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Clumsiness: Introduction

Clumsiness: Clumsy motions or poor coordination. See detailed information below for a list of 408 causes of Clumsiness, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Clumsiness:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Clumsiness. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Clumsiness:

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Clumsiness: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Clumsiness, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Clumsiness Treatments

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Stories from Users for Clumsiness

Real-life user stories relating to Clumsiness:

Message Boards for Clumsiness

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Clumsiness or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Clumsiness:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Clumsiness. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Eye examination looking for nystagmus ( rhythmical oscillation of the eyeballs) which may be due to disease of the cerebellum; also look for papilledema which may suggest brain tumor or hydrocephalus; look for paralysis of eye movements which may suggest stroke, brain cancer, head injury, Wernicke's encephalopathy due to alcohol abuse
    • Neurological examination including gait, tone, power, reflexes and co-ordination in upper and lower limbs looking for signs of stroke, cerebellar disease, transient ischemic attack, multiple sclerosis, brain tumor, Parkinson's disease and other diseases of the nervous system
    • Observe for chorea ( non- repetitive abrupt involuntary jerky movements that can cause clumsiness. Causes of chorea include Huntington's chorea, Sydenham's chorea, Wilson's disease and senility
    • Tests of co-ordination e.g. finger -nose test , rapidly alternating movements and rebound are 3 types of tests that assess co-ordination and can detect disease of the cerebellum. If signs of cerebellar disease are bilateral consider multiple sclerosis or Friedrich's ataxia
    • Muscle weakness may also cause clumsiness e.g. stroke
  • more tests...»

Medications or substances causing Clumsiness:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Clumsiness 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.

Clumsiness: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Clumsiness may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Clumsiness

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Clumsiness. 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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Clumsiness: Deaths

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Detailed list of causes of Clumsiness

The list below shows some of the causes of Clumsiness mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Clumsiness?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Clumsiness. Of the 408 causes of Clumsiness that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 6 causes are "common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 12 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 12 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 386 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Clumsiness:

The following list of conditions have 'Clumsiness' 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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Conditions listing medical complications: Clumsiness:

The following list of medical conditions have Clumsiness 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.




  • Stroke ... Coordination problems


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Causes of Clumsiness Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Clumsiness based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Clumsiness?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Clumsiness, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Clumsiness:

    Subtypes of Clumsiness:

    Coordination problems (2126 causes), Loss of coordination (25 causes), Impaired coordination (161 causes), Vertigo in pregnancy (19 causes), Giddiness in children (15 causes), Intermittent ataxia (28 causes), Limb ataxia (43 causes), Ataxia (526 causes), Gait ataxia (48 causes), Sudden onset of balance disorders (7 causes), Speech ataxia (9 causes), Incoordination (283 causes), Dizziness (1357 causes), Ataxic gait (25 causes), Sudden onset of sensory ataxia in adults (3 causes), Giddiness in pregnancy (19 causes), Intermittent ataxia in children (11 causes), Bilateral cerebellar ataxia (17 causes), Romberg's sign (10 causes), Ataxia in children (73 causes), Sensory ataxia (21 causes), Sensory deficits (16 causes), Sudden onset of sensory ataxic gait (2 causes), Exercise and vertigo (8 causes), Dizziness in children (20 causes), Titubation (13 causes), Disoriented state (22 causes), Truncal ataxia (16 causes), Falling (32 causes), Sudden onset of disorientation (14 causes), Sensory ataxia in children (3 causes), Nystagmus ataxia (15 causes), Inability to hold balance (16 causes), Sensory ataxia gait in children (2 causes), Disorientation (199 causes), Sudden onset of vertigo (6 causes), Staggering (4 causes), Vertigo (169 causes), Staggering gait (4 causes), Poor balance (21 causes), Nystagmus in children (38 causes), Swaying (3 causes), Falls (86 causes), Orthostatic vertigo (7 causes), Loss of balance (40 causes), Constant vertigo (19 causes), Reeling gait (13 causes), Cerebellar ataxia (150 causes), Vertigo in children (57 causes), Giddiness (12 causes), Imbalance (17 causes), Gradual onset of cerebellar ataxia (5 causes), Increased risk of falls (5 causes), Dysfunction of the extrapyramidal system (5 causes), Balance symptoms (1691 causes), Cerebellar ataxia in children (15 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Clumsiness:

    Coordination problems (2126 causes), Balance symptoms (1691 causes), Coordination symptoms (2126 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Clumsiness:

    Coordination problems (2126 causes), Parkinsonism, Lacunar infarct, Anterior infarct

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