Causes of stroke after surgery

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1390615 tn?1299429891 Two other men suffered strokes after cataract surgery 1. Henry Peter Koop Henry Peter Koop passed away Mar. 2. In 1993 during cataract surgery, he suffered a stroke. 2. Allen Smith Congressional Report: Eventually - after being hospitalized with a stroke, after cataract surgery
Avatar n tn My dad after heart surgery (CABG they called it) got stroke that affected his left side. (4 months before). Now he can walk with or without support but problem is left arm and hand which is not recovered well. Initially he got swelling on hand but its gone now. He complains for pain in arm and hand. If anybody faced same can tell me, how long it takes for hand recovery? What is reason for pain? I will really appreciate. Last question is if electronic therapy is useful or harmful?
Avatar n tn Disc degenerative diseases that cause nerve root pressure or damage, pressure on the spinal cord/pressure on the tail bone are frequent causes of fecal incontinence. Other causes could be chronic laxative use, chronic constipation, recent bowel surgery, decreased awareness rectal fullness or need to defecate, severe hemorrhoids, stress and even emotional problems (so, this is a possibility in your case).
Avatar n tn My 88 year old mother had a right brain side stoke after surgery to repair a broken hip and wrist. She is healing quite well from the surgeries and is even able to stand with help during her rehabilitation, but she is constantly sleepy and slips into a religious rambling and looking for Jesus in the halls, and in her room. It comes at any time and for no apparent reason, she could be waking up or just sitting and resting, with or without company in the room.
Avatar n tn She also had four CT scans done on her head after the stroke, up to about 5 months later which did not show anything that could explain her complaints. She completed a course of physical therapy which did not alleviate the symptoms. She is getting desperate. She is using a hearing aid and wears glasses. Is there any exercise, test or medication that you could suggest? She says that she would gladly undergo an operation if that was needed.
Avatar n tn My dad is 76 and had a massive stroke to the left side of his brain, after the stroke he was in the hospital for 5 days and sent to acute rehab. He was there for 4 days and developed severe aspiration pnemonia and was put in ICU for 3 or 4 days and then in a regular room for about another 8 days, then Humana woud not approve him for acute rehab and sent him to a su acute rehab/nursing home where he was for 6 days.
Avatar n tn You can reach me off-line -- how do we do that -- I'd like to learn more about your neurologist. I'm kind of in-between now. I developed migraines after the stroke so went down to Georgetown to see a migraine specialist down there, but she's moving to Texas - Dr. Kittner is a great doctor, but he's more of a stroke guy vs. migraine & stroke. I'm just curious about your doctor. I'm happy to share more info about my pregnancies. After Dr.
Avatar n tn But congratulations on your pregnancy. That's exciting but also a little scary after your stroke. Are you on medication now because of the clot issue to prevent stroke? Make sure to talk to your doctor immediately if you are to make sure it is compatible with pregnancy! We have a pregnancy forum and I'd love to chat with you there. I hope the person who you are asking how it went comes back and updates you.
Avatar n tn My mother suffered a watershed stroke during or after cardiac surgery 7 years ago. She is still paralyzed on her right side but regained other skills through my constant care and talking about memories she had lost. She is now 88 and her short-term memory is failing. My question is regarding mood swings. Does this type of stroke affect one's ability to manage anger? She is almost bi-polar with me and I don't always see the change coming.
Avatar f tn I still have the clot that caused the stroke and will be taking coumadin for the rest of my life. Following the stroke I had severe headaches for months afterwards. They finally went away and have been pain free for almost a year. Last Wednesday the headache came back, it is always there. Has anyone else had these headaches? Aleve is the only thing that makes them go away for a time but I am not supposed to take that.
Avatar n tn I'm 47 and had an operation 3 yrs. ago -- after the surgery I had 3 days of intense vomiting. 2 wks. later I had a cerebellar stroke -- the symptoms were vomiting, vertigo, and complete loss of balance. The ambulance got me to the ER, and the ER drs. at my NYC hospital were great. The CAT scan and MRI revealed the cerebellar stroke (the doctors called it a "significant stroke). After I was discharged I had 8 mths of rehab and finally was able to walk without a walker.
