hands?

Weakness: You may have weakness or paresis of the hand of some kind, you need to be investigated for a stroke or radial nerve palsy. ...Read more

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What could be wrong if my coordination suddenly seems off and I'm dropping things a lot?

What could be wrong if my coordination suddenly seems off and I'm dropping things a lot?

Need eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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My grandmother just recently had a stroke and now she is always dropping things?

My grandmother just recently had a stroke and now she is always dropping things?

A stroke: Can often cause weakness to one side of the body. She should see a therapist i.E occupational therapist who might be able to assist in helping rehab some fine motor movement. ...Read more

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What to do if I am dropping things, forgetting simple things, experiencing numbness/tingling?

What to do if I am dropping things, forgetting simple things, experiencing numbness/tingling?

Consider these : Do you have thyroid problems, medication reactions, use recreational drugs, consume excess alcohol, have a vitamin deficiency, suffer diabetes, or pernicious anemia. You see, find out what you do and do not have causing your issues, and get treated and restored. ...Read more

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I've been dropping things very frequently with my hand recently. Why is that so?

I've been dropping things very frequently with my hand recently. Why is that so?

Weakness: You may have weakness or paresis of the hand of some kind, you need to be investigated for a stroke or radial nerve palsy. ...Read more

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Does arthritis in your hands make you drop things? Is there anything that can be done to help me stop dropping things? I'm only 35.

Does arthritis in your hands make you drop things? Is there anything that can be done to help me stop dropping things? I'm only 35.

Yes: Yes, arthritis in your hands, particularly in the joints about your thumb can make you drop things; but do can other conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome for example. I would recommend you be seen for an accurate diagnosis and then to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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I have been feeling faint and dizzy when I get up from a sit down position. Also, have been dropping things. What could it be?

I have been feeling faint and dizzy when I get up from a sit down position. Also, have been dropping things. What could it be?

Low bp: Ur problem could be related to sudden drop in blood pressure with postural variation, hypoglycemia or arrythmias. Depending on age carotid stenosis, migraines, space occupying lesions in the brain r other possibilities. ...Read more

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What is wrong with my brain? I'm 27 years old and i feel like i'm losing it. Im so clumbsy lately, dropping things. I have a hard time comprehending/remembering things. Get thoughts/words mixed up. Memory is so bad i forget what im watching on tv during a

What is wrong with my brain? I'm 27 years old and i feel like i'm losing it. Im so clumbsy lately, dropping things. I have a hard time comprehending/remembering things. Get thoughts/words mixed up. Memory is so bad i forget what im watching on tv during a

Problems : Problems with attention, memory, mood, sleep regulation, coordination and bladder control could reflect a process affecting the entire brain or multiple parts of the brain, but are unlikely to be caused by something affecting a portion of the brain or a portion of the spinal cord. Potential causes could include inflammatory or autoimmune diseases, such as hashimoto encephalopathy or multiple sclerosis. Most of these problems (but not all) are also symptoms of major depression. These problems deserve evaluation by a physician. ...Read more