Cerebellum

What is Cerebellum?

cerebellum is a part of the brain .it is responsible for coordination of movements

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I sometimes waddle when I walk and have a hard time keeping balance. I do not have any injuries or pain in legs. What are some causes of waddling?

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It can be due to neuropathy, brain related issue or ear related. So you need to check these three systems.

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I just saw my neurologist today for CSF leak headache, and she asked me to tandem walk and I was unable to do it without falling. Would that be a result of the low fluid in my spine, or would it have more to do with my CRPS/RSDS?

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Brief Answer:
It might be due to hypothyroidism

Detailed Answer:
You mentioned that you have hypothyroid also. The tandem walk assesses the balance and that is affected when cerebellum or the associated balance apparatus is affected. CRPS would not lead to any ataxia. But any compression over...

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After an MRI, the Conclusion was:
Minimal chronic small vessel ischemic disease with a punctate remote infarct in the right cerebellum. No evidence for acute infarct or mass.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Probably high blood pressure uncontrolled.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your query and MRI report carefully.

Small vessels disease of brain as indicated by MRI findings are mainly results of chronic high blood pressure.

Remote small infarction in...

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I have a vagal schwanomma that according to my neurologist, neuro surgeon, and radio oncologist is in a very bad place. It's in the cerebellum and there is a concerted opinion that surgery is not an option. When first diagnosed in an MRI, it was .9cm. When the MRI was done again with contrast XXXXXXX it is now 1.6cm. I have a hoarse, gravelly voice - as well as a dry cough. An ENT appt. a few days ago revealed my left vocal cord is paralyzed. They are strongly recommending that I get a radiosteratomy (sp) procedure. My question is - how effective is it (they claim it is 90% effective), and more importantly, since the tumor is intimately involved with the vagal nerve branch, what are the chances that this radiation treatment is also going to take out some of the vagas nerve? I don't have time for a proper second opinion - I can see a guy at Cedars Sinai (Dr. XXXXXXX Black), but not for a couple of weeks. I don't want to wait.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Radiation is the treatment of choice

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Since you have got vagal schwanomma in the cerebellum and now it has grown to 1.6 cm and it is inoperable radiosteratomy is a 80% effective treatment option for this type of tumour and after treatment tumour size will shrink...

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i had brain surgery in february the cut into my cerebellum i now cannt wa or stand up on m own . will i be able to wak again on my own?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes, recovery occurs.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your symptoms and they are related to damage to cerebellum.

However, I would like to reassure you that recovery does occur in most cases. The recovery is slow and it continues for up to two...

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I have a two year old granddaughter who sees her pediatrician on a regular basis. Her ped is referring her to a pediatric neurologist because she is concerned about her balance. She falls and stumbles often. It always seems to be on the right side that she has difficulty. She has walked for about 9 mons and has reached all other milestones when expected. She is left handed although does often use her right. What will the neurologist explore and test for. Her mom is very nervous, of course, and I have tried to ease her mind some. Any insight?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Balance

Detailed Answer:
Hello. I just read through your question. It seems like your pediatrician is being overly cautious here, but, in my opinion, appropriately. Balance is controlled by several things. Here is what I would consider:
First: the part of the brain that participates...

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Hi I had anxiety and a few panic attacks for about a month and a half I finally went to the doctor and was given a blood test and some anxiety medication,my anxiety was do to a friends finding of cAncer and my mother being ill,I get very bad anxiety when I go to the doctor and just added to my situation,I was petrified to get the blood work done but I did and the 4 days I waited for my results were torture on me 24/7.on day 4 I was able to read my results online when I popped the page open if my results I felt a stress wave run from my shoulders up my neck to the bottom of my head like a wave,I was scared worried and almost had a panic attack,that was about 4 pm and went home and stressed and felt pressure in the back of my head in the cerebellum area for the rest of that evening until bed time at 10 pm,I called the doctor the next morning so he could explain the results and thank god they came back normal this was friday morning I felt as if a ton of bricks were lifted off my shoulders,then on Saturday at work about 9 am I noticed I felt a little bit of pressure in the back of my head it dosnt hurt just annoying well for the past 2 weeks I wake up feeling fine but as the day progresses I can geel the pressure in the back of my head and aboit 3 days ago I feel a slite pulse kind of behind my eye or back of the head not all the TIME but the pulse feeling kind of like a.migraine but just 2 days ago I dont have the.anxiety anymore but I still feel this pressure type feeling in my cerebellum I also feel like I have to pop my ears and ice makes me.feel normal again also heating pads,I also hear like cracking or fluid running in the back of my head,know rhat its been week 3 and I have been feeling better than the first week but it has not left completely and im.starting to get worried,please help

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Consultation

Detailed Answer:
Hello, and thanks for your question.

