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Since 3 months ago a progression of prodromal flu-like symptoms, psychiatric problems, anterograde amnesia, now involuntary movements almost seizure.

Since 3 months ago a progression of prodromal flu-like symptoms, psychiatric problems, anterograde amnesia, now involuntary movements almost seizure.

Infection: These symptoms are concerning. Can get neurological conditions affecting the brain following flu-like illness, and this is something that requires medical attention now. In situations such as they, workup often includes a brain scan and perhaps even what is called a lumbar puncture to see if there is any inflammation/infection affecting the spinal fluid. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Definition)

There can be short term memory loss such as "where did I put my keys?" or long term memory loss such as "where did I live as a child?" There also can be catastrophic memory loss such ...Read more


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Had unruptured brain aneurysm coiled 6 months ago.Had visual swirls/zig zags which settled now happening again. Told its focal migraine after surgery?

Had unruptured brain aneurysm coiled 6 months ago.Had visual swirls/zig zags which settled now happening again. Told its focal migraine after surgery?

Likely: If you had similar symptoms and were diagnosed with migraine prior to surgery, then symptoms happening again likely indicate that migraine is back. Surgery can be a trigger for recurrence of the migraine. ...Read more

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6 yrs ago abdominal lipoma. Vertical cut-3 hernia surgeries after last surg.Placed mesh and last wk much discomfort. Whats next? Following the removal of my abdominal tumor, i developed a hernia 3 months later- had laproscopic hernia repair. Few months la

6 yrs ago abdominal lipoma. Vertical cut-3 hernia surgeries after last surg.Placed mesh and last wk much discomfort. Whats next? Following the removal of my abdominal tumor, i developed a hernia 3 months later- had laproscopic hernia repair. Few months la

See your surgeon: If the problem is discomfort, it may not be related to the hernia, rather scar tissue. If you think the hernia is back, see a surgeon with experience in abdominal wall reconstruction, including perforator soaring techniques for "component separation". Not sure what you need however without a complete evaluation - history, exam, review old records and ct scans. ...Read more

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Subdural hematoma in brain occurence chances after a 2 year old burr hole surgery due to drinking alcohol getting wierd symptoms since last month.

Subdural hematoma in brain occurence chances after a 2 year old burr hole surgery due to drinking alcohol getting wierd symptoms since last month.

Be Evaluated: Impossible to determine without further study. But if any new problems with balance, coordination, or thought process, please be evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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Dizzy spells. Room spins. Nausea. Not on seizure meds. Last MRI was 3 months ago and clear. 2 years ago right temporal lobe cavernous malformation res?

Dizzy spells. Room spins. Nausea. Not on seizure meds. Last MRI was 3 months ago and clear. 2 years ago right temporal lobe cavernous malformation res?

Dizziness: Seems like may be vertigo Consider lyme, herpes I infection, also since you have a right cavernous sinus malformation would check that out as well with an MRI because now you have symptoms. . Meclizine will help with the vertigo but you must be seen by ER/ urgent care today ( as soon as possible today like immediately) because of your history , it could be a bleed. ...Read more

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Since coiling of unruptured brain aneurysm year ago, every few months I get visual disturbances. Silver moving swirls lasting 30-45 mins.This normal?

Since coiling of unruptured brain aneurysm year ago, every few months I get visual disturbances. Silver moving swirls lasting 30-45 mins.This normal?

Well...No.: The possibilities include migraine (more likely) and seizure activity (less likely as the duration of your symptoms is very long for seizure activity.) A visit to your neurologist would be in order, I should think. ...Read more

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Feeling drunk(without drink) for last 2 months after one accute dizziness episode. Vertigo occurred right after a fully treated wisdom tooth infection?

Feeling drunk(without drink) for last 2 months after one accute dizziness episode. Vertigo occurred right after a fully treated wisdom tooth infection?

Infection: If treatment was full course of antibiotics, infection can return after you stop taking Meds. To "cure" an infected tooth requires root canal or extraction. Would suggest you see an Oral Surgeon ASAP. ...Read more

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Does nocturnal temporal lobe epilepsy disappear? I have no seizures since 7 years. The seizures were 40 seconds long. I've always taken carbamazepine.

Does nocturnal temporal lobe epilepsy disappear? I have no seizures since 7 years.
The seizures were 40 seconds long. I've always taken carbamazepine.

Can: Most large studies of withdrawing seizure medicines were done at the 2 yr seizure-free mark. Evaluation by a neurologist can help evaluate the risk of tapering off. Eeg and MRI along with the history and exam help determine chances of success. If it's the genetic nocturnal tle, then recurrence would be likely off aeds. ...Read more

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20 year old had first grand mal seizure 3 months ago. Eeg was done this week and showed spike & wave discharges during light sleep. Is this epilepsy?

20 year old had first grand mal seizure 3 months ago. Eeg was done this week and showed spike & wave discharges during light sleep. Is this epilepsy?

Complex issue: Epilepsy by definition is more than one seizure, and predicts future episodes if not controlled. Statistically, the risk of a future seizure within one year is 60%. The eeg is consistent with risk of future seizures, and i would therefore recommend usage of anti-epileptic meds, and no driving, activities at heights, use of power equipment until stable for at least 6 months. ...Read more

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Is rum ok after gallbladder removal? i've had it removed almost 2 years ago

Is rum ok after gallbladder removal? i've had it removed almost 2 years ago

Yes: 2yrs after presumably uncomplicated gallbladder removal, you can drink anything you want as long as there's no other reason such as alcoholism. In general, we don't recommend more than one drink/day for ladies & two per day for men. Cheers! ...Read more

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Am post op . In life had 5 anesthesia. recovery 4 times morphine, this time had fentanyl. Very messy recov.like drunk. Part memory loss, naughty boy

Am post op . In life had 5 anesthesia. recovery 4 times morphine, this time had fentanyl. Very messy recov.like drunk. Part memory loss, naughty boy

Please clarify: Your situation is unfortunate and sounds complicated. Not clear what you are asking. Please resubmit with a clear question so we can better respond. Meantime, talk to your surgeon or doctor who's following you about any post-op problems, whether physical or mental changes that may relate to your operation. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I had umbilical hernia surgery 6 months ago. Does the mesh ever dissolve away?

I had umbilical hernia surgery 6 months ago. Does the mesh ever dissolve away?

Depends: It depends what kind of mesh was used; talk with your surgeon to find out and how long it will take to be reabsorbed by your body. ...Read more

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What's the percentile of succesful vbac after 2 csections. Last csection 2/25/09 I'm due Jan 30th?

What's the percentile of succesful vbac after 2 csections. Last csection 2/25/09 I'm due Jan 30th?

VBAC: I don't recommend you consider a VBAC after two c sections. Your risk of uterine rupture, which is now much higher than VBAC after one c section. Your success for VBAC in general is however dependent upon why your first c section was done for. You need to discuss this with your OB, who may not even do VBACs. ...Read more

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I started Prozac (fluoxetine) 10mg 7 days ago. The last few days I've been really forgetful. Could the Prozac (fluoxetine) cause this? Scared of brain tumor. MRI 6 months ago.

I started Prozac (fluoxetine) 10mg 7 days ago. The last few days I've been really forgetful. Could the Prozac (fluoxetine) cause this? Scared of brain tumor. MRI 6 months ago.

Contact doctor: You should contact the doctor who prescribed the medication. It has many side effects and your doctor needs to discuss the risk/benefit ratio with you. Are taking both prozac (fluoxetine) and amytriptiline? Do tell your doctor. You may consult this site for more information on this drug. http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-6997/prozac (fluoxetine)-oral/details#side-effects ...Read more

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11month old had a febrile convulsion last night, he went limp and lifeless. Could this develop into epilepsy?

11month old had a febrile convulsion last night, he went limp and lifeless. Could this develop into epilepsy?

Febrile seizures: 2-7% of children with febrile seizures will go on to develop epilepsy with afebrile seizures, the risk being higher with complicated febrile convulsions. http://patient.info/doctor/febrile-convulsions ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Gilson
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Amnesia (Definition)

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