Mini stroke warning signs

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Avatar n tn my husband was in hospital with a possible "mini stroke" He is scheduled to have a MRA in two days. He is still a little "off" in his balance. One dr. thought it was Vertigo.. But he didnt have all the signs. How can we tell if he might be having another stroke?
532476 tn?1214520784 Remember, stroke is a life-threatening emergency. The warning signs or symptoms of stroke may occur alone or in combination. They may last a few seconds or up to 24 hours, and then disappear. These signs are mini-strokes and should not be ignored. They indicate a hidden problem with blood flow, which could trigger a stroke. ref:http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Stroke_signs_and_symptoms?
Avatar n tn first and foremost it does sound like a stroke ( my grandmother had quite a few so I know the signs) Second and most important I believe if I read correclty you are on the pill. The pill can cause strokes. Please please go to your GYN and get off them. Ask your GYN for referalls about any testing you can have. Get copies of all your films and reports as with the incompetentancy of the medical profession films can be read wrong. But please look into the pill.
Avatar n tn We went out for my birthday on the Saturday and on the Sunday morning I was in hospital, no warning signs as I was asleep and woke up with a major headache, went to the hospital and after 2 days in emergency they finally told me I had a stroke.... A bit too late to take any medication then. They put it down to my pill because they couldn't find any other explanation. I was on the Levlen ED pill. I lost my whole right side of my body and 3 months later its all pretty much back to normal.
Avatar n tn My mom had good health and no warning signs before the stroke, not even a headache, my dad found her this way mid-morning. 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.
Avatar n tn Posted By CCF MD mdf on August 26, 1998 at 09:36:07: In Reply to: mini-strokes posted by doug brown on August 26, 1998 at 08:02:16: My Father, who has had extremely low blood pressure all his life, was just admitted to the hospital suffering from mini-strokes and high blood pressure. I'm especially interested in learning what mini-strokes are. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. d.
677292 tn?1226291236 At the time she exhibited some signs and symptoms that pointed towards stroke, but her story just didn't necessarily gel altogether (I'm an ex Paramedic). Unfortunately my Daughter at times struggles with the truth, she lives with my ex wife in another State. The end result that time after a battery of tests, including CT's and MRI's was that nothing showed up, my Daughter's symptoms resolved after 2-3 weeks and life progressed.
Avatar f tn He was 8 years of age, approximately 80lbs, and showed no signs of being sick before he passed. The night before he played like he always had and ate his dog food as usual. On the morning of his passing he was with me in my room most of the morning. He slept most of the time (which was normal for him) and I gave him crust from a sandwich I was eating.
Avatar f tn I believe that the greatest risk is your likelihood of a full blown stroke, which of course can be life threatening. A TIA (mini stroke) is usually considered a warning sign by Doctors that something needs to be addressed. I assume they have given you medication to help lower the risk of a clot forming? such as aspirin?
Avatar f tn in the sense of symptoms of a stroke and stroke warning as signs of a pathology that could lead eventually to a stroke. the only way that could indicate higher risk of stroke is that it was caused by a vascular problem, but you should have a bit more going on I guess. it also depends on your age. maybe it was caused by sudden sun exposure. why are you worried about having a stroke, do you have other symptoms? is there someone in your family who's had a stroke?
Avatar f tn the vessel clogs within (ischemic stroke) the vessel ruptures, causing blood to leak into the brain (hemorrhagic stroke) Signs are The American Stroke Association wants you to learn the warning signs of stroke: Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination Sudden, severe headache with
Avatar f tn By defination a TIA resolves in 24 hrs but most resolve in minutes. Sadly, TIAs are often warning signs of a future CVA ( stroke). This risk is increased in the days following a TIA. This does not mean that everyone who has TIAs will have a CVA but the stastics are much higher. Now is the time to find the reasons for the TIAs and take measures to treat it. Her Physicians can help and should be active in the process. What can you look for?? ... Signs of a CVA.
Avatar f tn Make sure you and everyone that is around your dad know the signs of a stroke because acting quickly when a person has a stroke can save his life! Good luck to you!
Avatar n tn Dear tydaines, Thank you for submitting your question. I will answer your concerns to the best of my abilities, but please be informed that I am unable to offer a diagnosis based on your history and list of symptoms pertaining to your husband. I am limited in not having the opportunity to perform a full neurologic examination on your husband, nor am I able to review the pertinent imaging.
Avatar f tn * Sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body * Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding * Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes * Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination * Sudden severe headache with no known cause Sometimes the warning signs last for only a few minutes and then disappear. This could be a mini-stroke, called a transient ischemic attack (TIA).
Avatar m tn You need to be investigated for hypertension, hyperlipidemia or hypercoagulability. These are warning signs of an impending stroke and need to be treated carefully to avoid permanent neurological deficit from a stroke. Hope this helps. Take care.
Avatar n tn Loss of vision in part or all of both eyes Double vision Vertigo (spinning sensation) Numbness or tingling Nausea and vomiting Slurred speech Loss of coordination, dizziness or confusion Trouble swallowing A drop attack — sudden generalized weakness Because these symptoms may be warning signs of a stroke, anyone experiencing them should seek emergency medical care. Immediate treatment can increase the chance of a full recovery.
Avatar n tn could it be a mild stroke maybe...i've know people who get all numb before they get a stroke...but that's just my opinion...id definately go to your doctor though...that's nothing to let go...it could be stress as well if you are going throught quite a bit right now. Good luck!
Avatar n tn This cannot substitute for a formal neurological evaluation but the episode sounds suspicious for a 'TIA' - transient ischemic attack', in reality, a mini-stroke. We are recognising that TIAs now can be warning signs for a bigger, permament stroke - hence there is now a reconiseg need to TIAs to be evaluated as soon as possible - MRI, blood brain and neck vessel evaluation, and evaluation of stroke risk factors, and need for blood thinners to prevent blood clots in someone who is at risk.
Avatar f tn It also could have been another TIA, better known as a mini-stroke. TIAs (Transient Ischemic Attacks) are often warning signs of a future stroke. The risk of a stroke increases dramatically in the days after a TIA and may offer an opportunity to find a cause or minimize the risk to prevent the permanent neurological damage that results because of a full blown CVA (Cerebral Vascular Accident) or stroke.
458406 tn?1219588458 Dear Dr Hagan, Thank you so much for your professional advise, I am most great full to you, the only trouble I have is in convincing my father there’s something wrong with him, he’s of old school, nearly 70 and thinks his body can just mend its self, he wouldn’t except that he had had a transient attack the last time, even our local hospital failed to notice what had happened to him, it was only one of my friends who I was talking to at the time just after my fathers attack, who explained to m
Avatar n tn 1)With respect to strokes, CTs usually are good for showing prior strokes very old or recent (within last 1-2 days), bleeds, or signs of acute stroke (within few hours) if the size of the stroke is substantial. Technically, TIA's do not show up on CT as they are not really a stroke which causes permanent damage in a region of the brain. Some people think of it as rather a warning stroke.
Avatar n tn I'm not a doctor, but it sounds like he could have something neurological going on. When people can't talk or move, they could be having a stroke or mini-stroke, among other things. Does he have high blood pressure? What does his family history look like and how old is he? He definitely needs to see a doctor, but how to get him there is the silver-dollar question. My mother refused to see a doctor for 25+ years.
524338 tn?1212330434 Hi, A transient ischemic attack (TIA, often colloquially referred to as "mini stroke") is caused by the temporary disturbance of blood supply to a restricted area of the brain, resulting in brief neurologic dysfunction that usually persists for less than 24 hours. The most frequent symptoms include temporary loss of vision,difficulty speaking, weakness on one side of the body (hemiparesis); and numbness or tingling usually on one side of the body.
148903 tn?1281479707 I would recommend that you get a MRI of the brain with MRA to examine for signs of stroke. I would also check a ionized calcium and PTH, calcium disorders can cause similar symptoms. You should also talk to your neurologist about starting an aspirin daily and getting a lipid profile/starting a statin. Even though your symptoms sound most like they are secondary to anxiety, I would recommend the tests to be safe.
2012455 tn?1335350131 I woke up 2 hours later fine no pain or anything. Someone told me it.sounded like stroke signs another said it sounded like a heart attack warning. Does anyone know anything about this? Please because it will take a stroke/heartattack 2 get my stubborn butt 2 the doctors.
Avatar m tn The length of time the symptoms lasted however makes me wonder whether the one the night you were drinking was a TIA or Acute stroke-which has the same symptoms, but symptoms last longer than 24 hours. TIA's are Big Warning signs that the person needs to change their lifestyle, diet, exercise, smoking, drinking, lower high blood pressure etc. or risk having a major stroke that generally includes the same symptoms that usually doesn't go away and does not aways show up on MRI or CT scan.
Avatar m tn Mini-strokes, transient ischemic attacks, can be warning signs that something bad, very bad, might be about to happen. Gotta rule that out. They might not catch a TIA in the ER if it is not happening at that moment, but that's no reason to wait. They might put you on a anti-coagulant or baby aspirin. They might ask about deep vein thrombosis, sitting in one position too long, other causes of bruises and clots, mild trauma from falls or sports.
754865 tn?1233714211 With the numbness and shocking feeling --- it almost sounds like some warning signs for mini strokes, or maybe it's simply your siatic nerve? Do you have other pain besides chest? Sometimes you just have to go to your doctor and say it feels like this, could you check for this problem? Now it could also be a pulled muscle in your chest - that's very painful. Think about anything that you did directly before the onse to these symptoms.
Avatar n tn Not to scare you but it does sound like a mini stroke . A family memeber had a few mini strokes with the same syptoms. We didnt know and it led to a major stroke. Please have everything checked and MRI/CT scans done again and be read by someone you feel confident in. This is highly treatable and taken care of. the sooner the better. I Wish you well.