Mini stroke in the ear

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Avatar m tn I am 78 and had a mini stroke 11 Jun 2014. I was placed in the hospital for overnight observation and was released the following day to my family doctor. I have high blood pressure so he placed me on Exforge 10-325-25mg HCT and also Clopidogrel 75mg In the hospital I had a MRA, MRI, CATSCAN, Chest Xray and several blood tests. I lost peripheral vision in the left eye. When I left the hospital I had this slight lump across from my left ear about 1 inch long pointing to the top of my head.
Avatar f tn it read 170/130. I laid down and started getting this prickly/tingly feelings in the back of my head, neck, and down my right arm. I had slight chest pain and then a shortness of breath. I sat up immediately and began choking gasping for air. I felt really dizzy and didn't want to stand up. I waited a few minutes and when I went to stand was a little off balanced. Since then the right side of the back of my neck, right arm has been sore and a little stiff.
Avatar m tn Suddenly felt unwell. Ringing in right ear. Temporary hearing loss in right ear. Dizziness. Stood up and completely lost my balance like drunkenness. Thought I was dying. Recovered a few minutes later.
Avatar n tn She is still in the hospital, but we believe she has made it through the worst. Her left peripheral vision is gone and her left arm was out of control, but she is now regaining control. She is 46 years old and was otherwise healthy prior to this. The doctors cannot tell us what happened to cause this, they simply do not know. They also told us it appears that she had a stroke prior to this stroke, and she never knew about it.
Avatar f tn These symptoms are suggestive of multiple sclerosis, a demyelinating disorder affecting the white matter of the brain. The symptoms of multiple sclerosis are loss of balance, muscle spasms, numbness in any area, problems with walking and coordination, tremors in one or more arms and legs.
765802 tn?1263304451 Basal ganglia are also located in the same region at the base of the forebrain in the temporal region. Periventricular cyst is a white matter lesion that may result from hypotension, ischemia, and coagulation necrosis. Decreased blood flow affects the white matter at the superolateral borders of the lateral ventricles.This decreased blood flow to brain tissue causes it to soften up and eventually die, leaving behind cysts filled with fluid.
1038794 tn?1252925252 Tho i have developed a constant humming sound in my ear worse when in a quiet room... never had that at the begining I have took my meds last night this morning and now this afternoon and have had no relief either... Grrr trying not to stress now. Went to shop earlier and was getting funny looks from everyone they must have thought i was drunk was a horrible feeling... Should i ask for a second opinion? I may start a new post in here and ask?
Avatar n tn If blood clots are present in the left heart, they can then be pumped out of the heart into the brain causing a stroke. Hence, in patients with migraine and PFO, there would be an increased risk for stroke. Please recognize that the vast majority of people with PFO are entirely asymptomatic and live normal lives without ever suffering from stroke.
Avatar f tn And for the Love of Mike, stay off the symptom sites! Actually I'm quite impressed that stroke was the ONLY disease you now have! See your doc.
Avatar n tn I also had a cold feeling in my left hand down to my fingertips. I awoke in the morning with a pain in the left side of my neck which subsided within 5 minutes or so. The numbness in my left arm did not go away however. So I went to the ER that evening. There they did a CT scan of my head and did not find anything abnormal. The ER doctor chalked it up to bad side effects from the Maxalt which should go away on their own.
Avatar n tn I went to the PCP and Neurologist two days later and had an MRI 5 days later and they saw a stroke in the cerebellum and signs of a mini stroke that they classified as 'old'. I fortunately did not have ongoing loss of speech, or weakness in limbs etc...but have suffered from weird dizziness and electric shock feelings in my head. They seem to get better - but then get wrose again....Dr's are saying it is maybe anxiety --but is not. I have had anxiety before and these are different.
Avatar n tn I have been gettign sudden migraines here and there, i just try to ignore it, but I'm gettign sick of the continuos tighting numbness on the right sdie fo my head and ear area. I've been having weakness in my left arm that comes and go for while now. Just recently, my left arm had a weird tingly feeling from my shoulders down to my arms and fingers that feels like its pulling from one side along with my right side head having pressure or tension pressure.
Avatar n tn Mini strokes can occur during bypass surgery but it could have occured at another time also. There is really no way of knowing exactly when it occured. There are some "anti-dizzy" medications (e.g. Antivert) that his neurologist can recommend that may help but they have significant side-effects such as drowsiness. Probably the test your husband was scheduled for was a thallium scan with delayed imaging for viability.
Avatar n tn It is possible you have inflammation in the joints (TMJ) this isthe jaw bone joint located near your ear. Just have an MRI done and see, you may need braces to correct the problem if in fact it is that. This problem can come with headaches, jaw soreness, gum soreness, tingling handes..
Avatar f tn The headache was worse and my neck was stiff in the back. I went to the walk up care center and was sent to the hospital for stat CT scan. The scan was normal and was given Rx for pain. Got up next day felt even worse..still repeating words, headache, when I would bend over and get back up it felt like my head was going to explode. I was queasy and having trouble keeping my balance. Called Dr who told me to go to ER. When riding to ER when car would stop I felt like I was still moving.
