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Fluid On The Brain Symptoms
I have several m.S. Symptoms, but no lesions on brain mri. . But what does 2 white obligonal bands on spinal fluid mean .. ?
One of diagnostic: Tests. A diagnosis of ms is usually made on the basis of clinical findings, MRI and oligoclonal bands in cerebrospinal fluid. One of the features of ms is recurrent episodes. See this site for more information on this topic. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001747/. ...Read more
I have been having some MS like symptoms. Mri shows brain stem lesions n fluid on optic nerve sheaths. Could this be ms?
My husband hit his face about a month ago. He has a very watery nasal discharge, but also has allergy symptoms. Should we worry about brain fluid leak?
Hydrocephalus: There are several reasons for hydrocephalus which can be broken down into congenital and acquired conditions. Some examples include aqueductal stenosis, chiari malformation, after a subarachnoid hemorrhage or meningitis, and even as a result of poor CSF reabsorption such as in normal pressure hydrocephalus. I hope this helps and merry christmas! ...Read more
Hydrocephalus: This is the scientific term. I would urge you to read as much as you can about this if it affects you or someone you love. There are many subtypes and causes. ...Read more
You overdid it!: After studying for a long time, there's no accepted doctor's note to get you out of class or exam if your brain hurts. Perhaps you had too much caffeine to keep you going? Or too much fast food? Salt? Sugar? Fat? More likely you didn't drink enough water, especially to counter the diuretic effect of caffeine. More likely, you need sleep which you didn't get b/c you were studying. ...Read more
Hallucinations: Yes, that can happen. Please consult with a neurologist to discuss with your symptoms in detail. ...Read more
Sometimes i feel fluids that go from the middle of my back to my brain? Like a waterfall. What could it be?
Strange feelings...: Odd sensations of water flowing can be due to irritation or other effects on nerves and/or on the spinal cord. A primary care doctor can check, and may refer to a neurologist or a physiatrist (physical medicine / rehabilitation doctor) for more evaluation. The doctors will check to see where (which nerves) might be the source of the sensations. ...Read more
Can your brain make you think you have an illness and you really don't & can it cause the symptoms to happen to your body?
Short answer- Yes: You've described elements of we refer to medically as "SOMATIZATION." This is where a person believes they feel, see, hear, or taste things in altered ways which can mimic or be very similar to disease states otherwise unable to be detected by doctors. They may feel weak, paralyzed, have difficulty speaking, cramped, hot, cold, really anything and yet be without actual verifiable pathology. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hydrocephalus: Etv is short for endoscopic third ventriculostomy. It is generally done for obstructive hydrocephalus, commonly for aqueductal stenosis. The procedure is done through a frontal burr hole, an endoscope passed through the lateral ventricle, the foramen of monro, and the third ventricle. A thin membrane is opened and CSF can circulate directly from the ventricle into the prepontine cistern. ...Read more
Thiamine deficiency : Wernicke- korisikoff syndrome from thiamine deficiency usually from severe alcoholism. Ataxia, an irregular gait – wide stance and short step confusion, which often manifests as apathy to external surroundings and low voluntary verbal participation confabulation – telling of events that did not happen, and believing them to be true dementia hallucination – visual, aural or tactile abnormal eye movements. ...Read more