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Neurologic test : The romberg test is used to investigate the cause of loss of motor coordination. A positive romberg test suggests that the motor coordination loss is sensory in nature, that is, depending on loss of proprioception ( awareness of the position of one's body). Its used frequently in neurological examinations. ...Read more
24 y/o female kc asthma developed dysdiodochokinesia, positive romberg, some difficulty tandem walking. Finger to nose & heel to shin normal. Worried?
Neurologist looked freaked out & said i had both positive "babinski" and "romberg" tests--i don't even know what those are, or what that means for me..
That means....: He/she is probably concerned that something could be affecting your brain or spinal cord. Many conditions (some serious, some not so much) can lead to those examination findings he/she remarked upon. I'm sure you'll be undergoing more testing. Best of health to you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe cath: If you mean treadmill stress test by tst, then it may be a sign of limited blood flow to the heart called ischemia. Especially if you have chest pain or pressure with exertion, or other symptoms or risk factors, other studies may be done. Hese can include a nuclear stress test, a coronary ct, or even a cardiac catheterization. Discuss with your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can cause vasculitis: Can cause vasculitis, or blood vessel inflammation. There are three types, and each as its own set of disease associations. However, these proteins can cause lower extremity vasculitis, or a more widespread vasculitis. A search for a cause should be underway, and complement studies to see if associated blood vessel inflammation is present. It can be seen with rheumatoid, other ctds. ...Read more
Why Gingivectomy?: Gingivectomies are needed for one of two reasons: (1) to remove diseased gum tissue, or, (2) to increase the length of the teeth by the removal of gum tissue that has grown over the "necks" of teeth". If you feel like you have a "gummy smile", then a gingivectomy will allow more tooth structure to be exposed, thereby eliminating a gummy smile. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers