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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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Is vagus nerve damage repairable? Or, will the person have to deal with the issues for the rest of their life?
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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