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Doctor insights on: What Could Cause A Positive Romberg Test

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What does a positive romberg test indicate?

What does a positive romberg test indicate?

Imbalance: Loss of ability to percieve your center of balance. Could mean a serious health condition and needs to be evaluated. Causes can range from intoxication to vitamin deficiency to a brain tumor or stroke. ...Read more

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Is Romberg test positive if person has a very minor sway?

Is Romberg test positive if person has a very minor sway?

No: A positive Romberg test involves loss of balance. If a person is able to correct themselves and avoid falling, then their positional sensation is intact. ...Read more

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What is a normal test result for a romberg test?

Keeping balance: See this site for a description of the test and normal response.
http://www.neuroexam.com/neuroexam/content.php?p=37. ...Read more

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Can you pass the romberg test if you sway just a little? How long are you suppose to keep your eyes closed? What is considered failing

Can you pass the romberg test if you sway just a little? How long are you suppose to keep your eyes closed? What is considered failing

Screening test: Not an ultimate test, but rather a screen for integrity of propriaceptive function, including spinal cord, and peripheral nerve abnormalities, mainly, and useful for brainstem, and cerebellar problems. One keeps eyes closed for merely a few seconds, and subtle swaying may or may not be scored abnormal, depending on judgement of physician at time. Romberg is part of exam, not be all ; end all. ...Read more

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Would inner ear issues show up on Romberg test?

Would inner ear issues show up on Romberg test?

Not Romberg: Romberg sign is present if one is unsteady with eyes closed and feet together vs eyes open. It indicates either posterior column dysfunction in the spinal cord or large fiber neuropathy in the legs. The most common cause nowadays is B12 deficiency (It used to be neurosyphilis) ...Read more

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I've been to Ent for 6 yrs daily lightheaded off feeling sometimes swaying he's says not inner ear could they be missing something Romberg test good?

I've been to Ent for 6 yrs daily lightheaded off feeling sometimes swaying he's says not inner ear could they be missing something Romberg test good?

Neurologist: The inner ear is only one source of balance disorders. The brain and the neck are other sources. Furthermore, lightheadedness is not a symptom of inner ear vestibular dysfunction. I would recommend a neurologist and make sure this is not low blood pressure or a side effect of any medications you are taking. ...Read more

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If I pass Romberg test does that mean no inner ear issues n pass neuro does that mean no neuro issues thank you?

If I pass Romberg test does that mean no inner ear issues n pass neuro does that mean no neuro issues thank you?

No: There are more extensive tests that a good vestibular center can do and some people do end up getting a scan of the brain to look at other causes of dizziness. Always start with your PCP for a complete check up ...Read more

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Would your dr know if you was dizzy and had inner or neuro issue by looking at you n neuro exam Romberg test typmpontry test eye exam?

Would your dr know if you was dizzy and had inner or neuro issue by looking at you n neuro exam Romberg test typmpontry test eye exam?

Dizziness: There are lots of tests used to try to evaluate dizziness, including the three that you mention, which are useful in the office. Many doctors will add blood tests, blood pressure standing/sitting/lying down, and occasionally may need an MRI for further evaluation. A lot of information is gained by taking a thorough history as well. ...Read more

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What could cause a positive group b strep test during pregnancy?

What could cause a positive group b strep test during pregnancy?

Common finding: Up to a third of normal women will be gbs positive at a given point with this germ on their genitals. It is common germ that is often found in the GI tract ; poo and occasionally causes uti's in women. Its main danger comes to the newborn where it can cause blood-poisoning (sepsis), and or meningitis. After close monitoring was adopted, the frequency of problems has declined. ...Read more

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What could cause a positive iFOBT (stool blood) test in a young 23 yr old male? And is it serious? Doc referred me to GI

What could cause a positive iFOBT (stool blood) test in a young 23 yr old male? And is it serious? Doc referred me to GI

True or false +'s...: True or false +'s are possible. Whether blood is ingested, or originates in your gut, an occult blood test may be positive. Consider stopping any aspirin or NSAID use now (unless prescribed), and keep your GI appointment please. ...Read more

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What could cause false positives and negatives on a drug test?

What could cause false positives and negatives on a drug test?

That depends on: which drug on the panel you are referring to. If you re-ask and advise of the specific drug — then this can be researched. ...Read more

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What could cause a false positive with a treponemal CIA serum test?

What could cause a false positive with a treponemal CIA serum test?

Lyme disease and...: False positives for this test are extremely common. See http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6005a1.htm
There are many possible causes- see http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2095002/table/T4/ for a list.
I would be particularly concerned about Lyme disease causing a false positive and advise a Western Blot from IgeneX lab. See http://betterhealthguy.com/lyme/testing ...Read more

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What could cause you to test positive for amphetamines when you have not taken them?

