Stroke after giving birth

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381667 tn?1200467450 I don't know statistics or anything.. but anytime you have unprotected sex there is a chance you'll get pregnant..I am 10 months older than my sister.. my Mother went in for her 6week check up and was 4 weeks pregnant... it was very hard on her just because her body hadnt' gotten over giving birth or being pregnant yet...
Avatar n tn My question is, does this mean she will have another stroke, or is it just an after effect from the first one? And, does this mean her risks for suffering another stroke will be greater?
Avatar n tn Hi all, I have just found this site/ forum and have appreciated reading every message. I am now 29 and had a stroke 11 weeks after giving birth. My son is now 3 1/2 and my husband and I are very keen to have another child. I have been given very little information about my stroke and have always felt as if all medical experts have been very vague with me as the cause is not known. I suffered from asphasia, poor memory, dizziness, headaches etc for quite a time.
Avatar n tn I had an ischemic stroke at 28 years old 3 days after giving birth to a 9 1/2 lb baby. My gyno actually made me feel more at ease about all of it than the hemotoligist or nuerologist. No one could tell me why I had. I had no complications theroughout my pregnancy or delivery. They both told me that it was not pregnancy related but not to have anymore children. I miscarried 3 times (before each one of my live births). I have never been able to get any straight answers about any of it.
Avatar n tn I had a major stroke when I was 29....2 weeks after I gave birth. After alot of waiting and debating, I am now pregnant at the age of 35. My docs say I should be fine. I give myself 2 shots of lovenox 2xday, and hopefully everything should go fine. Good luck!
Avatar n tn Hi -- I wanted to let the list know that a PFO (a congenital hole in the heart) can sometimes be the cause of a cerebellar stroke -- it happened to me. I'm 47 and had an operation 3 yrs. ago -- after the surgery I had 3 days of intense vomiting. 2 wks. later I had a cerebellar stroke -- the symptoms were vomiting, vertigo, and complete loss of balance. The ambulance got me to the ER, and the ER drs. at my NYC hospital were great.
Avatar f tn No complications giving birth. Never had high blood pressure.Until the day I had my stroke. I layed across the bed, going to take a nap before my afternoon route and the next thing I remember, was my head was pounding, ears ringing, room spinning, couldn't move my eyes, or neck, arms was numb, and I felt sick at my stomach. Was very disoriented, confused.
Avatar n tn I was taken off of the warfarin about a year and a half after the stroke. They thought I'd be giving myself shots in the stomach and god blessed me to where I was only taking a pill. I was one of those patients that they thought would be treated with medication for the rest of my life and I healed so quickly and so well that I am blood thinner free as to this very day. I am very blessed to be alive to tell my story. I hope that those that read this will read with empathy and not cold judgement.
Avatar n tn The neuro surgeon said it was a large deep bleed in the left side of her brain, apparently she is lucky to have survived it and without surgery. The latest CT scan 3.5 weeks after the stroke the blood has started to re-absorb and swelling is going down. She is currently in a rehab hospital (March 18) with paralysis on the right side (arm and leg) and has aphasyia - she understands us but has a hard time getting her words out (she does put small phases together at times).
Avatar n tn I had a stroke about 6 months ago, 2 weeks after giving birth to my first child. It was great to come across this discussion and know there are others who have been through similar. My recovery is going really well and we are starting to wonder about future pregnancies. It's really encouraging to know that while there may be risks, many of you have found doctors supportive. We are just starting the process of getting some opinions so we can evaluate our options.
Avatar f tn lol and i think the stitches were worse than giving birth!I do think giving birth is so much easier after you have done it already,I plan to have no pain relief this time.Just keep a positive mind and keep saying to yourself...I can do this and you can acccomplish anything!
280418 tn?1306329510 I am 27 years old and I had a similar problem, after being on Birth Control for 5 years I decided to stop. I had never had acne much as a teenager but within a few months of stoping my BCP my skin had completely broken out. The antibiotics helped but were only temporary. It had been nearly a year and no change, I was getting so frustrated and was about to go back on the pill but decided to do some searching for natural remedies.
Avatar f tn I would assume if I were to have a child that I would have a C-section, but does being pregnant after already having had one stroke increase your risk for another stroke? I've made an appointment with a gynocologist to get more info on all of this but I'd really love to hear from others who have been in similar situations. Thank you so much for any help, feedback or advice you can offer!
1038794 tn?1252925252 I developed severe high blood pressure 2 days before giving birth and was put on labetalol after giving birth, my BP continued to rise average reading was 200/115 I was also given Nifedipine for 5 days ( was stopped due to breast feeding). Continued on labetalol 300mg 3times a day until baby was 4 weeks old as BP stabilized. So 4 weeks of no problems... Until Monday.
