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Doctor insights on: Could It Be Something Bad If I Have Decreased Mental Status

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What is the definition or description of: decreased mental status?

What is the definition or description of: decreased mental status?

Confusion: 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 messes with the brain. ...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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Endometrial biopsy friday called quest they said status reads pending does this mean something bad and is no result this long a bad sign too?

Endometrial biopsy friday called quest they said status reads pending does this mean something bad and is no result this long a bad sign too?

Be patient.: Pending just means that there is no final answer. When the result has been read, your doctor will be informed. I recommend communicating with your doctor's office in regards to the result instead of calling the lab. If there seems to be a delay in getting the result, the doctor's office can call the lab to see what is causing the delay. ...Read more

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Had a CBC done, and my absolute eosinophils level was 0 and status abnormal. What could cause the low level and and is it bad? All other WBC normal.

Had a CBC done, and my absolute eosinophils level was 0 and status abnormal. What could cause the low level and and is it bad? All other WBC normal.

Stop worrying: Missing all the eosinophils means nothing. There are probably some but either the machine or the technician doing a by-hand count didn't spot any. This happens all the time. ...Read more

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What are some procedures to check your mental health status?

What are some procedures to check your mental health status?

What is MH status: I'm not sure what you mean by that. Are you wondering about a diagnosis generally or are you feeling off and wondering how to figure,this,out. In general, most mental health determinations are made by talking with someone who is rained,in this area. They will guide the conversation to help figure,things out. Sometimes psychological testing is used but this is typically not a first step. ...Read more

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What is a mental status change?

What is a mental status change?

A difference in mind: This refers to an alteration in one or more of the basic domains of a person's mental state. The components of mental status examinations include, for example, appearance, attitude, behavior, mood and affect, speech, thought process, thought content, perceptions, cognition, insight, and judgment. These are the vital signs of a person's mental state. ...Read more

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How does socio-economic status affect someone's mental health?

Mental health: Poorer people, with fewer resources are at high risk for mental health issues. That being said, those who are affluent who do not use the resources at their disposal for mental health issues are also at risk. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is altered mental status?

What sort of problem is altered mental status?

Confusion: Altered mental status is just a medical term for "confusion" which can be caused by a multitude of things. Anything from an infection, to drugs, to electrolyte imbalances and organ failure can all cause altered mental status. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of altered mental status?

Symptom...: Altered mental status is a symptom....It can be caused by many problems ranging from a simple urinary tract infection to a stroke. Altered mental status should always be treated as an emergency and be evaluated by a physician asap. ...Read more