What could cause you to test positive for amphetamines when you have not taken them?

Any number of things: That's an easy internet search, from pseudophed to some prescription meds. ...Read more

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What could cause a false positive gonorrhea test?

What could cause a false positive gonorrhea test?

Not common: The only thing I can think of would be a mislabeled specimen, a clerical error on the lab report, or a contaminant in the lab. ...Read more

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What causes a nearly positive ovulation test?

What causes a nearly positive ovulation test?

Couple things: Pcos (polycystic ovarian syndrome) can cause your natural lh levels to be a little high and affect the test. Maybe you ovulated but your hormone levels were low. A bad test strip or just a false test. ...Read more

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What are causes of false positive drug tests?

Positive drug tests: You have taken something that shows up with the test used. Discuss with your tester as there are many tests. ...Read more

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What causes multiple positive ovulation test over a few days?

What causes multiple positive ovulation test over a few days?

The test: The ovulation predictor test is a test for LH (lutenizing hormone). The LH surge triggers ovulation. Its sensitivity is set for a level consistent with the rise in LH which is not the same for everyone so it becomes positive when the LH reaches a certain level. This is not necessarily the peak of the surge and it stays positive as long as the LH is above that level. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My question is what causes a not positive and not negative drug test?

Don't understand ?: "Not positive" and "not negative" can mean what is called an "indeterminate" test, which can mean that the test was just at the cut-off that the test uses for a positive — the cut-off for thc is (say) 50 ng/ml and the test comes out 48 ng/ml, that particular test may give a signal that it is indeterminate. It may also indicate interfering substances, water loading or other things. ...Read more

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Can vanilla really cause a positive result for an EtG test and if so how much?

Can vanilla really cause a positive result for an EtG test and if so how much?

Alcohol: If the vanilla is in alcohol, which it is likely to be in, it is the amount of alcohol that take that will give positive EtG, not vanilla per se. ...Read more

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I recently had a family member test positive for a methanphetomine, but he hasn't touched one in years. What medicine caused this?

I recently had a family member test positive for a methanphetomine, but he hasn't touched one in years. What medicine caused this?

Possible false posit: Approximately 5-10% of drug tests have a false positive result. Some cold medications, the antidepressant wellbutrin, (bupropion) and tricyclic antidepressants can trigger false-positive results on tests for amphetamines. If there is concern for false positive the test should be repeated under strict control. Also, keep in mind that addiction is a lifetime problem and relapse is common. ...Read more

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What is the cause of weakly positive reading in pregnant test?

What is the cause of weakly positive reading in pregnant test?

Pregnancy.: Could b falsely positive, but we need to assume that this is a real pregnancy. Did you repeat the test? Did you get a blood pregnancy test from your Gynecologist? ...Read more

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Drs what r causes of HIV false positive test?

Drs what r causes of HIV false positive test?

Multiple causes: On the average, 0.2 percent of elisa tests give a false positive HIV test result that are then proven incorrect by a western blot test. Autoimmune diseases, recent vaccinations, multiple pregnancies or prior infections with hepatitis b, malaria or tuberculosis can stimulate the production of antibodies that cross create with hiv, thus producing a false positive HIV test. ...Read more

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If I could get a faxed statment about strattera (atomoxetine) cause false positive drug tests!!

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If I could get a faxed statment about strattera (atomoxetine) cause false positive drug tests!!

Strattera (atomoxetine) & UDS: You're prescribing doctor can write you a supporting letter since he/she is the prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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What might cause a very faint positive strep test result? I've had strep 4x this year & all 4 were very faint. Worried it could mean something worse.

What might cause a very faint positive strep test result? I've had strep 4x this year & all 4 were very faint. Worried it could mean something worse.

Carrier: Four positive tests in a year either mean that you are one of the people who are colonized with the streptococcus bacterium and will always have a positive test even when not having a sore throat, or that you should consult with an otolaryngologist about your frequent bouts of strep throat. ...Read more

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Could ibuprofen cause a false positive on a drug test!?

Could ibuprofen cause a false positive on a drug test!?

Mostly for THC: But ONLY on the screening test, and NOT on confirmatory tests. If whoever is doing the testing only uses screening tests, and does not confirm the positive test with more sophisticated methods, they are not following generally recognized principles of drug testing and could be subject to lawsuits. The confirmatory tests can determine that the positive is NOT a substance of abuse. ...Read more

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What can cause a positive PPD test reading?

What can cause a positive PPD test reading?

Mycobacteria: Tuberculosis and other members of the same family, some less severe. There are also "positives" that aren't true — like an allergic reaction at the site within minutes of ppd placement. ...Read more