Signs of stroke after surgery

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Avatar n tn It is actually very helpful for persons who have gone through these procedures to tell their experiences so that others can learn of and from them. The major risks of brain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> include infection, bleeding (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span>), and seizures. You should be wary of symptoms that may be suggestive of any of these, including severe vomiting, sudden change in sensorium, sudden loss of consciousness, and severe convulsions.
532476 tn?1214520784 Hi, The FAST test is an easy way to recognise and remember the signs of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> or a TIA. Using the FAST test involves asking three simple questions. If you have a problem with any of these functions, dial triple zero (000) for an ambulance immediately. FAST stands for: Facial weakness – can the person smile; have their mouth or eyes drooped? Arm weakness – can the person raise both arms? Speech difficulty – can the person speak clearly and understand what you say?
Avatar n tn She could move her right side <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> but the last couple of days she is saying her ability to do so is decreasing. We are at a small hospital. Do we get her out of here? Is this in any way "normal"? She has not really made any gains in the past five days. She is also VERY tired constantly. She can hardly stay awake for therapy. Prior to her stroke she was very active and still working. Can anyone help me?
Avatar n tn A <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> secondary to carotid dissection is a loss of brain function due to a stroke caused by a tear in the lining of the carotid artery (a major artery in the neck which supplies blood to the front of the brain). I basically have no blood flow to my brain except through my vertebral arteries. My carotid arteries are almost completely closed.
Avatar n tn Special precautions will be taken to minimize the risk of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> during and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span>, though the risk cannot be eliminated entirely. 3. It makes the surgery higher risk. However, if the valve is deteriorating and the ventricle is decompensating, surgery may still be the right option. 4. Yes. 5. No, it should not, unless there is also a lot of scar tissue in there. 6. No. 7.
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Avatar n tn I went to the PCP and Neurologist two days later and had an MRI 5 days later and they saw a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> in the cerebellum and signs of a mini <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> that they classified as 'old'. I fortunately did not have ongoing loss of speech, or weakness in limbs etc...but have suffered from weird dizziness and electric shock feelings in my head. They seem to get better - but then get wrose again....Dr's are saying it is maybe anxiety --but is not. I have had anxiety before and these are different.
Avatar f tn I am curious <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> reading alot of posts about similar problems <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> gallbladder <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span>, if anyone has has similar problems. Any help would be greatly appreciated. She has now been reffered to a neurologist.
Avatar f tn 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. Now I have pain on the right side (tumor was left frontal). I had to start the Vicodin again to ease the pain but have to tolerate the nausea. How do you know if your brain is swelling? So many questions and no answers....
Avatar f tn I agree with the doctors as the time taken for recovery may be in months or even years. But preventing malnutrition and removal of the cause of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> helps in quick recovery. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Avatar m tn It was the one thing that had helped my grandfather <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span>. I appreciate your comments and the great flow of information.
Avatar n tn 5 years <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> her biopsy today. The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> took place about a week ago. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> her <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span>, she was as normal as one would think until she started throwing up brown liquid and refused to eat. The vet had to force feed her and she was in the hospital for three days until this morning. I saw her early morning and later that morning, she had passed. The doctor feels that the surgery was a success but it was neurological. I disagree. I think the surgery was the biggest mistake I've ever made.
Avatar m tn the docotr said it looks like the stroke was when he had his open heart <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span>. my question if anyone can help is why did he have the signs of a stroke last year (has had no signs since then) and has now had the effects since that one day in June. mom talked to the people with TBI associatin and they said that it sounds like in May and part of June he was having TIAs that led up to his stroke and if taht was the case it would show as if he did have an old stroke is this true can anyone help?
Avatar n tn 6 hours later I had the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> with my 7 year old finding me on the bathroom floor at home. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> weeks of investigating, they determined neck injuries from 2 car accidents 15 years ago and the weight component of my personal training, caused the stroke. I was in the hospital for 12 weeks - 3 weeks in a regular hospital and 9 weeks in a rehab hospital. I was on coumadin for 4 months and have been on a baby aspirin ever since.
Avatar f tn He is being treated medically for this clot and it is not showing signs of breaking up. They now want to put stents into his natural vein and one in the other side which is 60-70% blocked. They will just leave the clot there. The doctor only prescribed a small dose of aspirin and he was not given a prescription blood thinner. My question is: what type of blood thinner should he have been on? and, Is there any other alternative to stenting the veins other than another surgery?
