Left brain stroke damage

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Avatar f tn My husbandf took me to the hospital and after ct scans and MRI I was told I had a stroke. I fel blessed tho, I ahve no lasting affects accept bouts of being dizzy and headaches. I am frustrated tho because my questions have not been answered. Why did I have this. My cholesteral is ok, my arteries are ok. The doctors don't have any answers. Ok I do need to lose 20lbs well now 10 and my blood pressure was borderline which I am taking medication for.
Avatar n tn Since I have not yet gone there, I have been told by doctors that he has sustained irreparable damage to the entire left side of the brain.His right side of the body is paralyzed. He underwent an operation to remove a big blod clot in his left side of the brain. It happened on January 31st, 2008.Since then he has been plagued by infections. I have been told he is awake and making some progress, but not much. What can I expect in terms of improvement?
Avatar n tn A couple of years ago I had a mild stroke in the watershed area of my brain. Last Fall, I had a mild stroke (left parietal lobe) and resulting seizures (left focal temporal lobe). This spring, I had another mild stroke (left parietal lobe). They were all slightly different. The last one had a pure expressive aphasia as part of it. I recently saw a neuropsychologist. He said my left side function is diminished but very good - vocabulary, reading, spelling, etc.
2175879 tn?1338355028 My MRI results came in. This time my neurologist actually found proof that I had a stroke. First they thought it was a TIA, then an ear ache, and then I kinda forced the issue, they did another MRI and actually found a small "disruption" on my right side of my brain. I can't tell you how relieved that makes me.
Avatar m tn The CAT Scans do not show any trace of a stroke and the EKG do not show signs of a heart attack. the doctors tell us that there is damage to the brain, but they won't know the extent until my father regains consciousness. He is non responsive to voices and the little movements that he makes that doctors tell us that those are just reflex actions. What can we expect from all this? should we get a second opinion?
563659 tn?1310517917 well after four days total in and out of hospitals for my numb/ weak left side they have said i have bells palsy straight down my left side my left arm is weak my leg wobbles and half my face is still kinda parylised it ***** and i look like eith rocky or jean crietien i cant wait till it wears off
Avatar n tn If you have temporal lobe and brain stem damage and have had a mild stroke, is it possible to cause chronic pain? About a month ago, I started having severe joint pain and fatigue. I have always slept about 6 hours a night and in the past three weeks, I have slept 10. I have had blood tests and nothing is showing up in the blood tests to indicate why I would suddenly have this kind of pain.
Avatar n tn will she ever fully recover or is that part of the brain damage forever? Will it heal over time, without therapy? Is there any place I can get information on left neglect, to understand it?
1110049 tn?1409402144 When I had a stroke on 17th June my face dropped on one side. i had a bleed on left side of my brain. My left side is weak and I find talking difficult. I was taken to hospital straight away, and spent nearly two weeks there. That was 8 weeks ago. i have been struggling. My speech hardly improved, and now i have lost my voice, but that may not be due to the stroke. my walking not too bad, but cannot use my left arm and hand.
Avatar f tn There is also a focus of deep white matter in the posterior left frontal region. My primary care physician told me there is damage and narrowing of the arteries; prescribed Zocor, diet, exercise and blood tests. I am 62-years old, a nonsmoker or drinker. I do take Lamictal/Klonopin for bipolar 2. My mother died of a stroke at age 69 (smoker). My maternal grandmother also had a stroke. I am very concerned.
Avatar n tn He is in a critical condition where both side of his brian was damage due to the first three strokes that occur on his right side of the brain and the new stroke that now occur on his left side. Also the doctor told us that the seizure was cause by the scar tissue from his left side of the brain from his previous three strokes. Now, the doctors are saying that he is in a coma.
Avatar n tn The right side and part of her left side of the brain were affected by the strokes.some doctors told us she couldnt hear,see,or know what was going on around her.she cant move anything below her neck but she has improved.We are sure she can see,hear and she is aware of whats going on.She knows her children when we visit.Dont give up.Alot of times we have lost But we believe she will get better with time.Good luck and insist on geting the treatment your mother needs.
