Can a mini stroke cause memory loss

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Avatar n tn This would not be a mini stroke.The definition of a TIA is that symptons of the stroke disappear after 24 hours. So I would have him go back to the doctor and get a scan of his brain since it seems some memory was affected. With therapy and neuroplasticity he should be able to get better.Make sure he gets information on how to prevent a second stroke from happening.
Avatar f tn we need to have faith in god & take a good recovery after a mini or a full stroke, good healthy diet, try no to stress out & take everything easy. i had a mini stroke on my rightside brain 29 years old with 3 kids 2 months ago it was a horrible experience still recovering from & praying for all the people with this same bad experience. God will help you.
Avatar n tn I had a wonderful memory before. I did see a neurologist, he said i had short-term memory loss, he did a test on me and stated thats what is wrong. I dont know, do you??
Avatar n tn Mini strokes can cause quick memory loss. If that is the case they should be able to find that through testing.
Avatar n tn Because of all of the factors mentioned above, I urge you to make an appointment with a neurologist, in a particular a cerebrovascular/stroke doctor. At that time, he or she may choose to pursue further testing such as an MRI and MRA (blood vessel test) to investigate your problem further. Again, thank you very much for your question, and I wish you the best of luck.
Avatar n tn Then in 2006 I had a heart transplant and again was on the bypass about 4 more hours. I do have memory problems. Are these after 4 years most likely going to permanent memory loss?
Avatar m tn If I did, since this happened about 2 1/2 years ago, is there any point in getting tested for this? Is there even a way to tell if I ever had a stroke? Any advice would be helpful.
1474856 tn?1288289049 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. I may need to go outside of the network to get "real" treatment, not just some Dr calling me crazy and saying my depression is an issue. i have not have a depression problem for years. This is not depression. I am sad after having this go on for over a month now & worried, but me feeling this did not cause it.
Avatar m tn These are seizures, migraines, mini stroke affecting memory areas etc. Is he a hypertensive and how is his blood glucose control? A poor glycemic control can predispose to hyperglycemia and ketones in urine, increasing risk of stroke. He may need medicines to dissolve any clot if was detected on CT head. Systemic evaluation including glycosylated hemoglobin, electrolytes and renal function indices are important and need to be checked and corrected.
Avatar f tn i am a 50 year old woman,who suffered a mini stroke in febuary,with complications of blood clots and high colestrol. i am having short term memory loss,so please excuse my spelling. i have headaches and confussion,some days are great and some days are aweful for me. i can no longer do two things at once. my blood is menitored every week my level is 1.1 which the doctor says is too thick,my cumadin is not working,i have a clot in my heart ,i'm very worried what shoud my doctor be doing?
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Avatar n tn but you do have to watch out and not take triptans and some other type of meds with these types of migraines or they might actually cause a stroke and you are supceptable to have a stroke or TIA with these migraines, but please, ask your husbands dr about these and look more into them.
Avatar n tn i have had a few mini strokes and since then i have suffered memory loss ,sometimes i might not recognise people ive known for years.or repeat myself over and over.i have tried to put names to faces i know and cant even remember there surnames even my own sister who has been married for 30 yrs. i have left the oven on and hob on overnight ,what is wrong with me ,ime 53 yrs old.
Avatar m tn My sister now has had four "episodes". The first brought on by gagging which lead to a severe headache, stars etc. four days later she ended up in intensive care with a "brain bleed". She was sent out as just fine. Since then she has had three other "happenings" which lead to confussion, loss of memory which is regained after a few hours.
Avatar n tn I have a loved one who had an old infarct found after experiencing symptoms of a TIA or mini-stroke. The old part for my loved one meant it happened months previously. They didn't see anything from the TIA he had just experienced. I think God used the flaxseed oil capsules he was taking, which have a mild anti-coagulant to the platelets property to prevent something potentially worse happening when he had the "old" infarct happen, which we didn't realize about.
Avatar f tn My boyfriend of 3 years suffered a stroke late November 07 after surviving cancer, he was 29. The doctors said the damage in my boyfriend's brain is permanent, the stroke was not severe enough to handicap him but it has affected his memory and mental capacity. They are unsure if he'll ever recover his memory fully. He is recovering slowly but still has trouble remembering people including me.
Avatar m tn I am also told I have post concussive syndrome, causing my dizziness and fatigue. Can the impact of the accident cause a mini stroke if I have microvascular disease? I am scared that I may have a full blown stroke in the future, too. What can I do to prevent one? My memory now stinks worse than it already has and I'm not that old (late 40's).
500374 tn?1210071413 I didn't have a brainstem stroke, but I did have a stroke and I have the same cognitive issues that you have. What I do is write a lot of lists - but darn where is that list? Also, I have a PSP and I play a game called Hot Brain to exercise my brain. I'm not good but I'm trying.
Avatar m tn Since she has blood pressure and diabetic issues, could be she fainted from those conditions and caused her probable temporary memory loss. On the other hand, sometimes if BP gets out of control, it can cause a stroke like incident, where a bleed in the brain will affect memory. If she cannot get in to see a doc right away, take her on over to the ER for evaluation, because if something serious has actually happened, they'll want to jump all over it.
Avatar n tn Surgery is risky. Assuming that she had a life threatening aneurysm, it was a necessary surgery. Anesthesia, the trauma of the surgeons moving around in there, and the loss of blood supply necessary with the aneurysm work itself all cause brain trauma. I do not know what your surgeon means by "mini- stroke" but it implies that there was a loss of circulation to the brain in a few places. A stroke is caused by something that blocks a vessel.
Avatar f tn So beginning two+ years ago, I have noticed I have bad short term memory loss, have a hard time comprehending, understanding, staying focused. I now have OCD, ADD, depression and severe anxiety. I have patience and anger problems and my IQ is not nearly what it used to be. I also get very lightheaded & have migraines often, lost when driving and have been in several vehicle accidents in the past couple years. I have had two nervous breakdowns in the past two years also.
Avatar f tn Stroke, complex migraines, and many other things can cause memory loss. Wish I could be more help and relieve some of your frustration but I do think it is an important symptom that you should address. One thing I can say is I do know how it feels and it is upsetting. Sometimes I can't remember friends names, ones I have known for years. But I kept pushing for an explanation and now I am on medication that is helping.
Avatar f tn I googled strokes and high blood sugars and I got a lot of information. It seems that high blood sugars can cause many problems after a stroke, but it didn't say that high blood sugars cause strokes. The website: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/news_and_events/news_articles/news_article_stroke_hyperglycemia.htm was very informative and explained a lot about what a stroke is and why blood sugars rise at the time of a stroke.