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Your Difficulty With Coordination May Also be Known as:
Inability to control body parts
Poor balance
Uncoordinated

Top 3 Difficulty With Coordination Causes

  1. 1.Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

    Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is one of a group of conditions, called fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, that children are born with when the mother has been drinking alcohol while pregnant. Alcohol in the mother's blood can pass through the placenta into the womb, and can damage the baby in a variety of ways depending on the part which is developing at the time.

    This diagnosis needs evaluation and confirmation by a physician. There is no specific treatment but counseling may be helpful to prevent behavioral problems later in life.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    recent increase in crying, tremor, slower than normal growth, difficulty with coordination, mental disability
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Ataxia - Telangiectasia (Louis - Bar Syndrome)

    Ataxia-Telangiectasia is a rare, brain degenerative, inherited disease causing disability. Ataxia refers to poor coordination and telangiectasia to small dilated blood vessels.

    You should visit your primary care physician to confirm the diagnosis and discuss treatment options for managing symptoms.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    difficulty walking, difficulty with coordination, numbness or tingling sensations in skin, jerky, unsteady, or uncoordinated walk, motor disturbance
    Symptoms that always occur with ataxia-telangiectasia (louis-bar syndrome):
    difficulty with coordination
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Friedreich's Ataxia

    Friedreich's ataxia (also called FA or FRDA) is a rare inherited disease that causes nervous system damage and movement problems. It usually begins in childhood and leads to impaired muscle coordination (ataxia) that worsens over time.

    You should visit your primary care physician to confirm the diagnosis and discuss treatment options for managing symptoms

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    hearing loss, difficulty walking, constant walking difficulty, sudden urgency to urinate, trouble swallowing
    Symptoms that always occur with friedreich's ataxia:
    constant walking difficulty
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Difficulty With Coordination

  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Do you currently smoke?
  • Q.Are you experiencing a headache?

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Difficulty With Coordination Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced difficulty with coordination have also experienced:

    • 6% Fatigue
    • 5% Dizziness
    • 4% Headache
  • People who have experienced difficulty with coordination were most often matched with:

    • 7% Ataxia - Telangiectasia (Louis - Bar Syndrome)
    • 2% Friedreich's Ataxia

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