Mini stroke after surgery

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I tried to get my vision to clear up, even switched from my contacts to my glasses and nothing helped. After about 10 minutes I called my EP's office, thinking that it was just another bad side effect of the meds I'm on. They jumped into action and prescribed a blood thinner that you inject into your stomach fat and told me use it as soon as possible. I'm taking this for 7 days along with the previously prescribed Pradaxa.
I had a stroke when I was 29...2 weeks after I gave birth to my first child. I had a bilateral carotid dissection. I am now 33 and am thinking about having another child, but none of my doctors know for sure why I had a stroke in the first place. Both my ob and neurologist think that I should be fine, but they really have never seen this before. I keep looking for other opinions....and suggestions? Anyone out there that had a baby after a stroke?
Hi there! I too am a young stroke survivor with left side weakness. The arm and hand are very frustrating, aren't they? Thankfully,I had my 2 daughters before my stroke, but my youngest was only 13 months when it happened. It took awhile for her to get used to me, but with some practice I eventually was able to change diapers, bathe the girls, and now 2 1/2 years later with some more progress under my belt, I can carry my 3 year-old to bed or short distances if I need to.
The Drs have said I can start trying for a baby on my honeymoon which will be exactly 6 months after my stroke. Is that to early? I really want a baby but I dont want to put myself at risk? I will be on the blood thinning meds throuout the pregnancy so I suppose that will minimise the risk?
It took her 4 months to get better which was fantastic but she had to go back for another angiogram. After this she had another mini stroke.. before all these she develops a migraine and then the stroke symptoms come on.. No doctor understand what this is, or how to prevent it. We pray that someone out there can relate to this and we can find a preventive before she gets sick again. Thankyou.
My mom was recently released from rehab after experiencing some mini-strokes, and then throwing off another after carrotid surgery, determined to be the cause of the initial events. While in rehab, she was placed on a variety of meds I wasn't even made aware of until her discharge...Including Lexapro, Depakote, Prilosec...to name merely a few.
The neurologist who sent me for the test then told me that he suspected a PFO because the stroke was in the cerebellum. He said that the severe vomiting after my surgery might have widened the hole in the heart I was born with. A Doppler test revealed bubbles in the circulation of the heart, which usually means a hole. I had a PFO closure (where the cardiologist puts a device into the heart to close the hole).
There are a few avenues for exploration with your Mother. Firstly did she start any new medication directly after surgery? if so, have a look at the side effects for that medication. Secondly, traumatic surgery such as a bypass can really affect people in different ways. Some have been noticed to be depressed, some simply withdraw into themselves and become quiet, and others present no changes at all. The effects of surgery are different for everyone.
After cataract surgery, I had PVD and accummulation of fluid at back of my eye. I kept losing vision rapidly. I also had Macular edema. Had floaters, flashes etc. with lot of pain at back of my eye. I visited Emergency OPD at hospital but no specific tests were done to my eye at early stage such as Floursene Angigraphy or OCT. I kept complaining to Doctors that my vision was diminishing quite rapidly. One and half month later I was completely blind. Dr sent me for MRI test of brain.
I was diagnosed with a PFO in April 1998, after suffering a stroke. I was 40 at the time. Diagnosis was made on the results of a TEE,after spending 5 days in the hospital and exhausting many tests to determine the cause.I was basically given the option of the percutaneous procedure that you are considering or Coumadin therapy probably for the rest of my life. I decided on the drug therapy because at the time the other procedures were considered experimental.
with the 2nd neurologist, but he said it probably occured during surgery. Why wouldn't the heart specialist suspect a stroke? What kind of therapy, if any may help him? Or medications? He also has experienced chest pain, since July. What kind of test would help in finding out where the pain is coming from? He had one stress test that showed nothing. The doctor (who left the clinic last week), had him make an appt.
Its been 4 months and I am still not well-at all. I have dizzeness, severe headaches and pain, and always feel like im under water or in a fog. Oh ya I stammer a lot and have memory loss and am so very tired and just wiped out. Sometimes I dont see things right. When will this all end? Can someone tell me what kind of meds works best for the pain in the head. I tried Vicodin but got tired of being nausea, Then I was on Butalbital and that was worse-didnt help the pain.
