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What does a positive romberg test indicate?

What does a positive romberg test indicate?

Imbalance: Loss of ability to percieve your center of balance. Could mean a serious health condition and needs to be evaluated. Causes can range from intoxication to vitamin deficiency to a brain tumor or stroke. ...Read more

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Is Romberg test positive if person has a very very minor sway?

Is Romberg test positive if person has a very very minor sway?

No: A positive Romberg test involves loss of balance. If a person is able to correct themselves and avoid falling, then their positional sensation is intact. ...Read more

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What is a normal test result for a romberg test?

Keeping balance: See this site for a description of the test and normal response. http://www.neuroexam.com/neuroexam/content.php?p=37. ...Read more

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Can you pass the romberg test if you sway just a little bit ? How long are you suppose to keep your eyes closed? What is considered failing

Can you pass the romberg test if you sway just a little bit ? How long are you suppose to keep your eyes closed? What is considered failing

Screening test: Not an ultimate test, but rather a screen for integrity of propriaceptive function, including spinal cord, and peripheral nerve abnormalities, mainly, and useful for brainstem, and cerebellar problems. One keeps eyes closed for merely a few seconds, and subtle swaying may or may not be scored abnormal, depending on judgement of physician at time. Romberg is part of exam, not be all ; end all. ...Read more

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Would inner ear issues show up on Romberg test ?

Would inner ear issues show up on Romberg test ?

Not Romberg: Romberg sign is present if one is unsteady with eyes closed and feet together vs eyes open. It indicates either posterior column dysfunction in the spinal cord or large fiber neuropathy in the legs. The most common cause nowadays is B12 deficiency (It used to be neurosyphilis) ...Read more

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If I pass Romberg test does that mean no inner ear issues n pass neuro does that mean no neuro issues thank you ?

If I pass Romberg test does that mean no inner ear issues n pass neuro does that mean no neuro issues thank you ?

No: There are more extensive tests that a good vestibular center can do and some people do end up getting a scan of the brain to look at other causes of dizziness. Always start with your PCP for a complete check up ...Read more

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Would your dr know if you was dizzy and had inner or or neuro issue by looking at you n neuro exam Romberg test typmpontry test eye exam ?

Would your dr know if you was dizzy and had inner or or neuro issue by looking at you n neuro exam Romberg test typmpontry test eye exam ?

Dizziness: There are lots of tests used to try to evaluate dizziness, including the three that you mention, which are useful in the office. Many doctors will add blood tests, blood pressure standing/sitting/lying down, and occasionally may need an MRI for further evaluation. A lot of information is gained by taking a thorough history as well. ...Read more

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I've been to Ent for 6 yrs daily lightheaded off feeling sometimes swaying he's says not inner ear could they be missing something Romberg test good?

I've been to Ent for 6 yrs daily lightheaded off feeling sometimes swaying  he's says not inner ear could they be missing something Romberg test good?

Neurologist: The inner ear is only one source of balance disorders. The brain and the neck are other sources. Furthermore, lightheadedness is not a symptom of inner ear vestibular dysfunction. I would recommend a neurologist and make sure this is not low blood pressure or a side effect of any medications you are taking. ...Read more

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What would a positive rombergs test indicate?

What would a positive rombergs test indicate?

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

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If I swayed while eyes closed during a Rombergs test does it mean I have a vestibular problem?

If I swayed while eyes closed during a Rombergs test does it mean I have a vestibular problem?

Possibly: Depending on eyes open or eyes closed, and depending on how much you swayed and how long it took you to sway, it is possible that you could have central vestibular problems, particularly involving the cerebellum. You must seen a neurologist for a thorough exam. ...Read more

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What type of brain issue cause lightheaded daily 6 yrs sometimes a swaying feeling my drs tell me anxiety but unsure passed Romberg n neuro test?

What type of brain issue cause lightheaded daily 6 yrs sometimes a swaying feeling my drs tell me anxiety but unsure passed Romberg n neuro test?

Lightheadedness: Lightheadedness is one of the most difficult issues. There are plenty of known causes (a few serious) but once they are checked for, it is not clear what the problem is. So many people have lightheadedness without a clear cause. Anxiety, Medications, migraines (if you have), may play a role. Your practitioner should check the "serious conditions" for safety. After that, it is really difficult. ...Read more

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Been to drs a lot for lightheaded daily n more symptoms did neuro test Romberg passed .Ent blood work they say anxiety what else should I test for .

Been to drs a lot for lightheaded daily n more symptoms did neuro test Romberg passed .Ent blood work they say anxiety what else should I test for .

Detailed history: The statistical probabilities change depending on what else you have, how long you have had the symptoms, what makes your symptoms better or worse. Persisting subjective syndromes (pain, headache, dizziness, fatigue, wandering numbness, others) are commonly due to biology of stress. Answer you were given commonly turns out to be correct. Detailed history more benefit than test barrage. ...Read more

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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..

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 more

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My eyelids twitch when eyes are closed, bad balance with rombergs tests, get pins and needles in arms/legs easy. Neurological issue?

My eyelids twitch when eyes are closed, bad balance with rombergs tests, get pins and needles in arms/legs easy. Neurological issue?

Some comments: First, regarding eyelids, this could be benign myokymia, and not due to underlying disease. The romberg test may be a result of vitamin deficiency, inflammatory disorder, or even inner ear issue, and altho abnormal, nonspecific. Fluctuating pins and needles may be due to nerve compression. Best approach here is to get full neurological exam, and get a diagnosis which considers these issues. ...Read more

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What is a V-Q test?

What is a V-Q test?

V/q scan: Ventilation/perfusion test used as an alternative test for a Ct angiogram to rule out pulmonary embolism or blood clots in lungs. ...Read more

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What is a qeeg test?

What is a qeeg test?

Brian Mapping: Quantitative electroencephalography, or a qeeg test, is one of the most reliable, non-invasive methods used in detecting the subtle neurological differences present in individuals with adhd. Clinical studies using qeeg discovered that this breakthrough technology has a 96% success rate in predicting conditions like adhd and OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder). ...Read more

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What is a g a s test?

What is a g a s test?

Group A strep: It's not quite clear what you mean without the context behind the testing. But it very well could represent group A streptococcal testing. This is common test done when someone has a sore throat to make sure he/she doesn't need antibiotics. Really on group A strep pharyngitis(sore throats) need antibiotic therapy most others resolve on their own without issue. Best of luck ...Read more

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What is indirect combs test?

What is indirect combs test?

Blood test.: It is performed to detect antibodies in the blood. It is commonly used for blood transfusion related tests and prenatal testing of pregnant women usually with rh negative blood group. For additional details please check at http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/coombs_test. ...Read more

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