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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Loss Of Motor Skills (Overview)

Loss of motor skills is a symptom in which a person (usually a child) stops being able to do some activity that he had already learned to do. One example is when a child who has already learned to walk reverts back to just crawling. Brain or nerve diseases can cause loss of motor skills.


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What would cause sudden slurring, loss of motor skills and loss of memory.?

What would cause sudden slurring, loss of motor skills and loss of memory.?

Stroke: First possibility is stroke. That is most likely and a medical emergency. Call 911.

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
5 Doctors shared insights

Loss Of Motor Skills (Overview)

Loss of motor skills is a symptom in which a person (usually a child) stops being able to do some activity that he had already learned to do. One example is when a child who has already learned to walk reverts back to just crawling. Brain or nerve diseases can cause loss of motor skills.


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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.

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How does one get loss of fine motor skills?

How does one get loss of fine motor skills?

Depends: This depends on many factors. Most importantly, it depends on the age of the patient. If it is a baby or child, it could mean something completely different than if it were an elderly person.

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What would cause sudden slurring, loss of motor skills and loss of memory.?

Stroke: First possibility is stroke. That is most likely and a medical emergency. Call 911.

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Is there a loss of motor skills with high blood glucose levels?

Is there a loss of motor skills with high blood glucose levels?

NOT USUALLY: Unless you are in diabetic ketoacidosis and your sugars are so high and your Lactic Acid so high that your muscles can't function properly since they are being starved.

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What would cause sudden speech changes, loss of motor skills and loss of memory.?

What would cause sudden speech changes, loss of motor skills and loss of memory.?

Complex problem: Brain damage from stroke, hemorrhage, trauma, drugs all can present like this including brain or associated structure infection.

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How rapidly do ammonia levels rise? Also why would a hospital0 send u home if I have loss of motor skills and can't talk or feed yourself.

How rapidly do ammonia levels rise? Also why would a hospital0 send u home if I have loss of motor skills and can't talk or feed yourself.

Complex Question: That is best left to treating physicians. Without being able to examine, have history or know why this person has hyperammonemia, I do not know why discharge was done.

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What could cause extreme dizziness, loss of motor skills, and lower back with quad pains, but no fever?

What could cause extreme dizziness, loss of motor skills, and lower back with quad pains, but no fever?

Acute rhabdomyolysis: Many illness can cause above symptoms. Als / rhabdomyolysis stroke, meningitis etc. You need to see an doctor to get a detailed history /physical and further w/u including MRI of brain to rule out brain tumor.

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If someone gets brain radiation will it make there symptoms like depression and apathy and loss of motor skills get better?

If someone gets brain radiation will it make there symptoms like depression and apathy and loss of motor skills get better?

No: Radiation is likely to make matters worse. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.

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Is depression and anxiety, impotence loss of sweat and fatigue, small loss of motor skills a sign of a brain tumor?

Is depression and anxiety, impotence loss of sweat and fatigue, small loss of motor skills a sign of a brain tumor?

Here are some...: Sorry to hear someone suffering from what described, but no definite answer could be deduced & offered. To come up a possible diagnosis could be reached by following the instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain much insight on how to work closely with doc to sort out right Dx for right Rx, care, and counseling.

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How does one get loss of fine motor skills?

Depends: This depends on many factors. Most importantly, it depends on the age of the patient. If it is a baby or child, it could mean something completely different than if it were an elderly person.

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I've been having yearly episodes it seems with me blacking out & being numb on 1 side of my body for a month & loss of hand motor skills, ect.

I've been having yearly episodes it seems with me blacking out & being numb on 1 side of my body for a month & loss of hand motor skills, ect.

See your doctor: These aren't normal so you need to talk to your family doctor first to see what type of workup you need and how to stop them. Good luck.

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I still have weakness loss of fine motor skills and numbness after C5C6 fusion. The same symptoms before surgery. I'm A Dental Hygienist and can't use?

I still have weakness loss of fine motor skills and numbness after C5C6 fusion. The same symptoms before surgery. I'm A Dental Hygienist and can't use?

See doctor: Go right back to the doctor who did the surgery. He is the one who needs to answer your questions and resolve the issue

Dr. Sewa Legha
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