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Doctor insights on: Stiff Man Syndrome

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Could stiff man syndrome affect your talking?

Could stiff man syndrome affect your talking?

Possibly: Some people have it so severe that it can cause issues with throat musculature and even the tongue. That being said, this is usually later in progression or flairs and would not be an early isolated event. ...Read more

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What causes constant dizziness in.A man that has had guillian barre syndrome?

What causes constant dizziness in.A man that has had guillian barre syndrome?

Complicated: Ascending involvement of nerves may lead to interference with the vestibular or acoustic nerve as well as the brainstem, ear labyrinth, all which inyeract in the causes of dizziness. ...Read more

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What is stiff person syndrome (SPS)?

What is stiff person syndrome (SPS)?

SPS: Rare neurologic disease with progressive stiffness & rigidity of the trunk. One treatment is Benzodiazepines. ...Read more

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What's little man syndrome?

Short man syndrome: Another name for the short or little man syndrome is a napoleon complex. Sometimes men with short stature may feel inferior and over-compensate for it. An example: a short man who aggressively drives the top of the line sports car- (is he compensating for feelings of inadequacy?). ...Read more

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My daughter has inherited waardenburg syndrome form me. She has weak shoulder muscle control and weak grip strength. Could they be related?

My daughter has inherited waardenburg syndrome form me. She has weak shoulder muscle control and weak grip strength. Could they be related?

Possibly: Some patients with that syndrome can have issues related to the shoulders and the spine but is pretty rare. A thorough physical exam and evaluation by physical and occupational therapist can help isolate the source of the problem and direct referrals from there. A specialist such as a neurologist may be involved in the process also. ...Read more

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If a man has big hips mean that he has klinefelter syndrome (xxy) ?

If a man has big hips mean that he has klinefelter syndrome (xxy) ?

No: Body build depends on a great many factors. If XXY tends to produce taller stature and wider hips, that proves nothing about any individual. I don't think anyone will ask Mr. Jackman (photo) whether he has Klinefelter's. ...Read more

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46 year old male with cerebral palsy (I walk pigeon toed). Have low back pain, twitching, low across ab pain, tingling in arms/back. ALS/MS or paranoi?

46 year old male with cerebral palsy (I walk pigeon toed). Have low back pain, twitching, low across ab pain, tingling in arms/back. ALS/MS or paranoi?

Muscle/nerve pain: Back pain is the #1 reason for visits to a family doctor. There are many causes of pain and tingling in the back and arms, most likely pinched nerve or abnormal body mechanics underlying the problems. ALS and MS are extremely unlikely. Consider seeing a Neurologist about the tingling. Your primary care physician should be able to manage your pain. ...Read more

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Hi my freind suffer from klienfelter syndrome but when he test his semen analysis there were 21 million sperm present ?

Hi my freind suffer from klienfelter syndrome but when he test his semen analysis there were 21 million sperm present
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Possible, but...: Most men with Klinefelter syndrome have no sperm, but some may still have sperms in semen reflecting the degree of xxy chromosomes in some cells, not all. Remember: This disorder results from random genetic error occurring in 1 of 600 males with no odd of inheritance. More? Seek professional evaluation and counseling timely. Best and happy holidays. ...Read more

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My 5y/o girl sudden onset of headache &temp of 103.3. Vomited 2x, very lethargic, can hardly lift head, incoherent, shakes, ib helps slightly temp er?

My 5y/o girl sudden onset of headache &temp of 103.3. Vomited 2x, very lethargic, can hardly lift head, incoherent, shakes, ib helps slightly temp er?

ER now: If she is lethargic, get her to the er. When we say lethargic in medicine, we mean tat you can pinch them hard, and they barely react. The headache is likely from fever. But many of the things you are saying concern me for meningitis. She needs immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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My partner suffers from Wolf parkinson white syndrome is it hereditry?

My partner suffers from Wolf parkinson white syndrome is it hereditry?

Sometimes: A familial form of WPW syndrome has been reported as an autosomal dominant trait. 3.4% have a 1st degree relative with preexcitation syndrome. However, this claims are based on small studies. Two genetic studies of three families, found abnormalities in chromosome 7. Missense mutation were identified in the PRKAG2 gene which encodes the gamma -2 regulatory subunit of AMP-activated protein kinase ...Read more

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My daughter has wide spread eyes & short limbs. Turner syndrome?

