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My 32mo son has apraxia of speech. Eeg showed slow brain waves at the back of his brain. What does this mean? Waiting for neuro to set

My 32mo son has apraxia of speech. Eeg showed slow brain waves at the back of his brain. What does this mean? Waiting for neuro to set

Try OMT: A trial of osteopathic cranial treatment at that age can have dramatic effects in the hands of a doctor experienced in the treatment of children. http://www. Cranialacademy. Com has a doctor finder function to locate a doctor near you. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Apraxia (Definition)

Apraxia refers to several concepts. One is where motor or cognitive tasks cannot be done even when comprehension and physical capacity to perform are present, often referring to acquired difficulties, sometimes inborn. The term may be used to describe problems seen in daily living, or the failure to complete a task during testing. It's not generally applied to ...Read more


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My 32mo old son was diagnosed with apraxia of speech. Now EEG showed slow brain waves at the back of his brain. What could cause this?

My 32mo old son was diagnosed with apraxia of speech. Now EEG showed slow brain waves at the back of his brain. What could cause this?

Mild disorganization: There have been attempts to understand brain development with EEG for many years. 30 years ago they tried BEAM (brain electrical activity mapping) to diagnose ADHD, dyslexia, etc. We are still in the dark. Receptive language develops better than expressive language in many, especially boys. This can cause difficulty forming words (dyspraxia) as well as stuttering and frustration. Time will help. ...Read more

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What does slow brain waves on an EEG mean?

What does slow brain waves on an EEG mean?

Not clear: It could be due to medications or brain injury or systemic poisons. If there is severe slowing, it could indicate deep coma with poor chances of recovery. ...Read more

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Does an EEG show seizures or just the brain waves?

Does an EEG show seizures or just the brain waves?

EEG: Eeg shows brain activity in wave form which helps to diagnose certain conditions such as seizures, metabolic encephalopathies, encephalitis etc. ...Read more

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Had EEG done. Neuro doc said that based on brain waves, I was at high risk for seizures. Doesn't run in family. I'm confused. Will I need meds maybe?

Possibly: Not all seizure disorders run in families. If your EEG was abnormal you should obtain an MRI. If you have had seizures, you likely need medications but if you have not there is a possibility of avoiding medications at this time. ...Read more

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What else could have shown positive on an EEG besides a seizure can other things look like seizure brain waves?

What else could have shown positive on an EEG besides a seizure can other things look like seizure brain waves?

Complicated: Without being able to see and examine the eeg it is difficult to know what you are referring to. Have this looked at by the neurologist who ordered it, and have them explain it to you. ...Read more

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I've got to go for an EEG for my seizure too look at my brain waves. Could I cover my eyes while I'm doing my eeg?

I've got to go for an EEG for my seizure too look at my brain waves. Could I cover my eyes while I'm doing my eeg?

Yes, mostly: Part of what is assessed in an eeg is the change in brain activity as the eyes open and close, as well as in response to flashing lights. While the technician will ask you to open your eyes for brief periods during the test to record these responses, the majority of the test can be performed with you lying down quietly with your eyes closed. ...Read more

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My 10 year old daughter had an EEG and the results came back showing she had a lot of activity going on at the back of her brain, what does this mean?

My 10 year old daughter had an EEG and the results came back showing she had a lot of activity going on at the back of her brain, what does this mean?

Confusing question: This is a question best answered by the neurologist who interpreted the brainwave study. There should be brain activity throughout the brain. The eeg is designed to determine the strength and pattern of activity. It can also localize areas where an abnormal amount or pattern originates. Your description might suggest that is an area of trouble. Clarify this with the doc. ...Read more

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I had an EEG done and the results said that my brain shows signs of that with someone who has a tendency to have seizures. What does that mean?

Likely nonspecific: An EEG showing paroxysmal activity can be related to migraine, prior head or neck injury, or even family history of such tracings, besides true epilepsy. Therefore, if you have never had a seizure, this is of little significance. Would encourage full face to face discussion with your neurologist at this point. ...Read more

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At 20 days of birth & at 3 months my child suffered from seizure. Her EEG report shows seizure disorder (g.T.C.S-2 to hypoxic brain).What does it mean?

At 20 days of birth & at 3 months my child suffered from seizure. Her EEG report shows seizure disorder (g.T.C.S-2 to hypoxic brain).What does it mean?

Lack of O2 to Brain: That means that his seizures are due to lack of oxygen going to his brain either before/during or after delivery
he needs to be followed up by your pediatrician and padiatric neurologist. ...Read more

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Hi Doctor, I'm one of the patient that suffer in this, I had long term medication - 12 years but EEG scan still shows that my brain wave is abnormal?

Depends: EEG's can be "abnormal" for a variety of reasons, some of which are variants of normal, or caused by medications. Suggest you speak with your neurologist who ordered the EEG in order to determine if there is anything in specific that is being identified as abnormal. ...Read more

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Past week I have had pressure in back of my head along with vertigo, I am worried of a brain tumor 2 years ago I had a cat scan and EEG can back fine?

Past week I have had pressure in back of my head along with vertigo, I am worried of a brain tumor 2 years ago I had a cat scan and EEG can back fine?

Likely not tumor: It depends on the frequency and severity of symptoms, but you might consider requesting your doctor to order an MRI brain with and without contrast (it provides better detail of the brain than does the ct). ...Read more

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What does it mean when your EEG & MRI come back abnormal. And your grey and white matter are leaking into one another? I can't afford the EMU study.

