Mild stroke symptoms symptoms of a stroke

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Avatar n tn Hi Angie , The symptoms of your mother do suggest of a mild stroke . Please go for a CT scan and MRI of the brain immediately . These will help to diagnose whether it is a stroke and whether the stroke is ischemic or haemorrhagic . If left untreated , it may lead to paralysis on one side of the body . Please discuss the management plan with a neurologist after the diagnostic tests are done . Hope this helps you . Take care and regards !
1532119 tn?1292317951 SO if you are having a previous history if the same, then you need to be very careful, not to miss it's severity again. So do keep a touch with a good GP or a neurophysician for a half yearly review. That would be enough.to take precaution and for prevention. Since i have not examined you, i really can't give my frank opinion on your present condition and hence want you to have a visit to a good doctor.
Avatar n tn if she had transient symptoms, she may have had a TIA or transient ischemic attack. this is a warning sign of stroke and needs to be treated as such. she should see a neurologist or a primary doctor as soon as possible and look for the cause. she may need a brain CT or MRI, a heart echo, blood work and dopplers. She should do it as soon as possible.
Avatar n tn hi David933, I also suffer the same type of stroke symptoms that you had.I thought I was suffering from a migraine but it turned out to have long term effects on my apperance, I have droppyness on the right side of my face, mental confusion from time to time, numbness in arms and hands and toes.and difficullty speaking muscle weakness,on the right side of my body.my mri was clear like yours,but I have a complete occlusion in my left artery.I also have uncontrolled b.p.
Avatar f tn If the stroke happened due to a bleed, then this is controlled. If it is due to worms in brain, then a long term treatment to kill the worm is started. Hence treatment also depends on the cause of stroke. Hope this helps. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Do consult your doctor. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar m tn Hello, I'm wondering if my symptoms are indicative of a mild stroke. I've had this same thing happen a couple of times over the last decade, with varying severity, the most recent incident being two weeks ago. I went to sleep with a headache and woke up extremely dizzy, hoping a couple more hours of sleep would make it go away, which it did not. A headache persisted for the next two days and after it was finally gone the mild dizziness and general weakness has persisted ever since.
Avatar f tn If there is concern for depression, treatment of it can improve many symptoms. Seizures or abnormal EEGs after stroke is common. Treatment of the seizures (or severely abnormal EEG patterns) with antiepileptics such as lamictal should help improve some of your symptoms with the thinking. If the neuropsychological evaluation showed specific problems, cognitive rehabilitation to help you with those specific areas may benefit you.
Avatar n tn I can only hope you are under the care of a good doctor, who can refer you to specialists who can help treat your current symptoms. I occasionally get angry and I know how awful that feels, but it's as a result of a car accident I was in that keeps me in pain all the time. I try to exercise to get my emotions to even out, but especially now that I am older, it's hard to. But an easy walk seems to work well enough, and I hope that might help you, too.
Avatar n tn TIA by definition should not have any residual effects beyond 24 hours. Your symptoms could or could not be related to stroke etiology and could represent peripheral neurological/ muscular issues. I would suggest considering an initial evaluation by a primary care physician and depending on the cause diagnosed/ suspected, it can be managed accordingly or specialist care may be sought. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
Avatar n tn Do these syptomns sound like she whould have a CAT to prove or disprove any possibilty of a Mild Stroke due to heavy Wine and Smoking? Since she is hospitalized presently recovering form her broken hip, should they also test for a stroke?
Avatar n tn An infarct is an area of dead tissue, so I would suggest that you have in fact had a (seemingly) mild stroke. However I'm not a doctor & that's their job to diagnose you. The good news is that thingsdo get better over time, albeit slowly. Keep doing things to help with your weakness but do pace yourself. You may find your stamina decreased from before - don't push too hard, your brain need time to recover & rewire.
Avatar n tn my 19 year old granddaughter was airlifted to a trauma center from her college with all the classic symptoms of a stroke (drooping face/eye, left arm weakness, left leg weakness, could not move her tongue to the left, could not inflate her cheeks on the left side pain in the right side of her head) after admission to the local ER her symptoms started to subside and after arriving at the new trauma center the symptoms continued to subside.
500374 tn?1210075013 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 n tn My husband, almost 60, was diagnosed 15+ years ago with RP, then 5 years ago with Glaucoma. Recently, he experienced a mild stroke, will virtually no loss of motor skills, speech or comprehension. But I noticed right away that his vision had changed substantially. Unfortunately, the medical community does not seem prepared to address the vision loss in any way at all. In fact, they seem to simply shrug it off -- he was already blind before the stroke, so that didn't cause it. Well DUH...
Avatar n tn Doctors are still denyign i had a stroke, thats 6 years ago. i guess they have to actually do work if I have a stroke instead of 100 second consultations.
Avatar f tn People I love have had major strokes that rendered them unable to move or speak and left them hospitalized for months while they regained use of the side of their bodies effected. An acquaintance of mine is always looking for attention because of his lonely life. He was posting one night, two weeks ago, and the next morning posted that he was in the middle of a massive stroke". He said he was dizzy and it was difficult to swallow.
Avatar f tn She is experiencing severe migraines, along with severe nausea, and the left side of her face has become numb, and droopy. The first thing we thought was a mild stroke, she was admitted into the hospital, after MRI'S, Cat-scans, countless bloodwork, and ultrasounds, stroke was ruled out. Now, her dx is vascular migraines. I am curious after reading alot of posts about similar problems after gallbladder surgery, if anyone has has similar problems. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar n tn i know symptoms are vary. but, dont we need to be careful when we have some weird flulike symptoms after sex with some one who are status unknown. if the hosipital, if you have this symptoms and telling them u are gay, i guess 99% doctors will suggest have a HIV test. you said my risk is ZERO, but, other offical websites like CDC had already said all sex fluid exchange should be considered as risk, excpet intact skin.
Avatar m tn My Dad had an ischemic brainstem stroke 5 weeks ago, he is 67. I am aware that a stroke in this area can be fatal as this area of the brain controls breathing etc. My Dad can breathe an cough on his own. He has not opened his eyes since the stroke (on occassions they open half way). He will answer commands on occassions by nodding but this tends to fluctuate. My Dad has lots of movements in his body, especially his left side, right side is improving.
Avatar n tn These events SEEM to happen (very approximately) only 10 times a day. All these appear when I talk at a (for me) normal rate of speed. If I consciously greatly slow down my speech and attend VERY carefully to what I am saying the frequency diminishes (eliminated?). Sometimes I notice the error though usually I don't until brought to my attention. I have had a brain MRI which revealed only a small LEFT anterior TEMPORAL arachnoid cyst (no mass effect).
Avatar n tn It is not always easy for people to recognize symptoms of a small stroke. The symptoms may be confused with those of other conditions that cause similar symptoms.
Avatar n tn walking, swallowing, speech. I expect improvement to continue over the next few months. The slight numbness and feelings of coldness in parts of my left side have not changed over the month since the stroke and I still feel temperataure differently on the left side. During ejaculation I can feel the pulsations, but I don't feel the 'thrill'. My questions are: Can I expect improvement in these sensory abnormalities over the next few months? Years?
Avatar n tn I'm a 76 year old lady who recently spent a week in the hospital because of episodes of TIA. After a MRI a CT scan, EEG, and ECG, they told me I had a mild stroke. While in the hospital they put me in heparin drip to thin my blood to start with, then they put me on plavix. I have episodes of bad sharp pain around my left temple coming down sometimes to may face, and from time to time especially after i take my BP meds with the plavix I get nauseated and light headed.
Avatar f tn Once I got to the ER the usual stroke symptoms began and resolved over the course of 10 hours or so. The ER immediately did a CT scan but it didn't really show anything. They called in neurology who didn't get there for another 4-5 hours. By then the numb disjointed thing had gone away, my speech was slurred, the left side of my face was dropped. Heparin IV was started and I was admitted. They did an MRI as soon as they could which showed the evidence of the mild stroke.
Avatar f tn I searched online for symptoms of a stroke and they mirror those of a migraine. Is there a way to differentiate between the two? Obviously, I don't want to run to the hospital every time I have a migraine but I would also not want to dismiss a more serious condition.
Avatar n tn I had a mild stroke on Dec. 12 and I am still an emotional wreck. The teaars flow when I am under stress. my doctor gave me Nortriptyline to take, but I haven't staarted yet because of the warnings on the internet not to takeif you have a history of stroke. I called the doctor about this and his office hasn't called back yet. UNsure about meds.
Avatar n tn If she persists with problems then she needs a urodynamic evaluation to obtain a better understanding of her symptoms/bladder function. Her symptoms may all be related to residual changes from her stroke, however. A small amount of vaginal estrogen cream may well help her symptoms, but do the urologic evaluation first. A urologist should be consulted.. S.A.Liroff, M.D, .This information is provided for general medical educational purposes only.
Avatar n tn The only residual issues I have is a twitching in my left lower eyelid and a migraine that just took me out of commission this past weekend. I talked to a friend and they said something about a stroke (which I sort of laughed off at the time), but I then just got my blood pressure tested and it came back high - 139/89. I couldn't believe it (given my diet/level of fitness). I am in the process of drastically changing my diet (no sodium at all) and going mostly fruits and vegetables.
Avatar n tn Is it possible that certain skills could be lost from a stroke? If these are common symptoms in a post-stroke patient, I would just like to be aware of this so that I can be of support to him. Thanks very much for your expertise!