During the surgery, he bruised the nerve to her vocal chord. After the operation, her voice was non-existent, and her breathing was very breathy. 3 weeks after we got home she had another seizure, but this time it lasted 36 hours. Her symptoms were combative behavior, thrashing herself against anything, tearing her clothes off, at the emergency ward she would pull any & all tubes and wires out/off of her.
Stroke Prevention The FDA recommends regular aspirin use to prevent a stroke in people who have suffered a transient ischemic attack (TIA or mini-stroke). Aspirin also helps prevent a second or recurrent stroke and, as with heart attacks, lessens the damaging effects of a stroke that does occur.
I was plagued with migraines forever, before the stroke, after I hardly ever have them now.Id get my heart checked, and have them run that test for factor V, just to be safe.You never know....
Hi - unfortunately, the baby did not have a heartbeat when they checked 8 days after the stroke. They performed a D+C. I have a few follow-up questions for you: Would a stressful month at work lead to hypertension? You asked if my stroke was ischemic and it was. I have HSV-8 and had an outbreak 2 weeks after the stroke. Would Moya Moya have shown up on an MRI? Also, could eating a lot of foods containing Vitamin K have triggered hypercoagulation? Thank you for your help!
hi iam rastam from malaysia 29 too.and still had a stroke after had a brain surgery,i got a vasculitis.and my symptom is like a stroke after the surgery.its a rare desease. but im the lucky to got it!
He had craniotomy surgery. my question has anyone fully recovered after such surgery?
The neuro surgeon said it was a large deep bleed in the left side of her brain, apparently she is lucky to have survived it and without surgery. The latest CT scan 3.5 weeks after the stroke the blood has started to re-absorb and swelling is going down. She is currently in a rehab hospital (March 18) with paralysis on the right side (arm and leg) and has aphasyia - she understands us but has a hard time getting her words out (she does put small phases together at times).
This past July I had to stop take Plavix of 7 days for a surgery i was going to have, It went well but when I woke up I have had a stroke, but after 24 hours all the sideaffects went away and the Doc's called it a TIA, (mini stroke)so things like that can happen, good luck
Hi. I had triple-bypass surgery in May 2002, and suffered the usual bouts of sudden exhaustion post-surgery. As I recovered, I quit "crashing" (as I term it). I also had a mini-stroke (transient ischemic attack) in January, with no lasting effects. In recent months I've resumed "crashing", usually in the afternoons around 2 p.m. What it's like: I must lay down fairly quickly, and then I sleep for half an hour.
Husband has has a MAJOR heart by pass a year ago now he is having mini stroke as told to us today from a MRI done last MON. His Carotid Artery was told to us by surgery a year ago to also be blocked some but they wanted to wait a while Our MD told him this is nothing to worry about now but I am concerned. Should we contact a different MD or his Heart specialest/ After reading alot about Mini Strokes I am concerned so is my husband. Please advise.
I had a massive stroke in April 2002, 2 weeks after I gave birth. Also, through lots of therapy and motivation of my newborn...I too have no residuals. I had a bilateral carotid dissection. I am now 35 and 6 wks. pregnant! I've always wanted to have more kids and my doctors said that I should be fine...we shall see. I am on 2 shots lovenox a day and being monitored closely. What do your docs think?
At 39 I was diagnosed with a TIA/mini-stroke. Initial Sympton: White light covered my sight and I started to mumble and unable to formulate words/or communicate with my co-workers. I went home "slept it off" and the next day returned to the office however, I couldn't put my thoughts together while crafting emails and went to the emergency room (Navy Medical Portsmouth, Va). A highly respected neurologist, after many many tests...
One approach is your doctors' approach of trying aspirin, and as long as you do not have a recurrence of stroke or mini-stroke, to just leave you on the aspirin. If you do have a recurrence, the next step would be to add another blood thinner in addition to aspirin. This is a sensible, common sense approach that has been used for many years. The only problem with this is that if the next stroke is a large one, it could leave you with significant disability, or worse.
3 weeks ago I had another episode more severe including slurred speech and numbness on the left side of my tongue, intitial GP diagnosis is a Mini-stroke and I have a referral to a clinic. Do you think that surgery will be neccessary in this case and if so what would be the expected recovery period afterwards.??? Thankyou and eagerly awaiting your reply. This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/293486'>Osteophytes</a>.
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