Avatar n tn He had past partial paralysis of his left side but recovered about 90%. He suffered a second right brain stroke yesterday. It was massive and MRI shows damage to 50% of his right brain and has left side neglect. The gave him the shot (but no affect) and tried to remove the clot but the neurologist said he could not do it because it was too curvey. It is unknown if he can swallow yet as he was not lucid enough to test him.
Avatar n tn He is not in pain but is unable to lift his leg. Did MRI, went to therapy, checked for possible stroke, no stroke. Brain looks young and healthy. Doctor suggested possible Plexus Neuritis, possible nerve damage in lower back. I have looked for info on Plexus Neuritis, but can't find any. Neuro GP suggests going to IU medical center and seeing a specialist. What do you know about Plexus Neuritis, can it be addressed through surgery, time, or drugs?
Avatar f tn They associate with brain damage such as global atrophy and other features of small vessel brain damage, with focal progressive visible brain damage, are markers of underlying subvisible diffuse brain damage, and predict infarct growth and worse outcome after large artery stroke. They could be considered as the neuroimaging marker of brain frailty." (Wardlaw et al.
Avatar n tn The start of recovery after a stroke depends on which part of the brain is affected and the severity of the brain damage. Some spontaneous recovery does take place for most people soon after the stroke. Abilities that may have been lost begin to return. The process may take place quickly over the first few weeks, and then, it may be stable. It is a good sign that your father is able to breathe on his own and is coming off the ventilator slowly.
Avatar n tn Last week there was another cat scan and eeg, a different doctor told the family that she would have cp if she recovered but that she had brain stem activity, still nothing conclusive on the left and right sides of the brain, but that they need to consentrate on her getting off N.O. What exactly does loss of left side brain activity, or reduction of left side brain activity mean for quality of life?? I love her, I dont want her to suffer. We know so little about the brain, can we help her?
783212 tn?1295028006 Ischemic injury would be like a very tiny stroke, I think. Very slight bleeding. My first neuro issue was diagnosed for a while as a Temporary Ischemic Attack (TIA), and felt like (I'm told) a stroke. As for your second question, I think there is no difference between small vessel disease and small vessel changes. And I've been told by a number of doctors that small vessel damage in the brain is fairly common in MRIs, particularly in older people.
Avatar n tn consultant today and he said most of his phyiscal function will return with physiotherapy, but his speech is not likely to improve much further than what it is today as the brain scan shows all the damage as being done to the part of the brain that controls speech, he has been diagnosed with "Acute Aphasia". Can anyone advise similar experience / potential rehab to help, surely five days is to early to make this diagnosis when everything else is progressing well ?
Avatar n tn Optometrist did a visual field test, during which the machine would not focus on the left eye; and told there was a problem in the occipital lobe. Told me a brain tumor, anreuysm or clot, so ordered a catscan. Cat scan was normal, sent to a neurologist. Neurologist did strength and other tests. Height 5'7, weight 155#, fasting cholestorol was 166, hdl59, LDL 99, Tryglycerides 42, glucose 101. Tests for inflammations, clotting and flow rates were perfectly normal.
Avatar n tn The CT and MRI scans show a pretty large area of infarct on the right brain. His left limbs have lost most motor functions(able to kick with his left leg (hip muscle) albeit without power, and move his left hand very slightly. Physiotherapy started. Had a convulsion before/during the heammorhage. Understanding, reception is nearly retained. He recognizes everybody and understands subtle expressions like jokes, sarcasm etc. Started speech therapy but progress is limited.
Avatar f tn My mom is 63 and had a massive stroke almost one week ago. We've had many ups and downs. The doctors prognosis is very grim. Two days after the stroke, we were told that she would probably need a ventilator and that we should sign a DNR because even if she survived, she would not know who we were or who she was and would never be able to take care of herself. We are at the end of day 6 and she is alert at times and trying to respond to simple commands.
Avatar f tn While recovering and still not yet awake he began to have seizures and then a massive stroke to the left side of his brain. The doctors said the stroke covered more than half his brain and hes on a ventilator and not really trying to take breaths on his own. The right side of his body isnt functioning at all. The left side is having reflexes I think. His left arm moves sometimes and his left foot shakes sometimes. He doesnt respond to commands.