My daughter has wide spread eyes & short limbs. Turner syndrome?

To vague for dx: Your listed information is too subjective and vague for a realistic comment. I doubt you have the training to measure inter-pupillary distance and plot that on the appropriate chart to confirm that the eyes are set wide.Upper and lower limb proportions are also subjective.You may be right, but neither comment is specific to Turner syndrome. ...Read more

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48old woman with Sjogren's syndrome, fibromyalgia and Arthritis. I feel numbness on my arms/legs for 1 wk both sides affected. Lasts abt 2-3 min. ?

48old woman with Sjogren's syndrome, fibromyalgia and Arthritis. I feel numbness on my arms/legs for 1 wk both sides affected. Lasts abt 2-3 min. ?

22 or 48?: Actually, in either case - considering the list of conditions that each can include unusual sensory perceptions - you need to report this to your doctor(s) and let them evaluate any progression in the conditions. A neurologist might be a good consult and to support you thru it all - a therapist could help. Best! ...Read more

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Is XXY klinefelter's syndrome related at all to marfan's syndrome?

Is XXY klinefelter's syndrome related at all to marfan's syndrome?

No: The two syndromes have some similar features, but they are different syndromes that are unrelated. Klinefelter syndrome is caused by ahaving at least one extra x chromosome in a person who has a y chromosome (normal male=46 xy, klinefelter=47xxy). Typical marfan syndrome is caused by a mutation in fbn1, coding for fibrillin-1. ...Read more

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16 year old male, 5ft 9, 133 pounds, pectus excavatum and slim arms - have I got Marfan Syndrome?

16 year old male, 5ft 9, 133 pounds, pectus excavatum and slim arms - have I got Marfan Syndrome?

5.9/ 133 pounds: This is not too bad for your age but you could put on more weight over the next few years. What makes you think of Marfan? Please let me know. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever worked with someone whose stiff person syndrome (moersch woltman syndrome) went into remission? Did it come back again?

Has anyone ever worked with someone whose stiff person syndrome (moersch woltman syndrome) went into remission?  Did it come back again?

This interests me: Do you know of someone with stiff person syndrome who went into remission? How did it go into remission? Stiff person syndrome is rare and usually devastating. I have someone with this who has tried many treatments and is not doing well. So, would like your experience.... And which md treated this person? So, to answer your question, I have not seen this go into remission. ...Read more

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I am 23, testosterone=2.52 ng/ml, weak body, wide hips.194 mill/ml sperms, 35% progressive, 2-3 agglutinations/hpf.What could be my desease and fertility?

I am 23, testosterone=2.52 ng/ml, weak body, wide hips.194 mill/ml sperms, 35% progressive, 2-3 agglutinations/hpf.What could be my desease and fertility?

Difficult to know: Testosterone is low. Needs evaluation. Most common cause is metabolic syndrome with sleep apnea and stress reducing the t. In obesity, fat cells convert testosterone to estrogen and estrogen suppresses production of t. This is what we see most. Men do need normal hormone values but best to treat the underlying cause and not just replace. ...Read more

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Elderly people complaining and cranky - is it a syndrome?

Early dementia ?!: In some cases patients with early stages of dementia show a change in personality : irritable, impatient ... Are they still able to manage finances, drive or work ? If there is a decline in daily function an evaluation for cognitive deficits is warranted. ...Read more

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20 yr old female w/ MS. sudden onset intense tingling, temporary paralysis and claw position of hands. MD told me acidosis. concur??

20 yr old female w/ MS. sudden onset intense tingling, temporary paralysis and claw position of hands. MD told me acidosis. concur??

?alkalosis?: Sounds to me more like the opposite of acidosis, a condition called alkalosis. This is caused by breathing too fast, usually when upset/anxious. It's whyyou breath into a paper bag when you're breathing too fast - because this exactly can happen, and it's because you are blowing off too much acid too fast and become alkalotic. Your symptoms are classic. If happens again, breath into paper bag. ...Read more