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Doctor insights on: Handwriting Deterioration

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Could I still have dyspraxia even if ok handwriting?

Could I still have dyspraxia even if ok handwriting?

Dyspraxia: This is a pretty complicated question and requires a good assessment from a neuropsychologist. Here is a uk website that might help. Http://www. Dyspraxiafoundation. Org. Uk/services/dys_glance. Php. ...Read more

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I'm wondering is handwriting your letters backwards a symptom of dyslexia?

I'm wondering is handwriting your letters backwards a symptom of dyslexia?

Dyslexia: Dislexia is a disorder of symbol identification. Reversing the orientation of letters is seen in some cases but is not diagnostic. It may be due to not consistently recognizing right or left. It can be seen in young children as they start to write words and letters, confusing them with b-d, p-q etc. It usually is outgrown by 4th grade but can persist into adulthood. ...Read more

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Does neurasthenia cause difficulty with handwriting? Please, need some answers?

Does neurasthenia cause difficulty with handwriting? Please, need some answers?

Neuasthenia: Not directly. Neurasthenia is an old term and is something of a grab bag designation to cover a lot of things. Neurasthenia is characterized by general irritability, lack of concentration, worry, and hypochondria. It was introduced into psychiatry in 1869 by an American neurologist. Neurasthenia can cover a wide spectrum of symptom. Some people think of it as a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome ...Read more

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Will clubbed fingers affect handwriting?

Will clubbed fingers affect handwriting?

Only if extreme.: Question that is more important is why you have clubbing of your fingers. Some causes are serious, others not. I have not had pts with clubbing who had trouble writing. ...Read more

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Is there any neuropathy related to a change in handwriting?

Is there any neuropathy related to a change in handwriting?

Motor Neuropathy: Motor neuropathy causes changes in the musculature. These changes causes tightening of the tendons or contractures. These can cause changes in the hands which will lead to change in handwriting. Causes of motor neuropathy include diabetes, alcoholism, vit b deficiency, HIV meds, some cancer treatments, syphilis and the list goes on. ...Read more

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Does handwriting legibly a maximum of 10 wpm confirm the diagnosis of dysgraphia?

Does handwriting legibly a maximum of 10 wpm confirm the diagnosis of dysgraphia?

No: Dysgraphia is a deficiency in the ability to write primarily in terms of handwriting, but also in terms of coherence. ...Read more

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Discharge from d&c and hysteroscopy: significant findings box: 6cm rlv cerirty (spelling, can't read dr.'s handwriting!) what could that mean?

Discharge from d&c and hysteroscopy: significant findings box: 6cm rlv cerirty (spelling, can't read dr.'s handwriting!) what could that mean?

Normal: It's normal to have some dark brownish or red discharge following d;c, hysteroscopy. As far as your doctor's handwriting, I have to say, I dont' know what he/she was saying either? 6cm could be the length of the uterus, a short but normal length for uterus. Maybe someone else on healthtap will have an 'ah-ha' moment for you and be able to decipher 'cerirty'. Call your doctor in the morning! ...Read more

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My memory is very poor. I cannot remember new names, any math above basic multiplication, and my handwriting is illegible. What could cause this?

My memory is very poor. I cannot remember new names, any math above basic multiplication, and my handwriting is illegible. What could cause this?

More information..: We would need to know what has happened in prior years. Is this something new or this has been ongoing? Is this getting worse? You would need to see your doctor (preferably a Neurologist) first and find out what could be a physical cause for this. If everything is fine you might need a psychological evaluation for any learning disabilities you might be presenting. ...Read more

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Esophagus manometry result says."abnormal, requires h4".Meaning? Not too sure about the "requires" part though, poor handwriting.

Esophagus manometry result says."abnormal, requires h4".Meaning? Not too sure about the "requires" part though, poor handwriting.

Neither am I, so...: ...A simple phone call to your ordering physician should address your question and start you down the road to appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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There's been little conversations in my head by people who don't exactly exist. I keep seeing notes in my handwriting that I don't remember writing.

There's been little conversations in my head by people who don't exactly exist. I keep seeing notes in my handwriting that I don't remember writing.

Hi: At age 16, there can be a lot of things in life that are stressful and confusing. It sounds like the chemicals which keep your brain in balance are having a bit of a problem. Talk to your parents or your clergyman about this and obtain guidance of what to do from here. The last thing you should do is ignore this. I am sorry that you are having problems, you will feel better soon. RJ ...Read more

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What are some neurological disorders that affect handwriting?

