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Tests For Anomia
Speech and awareness: A simple definition of anomia (inability) or dysnomia (difficulty) is trouble with naming things. This can involve confrontation naming, and sometimes is more evident when being asked to name parts of objects. Agnosia means lack of awareness or knowledge. There are many specific types such as lack of awareness of illness (anosagnosia), lack of ability to recognize faces (prosopagnosia) etc. ...Read more
Does topamax (topiramate) ever cause permanent memory impairment? I have been off the drug for 1.5 weeks and still have short-term memory problems and anomia.
20 yrs seizure-free, discontinued depakote. Experienced anxiety. Started neurontin (gabapentin). Now 300 mg tid. Anxiety gone, but st memory probs. & anomia. Temp?
Unlikely temporary: You are likely experiencing anti-cholinergic side effects from the medication, which is a bit uncommon with gabapentin, but unlikely to improve readily on its own. However, you may well be inordinately sensitive to such reactions, and might be well to check for underlying structural brain issue which results in this effect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does norm EEG&MRI mean nothing is neurologically wrong w/ u even if you have ataxia,anomia,tremors,chronic low fever,tingling,pain,reflex loss &more?
No: There are many neurologic illnesses which can have a normal EEG and MRI. However, you have such a constellation of different symptoms that I could not even guess, in this format, what is happening to you. Please consider seeing a neurologist for a thorough evaluation and additional treatment recommendations. Take care, and stay healthy! ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, if done right: There are certain techniques that have to be observed, such as not squeezing the finger, etc. That must be observed. If everything is done right the resultant blood test results are quite accurate. The fingerstick blood sugars are one of the most important things that a diabetic can doo help him/herself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not yet: Your microbiome is huge and scientists have not yet determined what is normal or abnormal. Scientists use culture swabs from all over the body, body fluid cultures, stool cultures, and DNA amplification tests to try and determine what a normal microbiome is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer