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Doctor insights on: Chiari Awareness Ribbon

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What breast cancer awareness events are on television?

What breast cancer awareness events are on television?

It is hard to find a: Tv only occasionally has sessions about breast cancer. Internet has plenty of information especially on a website made for the patients..It is called cancer.Net. ...Read more

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3 m/o w/unilateral renal agenesis, bilat syndactyly of toes 3-4, seizures, failure to thrive, no muscle tone, low ears, heterotopia. Not SLOS. ideas?

3 m/o w/unilateral renal agenesis, bilat syndactyly of toes 3-4, seizures, failure to thrive, no muscle tone, low ears, heterotopia. Not SLOS. ideas?

What did the : Chromosomal Microarray reveal ? This is a baby for whom a team of "medical home " pediatrician, pediatric neurologist, geneticist, developmental/behavioral pediatrician, audiologist, pediatric ophthalmologist Early Intervention therapists & a medical social worker/case manager & more is needed to assure funding, services, & family support for accurate diagnosis & management. ...Read more

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38 yo male, history epilepsy (med controlled), closed tbi (12/2011). Slurred speech, hand tremor, unsteady gait, confused, lethargic, normal pupils.

38 yo male, history epilepsy (med controlled), closed tbi (12/2011). Slurred speech, hand tremor, unsteady gait, confused, lethargic, normal pupils.

Timeline?: Your description does not state if all of these changes represent a change from the baseline, are new or chronic. If they are new then i would recommend going to your closest emergency room right away, if they are chronic and old then i would discuss this with your doctor as they could be consistent with traumatic brain injury. ...Read more

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Dad(52yrs)diagnosed w/cerebral vermian atrophy. Symptoms:uncoordinated movements, speech, swallowing difficulty(at times). Non-drinker. Is there a cure

Dad(52yrs)diagnosed w/cerebral vermian atrophy. Symptoms:uncoordinated movements, speech, swallowing difficulty(at times). Non-drinker. Is there a cure

Search for cause: The term "cerebral atrophy" is generic and does not explain why your dad is impaired. You truly need to have a full neurological evaluation, as the symptoms do raise concerns regarding many potential problems. Some of these issues could be associated with vitamin deficiencies, some from an inflammatory condition. Even might be due to a prion infection. Need to vigorously pursue. ...Read more

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James, uk, 37, Epilepsy, anxiety, memory recall issues, muscular skeletal disorders. Queary, can static electricity cloth cause issues wi epilepsy?

James, uk, 37, Epilepsy, anxiety, memory recall issues, muscular skeletal disorders. Queary, can static electricity cloth cause issues wi epilepsy?

Not Enough Current!: Yes..if you are a flea.But to get from your skin through your skull past the cerebrospinal fluid deep into your brain would take a lot more than a little static spark.Of course then there's the topic of 'human spontaneous combustion.'but I'll leave you and Google for that.Now, static can screw-up other things,like electrical circuits, and some fine machinery,or the Hindenburg or a gas tank(BOOM!) ...Read more

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Episodes of near-fainting followed by muscle weakness & general dizziness. Dx'd w/chiari malformation t1 ~7 years ago; usually asymptomatic. Related?

Episodes of near-fainting followed by muscle weakness & general dizziness. Dx'd w/chiari malformation t1 ~7 years ago; usually asymptomatic. Related?

Likely: Chiari malformation is a condition where brain tissue protrudes into the spinal canal. In type i headaches associated with sudden coughing, sneezing, straining. Near fainting / dizziness also common. ...Read more

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A diagnosis of pseudotumor cerebri, 2 spinal taps within normal limits, 2 sets of prisms, recurring headaches, dizziness, double vision. What's next?

A diagnosis of pseudotumor cerebri, 2 spinal taps within normal limits, 2 sets of prisms, recurring headaches, dizziness, double vision. What's next?

Pseudotumor: The peoplw who have this even with normal preyou need a work up toinsure that this id not a sign of inflammatory brain disease fromautoimuune systemic diseasessure, but re are. ...Read more

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Types of involuntary movements from a unconscious comatose patient?

Types of involuntary movements from a unconscious comatose patient?

