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How Does An Eeg Work
Electrical recording: In the same way an ekg measures electrical activity from the heart, an EEG measures activity from the brain. Electrodes are placed on the scalp and the patient lies quietly while brainwaves are recorded. Sometimes, hyperventilation and/or flashing lights are used to evoke different responses. It is important to relax, as electrical activity from muscle can swamp the signals from the brain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Records brain: Electrical activity occurs thruout the body, and like an electrocardiogram recording heart activity, small discs are taped to specific areas of the scalp, and pickup underlying electrical impulses from brain activity. The rhythms vary during sleep and waking, and are compared to normal expectations. Diffuse slowing may correlate with diffuse problems, and paroxysmal activity may indicate seizure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had an eeg, following it I got extremely hot and it felt like my brain got burned hard to function ever since, had to take leave from work how to tel damage?
My 23 yr old son had a first seizure a month and a half ago eeg, mri, cats can all fine blood work fine why are chances he will not have another?
Get the crystal ball: How frightening for you and your son! but I am so happy to hear that the mri, ct, and blood work are normal; what a relief. Sometimes medications can induce seizures; i imagine this has been ruled out. While this is personal, i don't mind sharing that i had a single seizure while in residency training - back in l985. None since, and i'm a very busy, active physician. Good luck to you and your son. ...Read more
2 y/o male with severe leg/arm pain for 3 months almost daily, only 1 side at a time, blood work/eeg/mri's all normal, what could be the cause?
Pain: Are you 2 or 20? Does the pain change sides? It would be helpful to have more information. ...Read more
I have reoccurring bell's palsy have had lots of tests. Nothing abnormal. What should I do now? Mri EEG sleep study. Blood work. Getting it monthly
See a specialist: Recurrence of bell's palsy is rare. If not done already, you should have an imaging study such as a ct scan or MRI scan. You also should have a complete evaluation by a facial surgeon or neurologist who is familiar with the management of bell's palsy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3 wks stomach spasms Lft side getting worse where he can't standor work without getting one. Had eeg, CT scan, MRI and no answers. No meds r working.
See answer: Sorry to learn of his problems. Not a very common symptom. In addition to getting additional opinions from local physicians an online consultation at health tap may be helpful. Best would be an InBox Text consult. BUT you would need to upload copies of any studies and be available to answer questions. Also go to CrowdMed > http://bit.ly/1QHSTqT Get well soon ...Read more
Can a doctor refuse to sign a form to get your drivers license bavk after having a EEG done and not finding seizure activity? Passed out for just a few seconds at work bck in october due to breathing in a chemical and hospital turned it in to penndot as a
Hello. : Hello. I can't place judgment in situation. The issue is that an eeg may not be abnormal at the time it is being done, even if the person has a health problem. The doctor has some degree of responsibility for safety if there is concern that the history or physical examination was consistent with a seizure. I know when I have had to not recommend driving for patients with dementia, i usually felt bad because it was so upsetting for the patient. However, i had to do what i believed was ethically and medically the right thing. There is an avvo legal site in which you can ask this from a legal perspective if desired. Take care. ...Read more
Reflexes don't work,tingling,migraines,severe memory loss&pain,nightly low fevers,dark bruises etc!MRI&EEG neg!will neuro not help me after follow-up?
Sure neuro will help: Your neuro provider should be especially helpful with the migraines and and the tingling. Perhaps a treatment like amitriptyline would help. It is good at suppressing tingling, it is a class A migraine preventer, and sometimes. Perhaps your memory is connected. The night time fevers and bruising are not always related to neurology, and they may need to ask for some assistance regarding those. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Colored spots in vision daily that come and go and have had constant visual aura for 15 years. Mri EEG blood work eye exam all normal. What is this?
Retinal exam: Floaters are usually not described as having colors. The description you provide does not suggest a single problem but may be due to pathology of the retina not observed in your exam. Did an ophthalmologist perform your exam? If so, may I suggest that you are having a variant of migraine. Ask your primary care doctor if this is a possibility. ...Read more
Seeing colored spots in vision on and off daily have had EEG MRI blood work and eye exam all normal. Could this be physiological? I do have anx, ocd.
I get dizzy every day since I gave birth 4 months ago. I had a CT scan, MRI, EEG, blood work done with normal results. What could it be?
Suggestions: Your testing appears to rule out central causes of dizziness in brain, and systemic causes due to anemias, or bodily disorders, BUT does NOT exclude inner ear pathology, which should be evaluated. See an otolaryngologist and get appropriate testing, as inner ear pathology can be treated with vestibular rehabilitation by a skilled physical therapist. ...Read more
Colored spots in vision that come and go daily? Seen neurologist, pcp and had eye exam, Mri EEG blood work all normal. What could be going on?
Ocular migraines: Colored spots in your vision with out the headache , with normal neurological exam and normal neurological work up is most likely due to Occular migraines . It is like having a migraine in your eye , without the pain . Fortunately , they are just annoying and do not last long . ...Read more
I've had muscle twitch, tremors, stress for 8 mo. MRI, EMG, blood work normal. 36 hr EEG abnormal with spike waves; no seizures. Could it be stress?
Possibly: But more info would be needed before coming to that conclusion. ...Read more
What is causing my teeth to chatter/tremor. Had MRI CT EEG spinal tap. Blood work. All normal. Seen neuro etc.
Black outs, seizures, headache, weakness, slurred speech, dizziness. Test done, EEG, CT, MRI, blood work. ALL negative, what other test are there?
49 yo: grand mal and absent seizure this week in one day. No history. Healthy. CT and blood work ok. Can choking on drink be a cause? MRI & EEG in 2w
Eeg MRI CT eye exam blood work and carotid all normal. Seeing colored spots constantly and what looks like heat waves that worsen during mensus?
Eeg MRI CT eye exam blood work and carotid all normal have been seeing colored spots in constantly with what looks like heat waves worse during mensus?
Colored spots in vision that's worse when anxious increased floaters and pulsating vision when I cough? Have had EEG MRI CT blood work had eyes exam.
Visual disturbance: You are likely forcing the doctors to do a multimillion dollar work up for an anxiety disorder since you have no organic pathology on any tests. Please consider consulting a mental health specialist specializing in treatment of depression, anxiety and Somatization disorder. Why are you on depakote? there is no condition listed to explain your meds. ...Read more