Stroke after brain surgery

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Avatar f tn There are many factors in determining the recovery of a stroke patient after a surgery. This includes the type of stroke, severity of symptoms, how much the body is involved, medical condition of the patient ( presence of diabetes, hypertension, heart conditions), age, over-all health and even the type of surgery done. It is best that you discuss this with his attending physicians for proper evaluation and to clear any worries. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn My mother in law had a stroke 3 years ago after that she went for brain surgery to insert some kind of an spring into one of the vains, all of that were a success. She wasn't lame from the stroke and could carry on normally. Now all of the sudden she walked with the walk ring but carry it if no one is watching her. The past week she's in a wheelchair and complaining she cant use her right hand is it possible for that to happen after 3 years.
Avatar f tn my husband suffered artery dissection causing a stroke in the thalama and cerebellum 2 months ago he spent 10 days on the stroke ward then was discharged home and received visits from ot and physio. one day his blood pressure was high and had to be monitired for three days hence his physio stopped. BP is now ok as on meds. my question is he is not seeing his consulant untill june and has had no more visits from the intemediate care team.
Avatar n tn It just keeps getting better and better, we could see improvement by the week, I was told that the brain after a stroke as part of the healing process goes through a stage of rewiring itself. I am a tradesman, I work with small intricate parts for repair and replacement, the first months of jobs were very difficult, the simple jobs were hard and I really had to concentrate. When not working I would work puzzles from the internet or play card games from Yahoo .
Avatar f tn My father had a stroke 5 years ago and has not yet fully recovered my question is that prior to his stroke he went to the doctor with neck pain and blurred vision and headaches the doctor sent him for a MRI should the MRI have show the clot he is blocked 100 percent n his cartiod artery I just need to know if this could of been prevented
Avatar f tn He had craniotomy surgery. my question has anyone fully recovered after such surgery?
Avatar n tn Dear Mickey, Cavernous Hemangioma is one of the most commonly occuring tumors in adults.Please don't worry at all about the surgical part.Normally after a successful surgery,the stability is maintained.Surgery performed via an experienced hand has excellent results and very few morbid results.So keep the fear factor off...and trust your doctor as he must had discussed the details of the procedure with you. Keep faith in GOD. Regards..
1678022 tn?1305117867 Don't let the doctor's words squash your hope, your belief your faith!!!! My father 62 years old suffered a left brain stroke as well during a 7 1/2 hour surgery so they were unsure how long the stroke lasted or when it was. Could have been during surgery or the 12 hours after surgery when he was not awake. They told us he may never respond as well. It started with the slightest hand squeeze (on the left side) the right side did not move for a while.
Avatar n tn My brother, who's 55, recently suffered a Brain Stem stroke. At this time, he's unable to eat & has a feeding tube in his stomach. He has trouble swallowing. He has no sense of hot/cold on his left side. This is not his first stroke, but the first was a different type & only affected his right side with a tingling sensation. I guess my question is what can he expect for the future? Once these areas are affected, will they ever come back? Can anything be helped with rehab?
Avatar f tn Im sorry for not getting back to all of you I had a bad week. I was referred to a new Dr as mine was retiring and this Dr doesnt believe in Narcotics so I was taken off the vicodin--cold turkey. this Dr would not even give me enough to taper off. The only thing that works for the pain but what was worse was the withdrawls for 3 days. Needless to say I am seeing a new Dr this week.
Avatar n tn my husband also had a stroke after his brain surgery. 2 of them he is not moving his left side but if you pinch him he withdraws will he ever regain his mobility. an if so how long does this process take? I think he is doing well considering the nature of the brain surgery.
Avatar f tn Its been 4 months and I am still not well-at all. I have dizzeness, severe headaches and pain, and always feel like im under water or in a fog. Oh ya I stammer a lot and have memory loss and am so very tired and just wiped out. Sometimes I dont see things right. When will this all end? 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.
