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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