Stroke diagnosis tests

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620081 tn?1221442530 too little blood or ischemic stroke and too much blood or hemorrhagic stroke. Complications of stroke include: pralysis or loss of muscle movement, dfficulty talking or swallowing; aphasia, a condition in which a person has difficulty expressing thoughts through language, memory loss or troubles with understanding. Take care and regards.
Avatar n tn That day they did a CT Angio which was normal and the ER doctor released him stating that they would see him in the stroke clinic. In the weeks that followed he has had a multitude of tests (echocardiogram, MRI, blood work, holter, etc) all with normal result. Symptoms April 7th until April 24th: Constant feeling that he can only equate to feeling like he is on a rocking boat. Not dizzy and no trouble with balance or any of the neurological exam tests. Eye focus delayed when moving head.
Avatar f tn Hi I am a 54 year old woman who is pretty healthy, but suddenly started having problems I was sent to a neurologist as I was having sudden dizzy spells, or rather where my head was spinning with loss of vision,sometimes double vision or perhaps better described as blurred vision and the sensation of my body pulling to one side, these attacks would occur without warning and only last a few minutes , the worst attack was whilst driving where i got double vision and then I lost my sight altogethe
1375380 tn?1278892326 Cardiologist diagnosed me after a year of medical appointments and tests. Treatment is Florinef .2 twice a day and Neurontin as needed for nerve pain. (child's dose during daytime). Drink water, eat salt.
Avatar f tn August 2007, First appointment with endrocrinologist, in thyrotoxic crisis, PTU therapy initiated 300mg/day + beta blocker. Goiter +300 grams. Labs ordered. TSH very low, T3 extremely high, T4 high. No Thyroglobulin or antibody tests ordered. Grave's Hyperthyroidism suspected.
Avatar f tn After almost a year, I have had all relevant tests [according to Neurologist]. All I have been told is that I have had strokes. He has dismissed MS as a diagnosis, he says this is because the LP, Evoked Potentials and scan of carotid arteries were all normal. He appears to have not taken into account the physical and neurological symptoms that I am still experiencing. I have been discharged from his clinic! And feel that he has been very dismissive.
Avatar n tn Acc to the neuro-surgeon, the high homocysteine caused a minor stroke. He has prescribed vitamin b, folic acid and plagril (pill with aspirin) for life. My questions: *Is the diagnonsis conclusive enough? *Is high homocysteine a cause/symptom/fall out of a stroke? *What is the risk of recurrence, given he's now on aspirin for life? *He often has ulcers in his mouth;is it ok for him to be on aspirin? *He now walks 30 min and has cut coffee.Is this enough? *Any other tests he shd undergo?
Avatar n tn Those test results should help reveal a lot. CT brain could reveal if you've had a stroke or some type of brain tumor. Sounds like your doc is ordering the right tests..
5589326 tn?1370456174 I had what may have been a small stroke 9 months ago. Is it still possible for tests to detect a stroke or resulting brain damage?
Avatar n tn I live in rural Canada, where good health care is hard to find. From the day of my stroke, it took three months to see a neurologist for diagnosis. I had a (normal) CT scan and normal ECG. A cartoid ultrasound has been scheduled. I asked my family doctor if an MRI might be helpful. He informed me our government health care plan would not approve an MRI.
Avatar n tn Re: Diagnotstic tests: How many are enough? [ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ The Neurology Forum ] [ FAQ ] Posted by ccf neuro M.D. on June 03, 1997 at 14:10:39: In Reply to: Diagnotstic tests: How many are enough? posted by Wayne Crouse on June 02, 1997 at 23:00:11: : After a mild stroke in January followed by a persistent case of Bell's palsy (3 month duration), I am concerned about my symptoms and the extent of my treatment.
Avatar m tn could i be having a stroke all this time. also my nose is stuffy 24/7 but that has been going on for years. i do go to my doctor on Monday. pls help me?
Avatar f tn Seen Dr. Zayour; Pending T3, T4, and Antibody tests, a diagnosis of Hashimoto's has been highly suggested. No Nodule was felt and a 6 month follow up was recommended.
Avatar n tn My mother was diagnosed with MND on 3/30/09. Her neurologist didn't order any tests before giving the diagnosis. She gave her the DX by clinical symptoms and asking questions only. This is how her symptoms started, about three years ago she started with the drop foot. Last year her speech was a little slurred, her regular Dr. sent her for a MRI, that showed a slight stroke. Gradually her speech became worse so she was sent for another MRI, that showed the same as the previous, not any worse.
Avatar f tn should I be more concerned about the old stroke/future stroke or the tumor. Is it possible that a small meningioma may never change size? I am 61 and thought I was in reasonably good health prior to this. At this point I am imagining every little head pain or not sharp vision is associated with that tumor. In my mind, it's probably doubled in size since last week! Not sure how to calm down if I am to live with it forever.
Avatar n tn (Was first diagnosed as having had a very small stroke, but MRI was negative.) Within six months I had muscle tension dysphonia which has resolved with speech therapy. However, my speech therapist noticed that I had lost strength in my soft palate (right side only). My tongue has developed tremor and reveals right side weakness. I am now having some small twitches all over my body and my reflexes on my left side seem especially hyper.
Avatar m tn Do others suggest TIA, stroke or Bell's palsy as the cause? Have there been any tests on which some of the doctors are basing their myasthenia gravis diagnosis on? From what I can see, myasthenia gravis is a problem with the immune system producing anti-bodies that attack one's own body, but with your father's history of stroke, I wonder if he couldn't have suffered a kind of mini-stroke?
Avatar m tn There is yet no commonly used blood test for the stroke diagnosis itself, though blood tests may be of help in finding out the likely cause of stroke. Strokes can be classified into two major categories: ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemia is due to interruption of the blood supply, while hemorrhage is due to rupture of a blood vessel or an abnormal vascular structure. 80% of strokes are due to ischemia; the remainder are due to hemorrhage.
Avatar f tn i later read my notes and on top of the page was printed borderline left atrial abnormality, this was not discussed with me as they were concerned at the time about the diagnosis of a possible stroke which the tests came up inconclusive. can you tell me if i should be worried please.
Avatar f tn On third day of hospital stay, he had a stroke-like episode while walking down the hallway. Repeated tests were normal, he improved and sent home to follow-up with a neurologist and physical therapy. A week later, he went to the Dr. because he was having the headache again and wanted to follow-up. He had another episode in the Dr's office and was wheel-chaired to ER. That evening he was transferred to a Fresno hospital where he could be seen by a neurologist after CAT scan was normal.