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Inability To Recognize People (Overview)

Inability to recognize people is a clinical finding in which a person cannot recognize people that they likely previously knew. This can occur with dementia, strokes, or other causes of brain damage.


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92 now. Stroke 3yr ago. What was likely site if couldnt then recognize people standing on my right, slurred speech and loss of ability to name objects?

Stroke: The three questions a neurologist asks when someone has a stroke is where did it occur, where did it come from, and what needs to be done to prevent another. Your symptoms might have come from a left parietal region. It is very important to see your neurologist or family doctor and get answers (and treatment if needed) for the three key questions. ...Read more

Inability To Recognize People (Overview)

Inability to recognize people is a clinical finding in which a person cannot recognize people that they likely previously knew. This can occur with dementia, strokes, or other causes of brain damage.


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With hyperthyroidism, what causes the inability to focus and how do you get rid of it?

Hyperthyroidism: You correct the inability to focus by lowering your thyroid level back into the normal range. You can't focus with hyperthyroidism because 1) you are tired all the time, 2) you might not sleep well with hyperthyroidism so you are tired all the time, 3) your mind is too active so you have too many thoughts going on at the same time...It's similar to taking a high amount of caffeine... ...Read more

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92 now. Stroke 3yr ago. What was likely site if couldnt then recognize people standing on my right, slurred speech and loss of ability to name objects?

Stroke: The three questions a neurologist asks when someone has a stroke is where did it occur, where did it come from, and what needs to be done to prevent another. Your symptoms might have come from a left parietal region. It is very important to see your neurologist or family doctor and get answers (and treatment if needed) for the three key questions. ...Read more

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Is inability to recognize common objects a sign of a stroke?

Is inability to recognize common objects a sign of a stroke?

AGNOSIA: The problem could be due to a stroke but other causes can result in similar issues. A problem afflicting brain may be due to bleeding, tumors, infections, inflammation, and tests can determine precise etiology. ...Read more

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What symptoms do people with inability to pee usually have?

What symptoms do people with inability to pee usually have?

Symptom is retention: Inability to urinate is a symptom called urinary retention. Can be caused by urinary tract blockage by an enlarged prostate, massive constipation, bladder infection, bladder stone etc. Associated symptom is pelvic/lower abdominal pain. Other symtoms can be constipation, blood in urine or fever. ...Read more

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I had a drowning accident when i was really young could my memory loss and inability to interact with people be a result of this?

I had a drowning accident when i was really young  could my memory loss  and inability to interact with people be a result of this?

Possibly: All depends on level of hypoxia, how low it was, how long it was low, what was the temperature of the water. But also it could be unrelated. You should see neurologist and psychiatrist to evaluate for all possible correctible causes of your complains. ...Read more

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What condition causes an inability to get fat?

What condition causes an inability to get fat?

Uncommon disorders: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, .... ...Read more

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Is it an emergency to have inability to open wide on my tmj?

Not usually.: It would only be an emergency if you were having trouble breathing and needed to be intubated by a doctor. It's very common to be unable to open your mouth wide with TMJ problems. ...Read more

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The thought of getting inability to tolerate vaginal penetration scares me. What are risk factors for it?

The thought of getting inability to tolerate vaginal penetration scares me. What are risk factors for it?

Not common: If you have never had intercourse, don't be concerned about not being able to tolerate it. You can prepare by using tampons and becoming familiar with that part of your body. If there seems to be an obstruction to putting in a tampon, then see your doctor since rarely extra pieces of tissue can get in the way. Make sure you are relaxed, ready for sex, & your partner's right. ...Read more

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Help me out here: what is inability to tolerate vaginal penetration?

Help me out here: what is inability to tolerate vaginal penetration?

Vaginismus: Some people have involuntary muscle spasm of the vaginal muscles that prevent any penetration into the vagina. There can be numerous causes but usually it is psychologically related. Other causes can be congenital or acquired scar tissue at the opening of the vagina, walls internally that dont normally belong, or other causes of pain that cause voluntary spasm. ...Read more

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