What are some neurological disorders that affect handwriting?

Numerous: Can range from writer's cramp, a dystonia, weakness or numbness due to pinched nerve, micro-graphia in Parkinson's, shaking due to essential tremor, incoordination due to cerebellar lesion, etc., but even adverse effects of some medications, drugs, and alcohol. ...Read more

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After getting a cast off my arm, how long could it be before my handwriting gets back to normal?

After getting a cast off my arm, how long could it be before my handwriting gets back to normal?

Motion resolves fast: Stiffness after casting is expected but generally resolves relatively rapidly. Once normal wrist and hand motion resumes onthecorder of days to a week, your handwriting will normalize as well. ...Read more

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Can the experts please talk about the neurological disease which cause difficulty with handwriting?

Can the experts please talk about the neurological disease which cause difficulty with handwriting?

Writer's cramp?: This is one of the occupational cramps related to the so called extrapyramidal system disorder. The hand is only affected when the person stars writing it is in the same category of conditions such as torticollis and blepharospasm. ...Read more

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Could my motor skills or handwriting specifically have been affected by the results of chemo therapy?

Could my motor skills or handwriting specifically have been affected by the results of chemo therapy?

Maybe: Some chemotherapies can cause neuropathy or nerve damage which can impair fine motor skills. Some of the most common chemotherapy which can do this woud be docetaxel, paclitaxel, revlamid, thalidomide, cisplatin, vincristine, vinblastine. There are others though so it is best to discuss with your oncologist especially if your still on chemotherapy because the dosage may need to be decreased. ...Read more

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Will my handwriting change after having hand surgery?

Will my handwriting change after having hand surgery?

Sometimes: Transient changes are possible. However what most of us do not realize is that handwriting ansd other learned behaviors like it are not just fine motor tasks dopendent upon fingers but depend a lot on arm and forearm movements. Thus you could tape a smooth wrting marker to your wrsit and you'd be suprised how simialr your handwritng is.
Writing aids such as grips etc help. ...Read more

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If I hold something my hands start to shake bringing cup to mouth, handwriting, etc is difficult. Started amantadine 5 days before symptom onset have now ceased taking symptoms still occurring, cause?

If I hold something my hands start to shake bringing cup to mouth, handwriting, etc is difficult. Started amantadine 5 days before symptom onset have now ceased taking symptoms still occurring, cause?

Medications: The shaking may be related to your current medications. Also, abrupt discontinuation of amantadine may lead to neurological symptoms. You should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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What do steroids do for deteriorating back?

What do steroids do for deteriorating back?

If: If the discs are bulging or deteriorating, steroids reduce inflamation. However, don't use steroids chronically. ...Read more

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Will eyesight deterioration cause vision loss?

Will eyesight deterioration cause vision loss?

No: If you have a change in your vision, requiring a new prescription, wearing your old glasses, will not hurt your eyes. You will, however, see better with a new pair of glasses. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have muscular deterioration in my shoulders?

MRI: See an orthopedist first and he can appropraitely diagnose your shoulder issues. An MRI would show "muscle deterioration". ...Read more

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What might cause sudden double vision and vision deterioration?

What might cause sudden double vision and vision deterioration?

Many things: Sudden onset diplopia and vision loss can be a sign of increased intracranial pressure, intracranial mass, intracranial bleeding, neurodegeneration, vitamin toxicity, drug toxicity, infection, inflammation, trauma, and many more things. It calls for an immediate assessment from your doctor and ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Eyesight deteriorating but I can't wear my glasses, what to do?

Eyesight deteriorating but I can't wear my glasses, what to do?

Adjust glasses: Get your glasses fit and adjusted better so that you can wear them. Adjusting the ear pieces and nose pieces can make a big difference. If the glasses make your vision blurry, get an exam with an eye MD. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Psychomotor deterioration?

What is the definition or description of: Psychomotor deterioration?

Psychomotor issues: Psychomotor deterioration would be the loss of communication from the brain to peripheral nerves and muscles. Dementia, nerve damage (Sometimes the myelin which protects nerves can deteriorate), and other diseases can all be reasons for this outcome. ...Read more

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What might cause unusual behavior and deterioration in my grandmother?

What might cause unusual behavior and deterioration in my grandmother?

Consultation: You may want to seek a consultation with your primary care doctor or psychiatrist to talk through your concerns as there are numerous possible reasons why your grandmother may be experiencing unusual behavior including: depression, alzheimer's, or dementia, or simply medication side effects. Her doctor to provide you with additional information. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Central vision deterioration?