Avatar n tn 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span>. The latest CT scan 3.5 weeks <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> 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).
1344197 tn?1392822771 The majority of hysterectomies are preformed in women before menopause and the removal of ovaries <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> the age of 40 is common. The removal of ovaries is often recommended as a measure to reduce the risk of developing ovarian cancer. A number of studies have suggested that hysterectomy with the removal of ovaries prior to age 50 may increase the risk for heart attack and stroke.
Avatar f tn they set the machine for what they r looking for IE- use the machine with the right strength /magnification and then do certain slices and angles to look for damage or signs of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span>....and it is not that have no idea what to look for , they know or r considering it a possibility. I know this must be very difficult for u as well...
Avatar n tn that after a stroke, the brain needs a lot of healing, this healing takes place while the patient is asleep and they need lots of sleep and are very tired <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span>..her sleeping is probably what her body is telling her to do. My mother also slept 24/7 after her stroke. We only got her up for food, bathroom, sitting up for a couple hours and back to bed. She slept while sitting up also.
Avatar m tn My situation was not as dire as yours but sort of similar. I had a career and then lost my job and benefits <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> I did not recover from a surgery. I cried for days. My husband was not sure what to do with me but I kind of just needed to get it out of my system. I still am not exactly the same as I was, but I fought to get SSDI and got some benefits from my company for LTDI.
661823 tn?1293879553 and he is answering yes and no questions) when speech therapy is in with him he gets mad when he cant talk) he is able to stand with assistance of two therapist) are these good signs? It seems so slow. AND it is hard to watch. He is only 54.
Avatar n tn The same day an opthamologist took one look into his eye and bluntly said he'll never see out of that eye again. A CAT scan of his head and neck showed no signs of a blockage or hemorrhaging. Blood work showed inflammation. They didn't say where. His doctor put him on prednisone for that. I have heard that clots are not uncommon after by-pass surgery. Is it possible that a clot blocked blood flow to his eye causing lose off vision, and then went away before the CAT scan was done?
Avatar n tn I'am a 43 year old tripple bypass patient i'am presently showing signs that i might of had a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> i've had a tia in the past and iam so nervous right now because iam waiting to have a cat scan done and a ulrta sound done in the mean time iam experecing numbness and tingling on my left side i'am also a diabetic ...........
Avatar n tn As ptadvoc8 said, coughing and chest pain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> that type of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> are a strong sign of clots/embolism. However, it's very hard to say that coughing and chest pain aren't "normal" after such a procedure, or even in "healthy" people of your mother's age.
Avatar n tn I greatly appreciate your stories of recovery <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> hemorrhagic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span>. My 81-year-old husband had this type of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> on 7/3. It was a rather large bleed in the back right portion of his brain. Many of your experiences sound exactly like mine. He is on a ventilator and feeding tube, although he has been breathing for up to 10 hours without the vent. He has just begun opening his eyes and blinking them, and also lifting his right arm a bit.
Avatar f tn Also the constipation and gut pain, frequent urination, heartburn, headaches, etc. Well, I can just say I had all of the signs except a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span>. Before <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> my PTH was 165 and my calcium was 12.1. Two hours after surgery, my calcium had already dropped to 9.0 and my PTH to 35. Pretty dramatic, huh? and I did feel so much better. The low calcium buzzing will go away once you've gotten enough calcium into you system.
Avatar m tn If you would be so kind, please pass it along. Most of the literature out there for exercise <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> heart <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span>, involves the period immediately after surgery, i.e. don't lift over 10 lbs over your head, etc. Thanks for helping me.
Avatar n tn Doctors don't seem concerned. Wondering if these events are b/c of my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> affects of the TIA. I keep pushing to get going and trying to hit the gym 6 days a week. I hear that sometimes it takes up to a year to recover. YIKES.
Avatar f tn My MRIs/Scans this week did not show any signs that I had a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> or bleed, so the neurologists are assuming I had a partial <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span>. Can low potassium cause a stroke? I had a tooth pulled the day before my "seizuere" (only with novacain) and also had dental surgery the day before my stroke. Could dental (bone graft) surgery have caused my stroke?
Avatar n tn We have asked the doctor(s) if she has suffered a stroke, they say the MRI or CT (not sure which they performed) showed no <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> and because she shows no signs of paralysis, they feel she simply is taking longer to recover than they thought it would. They also say the self-extubation is not the cause of her current symptoms, just added to them.