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8 1 Wed, 2 Nov 2016
My mother, age 71, has been showing significant memory and cognitive functioning decline in the last 1.5 years. Her recent repeat MRI of the brain (last one was 9/2009) showed cerebral volume loss and chronic micro vascular changes ....is this consistent with age related decline or possibly...
5 1 Wed, 2 Nov 2016
My child s spine sticks out on her back on the bottom and a rough brownish patch of scaly skin has developed on that area the size of a fifty cent coin. She has been complaining of back pain, neck pain, and shoulder pain. What is this? Should we see a doctor?
7 1 Wed, 2 Nov 2016
Sir, I am 46 years old, having Epilepsy since 2006. I am taking Enchorate Chrono 600 mg twice a day for 8 years. I also have Diabetes for 4 years and taking Melmet SR 500 mg + 1 mg Glimperide in the morning and Melmet SR in the evening and Astat 5 mg also in the evening. A few days ago, I...
7 1 Wed, 2 Nov 2016
I have disc bulge at L4 & L5 & S1 nerve, have had injection into L4. Pain did ease for a while but starting to come back. Have also been told that I have a bursar on my right hip. What kind of exercises can I be doing to assist with pain as I am over living off pain medications as they are only...
1 0 Tue, 1 Nov 2016
Hello, I have Vertigo due to allergies. Went to an ENT and have had tests done and all is okay with my ears, but I have sinus issues due to allergies and he feels that is the culprit for my Vertigo. My symptoms are mainly feeling off balance, or like I am walking sideways. I have to fly in a...
1 0 Fri, 28 Oct 2016
I was experiancing a dizzy spell where it felt like everything was spinning and a person said that my eyes were both moving very quickly back and forth, did not last long but when it was over my pupils were very small. I did not loose conceiousness. Did not return either.
7 1 Wed, 26 Oct 2016
my 8 year old daughter came down with a bad headache yesterday afternoon and felt cold, but didn t have a temp. I gave her advil last night before bed and she woke up fine today. Then about 30 min. ago started complaining that her head really hurts again and she is cold and now has a temp of 100....
6 1 Wed, 26 Oct 2016
Report CT Scan - Brain 1. Bilateral paraventricular region deep white matters ischemic changes,2. age related mild and diffuse cerebral atrophy 3. Ethmoidal sinustis, this is my father CT scan report done yesterday, age 71years, pl tell me what say this report, is there are porb?
5 1 Tue, 25 Oct 2016
I was born *-15-1959 my sister was born 6-3-1961 today while we were in the hospital with our dad we were talking about our age I knew I was going to be 54 years old this year and she thought she was going to be 52 we were born 2 years apart. I have lost the memory of 1 year of my life and so has...
10 1 Tue, 25 Oct 2016
I was just prescribed Ondansetron for nausea caused by gastro intestinal issues, but I got concerned when I saw it has an effect on brain chemistry like serotonin HT5 something. Does this effect brain chemistry? If so, are these temporary and resume to normal when stopping the medication?
5 1 Tue, 25 Oct 2016
my son injured his hand and was afraid the injury was worse than it turned out to be. following the incident he blacked out for a period of abot 10-15 secs. he Is 8 yo and was treated for epilepsy when he was 2-4yo. could this have been a sezure or just trauma reaction?
6 1 Tue, 25 Oct 2016
hi, My MRI results shows below. Please suggest me to recover from it. Mild disc bulge at L4-L5 with partial extension into both neural foramina causing mild impingement on bilateral existing nerve roots. Mild right foramina disc bulge at L3-L4 with minimal impingement on right side existing nerve...
6 1 Tue, 25 Oct 2016
hi doc I am bassem 22 years old i have been experiencing hand tremors while i hold my hand doing nothing , they keep shaking .. i have no other medical illness. also when i try to write paper my hand shake a little bit. i notice that also on my father and my brother . my father have got DM 2 ......
7 1 Tue, 25 Oct 2016
About 6 mo ago my 15 yr old son suddenly started stuttering and having involuntary twitching, usually in one of his arms. There has been no change in the stuttering but the twitching has gone from 2 or3 episodes per week to about ten per day.he says it isn t painful but that he has no warning and...
15 1 Tue, 25 Oct 2016
My wife has Parkinson s - well controlled with Sinemet. Associated with Parkinson s she has a neurological blood pressure problem none of the neurologists we have worked with these past 4 years has found an answer. Her pressure can vary from 220/110 to 55/30. She is now passing out at every...
7 1 Fri, 21 Oct 2016
Hi, I m a 19 female. I have dizzy spells a lot and they usually aren t very often, but lately they have gotten more often. And I also have sharp shooting pain in my head, but it usually goes away but today every time in lift my head up I t comes back. W hats wrong?
6 1 Fri, 21 Oct 2016
Hi, I have a very bad back and trying to get my health better as it seems to have gone downhill the past several years. When I was about 27 I was told I have a Thyroid disorder and put on meds that messed me up so badly I was in and out of conscience. I have been also told that I have...
6 1 Fri, 21 Oct 2016
I am having pain and numbness down the back of my legs to my feet as well as in my temple and behind my right eye. The leg pain began only on the right side but yesterday moved to the left as well only not as severe. The pain in my head and temple has occurred upon waking up in the morning but...
6 1 Fri, 21 Oct 2016
Three weeks ago my boyfriend who is 33 had a stiff neck and we thought he pulled some muscles. We provided him with a better pillow and after a week symptoms went away. Today he went to reach into the cupboard for something and his hand kept pulling to the right instead of where his eyes and...
9 1 Fri, 21 Oct 2016
Hi, I had a Steroid Spine Injection (my 2nd time in 2 months) at L5S1 for a compressed Nerve Root (Sciatic Nerve) My question is the injection was at 10am today & I want to know if having a few beers tonight (after dinner ~8pm) will affect the results? (I am not taking any medications today, nor...
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