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Neurological Disorders Symptom Checker
Vague: Your question is too vague to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
Have neurological symptoms (numbness on one side, vision issues, brain fog). What neurological disorders give a speckled positive ANA test?
Anas alone are not diagnostic of a disease process. Also up 30% of patients can have a positive ANA and the vast majority do have a autoimmune disease that goes with an ana.
I think it is best if you having visual and neurological problems you do want to see both an opthalmologist and a neurologist to rule conditions such as ms. ...Read more
Good question: Neurological disoders is a broad term referring to diseases or disorders that affect the nervous systems. This may include stroke, brain tumor, head injuries, back/neck problems, parkinson's, alzheimer's, hydrocephalus, muscle problems (myopathies), and seizures to name just a few. These disorders are frequently seen by neurosurgeons and neurologists. ...Read more
AR 40-501 Ch 2-26: For starters. Basically, anything that keeps you from being able to perform soldiering duties as outlined on section 5 of your profile; anything that is unstable, progressive or degenerative; or anything that would put you or your fellow service members at risk in an austere environment or hostile war zone. ...Read more
A lot: I can list them out one by one per the regs, but there is an easier way to explain it. Essentially, everybody gets a profile. It confirms your ability to perform all minimal required duties of a soldier, sailor, Marine, airman or guard & confirms you passed the PFT. Injuries & diseases are listed as needed. If a condition could put you or anyone else at risk in a war zone, it d/q's. End of story. ...Read more
Neurology: Very broad question. Neurological disorders can be categorized into central nervous system;brain and spinal cord; and peripheral nervous system;nerve and muscle. There are different diseases affecting each component. Stroke, seizures, headaches, peripheral neuropathy are some of the common ones. Please refer to a neurology text book for a complete list. ...Read more
No: Neurological disorders are usually spontaneous and may not have real etiology so many times. ...Read more
No: Veterinarians and doctors have very different training. Although I'm sure there are similarities between some of the diseases there will not be anyone on this site qualified to speak about it ...Read more
What kind of neurological disorders or diseases envovle stimulis sensitive myclonus? Appt w/neuro on 29th
Wait and see: You need to be open, honest, and anticipate a thorough evaluation. Do not try to out guess the neurologist. He will need to go over many details, do lots of testing, and then put all the information together in a thoughtful manner. Trials of treatment may be necessary, and additional consultations may be appropriate. Internet knowledge is limited and a far cry from actual hands on knowledge. ...Read more
When do people get spinal taps? I'm 18. Neurological disorders since august 2012. I'm fallig into pieces.
R/O infection: A better description of your neurologic symptoms would help. Generally spinal taps are obtained to r/o infections of the nervous system. In your age group other causes may require an LP such as demyelinating disease, auto-immune mediated epilepsies, and nutritional/metabolic disorders. Other test results from ct scan/mri are used in conjunction with the LP results to provide an answer. ...Read more
Breath holding spell: Breath holding spells are common in infants, frightening looking, but the baby can easily be stimulated to take a breath. Should wake up and be normal, not drowsy. ...Read more
One month old baby holds breath - seems dazed after but returns to normal. What neurological disorders could cause this?
See doctor: This could be normal periodic infant breathing but if she seems dazed then she should see her doctor. It could be a lot of other things, too many to discuss here. If she has any blue discoloration on face or fingers, or stops breathing for more than 10-15 sec, go to the ER. Consider taking a short video of the episode. May help docs decide what it is. ...Read more
Are tattoos safe heath wise? Do they seep into your skin & cause disease or illnesses? Can they affect neurological disorders? I am wondering. Thanks.
I remove tattoos using lasers every day. The ink is located in your dermis about 2mm below the skin. The ink can cause allergic reactions and make immune bumps called granulomas and can get infected.
It is in question whether yellow ink is associated with skin cancer. They do not seem to make chronic illness or cause neurological problems.
It is possible to get infections if placed unsterile. ...Read more