What is the definition or description of: Central vision deterioration?

Macular degeneration: Central vision deterioration or macular degeneration is the most common cause of blindness in the United States. It is usually associated with second hand cigarette smoke There are also genetic diseases such as Leber's Dystrophy and Myopic Macular degeneration or deterioration that can lead to central vision loss. It's imperative that you see an ophthalmologist, preferably a retina specialist. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between stopping smoking weed and vision deterioration?

Is there a connection between stopping smoking weed and vision deterioration?

No: There is no relationship between stopping the intake of thc (active chemical in weed) and vision changes. ...Read more

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Is rbbb reversible? If not, what should be done to limit its further deterioration.

Is rbbb reversible? If not, what should be done to limit its further deterioration.

RBBB: Yes. Reversibility depends upon underlying etiology for right bundle branch block. It is reversible if the block is caused by rate related aberrancy or ischemia without infarction. If the block is caused by infarction/degenration/damage to the conductive system then it is not reversible. ...Read more

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Trouble seeing road signs at night. Does this mean my night vision is deteriorating?

Trouble seeing road signs at night. Does this mean my night vision is deteriorating?

Eye strain: At age 43, you may have some eye strain from presbyopia, the decrease in ability to focus up close that comes with aging. It normally starts in the 40s. If you do have eye strain, dim light conditions may make it worse. See your eye MD to confirm and possibly start using reading glasses. ...Read more

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I feel like my short term memory and concentration are deteriorating, what should I do?

I feel like my short term memory and concentration are deteriorating, what should I do?

See your doctor: Short-term memory and concentration can be affected by a wide variety of things. Drug and alcohol use, medication side effects, and traumatic head injury are just a few. For a focused review of risk factors and a personal examination, please see your own physician. S/he will be better able to provide you with individualized answers. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about health effects of deteriorating ozone on humans with asthma?

Can you please tell me about health effects of deteriorating ozone on humans with asthma?

Ozone: Ozone is a pollutant at ground level created by emissions like car and truck exhaust. Ozone is a respiratory irritant that makes asthma worse. Very high altitude atmospheric ozone (the ozone layer) acts as a filter for uv light. This has nothing to do with asthma but may increase risk of skin cancer from sun exposure due to the deterioration of that "ozone layer.". ...Read more

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Mom's speech seems worse at 90+ does this mean her health is deteriorating at a fast rate?

Mom's speech seems worse at 90+ does this mean her health is deteriorating at a fast rate?

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Could someone explain a person's COPD deteriorating during the night and then improving in the morning?

Could someone explain a person's COPD deteriorating during the night and then improving in the morning?

Cortisol levels?: There is a regular daily variation in cortisol levels produced by the body with a usual peak in the early morning hours. Cortisol help suppress inflammation causing improvement in symptoms.
Having said that, it is often the case that shortly after awakening people with COPD experience quite a bit of cough and phlegm production. ...Read more

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I have many degerative conditions as well as extruding discs in my neck why is my neck deteriorating so quickly as I am only 43.?

I have many degerative conditions as well as extruding discs in my neck why is my neck deteriorating so quickly as I am only 43.?

Degenerative change: In some families, spinal stenosis presents as changes in the neck or the lumbar spine. This can occur at a young age. It has to do with the design of the skeleton.

Cervical disc disease also occurs with injuries, like those in gymnastics, car accidents, football, and horseback riding. Many people however have some changes with their discs, and not all of these people need help. ...Read more

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My dad has parkinsins with Lewy bodys x7 yrs. Deteriorating. Newest symptom dysphagia. No longer responds to people at all. Prognosis?

My dad has parkinsins with Lewy bodys x7 yrs. Deteriorating. Newest symptom dysphagia. No longer responds to people at all. Prognosis?

Prognosis Poor: Unfortunately there is no treatment for Lewy body dementia. The development of dysphagia is an ominous sign. I recommend you discuss hospice care with his treating provider. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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From last one year I have winessed deterioration in the quality of my semen...It has become yellowish and very thin. I am only 29 years, unmarried.?

From last one year I have winessed deterioration in the quality of my semen...It has become yellowish and very thin. I am only 29 years, unmarried.?

Doctor: You'd need to see a doctor to get that answer, but - are you certain your semen quality has deteriorated? ' you'd need a semen analysis test to know this. ...Read more