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Disorientation refers to the mental symptom of feeling loss or unsure of your location. The symptom is similar to other symptoms and must be distinguished from symptoms such as confusion, concentration difficulty or forgetfulness....more »
The following medical conditions are some of the possible
causes of Disorientation.
There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor
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Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Disorientation, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.
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Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Disorientation. Some of these are listed below :
The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible
causes of Disorientation as a symptom.
Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using,
including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Disorientation as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Disorientation may include these symptoms:
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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Disorientation. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.
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Read more about causes and Disorientation deaths.
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The list of organs typically affected by Disorientation may include, but is not limited to:
The list below shows some of the causes of Disorientation mentioned in various sources:
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Disorientation. Of the 199 causes of Disorientation that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Disorientation' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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The following list of medical conditions have Disorientation or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Disorientation based
on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:
Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Disorientation, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :
Medical Conditions associated with Disorientation:
Mental problems (3121 causes), Behavioral symptoms (4608 causes), Personality symptoms (4029 causes), Balance symptoms (1691 causes), Coordination symptoms (2126 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Cognitive symptoms (3664 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Clumsiness (408 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)
Symptoms related to Disorientation:
Forgetfulness (342 causes), Memory problems (95 causes), Confusion (780 causes), Delirium (381 causes), Mental problems (3121 causes), Low blood sugar (157 causes), Hypoglycemic attack (17 causes), Insulin shock, Seizure (2418 causes), Brain conditions, Dementia (394 causes), Multi-infarct dementia (8 causes), Alzheimer's disease (2 causes), Brain tumor (27 causes)
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