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Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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What is an rrt medical test for vagus nerve damage?

Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
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What is an rrt medical test for vagus nerve damage?

Test CN IX and X: Neurologic exam for cranial nerves ix and x is performed simultaneously. We are looking for the soft palate elevation and gag reflex. Introduce tongue depressor in the back of the throat touching lightly the roof of the mouth. Abnormality - asymmetrical exam of localization - brain stem mri to rule out pathology. ...Read more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

Neuropathy is a condition in which there is nerve damage that may lead to a loss in movement, sensation, or other function ...Read more


Dr. Reza Karimi
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
11 years in practice
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What can cause vagus nerve damage and the gastroparesis?

Dr. Reza Karimi
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
11 years in practice
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What can cause vagus nerve damage and the gastroparesis?

DM: Gastroparesis is often associated with diabetic nerve damage, but may be caused by other diseases. ...Read more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
47 years in practice
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Can vagus nerve damage be a symptom of ms?

Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
47 years in practice
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Can vagus nerve damage be a symptom of ms?

UNUSUAL: Lesions in the lower brainstem, medulla oblongata are rather rare, but if they do occur, one might encounter problems with speech, such as a dysphonia, or a strained speech pattern. If there is widespread inflammation, also involving glossopharyngeal nerve, might see dysphagia, or swallowing problems. Likely the internal organs such as heart, lungs, GI tract would not be involved. ...Read more

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Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
Board Certified, Pain Management
24 years in practice
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Is vagus nerve damage repairable? Or, will the person have to deal with the issues for the rest of their life?

Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
Board Certified, Pain Management
24 years in practice
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Is vagus nerve damage repairable? Or, will the person have to deal with the issues for the rest of their life?

Not usually: Rarely can vagus nerve damage be repaired - more difficult as time goes on. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Is there a connection between hashimoto's and vagus nerve damage?

Dr. Donald Jacobson
Board Certified, Psychiatry
35 years in practice
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Is there a connection between hashimoto's and vagus nerve damage?

Could not reference: Vagal nerve damage is usually caused by diabetes, alcohol, smoking, viral infection, or surgical damage. I could find no mention of hashimoto's disease causing this, but perhaps one of my colleagues has, so i will await their further comments. ...Read more

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Dr. Rick Koch
Board Certified, Cardiology
17 years in practice
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Does vagus nerve damage cause heart arythmia? Can you cure it.

Dr. Rick Koch
Board Certified, Cardiology
17 years in practice
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Does vagus nerve damage cause heart arythmia? Can you cure it.

Vagus nerve: Helps lower heart rate so damage to it would lead potentially to higher heart rates and may exacerbate arrythmias. While generally not curable, arrythmias are treatable. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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I suspect vagus nerve damage with gastroparesis and nerve pain ?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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I suspect vagus nerve damage with gastroparesis and nerve pain ?

Why you suspect that: Why do you suspect that I will suggest you should get yourself checked by your doctor with your concern and get a proper diagnosis based on your History and Physical Exam and if indicated the appropriate test to make the diagnosis and if required the appropriate treatment ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Board Certified, Family Medicine
19 years in practice
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Can lap band surgery cause vagus nerve damage?

Dr. Gregory Hines
Board Certified, Family Medicine
19 years in practice
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Potentially: Any surgery to the stomach can potentially injure the vagus nerve, as it enervates the stomach. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Board Certified, General Surgery
34 years in practice
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My sister had gall bladder removed &has now developed severe gastroparesis. If b/c vagus nerve damage caused, can anything be done to reverse?

Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Board Certified, General Surgery
34 years in practice
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My sister had gall bladder removed  &has now developed severe gastroparesis.  If  b/c vagus nerve damage caused, can anything be done to reverse?

Unrelated: Gallbladder surgery in no way would injure vagus nerves. There is no association with these two conditions. Gastroparesis is uncommon and can be related to diabetes. Some medications can help, see a gastroenterologist to be sure the diagnosis is correct. ...Read more

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
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I had a fundoplication about 15 years ago and just recently developed symptoms of vagus nerve damage. Could the surgery be the reason this long after?

Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
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Doubt it: I doubt it, but i wonder what symptoms you are having that caused you or your doc to think that those are related to the vagus nerve. I am not sure i've heard there are symptoms that a vagus injury can be diagnosed on. ...Read more

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