Movements...: Myoclonus, seizure, or tremor is common. Not in that order. All from the brain...Often made worse or better by some sedating medications. Eeg can help in determining whether seizure or not. Myoclonus is often clinically diagnosed (by what it looks like, eeg can help). ...Read more

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Can Endolymphatic Hydrops cause 24/7 rocking/jerking dizziness instead of episodic spinning? Bilat Conductive hearing loss ECOG Left .36 Right .39

Can Endolymphatic Hydrops cause 24/7 rocking/jerking dizziness instead of episodic spinning? Bilat Conductive hearing loss ECOG Left .36 Right .39

Sounds Good to me: I would guess that though you have 24/7 rocking/jerking dizziness that there are SPIKES of significant worsening of those symptoms....and that's where I would place your ACUTE EPISODES of Meniere's or whatever you'd like to call it. That's almost like my headache patients who have CONSTANT HEADACHES but there are episodes where it gets HORRIBLE....those can definitely be migraines! Make sense? ...Read more

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Is this abnormal sleeptalking?: coherent/clear interactive conversation (sometimes uncharacteristically irritable) with eyes open/body movement.

Is this abnormal sleeptalking?: coherent/clear interactive conversation (sometimes uncharacteristically irritable) with eyes open/body movement.

It's common: Talking in our sleep is pretty common. When i was young, i used to sit up in bed and have long conversations with my mother, and then my wife. Now, at 66, all I do is snore. Don't worry about it, just make sure you trust whoever you sleep near. ...Read more

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Medical cause for someone in a dream-like extreme dissociative state but no loss of conscious, slowed brain, no sense of time, confabulations, amnesia?

Medical cause for someone in a dream-like extreme dissociative state but no loss of conscious, slowed brain, no sense of time, confabulations, amnesia?

Neurologic/Psycholog: It is necessary to determine the root of your symptoms. A visit to a neurologist is a good place to start. After that a clinical psychologist could be the correct professional. Brain malfunction or psychological trauma may be the cause(s). Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy ,TVT,correctional bladder prolapse6wk out experience "contraction-like" pain Ct saw fecalization of smIntestine. Fam hist.rectalcancer?

Hysterectomy ,TVT,correctional bladder prolapse6wk out experience "contraction-like" pain Ct saw fecalization of smIntestine. Fam hist.rectalcancer?

Postoperative pain: I believe that the surgeon who performed your procedure is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. I don't feel that the symptoms or ct findings are necessarily a sign of rectal cancer, but the surgeon can also best address that question. ...Read more

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My son has cerebral palsy, autism, mental retardation, catatonic schizophrenia, seizures, & no lower left lope of brain what is his life expectancy?

My son has cerebral palsy, autism, mental retardation, catatonic schizophrenia, seizures, & no lower left lope of brain what is his life expectancy?

Who knows!: So sorry about your son. All of his conditions you could think might cause a shorter life span for all sorts of reasons, but with good care one never knows. Accidents, poor nutrition ( because he doesn't eat well), progressive brain deterioration if repeated seizures, infections, general stress with its harmful physical effects, all could contribute to premature death. Best of luck! ...Read more

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My fathers medical diagnostic report. Evidence of multiple bulky (3-4cms) hypo-echoic lymphnodes along para aortic/aorto carval regions. What disease?

My fathers medical diagnostic report. Evidence of multiple bulky (3-4cms) hypo-echoic lymphnodes along para aortic/aorto carval regions. What disease?

Possible lymphoma: Large, bulky lymph nodes in the abdomen are concerning for a malignancy in the abdominal cavity, such as lymphoma or a cancer of an abdominal organ. Infections can also cause lymph node enlargement so that should be investigated. ...Read more

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Will removing arachnoid cyst -3cm-left temp lobe-from psych patient cause change in personality?

Will removing arachnoid cyst -3cm-left temp lobe-from psych patient cause change in personality?

Why?: Why would the arachnoid cyst be removed? Arachnoid cysts usually aren't the cause of problems, they're found when doing a scan because of the problem, but are usually not the cause of the problem. Removing the cyst wouldn't be expected to benefit the psych problems or change personality. ...Read more

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Autonomic&periphal neuropathy dysarthia trouble swallowing trouble urinating wide gait falls memory loss 38 yrs old;mri brain clear blood work clear ?

Autonomic&periphal neuropathy dysarthia trouble swallowing trouble urinating wide gait falls memory loss 38 yrs old;mri brain clear blood work clear  ?

Multiple symptoms: That is a tough case, not easy to diagnose. The normal brain MRI makes the cause of dysarthria difficult. It would help to have the input of a speech pathologist. Wide gait and falling can occur when the sense of touch in the feet is impaired. It is sometimes called sensory ataxia. Trouble urinating may occur do to loss of sensation or loss of control. Why do you have neuropathy? ...Read more

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