Acute stroke symptoms

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Avatar f tn My left hand died yesterday. completely. i have a neurosurgeon. i have a acute/subacute fracture of c1. have been having difficulty swallowing, night sweats, fatigue, pain in neck, tooth pain, blurred vision, numb tongue, etc. i have no thyroid...but am being tested for throat cancer...saw him today, and he said my neuro should see me asap. he even had me call my neuro before i left his office. the neuro said if it is a stroke...he can not do anything.
Avatar n tn The next day he woke up with the same symptoms as the stroke 6 years ago and we assumed he had another stroke. The MRI, CTScan shows no new stroke, but his symptoms continue and he doesn't seem to be getting much better. He has lost his job due to the memory loss issues. Any thoughts on what could have happened? We are seeing a neuropsychologist.
Avatar n tn His doctor has given him an MRI, and he has no sign of stroke or tumor. Are these typical symptoms or a person that attempts to quit after excessive use for a long period of time? Also, his tolerance level changed, which made him stop in the first place, along with family intervention.
338734 tn?1377160168 Went to hospital ER due to stroke symptoms. Had CT and MRI as well as bubble echo. Suggestion of shunt. To follow up with TEE.
Avatar n tn Agree to test cholesteral based on history of stroke symptoms
Avatar n tn Rapid assessment of acute ischemia is critical for the management of acute stroke patiens who may benefit from thrombolytics or neuroprotective therapeutics. Differentiation of acute from chronic stroke, which may all appear hyperintense on T2- Weighted Imaging(T2WI ), is essential in determining the management of patiens.
Avatar n tn Depending on how an MRI scan is completed it can show both acute and chronic strokes. Radiologists comment on the fact that there is no acute stroke either to indicate that they did special imaging to look for an acute stroke, or because this is a common reason to obtain a MRI of the brain. Chronic strokes can be seen with standard MRI techniques, and therefore the comment normal MRI excludes the presence of chronic strokes.
Avatar f tn If there was evidence of an acute stroke on the MRI, investigation for causes of stroke in a young person (of which there are many many causes including blood clots from various areas of the body including heart and legs, various clotting tendencies including the clotting tendency that occurs in all women around pregnancy but also other hereditary or non-hereditary clotting disorders, and some genetic disorders such as CADASIL and mitochondrial disorders).
Avatar n tn The main reason for doing the CT scan is to look for an acute bleed or mass. If a patient has had a stroke you can not often see it until 24 hours later unless it is very large. At our institution if the CT is negative we usually wait. The CT scan does not visualize the posterior fossa or brainstem as well and if concern was in that area then MRI may be a preferred scan. This information is presented for general medical education purposes only.
Avatar f tn in a person with prolonged, untreated high blood pressure, multiple lacunar infarcts can occur. This can cause additional symptoms to develop, including stroke or facial nerve paralysis. The damage has been done and as you are not in an acute phase, the work up now is determining if there are other high risk factors for developing infarcts. So, you can wait and have the tests done. Regards.
Avatar f tn Am experiencing symptoms of weakness, blackouts, visual disturbances, loss of balance, dizziness, severe headaches, facial numbness, speech impairment, stroke like symptoms etc. Can calcification cause these kind of symptoms? Also could this be an indication of a tumour? Thank you kindly for your time.
667923 tn?1421462724 I have been experiencing intense pain,numbness on the whole left side of body. The weakness has been so bad that I can't even move my left hand or foot.I felt like a 40lb. weight was laying on my hand and foot to keep it from moving. I felt like I was having a stroke and after doing research on it, I did. Maybe it was an Ischemic attack or TIA. I have had 3 or 4 of these attacks and don't want to wind up having a full blown STROKE.
Avatar n tn There are two foci of acute ischemic change involving the left parietal cortex posteriorly. The largest area of acute ischemic change measures 10mm and is best seen on series #6, image #16. There is a very subtle faint enhancement in the more prominent area of acute ischemic change in the left parietal cortex on the post contrast images. Impression-Two small foci of acute ischemic changes left parietal cortex seen. Volume Loss.
Avatar f tn This is the only MRI done since his initial stroke. The MRI showed old infarct in pons area + acute infarct in anterior portion of corpus callosum + subacute infarct in the other side of the corpus callosum. It also showed lesions in the thalamic portion + basil ganglia. The neurologist resident stated that my dad had a TIA (or stroke) 2 weeks prior to his stroke on February 19,09 (at home-it was never noticed).
Avatar n tn Should ever experience these symptoms collectively, get yourself to an ER immediately because some the damage done by a stroke can be reversed if anti-coagulants are administered within 3 - 4hrs of the clot developing. The anti-coagulant, in and of itself, is a potent drug, so the ER would thoroughly vet you before administering it--which will include a check-up by the neurologist on call. I'm not a doctor, but judging by your post, I doubt you're having a stroke...
Avatar n tn This seems like a very complex situation especially for her doctors, so it's difficult to answer some of these things given the limitations of this venue, but I'll try to give you some information that may answer your questions. It sounds like your sister has had an acute event with progression or a series of acute events in succession.
Avatar f tn hi i have been having ongoing symptoms for sometime now but they reflared at the beginning of june my dr is referring me to ms clinic so have that appt. set up for the fall. anyways my question is about acute relapses i awoke at approx.
Avatar n tn tt2 and flair hyperintense lesion seen in right side of pons showing diffusion restriction and low adc values so acute infarct
Avatar f tn Weakness, confused speech, etc, as you describe, may be related to a vascular event such as a stroke. CT heads are good in the acute phase particularly if you are concerned about bleeding. However, they are not sensitive in identifying strokes in the acute phase. I would recommend that your friend have an MRI of her/his brain to evaluate further. Additionally, does your friend have any medical history, neurological history of seizures, etc, history of low back pain?
Avatar f tn Thinking I had a stroke or anurysm or something.
Avatar n tn None of 3 Doctors diagnosed stroke but felt it was compressed disc or pinched nerve.For 1 week now he is in a stroke rehab unit in a wheelchair with catheter and very little speech and some disorientation,MRI and Cat scan and Doppler all show negative results.Is there any possibility that there could be another diagnosis that is being missed?
Avatar n tn My mother recently suffered an acute stroke after a mini-stroke two weeks earlier. While at the hospital the neurologist told our family that had they known she had atrial fibrillation in her first mini-stroke, they would have prescribed coumadin and the acute stroke would likely have been prevented. I was told by a geriatric nurse practitioner friend that they should have done the Holter EKG rather than the short EKG as it would have detected the atrial fibrillation.
Avatar f tn my mom is 72 3 weeks ago she came down with acute west nile and in the middle of that she had a stroke. A bleeder and it affected 25 % of her left side brain. she is having severe headaces. Can't move her right side, can't eat or drink. The drs. are going to start intense rehab. Is there a chance for recovery or are we just biding time. I want to give her every chance possible. I quess I may be in a state of shock just looking for answers.
Avatar m tn If my memory serves me right, acute ischemic event is just the medical jargon for a stroke. Congratulations, it looks like you are in the clear.
1474856 tn?1288289049 numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body; confusion or difficulty in talking or understanding speech; trouble seeing in one or both eyes; and difficulty with walking, dizziness, or loss of balance and coordination. I have this all the time, but the Dr's just keep saying it is just migraine. I am so worried about feeling like this constantly, but i encountered a problem when i tried to see a new Dr within the Henry Ford health system.