Avatar n tn I was put on Yasmin after having an ovarian cyst and dysfunctional bleeding-not for birth control. I was a healthy 40 year old non-smoker/non-drinker. After 2 months and 1 week on Yasmin, I suffered a stroke due to a blood clot in my brain caused by this drug. I will be on Warfarin possibly for the rest of my life and will be at an increased risk for stroke and heart attack for the rest of my life. If you know anyone taking this drug, please warn them.
451975 tn?1372332199 Unfortunately, by the time I arrive by ambulance, (about 3 hrs. later), it was too late to administer the 'stroke buster' shot that was planned. After about 4 hours, slowly, I began to regain feeling in my left fingers and forearm. I felt a burning/pins & needles sensation and within that time frame, my speech started coming back, though slurry and jumbled. I ended up being sent back to my original hospital when in the ambulance, the whole episode started again.
Avatar f tn I have also had other disabilities occur attributed to my stroke 3 years after my stroke. It's now been over 4 years since my stroke. The specialist says that he often sees the disabilitites occur years later after a stroke. So I can believe that your pain has gotten so much worse with time. I'm glad that you have love in your life. I do too. But when my pain was so terrible and I found my life extremely limited, I went into a severe depression.
Avatar n tn I read on other posts involving women with somewhat different symptoms after depo, that they took a high dose birth control pill and after about 6 months they got their periods back. Would it be worth suggesting to my doctor?
Avatar n tn I had Merina fitted 2 years ago after birth of 3rd child. Doctor advised due to bad period cramps. Have put on weight on my tummy - sometimes am so bloated I look 6 months pregnant. Previous to Merina no trouble with weight. Tummy often feels uncomfortably bloated. Have asked to be referred for steralisation but having no periods for past two years and the thought of going back to those pains leaves me undecided - big belly or no pains.
Avatar f tn I was just concerned about neurological problems to mother after giving birth.
Avatar n tn ANYWAY - long story - but I loved Seasonale for a long time, after taking it a while my periods were only about 3 days long which was great! Good luck with it!!
Avatar f tn after her birth i was put on the nuva ring and had to get off due to really bad migrains. After i got off i started to experiance panick attacks and anxiety and even got depressed. I have never felt this way before in my life until after i got off the ring. I've talked to my doctor they want to put me on lexapro, but i know what i have is hormonal. around my period is when i have the worst anxiety.
Avatar f tn There's the increase risk of heart attack or stroke if overdosed on just as in the case of birth control pills. I know when I was taking birth control pills it also warned of increased risk when you smoke and lots of teens smoke. Also, there are risks of blood clots. Every person's body is different and that's why I think anyone who takes drugs like these should be under a doctor's care.
Avatar f tn have been to the vets and he gave a steroid shot , he says one eye is cloudy ,could be some thing from birth or could have hurt him self, or could have has a stroke if any one knows how i can help my dog please respond,lorril
Avatar n tn On Tuesday I went to the hospital after getting a headache, vision blurring, and the right side of my body going numb, and slurred speech. This episode lasted about 15-20 minutes. I left the hospital and they said it was just a bad headache. I followed up with my pcp and he said it was TIA possibly due to my birth control Sprintec. At the hospital they did a head scan but it was inconclusive. My PCP has ordered another CT and Catscan which will be done later this month.
Avatar n tn I'm walking exactly the same and there are no other problems. I noticed that after i gave birth i felt uncomfortable lying on my right side as i felt a type of pressure around the hip area. I don't know if this could have anything to do with childbirth affecting a nerve somewhere. Of course my biggest fear is the possibility of ms. I went to see my doctor and i've been given a referal for a neurologist but that's not til 1st February.
Avatar n tn I have been on Yasmin for 2 1/2 years, after the birth of my second son. I am going to my GYN tomorrow for a 6 month check up as well as to see if decreased sex drive is a major side effect???? I hope so b/c I would love to switch pills and be OK!!!!! Any one having the same problem and would like to comment I would love to hear back from you!! It's becoming a problem in my marraige and is upsetting me greatly!!!
Avatar n tn I have had no recurrance but after hospital stay after the stroke I found out the blood in my heart pooled because my heart was not pumping the blood right and sent clot to brain. I have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and A-fib. So if you don't have heart problems I guess your Strokes were caused by something else. Clot did not show up on CT. I can't do MRI's because of my defibrillator. I did not have headaches or noise problems. I did feel like I was going crazy.
Avatar n tn after my hysterectomy at 45yrs old I am gaining weight fast...never had mood swings or sweats...taking no harmones..does anything help?Trying all over the counter pills and etc. nothing working...HELP!!