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What is opsoclonus/myoclonus?

What is opsoclonus/myoclonus?

Rare: Opsoclonus myoclonus is a rare neurological disorder characterized by unsteady gait, intention tremor myoclonus (brief, shock-like muscle spasms), and opsoclonus (irregular, rapid, horizontal and vertical eye movements). Other symptoms may include dysphasia (difficulty speaking), dysarthria (poorly articulated speech), lethargy, irritability, malaise. It occurs in viral illnesses and tumors. ...Read more

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Does any doctor on here have any experience with Opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome???

Does any doctor on here have any experience with Opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome???

Opsoclonus myoclonus: This is a syndrome with very abnormal eye movements and unsteadiness/impaired balance. The causes are differnt depending on the age. It often indicated a tumor called neurobalstoma in children. It may indicate another kind of cancer in adults such as lung cancer. It is an immune mediated neurological condition. Treatment will be treatment of thee unbderlying condition or tumor. ...Read more

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Is opsoclonus-myoclonus-ataxia a genetic problem, if coming from breast cancer. My gran got it after breast cancer. I have autoimmune problems and was wondering, if it is a one off thing or genetic.

Is opsoclonus-myoclonus-ataxia a genetic problem, if coming from breast cancer.  My gran got it after breast cancer. I have autoimmune problems  and was wondering, if it is a one off thing or genetic.

Clarification: Most often associated with childhood hemangioblastoma, but can be seen with other conditions on a far less frequent basis. Likely not a clearcut autoimmune condition but more likely secondary to a paraneoplastic effect of a tumor, essentially a toxic response at a distance. Hard to say if truly genetic susceptibility and unlikely that you might be at risk. ...Read more

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How do salmonella species cause disease(s)?

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How do salmonella species cause disease(s)?

Ingested : Salmonella spp. Are contracted through food, water, and contaminated hands. Once in the intestine they can cause diarrhea or spread to the blood and possibly other organs. ...Read more

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What"s increase vegal tone that causes droped beats- is it dangearous?

What"s increase vegal tone that causes droped beats- is it dangearous?

Vagus nerve: Vagal stimulation is associated with bradycardia and hypotension- and fainty feeling. Falling is dangerous. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of erectile disfunction in men in their early 20's?

What are the causes of erectile disfunction in men in their early 20's?

Performance anxiety: Performance anxiety is major cause of erectile dysfunction in young men. Well, that & life style, eg smoking, excess alcohol, other illicit drugs, etc. Think of it as stress begets ed which begets stress which . . . Well, you get idea. In older (that's a relative idea) men, our (poor) health gets in the way, eg blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, etc. In both cases, don't forget partner, family. ...Read more

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Friend w hogdkin and 4th round chemo. Just fainted briefly. Cause(s)?

Friend w hogdkin and 4th round chemo.  Just fainted briefly.  Cause(s)?

Many possible : Lots of things can cause that, some of which can be serious. I would contact his/her oncologist asap or visit the er. ...Read more

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When I go to gym I sweat a lot. What could be the cause(s)? Thank you.

Conditioning: Producing sweat is one of the more efficient ways the body uses to disperse body heat. In general, as people get more conditioned, they tend to sweat less than when they first start an exercise program; so sticking with a conditioning program can sometimes lead to a decrease in excessive sweating. Persistent excessive sweat production is a medical condition, so be seen if it continues. ...Read more

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What causes a women to have pain after she has ovulates 2 day s after?

What causes  a women to have pain after she has ovulates  2 day s after?

Irritation: If you have pain a couple of days after you ovulate, it is probably due to fluid or blood irritating the lining (peritoneum) in your pelvic cavity. ...Read more

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For the last couple months my hair as been falling out more than usual. What could be the cause(s)?

For the last couple months my hair as been falling out more than usual. What could be the cause(s)?

hair loss: Loss of hair can be due to a number of medical issues and the list is a long one. I would recommend seeing a dermatologist or at least a referral from your primary care md for further evaluation. ...Read more