Avatar f tn I have been to ER a couple of times after this surgery because of these issues and they say it is anxiety. I have a hard time believing that considering I was perfectly fine before surgery and had none of these complications until afterwards. I just need some ideas on which direction to go.
Avatar n tn 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.
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 m tn Hello and welcome to the forum. I am sorry to hear about your uncle. The possible causes of coma after heart surgery are extensive and can include things that are very serious but also things that are much less serious. For instance, he could have suffered a stroke which would be quite serious. Alternatively, he could simply be suffering from the after effects of anesthesia and cardiac surgery which would be generally transiet and should improve.
Avatar n tn Wow, thank you so much for that thorough reply! It helps me piece certain aspects of my mother's medical puzzle together. She just started her second round of chemo - doxil, I believe. I'm in the process of trying to obtain her medical records... and I'm going to look into whether or not she is on a blood thinner. For some reason I don't think so. The doxil is just buying her more time, according to her oncologist.
Avatar n tn mld, thanks for the post. There are alot of causes of muscular pain and weakness after bypass. Given the focal weakness however, this is likely neuromuscular in origin. Under general anesthesia, you lose the ability to compensate and position yourself to relieve muscular stress, such as rolling over while sleeping. Further, sometimes patients need to be put in positions that can stress the outflow of the nerve roots that innervate the upper extremity.
604197 tn?1292308636 It seemed that I had a partial sense of smell and taste for a few days after the fall/head trauma, and then after that I seemed to have lost everything. I almost can say that I have experienced almost the exact range of post accident symptoms that almost each and everyone of the brain and head injury community has since my accident. It's hard at times not to be able to enjoy those tastes and smells that I previously took for granted for so many years.
Avatar f tn if you read up on it most people start haveing hair loss after a couple of months . are you sure it was the topamax after only 2 weeks ,thats realy scary !i read in another post of yours that you are still haveing hair loss .is that still going on ?Im wondering what im up against because this med does help with the headaches so much .thank you and good luck.
Avatar n tn I have no memory of the first 5-6 days after surgery and seem to be having trouble remembering events from much earlier in life. ( decades rather than years). Typically, a friend will say 'remember when......., and even after prompting I will not be able to recall the event. I don't know if I am forgeting more things as time goes by or am just being exposed to more things I have forgotten.
Avatar m tn Skin biopsies reveal lymphocytic and eosinophilic inflammation around the hair follicles The causes of infection are mite Demodex, the yeast Pityrosporum, and bacteria An autoimmune process has also been investigated.
Avatar n tn There are some types of Herpes viruses, such as vericella or chicken pox, that can induce a vasculitis and lead to stroke, you would have had an outbreak of your Herpes near the time of your stroke and therefore you would have known it. One needs to find out the etiology of the stroke and try to limit the factors inducing the stroke. Pregnancy can induce a hypercoaguable state and therefore this should be fully worked up including the Leiden factor and thrombin gene.
Avatar n tn Yes, intracranial hypertension can induce vessel wall damage. If you had blockage of a brain vessel you would have a stroke, so likely not causing you just head pressure. There are a myraid of diseases that can give you headaches or head pressure, much too long to list here. I would bet on a headache as inducing your symptoms.
Avatar n tn 6 hours later I had the stroke with my 7 year old finding me on the bathroom floor at home. After 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 In the mean time it's back to cold wash cloths, imitrex then anti-nausea medication (which causes headache). PS...I have bulging discs too and earlier this year had a major low back surgery and then a tumor removed, which they said could not have caused the migraines. Of course not, I still have them.
Avatar n tn I get pain in the lower pelvis where I had the pain after surgery when I walk up a flight of stair. So I have stayed away from steps. I have a friend that is a dermatologist her husband is a surgeon in Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC. She says that he says. It is better to get the bikini becaus then they so in do what they have to do and get out. He killed my by going through 3 times. When through my muscles.
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 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).
Avatar m tn See another cardiologist? I am currently on Metaprolol. I thought the HR would go DOWN after the surgery, but it seems to be getting worse. Thank you for answering my question!!