What you are describing is classic migraine headache. This is likely being caused by anxiety. You can treat it with ibuprofen, but it is also important to treat the underlying anxiety. Anxiety is treated in the...

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Hello,
Two MRI's show the following diagnosis: "There is a slight prominence of the cerebella folia".
Recently, my daughter has been falling, experiencing consistent leg tremours, and an inability to maintain balance. The second MRI states 'cervical lordosis' or subtle brain volume loss. Would these two diagnosis have any correlation to her loss of balance, leg tremors, whole body shakes, and an inability to maintain core temperature, [ she is always cold] One physician gave her a diagnosis of Spastic Diplegia. However, her current symptamology has been within the last three years.
Thank you
XXXX

I omitted to state that my daughter [30 yrs] was in a pedestrian vs SUV MVA. She was the pedestrian. She was hit on the right side of her body and thrown approximately 6 - 8 feet, before landing. She cushioned her head with her right arm upon impact with the pavement.

Regards XXXXXXX XXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
What is the timing of the pedestrian accident to the symptoms above?

Detailed Answer:
Good afternoon. Thank you for your question on this network. You'll have to be more specific with the timing of the accident that you put in at the end of your other statements and when the MRI was...

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I have fallen twice in the last two days. At night while in bed I have sensed a burning sensation from my knees to my ankles for two months Also, I feel that my center of gravity is off balance.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
This could be serious. Underlying cause needs to be evaluated.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

Falls at your age can be serious. The underlying cause needs to be looked into. The effect of the falls also needs to be evaluated. The balance problem could be...

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My husband said my body feels like it is vibrating

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Clinical examination required

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I understand your concerns but honestly speaking, a thorough clinical evaluation (neurological assessment) needs to be done for your husband. It is possible that your husband has 1. Autonomic...

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Recent questions on  Cerebellum

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My wife is diagnosed as suffering from Cerebellar Ataxia for the past eight months. No improvement in her since that time. She is bed-ridden and practically has no control on movement of any organ of the body. Doctors have got all possible tests done including genetic study for SCA which has no confirmation. She is under no medication. Suggest some course of action please!

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my wife was in the hospital for left inferior cerebellar peduncle cavernoous malformation with secondary hemorrhage. Since she has been home has been hiccuping for hours some times they will stop for a few hours but then they will come back and last for hours. Whought should she do about the hiccupes.

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i had a angiogram for a stroke in my cerebellum caused by a cerebral artery dissection. this was in october 17th of this year. would it be okay to take a bath yet? i had one of those dissolvable plugs put it too.

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can anxiety cause a sense of loss of balance in very physically fit and healthy 76 year old woman who had suffered anxiety attacks years ago?

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there are several things that occur, 1st is my feet and legs swell, then loss of appetite, (not necessaly in this order, loss of balance, sometimes where I loss my balance and or my left leg becomes weak

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I HAVE TORTUOSITY OF THE LEFT VERTEBRAL ARTERY WHICH EXTENDS INTO THE LEFT CEREBELLAR PONTINE ANGLE AND APEARS TO ENCROACH UPON THE ROOT ENTRY ZONE OF THE LEFT NERVE Vlll..Plus there is aprox. 1.2 x o.7 cm CFS signal intensity focus along the inferior aspect of the left cerebellar pontine angle cistern...what could cause this and what is the outcome?

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10 year old boy mri results 1) impression: There is a prominent fluid signal intensity collection in the midline posterior fossa behind the vermis. This may represent an arachnoid cyst although a mega cisterna magna is not excluded. And The mastoid air cells appear somewhat underdeveloped and there is a small focus of increased T2 signal in the left mastoid air cells. There is a mild amount of mucosal thickening in the posterior left ethmoid air cells. What does all this mean?

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