Stroke diagnosis tests

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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?
5589326 tn?1370459774 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 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 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.
620081 tn?1221446130 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 f tn I have already had a nuclear stress test and echocard. Also I had a stroke in 2008 and they now say a heart attack. I go back to my card. on Tues. and he is to have this report also with Dr recomedations with aggresive med. management, risk factor modification, beta blocker,ACE inhibitor/ARB and close monitoring-whatever all that means.
967168 tn?1477588089 Looking for some info on my test results I just received, I found this website called diagnose me - this is in NO way to be used in place of a proper dr's care or diagnosis, but they do have an option where you can get a medical md to look at your symptoms, tests etc and even do follow up questions over the phone for no additional charge. there's different pricing plans and it looks similar to MH's diagnosis tools from an MD from full computer analysis $25 to $77?
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 Hi, Diagnosis of a stroke is based on a complete physical examination; laboratory tests measuring cholesterol and the amino acid homocysteine; CT scan or MRI; and even PET scanning or arteriography. Treatment of stroke will depend on the type of stroke present. It would really help if you talk to your doctor about such tests to ease your anxiety. Take care and regards.
Avatar f tn Hi, It does seem to be a stroke. The tests they are running are to find out the cause as well as the areas of the brain affected. Stroke is the rapidly developing loss of brain functions due to a disturbance in the blood vessels supplying blood to the brain. This can be due to ischemia (lack of blood supply) caused by thrombosis or embolism, or due to a hemorrhage(bleed in the brain).
Avatar f tn hee immediately took me to emergancy where they took a million blood tests heart tests and a ct scan. nothing came up. i flew through all the tests. and they said it was not tia and no need for mri. i have low blood pressure and wonder was it low flow tia. my neck has been hurting me a lot recently too i wonder would that have anything to do with it. i'm very healthy no drink or smoke 46 years old. no history of ms or early stroke in family.
233915 tn?1218816727 He feel the migraines are brought on by puberty and non related to the stroke. The stroke occured in the cerebullum. To prove his theory he sent her for a CT scan and said that it was to prove the stroke was old because a CT scan would only show "new bleeds". The CT scan came back and says the same thing as the MRI but the neurologist says again he still feels that this is an "old bleed" and the migraines are non-related and we should worry about it.
Avatar n tn Doctors are still denyign i had a stroke, thats 6 years ago. i guess they have to actually do work if I have a stroke instead of 100 second consultations.
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
Avatar m tn She has very low blood pressure and comes close to fainting. They take her to the ER, assuming a stroke. Tests show there was no stroke and send her home. The next night, the numbness on her left side returns, and her face is drooping. We take her to the ER again and they do several more tests, including an MRI, CT, bloodwork, etc. Since that night, she has never lost the numbness in the left side of her face.
Avatar n tn They have referred me to a neurologist (This is my second referral as I have had had tests done for dizziness) and i've had echocardiograms, chests x-rays etc and have all come back negative. Upon reading on the internet a lot of these symptoms seem to point to MS. I'm afraid there is something in my brain the CT scan missed. Could it be anxiety? I have suffered from depression and anxiety a long time but do not take meds. Do you have any suggestions?
Avatar f tn The question I would want to know, is if this was a stroke, what was the cause. If her symptoms were only temporary, then it was not likely a stroke but something either called a transient ischemia attack (TIA) likely from disease in a carotid artery. In TIAs the symptoms are only temporary (ie transient) and the CT scan of the head is usually normal. If left untreated, 30% of these patients will develop a stroke within 2 years.
Avatar f tn Confusion Disorientation Psychosis Coma Tremors Convulsions Concentration Problems Attention Span Problems Difficulty Retaining Information Short Term Memory Problems Seizure Activity Monoclonal Jerks - Involuntary Muscle Jerks Dementia Fatigue Coordination Difficulties Headaches Episodes of Stroke Episodes of Stroke-Like Deterioration Right Sided Hemiparesis - Right Sided Partial Paralysis Aphasia - Speech Difficulties Articulation Difficulties Word Finding Difficulties F
Avatar n tn I am a 45 year old male with a family history of high blood pressure and stroke. In June I started having some troubling symptoms- detailed below Worked outside 14+ hours for 2 days and felt abnormally run down. Eyes seemed very heavy during the day. Attributed this to the Louisiana heat. Slowed down and drank plenty of water Stationary objects seemed to be moving after sleeping or lying down- usually lasts about 30 min.
560501 tn?1383616340 I listed mine in time order too. I have DDD also and didn't mention some of the "littlier" diagnosis like tendonitis. It looks like IBS could be the ONE common dx. What do you think?
897400 tn?1303332748 I have pre-diagnosis of MS. I had stroke like symptoms last Aug. and CT scan & MRI. No stroke. Now my doc thinks MS. I had another MRI Thurs.. If I had MS wouldn't there have been lesions on the MRI last August? The Neurologist in the ER wasn't looking for MS, but would it matter? I have had facial numbness ( even in mouth ) esp on the left, but not limited to, and twitching esp around eyes and cheeks. Both feet tingle and feel numb, and also parts of my left side.
Avatar n tn MRI w/wo contrast of brain (2) & cerv spine (1); ANA, sl elev, repeated, norm; assorted bl tests - neg; evoked pot neg (but staff didn't know how to do shock portion) - norm; lp neg except for 60 prot. today sent in labs for heavy metals/ Wilson's Local neuro stumped. Sent to Wake For for consult. Stumped.
1045086 tn?1332130022 Perhaps it's merely my periodic attempt at denial but I've been having doubts about my MS diagnosis lately. This is especially odd since I've had a huge increase in severity of rapid muscle fatigue the last few months. Often these days I don't go further than about 100 strides before I need to rest. If I keep going my steps get short, my gait gets sloppy, and the fatigue turns to pain. Sometimes I have to actually sit down for a spell to recover any strength.
Avatar n tn Hello, The skin changes can be due to allergies but for the other symptoms TIA (transient ischemic attack), stroke and other neurological causes need to be ruled out. You need to get a CT scan and MRI scan of the head done. If the doctor suspects or if other tests show narrowing of a carotid artery, then he may do a carotid ultrasound/Doppler scan to evaluate blood flow through the artery.
368646 tn?1208397487 Are there other symptoms present? Have this evaluated by your doctor for proper diagnosis. Several tests may be indicated and may help with determining the cause. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn My mother woke up with the left side of her cheek swollen and it seems to have affected her lips some. Could she had gone through a stroke while sleeping? She is able to talk without any issues and is not bothered by it.
Avatar f tn Get your hormone levels, hemoglobin levels and thyroid function tests done to rule out these conditions. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.