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What does it mean to have a sudden memory loss?

What does it mean to have a sudden memory loss?

DEPENDS.: Well this could be many things but sudden memory loss can be due to medications, head injury, stroke, mini stroke, TIA (transient ischemic accident) , extreme stress or traumatic event.Would definitely consult a physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Definition)

There can be short term memory loss such as "where did I put my keys?" or long term memory loss such as "where did I live as a child?" There also can be catastrophic memory loss such ...Read more


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What does it mean to suddenly develop a hearing impairment?

What does it mean to suddenly develop a hearing impairment?

Needs evaluation: Ent physician should be able to assess this accurately. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have eye fluttering with a brain injury?

What does it mean to have eye fluttering with a brain injury?

Nystagmus??: With significant brain injuries or disease you may be describing actual nystagmus which are bilateral involuntary symmetric rapid small amplitude movements. Another possibility is eyelid myokymia. Needless to say, these are best addressed by your eye care physician to identify issues ; assess their impact. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a disc has loss of hydration?

What does it mean when a disc has loss of hydration?

Common: Unfortunately, it is a common change with aging, and some of us are genetically predisposed to have more rapid and/or more pronounced disc dessication than others. Remaining active & hydrated help some. Others recommend periodic inversion (hanging upside down) to "stretch" the discs & encourage uptake of fluids/nutrients--? If works, but helps w/discomfort in some and has little (upside-)downside. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a migraine that is effecting your vision?

What does it mean when you have a migraine that is effecting your vision?

Classical migraine: The variety of migraine which is associated with auras affecting the eyes and results in scintillating scotomata and/ or fortification spectra is called "Classical Migraine" and is far less common than "Common Migraine". ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a sensation?

Notice something: A sensation is when a person (or other organism) notices or perceives or gains awareness of stimulation through one of the six senses (i.e., touch, taste, smell, sight, hearing and location/orientation from our inner ear. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have blue extremities? Does that mean that I have a lung problem?

What does it mean to have blue extremities? Does that mean that I have a lung problem?

No: Blue extremities can mean low oxygen levels but this could occur in lung, heart or vascular diseases. There are also rheumatologic (arthritis) type illnesses that can cause the extremities to appear blue or black. It is best to show your healthcare provider this problem to help determine why it is happening. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have double vision? Is this a neurological condition?

What does it mean if you have double vision? Is this a neurological condition?

Can be: Binocular double vision typically indicates an eye alignment issue, which can be neurological (vascular, hemorrhagic event or mass), mechanical in terms of affecting the extraocular muscles motility, neurologic in terms of the nerve input to the muscles. ...Read more

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What does it mean for me to have low estradiol and LH? Is it a serious condition?

What does it mean for me to have low estradiol and LH? Is it a serious condition?

It depends: It depends on when during your cycle the blood was drawn, as the levels change. If you are not having cycles, then this may be serious, esprpeccially if you are severely underweight. If so, you need to be evaluated by your MD. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a nervous breakdown?

What does it mean to have a nervous breakdown?

The term "nervous breakdown" is sometimes used to describe a stressful situation in which someone becomes temporarily unable to function normally in day-to-day life: It's commonly understood to occur when life's demands become physically and emotionally overwhelming. The term was frequently used in the past to cover a variety of mental disorders, but it's used less often today. Nervous breakdown isn't a medical term, however, nor does it indicate a specific mental illness. But that doesn't mean it's a normal or a healthy response to stress. A nervous breakdown may indicate an underlying mental health problem that needs attention, such as depression or anxiety. Signs of a nervous breakdown vary from person to person and depend on the underlying cause. Exactly what constitutes a nervous breakdown also varies from one culture to another. Generally, it's understood to mean that a person is no longer able to function normally. For example, he or she may: Call in sick to work for days or longer, Avoid social engagements and miss appointments, Have trouble following healthy patterns of eating, sleeping and hygiene. A number of other unusual or dysfunctional behaviors may be considered signs and symptoms of a nervous breakdown. If you're concerned that you're experiencing a nervous breakdown, get help. If you have a primary care doctor, talk to him or her about your signs and symptoms or seek help from a mental health provider. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a heartbeat in your stomach?

What does it mean to have a heartbeat in your stomach?

Can be norm if thin: Most abdominal aortic aneurysms (aaas) are asymptomatic, not detectable on physical examination, and silent until discovered during other testing. Smoking, hypertension, and family history are clinical risk factors for the development of an aneurysm. Ultrasound, the preferred method of screening, is cost-effective in high-risk patients. If you are an at risk pt - get screened. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get constant headaches, dizziness, and even temporary blindness?

What does it mean when you get constant headaches, dizziness, and even temporary blindness?

Means see neuro: This needs to be checked out by a neurologist. Too many possibilities here. No playing around. Get seen. ...Read more

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I heard a vasectomy will cause vasitis. What does this mean and is it serious?

I heard a vasectomy will cause vasitis. What does this mean and is it serious?

Yes, but...: Vasitis is a technical term for inflammation of vas deferens, from which surgeon removes a section of about 2-3 cm so to complete vasectomy for male contraception. All viable tissues of body will react to any injury to them with inflammation to complete healing process. So, some degree of vasitis is normally expected ; in time resolved uneventfully although occasionally, few patients may have pain. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a hot flash?

What does it mean to have a hot flash?

Its a vasmotor thing: During a hot flash or flush the blood vessels dilate (open up) causing more blood to flow resulting in these symptoms. Most common during peri menopause and attributed to estrogen deficiency. Can also occur from autonomic dysfunction such as during stress, public speaking and these are related to catecholamine release. ...Read more

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I have white matter on the brain what does that mean. I also have a hearing loss on the left .

I have white matter on the brain what does that mean. I also have a hearing loss on the left .

Need exact wording: Everybody's brain has white matter ; tg since it is the necessary stuff to transmit signals from one part of the brain to another or the spinal cord or cranial nerves. I suspect the radiology report said something like, "white matter changes, diffusely seen, etc. Etc." it is likely not significant to the reason they got the scanbut your doctor will know best. Ask for an interpretation. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have blurry vision? Is this a neurological condition?

What does it mean if you have blurry vision? Is this a neurological condition?

Difficulty focusing: Blurred vision is a symptom, meaning you cannot see sharply. The degree of blur can vary, as can the cause. Anything that defocuses the eye (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, presbyopia), blocks light getting to the film layer (cataract or scars), or affects the film layer or optic nerve (retinal swelling, optic neuritis) can blur the vision. An eye doctor can determine the cause. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a mild right hemiparesis?

What does it mean to have a mild right hemiparesis?

Weakness: This means that the muscles on the right side of hte body are mildly weak. It is typically called hemiparesis (half-weak) when the cause is a problem in the brain or spinal cord, such as a stroke, tumor or traumatic injury. ...Read more

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Amnesia (Definition)

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Memory (Definition)

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