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What are causes of abnormal EEG results?

What are causes of abnormal EEG results?

EEGs are hard: An abnormal eeg can mean many things. Intermittent changes in eeg, like theta discharges or spikes, can be associated with epileptic seizures or other intermittent symptoms like migraine. Continuous changes, like slow background, can be an effect of drugs or internal disorders like liver or kidney disease. Changes in one spot of the head could mean damage like stroke or tumor. ...Read more

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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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What are common causes of an abnormal ECG?

What are common causes of an abnormal ECG?

ECG: There are a myriad of causes of abnormal ECG tracings. Any cardiac abnormality that is signficant will usually cause some change in the ECG. Changes in blood chemistries can alter the ECG, high blood pressure, heart attack, lung diseases and a long list including things that really don't mean much but change the appearance of the ECG recording... ...Read more

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What medical conditions could cause abnormal creatinine levels in an etg test ?

What medical conditions could cause abnormal creatinine levels in an etg test ?

How high?: When i was lifting weights every day, my creatinine was usually 1.7 mg/dl, and elite bodybuilders have up to 2.0 or so. This is perfectly healthy. Simply being dehydrated or popping a little too much Motrin can up the creatinine enough to get noticed, or serious kidney disease can be the cause. Don't treat a lab value -- your physician can determine the big picture. ...Read more

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What could cause annovulation if all my tests are normal?

What could cause annovulation if all my tests are normal?

One would have to: Know the tests. They tested for premature menopause. You likely are not ovulating do to pcos which is more a clinical diagnosis. See if they drew a fasting Insulin level, if elevated and you read about pcos, it may help u to ovulate. If you have pcos you at 2x the risk of a mood or stress problem. Good news i'd that buproprion with metformin is good for wt loss if needed, go low, slow.Gdluc. ...Read more

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What can cause an abnormal ecg?

What can cause an abnormal ecg?

Potentially : Many causes. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What tests can uncover fetal abnormalities?

What tests can uncover fetal abnormalities?

Many: Fetal abnormalities can be seen w/ ultrasound, mother or fetal blood or amniotic fluid. We often need to know what we are looking for but screening tests can uncover a lot. Ultrasound often requires special skills to see abnormals. Amniocentesis is common and good for genetics. Now mother's blood screens for problems with hormone levels and fetal cells. More rarely, fetal blood necessary. Best. ...Read more

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What causes protein factors to become abnormal?

What causes protein factors to become abnormal?

I'm assuming blood-: Rheumatoid factor and many self-directed antibodies are abnormal. Very high levels of gammaglobulins can indicate both inflammation of cancer (myeloma). We do not understand most triggers for abormal proteins! more important at present, to understand what they mean! ...Read more

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What causes abnormal knee xray result?

What causes abnormal knee xray result?

could be many things: The most common cause of an abnormal xray of the knee is degenerative osteoarthritis. But many other abnormalities are possible: fractures, joint effusions, bone lesions (both benign and malignant). This list of possible abnormalities is quite long. ...Read more

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What's a normal TSH fluctuation? What can cause abnormal fluctuations?

What's a normal TSH fluctuation? What can cause abnormal fluctuations?

Prob normal: The Tsh fluctuates within the normal range all the time. Sometimes thyroid inflammation leads to abnormal fluctuations which usually resolve on their own. As long as the tsh is fluctuating within the norml range that is normal. If it REMAINS out of range then that is abnormal. ...Read more

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What are the tests for post-traumatic stress disorder?

What are the tests for post-traumatic stress disorder?

No tests but criteri: There are no "tests" for ptsd but rather criteria: a history of exposure to a traumatic event meeting two criteria and symptoms from each of three symptom clusters: intrusive recollections, avoidant/numbing symptoms, and hyper-arousal symptoms. A fifth criterion concerns duration of symptoms and a sixth assesses functioning. Please see http://www.Ptsd.Va.Gov/professional/pages/dsm-iv-tr-ptsd.Asp. ...Read more

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Could adrenal fatigue cause breathing issues? What are the symptoms? Any tests? Causes?

Could adrenal fatigue cause breathing issues? What are the symptoms? Any tests? Causes?

No: The term "adrenal fatigue" was invented in 1998 by a chiropractor. It DOES NOT EXIST. It's a new name for the old discredited notion of neurasthenia which was popular 100-150 years ago. Anyone who mentions adrenal fatigue to you is ignorant or a quack. They may even tell you that it exists & that doctors are foolish to deny it. It doesn't. REAL knowledge is power; arm yourself. ...Read more

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What causes a borderline ECG?

Borderline ecg: A 'borderline ecg' is one which is not definitely normal, nor is it definitely abnormal. There are many possible causes from technical through physiologic all the way to the reading doctor just couldn't bring him/herself to just say normal. ...Read more

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What could cause my echocardiogram to come out abnormal?

What could cause my echocardiogram to come out abnormal?

Echocardiogram: An echocardiogram would be used to evaluate cardiac anatomy, cardiac function, valvular disease and valvular hemodynamics. Basically abnormalities in cardiac structure or function would lead to an abnormal echo. Of course this is always one piece of the puzzle. Your clinical symptoms, and history should be discussed with your cardiologist to decide what course of action would be necessary. ...Read more

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What are the tests for abnormal heart rhythms?

What are the tests for abnormal heart rhythms?

Tests for arrythmias: After physical exam an ekg will determine the arrythmia most of the time and 24 hour holter monitor may be needed in some cases.Some abnormal heart rythm may require electro physiological studies, echocardiogram and coronary angiograms in some cases. ...Read more

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What could cause abnormal stool (blood)?

What could cause abnormal stool (blood)?

Get checked please: Blood per rectum, separate from or associated with stool regardless of age of the sufferer, is never normal. As such, and although the cause is likely easily explained (e.g. Hemorrhoids, anal fissure), it must be evaluated so serious pathology is not missed or diagnosis delayed. ...Read more

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Im 19 and received abnormal exercise stress test results. Is there anything that could have affected the test which may have caused the abnormal results?

Im 19 and  received abnormal exercise stress test results. Is there anything that could have affected the test which may have caused the abnormal results?

Possibly: YOu may have some congenital abnormality that has caused this problem You need to see a cardiologist and will probably require a heart cath to completely eval your heart. If this is then ok you should be in the clear. You could also have some type of viral cardiomyopathy (weak her muscle) that has caused this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes lower calves to swell. Had venous doppler test. Showed little reflux In one. Started when had Cdiff with abnormal ekg. Stress test okay.

What causes lower calves to swell. Had venous doppler test. Showed little reflux In one. Started when had Cdiff with abnormal ekg. Stress test okay.

Fluid in the legs: If someone has had a recent illness, swelling in the legs can be a byproduct of that-esp. if it was severe. If you had C. diff, then you probably were quite ill. I suspect your albumin must be low (a protein in the blood and correlate of good health). Leg swelling in your case is probably from tissue fluid (lymph) that's sitting there in that 3rd space. As your health recovers, it should go away. ...Read more