Avatar dr m tn Most doctors at this point will give a diagnosis of Eustachian tube dysfunction, where due to mild nasal inflammation, the tube that connects to the ear is partially blocked, leading to pressure changes that can cause ear problems. Many patients will walk out the door with prescription allergy mediations or over-the-counter decongestants.
Avatar n tn 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. My neurologist did not want me on a blood thinner for life, saying that aspirin would be enough.
Avatar n tn One thing the aides did not catch on to was that there is a delay in understanding that comes with the stroke. Sort of like the delay in a jet turbines response to the throttle. I made her my "special jello" today. You mix jello the regular way with hot and cold water and add a cup of cottage cheese, put in a blender, and then back in the refrigerator. It is healthy, but more importantly. the cottage cheese thickens the jello. The thickened desert helps stimulate the swallow reflex.
Avatar n tn The neurosurgeon did not offer much hope for us to survive the stroke nor in her recovery. She has already beat the odds. My mom was in ICU for 3 weeks and step-down 1 week and in rehab hospital for two months now. I have come to learn the dr.'s don't like or really now prognosis on recovery because everyone recovers differently. I have been told over and over again they don't know why some gain more function than others. My mom pulled out her breathing tube which she had for 2.
Avatar f tn Actually, as long as there's more o-bands in the CSF than in the serum, then that's indicative of MS. They subtract the number of o-bands in the serum from the o-band count in the CSF to come up with the test results... but the number has to be more than three.
Avatar n tn I am a 45 yr old female. I had a mini stroke 2 years ago. Don't know the cause. Also diagnosed with diabetes. High blood pressure. Since stroke I have been having irregular periods. Usually about every 3 weeks, used to be very heavy now very light. Lasting about 10 days. In last year right before my period my ears hurt and I get light-headed and nauseated. Have had teeth and ears checked, they are o.k. On meds for diabetes, blood pressure,anxiety and stroke for 2 years.
Avatar n tn Weird, because I have the exact same thing as well. It's probably and inch or two below the ear (the one I have now), but I have had it directly behind the ear as well. I think overall I am in good health. I'm 33 and I have had it for many years as well. It just started again today, but I haven't had it in several months if not longer. I think it's related to stress somehow, although I don't know for sure.
Avatar n tn The consensus is that between the heart stem that is wavy and has unique area that blood could sit (and shouldnt) and the issues with the blood and Histine - that I probably formed a build up or clot in the heart that broke off a small piece (MRI showed an older mini stroke in the Cerebellum as well) and then the rest of it broke loose and traveled as well (to the Cerebellum area) when I suffered the stroke that I knew about. I had no idea that I had previously had a mini stroke??
Avatar n tn The entire right side of m;y ;head is numb. It's on top and all the way down to my ear. It's also numb across the entire right side of my forehead and stops at the eye brow. Is this something I need to worry about? I am a 60 y/o female.
Avatar n tn The second they think was caused when they lowered his blood pressure it was a Ischemic stroke. The first stroke is the most severe and originated in the Putamen ( a part of the basal ganglia). The second is on the right side and I've been told it controls spatial concepts. He has started to move more today and instead of only having posturing movements he has started to bring his arms up in a more normal response.
677292 tn?1226291236 She doesn't exactly enjoy the best of health with repeated chest infections, ear infections etc and the fact that she also smokes (condoned by the Mother) doesn't help. Now to further muddy the water let me tell you that my Daughter is adopted and her biological Mother at age 18 suffered a severe stroke and took some years to regain speech, mobility etc I'm looking for some answers here, as I'm just struggling with 1. If the event is real or fiction. 2.
451975 tn?1372332199 I worked for 8 years after having the stroke due to being struck in the head. The first instance where things started to not be done right was when I collapsed and was taken to the ER. Even though the EMT in the ambulance told me he thought I was having a stroke, The ER doctor did not recognize that I was having a stroke. He did no CT or MRI, even though I had a closed head injury. I was vomiting, had nystagmus, and loss of bodily functions.
Avatar f tn There were days that I felt way under the weather, but not enough for me to search of suggestions on the web, However; Last few months, in my stroke effected limbs, the pain and fatigue is increasing by a lot, and the frequency is chronic - non-stop. Pain/fatigue is effecting everything though. Cant even sleep, even when Im exhausted due to the aches, and throbbing pain deep in/around joints and bones. Bottom line, its a hard road.
Avatar n tn However I can go for months were I feel none of the symptoms aside from the occassional heaviness that sets in before a mini migraine takes hold. The one constant symptom is some heavyset saliva and the need to swallow constantly this has been ongoing for over a year if not close to two.
Avatar n tn Temporal arteritis, internal ear infection, TMJ and tooth decay can all cause a temple pain. Infection in the eye, glaucoma, near and far sightedness and sinusitis are the other causes. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!