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Heart paliptations, pain, thrist, hunger with hand shaking. Cause?

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the patient is a 59 year old male married with 3 kids no significant family history has diabetes and mrsa. a ambulance was called 8 weeks ago due to heart palpitations had pain when going toilet for 4 weeks that problem now has cleared. a brain scan was done and found 3 lesions with cysts not long after there were 7 my dad had bad Chinese 3 weeks previous to the problems there has been nine different diagnosis based around this from a ecology perspective could this potentially be one of the different type of viruses or parasites symptoms include severe head pains, altered sleep patterns, sever thirst and hunger,r decrease pitch when speaking, hand shaking, no memory loss, easily confused but situational awareness,


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Expert:  Dr. Sudhir Kumar replied 4 Days.

Hi,
Thank you for posting your query at DoctorSpring.com
I have noted the details of the patient as well as the discharge summary.
The symptoms pertain to brain involvement and a specific diagnosis can not be made on the basis of symptoms and brain scan. The most common possibilities would remain an infection (parasitic, tuberculous or fungal or others) and malignancy (secondaries or metastases).
Further work up would involve doing a whole body PET scan (which can pick up cancer anywhere else in the body from where secondaries can go to brain) and brain biopsy of the lesion, if possible (which would give a confirmed diagnosis).
Best wishes,
Dr. Sudhir Kumar MD (Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist


Patient replied :

no pat scan was done and biopsy refused because of mri results would a pallatI've care specialist have the experience with brain disorders to make this diagnosis


Expert:  Dr. Sudhir Kumar replied 3 Days.

Thank you for getting back.
Glad to note that both PET and biopsy could not be done (which could have aided in getting a diagnosis). A palliative care specialist may not be competent to make a diagnosis in the case of neurological disorders.
Best wishes,
Dr. Sudhir Kumar MD (Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist


Patient replied :

would most neroligacall disorders complicate type 2 diabities typical levels go upto 29 then down to 7.4


Expert:  Dr. Sudhir Kumar replied 2 Days.

No, the neurological disorders would not interfere with the blood sugar levels.
Best wishes,
Dr. Sudhir Kumar MD (Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist


Patient replied :

thank you fortaking the time to answer my questions you have been most helpful i have one more id like to ask before closing this consultation in terms of diagnosis capability is there a diffrence between a neurosurgeon and a neurologist thank you for all your help


Expert:  Dr. Sudhir Kumar replied 1 Day.

Yes, neurosurgeons deal more with brain tumors and surgeries.
Neurologists have a medical perspective.
You needed neurologist, hence I helped you.
Thank You.


Dr. Sudhir Kumar
Category: Pediatric Neurologist
Experience: 
Senior Residency, Fellowship: DM, Neurology, CMC, Vellore, 2001
Junior Residency: MD, Internal Medicine, CMC, Vellore, 1998
Medical School: MBBS, Christian Medical College, Vellore, 1995
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