Avatar n tn My boyfriend had a brain tumor surgery and after 2 weeks he had an infection , now they have to remove part of the skull bone to clean the infection, I'm very worried about that , what may happen ? and what if he had other infection after removing the bone ?
Avatar n tn today, (6th day), doctors discovered a stroke, after thinking that his elevated creatine was the cause he was still under the effect of anesthesia. They discovered the stroke in his brain, so far they said it's hemorrhagic. They can't give an answer of what will happen next, they said they will wait until he wakes up; anyone has any information about this ?
Avatar n tn Hi, You can't expect a complete physical recovery after such a massive stroke with such a massive surgery. Recovery can be expected, but recovery with out residual paralysis is not possible. I am not sure whether should you insist or not knowing the consequences, but yes an attempt could have been made especially as you told there have been others who have died because of same symptoms.
Avatar m tn My sister had a brain stroke after her brain surgery of her neuro cytoma tumor removal , she had a storke and almost 3/4 of her right of the brain was damaged on Jan 28 2010.... Now it is May 21 2010... she has the feeling returned to her left foot and can move on command as well as move her left hand's finger on command. Her physio therapy is going good with her walking with the help of belt and knee brace.
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 Hello, There are certain risk factors which may increase a person’s chances of having a stroke after bypass surgery. The inflammatory process and hypercoagulability after surgery puts a person at risk which peaks two days after the surgery. If one is able to identify the etiology of this postoperative risk factor for stroke it can lead to better management of patient with risk of stroke. Your husband’s mental status is affected significantly and he is in coma.
Avatar n tn since then he has had 4 heart attacks, he has a staph infection, pnuemonia, a blot clot near the heart, he has a trach and a peg and lung problems. he had brain surgery to drain the fluid on his brain, but the other blleed is too close o the brainstem so they couldnt do anything about that. my fathers weak on the left but gaining and can move the right. he can read and write although sometimes his writing is hard to understand. he also can talk but we cant understand him because of the trach.
Avatar n tn hi cansome one please tell me how long to expect swelling of the cranuim to go down after surgery of removal of cranium due to brain infection tuesday my nefew was admitted and surgery was preformed two holes drilled to remove pus did not work swelling was so bad still sat folling they did frove cranuim to help lower presser still monday its at 25 his skull was badly infected they siad they could not keep my concerns are how long does it ttake to see swelling going down .
Avatar n tn It's great to hear that you're doing OK after your stroke! I had a stroke and surgery at the right cerbellum/brainstem in June, 2005 and am still recovering (still using a walker, double-vision, etc). I'm sure you've had MANY CT Scans and MRIs after the stroke. Has your Neuro mentioned that the ventricles look a little swollen? This could be hydrocephalus(a.k.a "water on the brain) or maybe the brain is just slowly "de-swelling" from the trauma it had from the stroke.
Avatar n tn Actually it is not necessarily true that the throat size should reduce after a brain surgery. It depends on the part of the brain on which the surgery was done. Due to loss of neurons of that brain which controls throat muscles, the muscles may undergo a slight degree of atrophy. But it is not to the extent that it will stop breathing. The diaphragm muscle may also get partially paralyzed, leading to breathing difficulty.
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.
374661 tn?1199915475 Hi, my 37 year old boyfriend had a ruptered brain anyerysm leading to a massive stroke. He was in ICU for 3 months in a medicated coma. He is know in a dump of a nursing home as he has no insurance. Anyway he is paralyzed on the right side of his body, he can carry normal conversation but all he want to do is sleep. My question is, will he ever be able to walk or use his arm or go to the bathroom by himself? Will we ever have intimacy? If anyone can help me. i really need some encouraging words!
Avatar f tn I have been searching for information on the web about hair loss after a stroke. I had a subarachnoid hemorrhagic stroke from a brain aneurysm in January of 2010. I had an endovascular coiling treatment to stop the bleeding, and I have since had a repeat coiling procedure (in April) when it reopened.
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.