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Could it be something bad if I have loss of coordination?

Could it be something bad if I have loss of coordination?

Could be: See the answer to balance question significant and persistent loss of coordination should be investigated! ...Read more

Decreased Mental Status (Definition)

Decreased or altered mental status is a clinical description of an individual who is not oriented to person, place or time. It can be a symptom of infection, stroke, seizures, or any thing that ...Read more


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Could it be something bad if I have loss of consciousness?

Yes: Definitely not normal and need to be evaluated by the er, cardiologists, neurologists or primary care physicians. Noone should experience loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have confusion?

Could it be something bad if I have confusion?

YES!!: Confusion can be associated with any number of problems affecting your brain, many of which are porentially fatal. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have confusion and headache?

Could it be something bad if I have confusion and headache?

Yes: Get to an emergency room for evaluation right away. There are many potential causes for your symptoms and some are very serious and should be evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have ataxia?

Could it be something bad if I have ataxia?

Depends: It's never normal to have ataxia. There are many causes including alcohol abuse, stroke, tumor, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, genetic problems... Treatment depends on the cause. If you have ataxia, you need to see your doctor very soon to have it evaluated. Don't play around when it comes to the nervous system. Take care. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have behavioral problem?

How about: Neither "good" nor "bad", but rather is it working for you. If not, get some help to change it. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have aphasia?

Could it be something bad if I have aphasia?

Yes: The inability to understand or use language, the definition of aphasia, has wide implications. And some of the causes may be helped with very early intervention. Get to an er now! ...Read more

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I'm shaking and I have no idea why. Could it just be nerves? Or could it be something serious?

I'm shaking and I have no idea why. Could it just be nerves? Or could it be something serious?

Tremors: You could possess a heredofamilial tremor, you might have thyroid problems, or a medication reaction. If you use some recreational drugs, that is another explanation. Discuss this with your doctor, as these types of problems respond well to treatments. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have problems breathing and fever?

Could it be something bad if I have problems breathing and fever?

Possibilities...: You may have acute bronchitis or pneumonia. Shortness of breath always requires a doctor evaluation as it can be a life-threatening symptom. If you are severely short of breath or if it is worsening, go to the er. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have amenorrhea?

Could it be something bad if I have amenorrhea?

Probably not: It could be something serious but probably not. However, if it continues it will lead to premature bone loss and that could become serious after several years. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have bradycardia?

Could it be something bad if I have bradycardia?

Maybe: How low is the heart rate and do you have any symptoms at this level: fatigue, dizzy, confused...Some elite athletes can have very low heart rate but for the general population, depending on the factors above, it could also indicate a heart conduction problem (or medication side effects). See your primary care physician who knows you best to see if this is something to be concerned about. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have syncope?

Could it be something bad if I have syncope?

Yes, is serious: Syncope is just blacking out or fainting--the problem it can be cardiac, neurological from a long list of causes--at least it could be due to change position, low blood pressure--check with primary doctor but bring witness, video of event. ...Read more

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I feel like that i may have been sexually abused as a child. What could be causing this feeling?

I feel like that i may have been sexually abused as a child. What could be causing this feeling?

Complex Question: This is a complex question that is well beyond the scope of this forum. You should speak with a mental health provider (psychologist, psychiatrist, counselor, etc). Clearly something must be making you think or feel this way, but it can potentially take weeks to months to years to figure these things out. I wish you all the best. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have alcohol abuse?

Could it be something bad if I have alcohol abuse?

Yes: If indeed you have alcohol abuse problems, then it is something unhealthy. Please see your doctor to decide if you have a problem or not. See my health guides for definitions of abuse. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if I have dizziness, finding it hard to concentrate and also extremely strong headaches. Does anyone know what may be wrong?

Should i be concerned if I have dizziness, finding it hard to concentrate and also extremely strong headaches. Does anyone know what may be wrong?

? migraine: If your cause is migraine, you could also experience associated "paroxysmal vertigo", and have cognitive problems due to "Dysphrenia hemicranial transitoria" another migraine equivalent. However, see a neurologist and get evaluated to pin down precise etiology, as other causes remain in play. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have dizziness?

Could it be something bad if I have dizziness?

Potentially yes: You would need to consult a primary care physician before referring to cardiologist or neurologist depending on the outcome of the test to narrow down the cause of dizziness. ...Read more

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Getting nauseated where I have to eat to feel better could liver lesions I have be a cause of this? If not any idea onwhat else could be causing this

Getting nauseated where I have to eat to feel better could liver lesions I have be a cause of this? If not any idea onwhat else could be causing this

Avoiding fatty foods: Many reasons cause nausea. It is not always from the GI tract. Pregnancy, neurology, ENT infection etc. Eating small meals, avoiding fatty, spicy foods, alcohol. If not improved, need to see your primary care physicians. Blood tests and ultrasound of the abdomen can be done to examine the liver. It is rare that liver would cause nausea alone. ...Read more