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Disorientation: Introduction

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 »

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Causes of Disorientation:

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

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Disorientation

Home medical tests possibly related to Disorientation:

Causes of Types of Disorientation:

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Disorientation: Symptom Checker

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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Disorientation Treatments

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Stories from Users for Disorientation

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Message Boards for Disorientation

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

Diagnostic tests for Disorientation:

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

  • Physical examination
    • Temperature
    • Neck stiffness may suggest meningitis, encephalitis or subarachnoid hemorrhage
    • Neurological examination to look for focal neurological signs and papilledema
    • Mental state examination - including appearance, behavior, rate and continuity of speech, mood, affect, thought content, evidence of any hallucinations or abnormal beliefs, attention and concentration, short-term memory, insight and judgement. This examination may assist in diagnosing anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder and dementia.
    • Formal testing of orientation including:
  • more tests...»

Medications or substances causing Disorientation:

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.

Drug interactions causing Disorientation:

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.

  • Prochlorperazine and lithium reaction
  • Compazine and lithium reaction
  • Compazine Spansule and lithium reaction
  • Compro and lithium reaction
  • Parnate and tranylcypromine sulfate interaction
  • Meperidine and narcotic analgesic interaction
  • more interactions...»

Disorientation: Comorbid Symptoms

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

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Disorientation

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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: 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.

Create your printable checklist here.

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Disorientation: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Disorientation

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Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care physicians. Many patients with bipolar seek help from their physician, rather than more »

Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with an eating disorder is female. The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be diagnosed or have a delayed diagnosis. See misdiagnosis of eating disorders or symptoms of more »

Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be undiagnosed in teenagers. The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause more »

Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety more »

Disorientation: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Disorientation

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Disorientation: Related Rare Diseases

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Disorientation: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Definitions of Disorientation:

Organs affected by Disorientation:

The list of organs typically affected by Disorientation may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Disorientation

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

How Common are these Causes of Disorientation?

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:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 5 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 4 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 193 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Disorientation:

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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Conditions listing medical complications: Disorientation:

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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Causes of Disorientation Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Disorientation 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 Disorientation?

    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 :

    Classifications of Disorientation:

    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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    Medical News summaries about Disorientation

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