Need Neurology: An EEG can be abnormal for several reasons, not all of which are related to seizure activity. You see a neurologist to discuss these findings in more detail. If you do need seizure medication, an EMU is not required to start or adjust seizure medications. ...Read more

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Following a severe tbi, I was having possible seizures. Sharp waves were found on my left temporal lobe on eeg. Does that mean I have epilepsy?

Correlations: Brain trauma can eventuate with post-traumatic epilepsy, and the question of possible seizure activity is supported by a focal eeg abnormality c/w seizures. Your physician can pull all of this together, and I cannot confirm whether your possible szs. Are indeed in need of anti-epileptic drugs, but sounds like this may be your safest scenario. Best of luck. ...Read more

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My 5yr old son has had two abnormal EEG's. It's in one area of his brain, could a tumor be the cause?

My 5yr old son has had two abnormal EEG's. It's in one area of his brain, could a tumor be the cause?

Needs evaluation.: EEGs are done when one suspects seizure activity.
Focal areas of seizure activity, determined by abnormal EEG may need further testing in the form of scans of the brain. You should consult a doctor/pediatric neurologist to look further into this. This is not alarming but needs further tests at least to disprove such diagnosis. ...Read more

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Both sons diagnosed, and 1 confirmed on eeg, with juvenile epilepsy. Same part of brain as mine. Is this common?

JME: A specific form of myoclonic epilepsy is seen commonly in juvenile patients and may persist into adulthood. It is very genetic. It is referred to as juvenile myoclonic epilepsy of janz (jme). It is well known and fairly easy to treat in most cases. There are genetic markers available. ...Read more

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To detect ADHD of my son dr. Suggested tsh, ft3, ft4, torch- IgG blood test, EEG of brain or MRI of brain. Is these test required? My son 7 years old.

To detect ADHD of my son dr. Suggested tsh, ft3, ft4, torch- IgG blood test, EEG of brain or MRI of brain. Is these test required? My son 7 years old.

Larger spectrum: Suspect that the physician is looking to rule out or rule in a variety of potential disorders. Psychiatric disorders / neurologic disorders in children can be very difficult to assess. ...Read more

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If the EEG result of a 1y/o is ABNORMAL is that mean there's a brain damage?

Not necessarily: An abnormal EEG only means that the brain waves being measured did not follow an expected pattern. There are many reasons why an EEG can be read as abnormal. Try not to worry too much until you have a chance to sit and discuss it with your neurologist. ...Read more

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Hi, there is chemical imbalance in my brain and problem is with EEG, doctor recommend to have Levetiracetam and encorate-chrono. What does it mean?

Hi, there is chemical imbalance in my brain and problem is with EEG, doctor recommend to have Levetiracetam and encorate-chrono. What does it mean?

Keppra (levetiracetam): It means you are having a bit of seizure activity. You need to build up gradually the dose of Keppra (levetiracetam). If you are having issues with your temper while taking Keppra (levetiracetam) you may need to take a vitamin supplement with 10-25 mg of B6. See what else your neurologist wants to do after a few weeks. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Would an EEG show up a brain tumour? I had an EEG a few months ago and it was normal but I'm worried I could have a brain tumour, I have the symptoms

Would an EEG show up a brain tumour? I had an EEG a few months ago and it was normal but I'm worried I could have a brain tumour, I have the symptoms

EEG not the right: Test for detecting brain tumor. What makes you think you that you may have brain tumor? You need to discuss the issue with your doctor as a ct or MRI is a much better test to detect brain tumor than eeg. ...Read more

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Weird question but can raising your eyebrows a lot lead to brain fog that shows up on eeg? I do it a lot cos of hooded lids..., sometimes get headache

Weird question but can raising your eyebrows a lot lead to brain fog that shows up on eeg? I do it a lot cos of hooded lids..., sometimes get headache

No: Brain fog can be due to diet (see anti inflammatory diet at Eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com), hormones, stress, lack of sleep, caffeine withdrawal, brain issues. Raising eyebrows should not cause such symptoms. ...Read more

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Does EEG on brain show if I had a stroke?

Depends: A large stroke that involves the outer layer of the brain (cortex) can cause enough depression of the electrical activity that this will be detectable on an eeg. Due to the somewhat limited space resolution (think that there are only about 10 electrodes per head side or so) a very small amount of no functioning brain tissue (stroke) is difficult to detect. An eeg is not the test of choice for this. ...Read more

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Would an EEG show inflammation of the brain?

Would an EEG show inflammation of the brain?

EEG: Eeg can show overall slowing of the brain waves in certain type of inflammations or infections especially if the patient had clinical encephalopathy i.E if the person is drowsy, sleepy or comatose. ...Read more

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After sudden 1st seizure, is it possible to get another seizure after your EEG and brain scan come back clean?

Yes, it is possible: A person who has epilepsy or recurrent seizures can have a normal inter-ictal (between seizures) EEG. Prolonged EEG monitoring or sleep deprived EEG may provide more information. ...Read more

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Why would my Doc review my brain MRI but not discuss the findings until I have an EEG done a week later? If there is a tumor would he wait to tell me?

Why would my Doc review my brain MRI but not discuss the findings until I have an EEG done a week later? If there is a tumor would he wait to tell me?

Not much to worry: About at this point. Your doctor probably wants to gather all of the information before discussing the complete picture with you. This could mean that the MRI was normal and he doesn't know what is causing your symptoms yet. If you had a brain tumor on the MRI, he wouldn't wait for the EEG results, as they are not helpful in this regard. See your doctor after EEG. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Eeg (Definition)

An electroencephaolgram (eeg) is a test that uses wires on the scalp to measure electrical activity produced by the brain. It is used to assess cerebral activity, and can be very helpful in the diagnosis and treatment of seizures as well ...Read more