Neurological Abnormality

Disorders or conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, cranial nerves, nerve roots, and muscles are called neurological abnormalities. Some of the common conditions include Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, brain tumors, etc. Various bacteria, viral, fungal, and parasitic infections can also affect the nervous system.

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What does the unknown neurological condition I am diagnosed with mean?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 60 year old female, who is 5.4 feet, and I weighs 157 lbs. I am looking for a name for my condition. The only medication I take is Imipramine hydrochloride 40 mg tablets each day. I have been told that I have a neurological condition, but the symptoms do not follow any diagnosi...  Read Full »

Dr. Jeremy David O' Kennedy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sorry to hear about your prolonged symptoms, I can understand your frustration. Your complaints mostly encompass two of the most complex systems of medicine, that is neurology and immunology. There is a lot we know, but that probably makes up just 20 % of what is yet to b...  Read Full »

I had an abortion because my baby's spine was deformed. When can I plan the baby next?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife was pregnant four months back. When she went through nuchal translucency (NT) scan at 13 weeks, the report explained that the baby's spine was deformed and no nasal bone was present. The doctor suggested abortion because the baby was not normal. She had an abortion two weeks b...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is a depressing situation when you come to know that the baby growing inside is deformed. The baby had a nervous system disorder. In such cases, certain deficiencies are the reason, which may lead to such conditions. In such cases, the following medicines are advise...  Read Full »

I have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Can you please help me?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24-year-old married woman. I have symptoms of a tingling foot. I stay back in the shower for a long time, and I wear a sundress on a beautiful spring day to work. I wake up earlier than required. I get the pin and needle sensation in my legs (tingling sensation) too often, and it h...  Read Full »

Dr. Florilyn Joyce Chulsi Bentrez

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I see that you are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). The course of the disease will tell the pattern of the MS. It can go away and come back once triggered. Treatments are offered to speed recovery and modify the course. You can sti...  Read Full »

What is the cause behind my memory problems and confusion?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel really spaced out and detached from my surroundings. It is like I am in a dream. It is like there is a glass between me and the world and everything just seems really surreal and far away. I also have a lot of brain fog. Some memory problems and confusion. I feel like this all day ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. From the available description, it appears that you are having derealization episodes, which is a sensation of changed reality or that one's surroundings have altered. It is usually seen in schizophrenia, panic attacks, and ...  Read Full »

My kid suffers from a developmental delay. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My kid has a developmental delay. He is missing his milestones. He is 1 year 10 months. He does not walk or kneel or speak yet. His TMS and GC-MS reports showed negative. We started Levi Pil syrup (Levetiracetam) based on the attached EEG report.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. Regarding the prescription of Levetiracetam, it is completely right as there is evidence of absence seizures indicated by EEG (electroencephalogram). Regarding developmental delay, there is a need f...  Read Full »

I suffer from memory and coordination problems. How to correct it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40 year old female, who weighs 146 lbs, and I am 5.5 feet tall. I am having memory problems from the past 17 years. I was told by my doctor that I had low blood pressure. After taking iron tablets, my blood pressure came back to normal, but I realized that during and after the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The doctor might have treated your anemia with iron tablets, not your blood pressure. Some people develop early onset forgetfulness, in medical terminology dementia, more so if you have a family history of Alzheimer's disease. However, there are other neurological cond...  Read Full »

I suffer from headaches and tinnitus. Is there any test to diagnose the cause?

Query: Hi doctor,Before a month, I went for earwax cleaning, and it was unsuccessful. The second attempt after three days was fine. There were some irritation and blood was found on the removed cerumen. According to the ear specialist, there is no ear inflammation. My complaints are top right-sided burni...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and gone through the attached blood reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). First of all, I did not find anything seriously deviated from normal in your blood report. Regarding headache, I think there is a need for a brain scan, such a...  Read Full »

Why do I have numbness in arms and legs only on lying down?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-year-old female. I am obese with a weight of 288 lbs. I am not under any medication and do not have any illness. Recently, I am getting numbness in my arms, thighs radiating to my feet, and my face feels odd whenever I lie down or wake up from sleep. My vision is blurred, I hav...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I feel sorry about the problems you are facing. Kindly answer me the following to guide you. 1) Is it exactly numbness or a weakness misinterpreted as numbness? 2) Since how many days are you having these complaints, and is it increasing in sever...  Read Full »

I have chest tightness and heart palpitations followed by dizziness. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 50 year old male. I have been having intermittent episodes of moderate dizziness preceded by pain in the neck or head. It happens almost four times a year and some of these symptoms are also preceded with chest tightness and heart palpitations. On one of such occasion, I thought I...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. With available reports, I feel the MELISA test reports and your clinical symptoms have a very poor correlation, and it is possible that they are not related. As all the obtained test results are borderline, MELISA test (memo...  Read Full »

Will essential tremor cause post-micturition dribble with a diminished sense of smell?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old male who was diagnosed with essential tremor six years ago. Presently, I have tremors only in my right hand and thumb, but it feels like my entire body wants to move. Before, I used to get tremors on some movement, but nowadays, it is present even while at rest. I am...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshuman Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on the history which you have provided, it seems to be a progressive neurological condition. Essential tremor is diagnosed when there is no pathology in the brain, and the cause is idiopathic or unknown. But in your case, it is a bit of concern as you have developed...  Read Full »

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