Stroke symptoms and causes

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Avatar n tn There are a number of causes, which can cause numbness in the arm, face and leg, but most commonly it could be due to stroke or compromised blood supply in these areas which is extremely rare to occur. Have you ever got your blood pressure checked? Any kidney problems or diabetes? Are you obese? All these answers can help me to get to a diagnosis. What you mentioned is kind of hemiparesis. Is there any weakness or inability to move voluntarily in the limbs?
Avatar m tn Yes they do show brain damage and a disruption in circulation of blood in the brain and it is indeed very helpful information but a stroke is something very specific. But I of course do not have clinical knowledge so you could post the question in the ask a doctor forum if you want a conclusive answer though.
Avatar f tn However, patients of this age can still and do have TIAs and strokes. In this age group, causes of stroke can include vascular malformations (such as AVMs or cavernous angiomas), emboli from the heart, a hypercoagulable state (a tendency to form clots), oral contraceptives, vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels in the brain), certain metabolic disorders etc.
Avatar f tn Hemorrhagic stroke 10 years ago dr.
Avatar n tn There could be many possible lesions in the brain that would cause one-sided sensory symptoms, but obviously stroke would be the most pressing and concerning. What in your symptoms is not consistent with stroke is that you mentioned they only occur at rest. However, if you have one-sided sensory loss that was sudden in onset (started suddenly) and has been present for one week constantly, I urge you to seek medical attention immediately to make sure this is not a stroke.
Avatar n tn In my case I was having a stroke, and my brain was bleeding. Please all your doctor and tell him/her your symptoms and there the best to advise you.
Avatar f tn Please tell me you found out what causes this? If not, have you gotten well? I am going through a terrible time with this with no help from the doctor, but mine has advanced from what you have posted.
Avatar f tn I had what they call a stroke - it was caused by burst aneurisms in my brain. It took 9 surgeries and finally a shunt in my head. That was September. What I want to know is, is it 'normal' to feel pressure and sometimes a 'giddy' feeling? Apparently my brain will take at least a year to 'heal'. I am doing really well, but my head feels this way, and my neck where the shunt tube goes swells..
Avatar f tn In patients with cerebellar stroke, with intensive physical and occupational therapy over weeks to months, symptoms may become minimal and may even resolve completely. In patients with cerebellar ataxia due to a tumor in the cerebellum, removal of the tumor often improves ataxia significantly, though some remaining symptoms may persist due to removal of normal cerebellar tissue following surgery. And so on.
Avatar m tn The clinical presentation of respiratory disorders in stroke include abnormal breathing patterns, hypoxemic and hypercapnic respiratory failure, aspiration pneumonia due to an inability to clear the airway by coughing, and acute pulmonary embolism due to prolonged inmobilization. There is a variety of altered respiratory patterns associated with strokes. It is very difficult to say when your father will be able to breathe by himself. Ventilator support is a must.
Avatar n tn Tingling sensation in tongue can be due to prolonged pressure on a nerve, infection, permanent nerve damage, vitamin or mineral deficiencies, multiple sclerosis, stroke etc. Poor dental hygiene and bacterial overgrowth are few other possibilities. You should seek second opinion if you are not satisfied with your doctor’s opinion. A complete evaluation and work up is important.
1456881 tn?1285458554 My symptoms are first it starts out with my vision tunnels until completely black with starts and halos, then i get this wave of tingly kinda like when you put your tongue on a battery, then m speech gets scared, when i try to say something. It happens when im sitting when i walk around, the one thing that i dont understand is even tho i blacked out i still know where im at im still aware of my surroundings.
Avatar f tn The result was my nicotine level went sky rocket high that one day i started having palpatations.. Was sooo scared coz it felt like i was about to collapse and have a stroke. I went to ER and to cut along story short everything came back negative except the Doctor said I suffered a very high anxiety and panic attack. He suggests me to quit smoming and vaping so i did cold turkey. And thats when the worst part started.
Avatar m tn It is so frustrating when it does not show up on your MRI and one place tells you possible mini stroke and you go the next time and they transfer you to a different hospital and they do test afterwards and then say it's not a mini stroke because there is no evidence on the test so it must be symptomatic or stress. I am not stressed and i had one of the best days of the month when this happened.
Avatar n tn Hi, Stroke leads to partial damage of brain due to blockage or break in the artery of brain .The causes of stroke may be atherosclerosis, thrombosis or aneurysm rupture.. Symptoms after stroke mostly include - numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg on one side of the body , confusion, trouble speaking, swallowing, seeing , trouble walking, dizziness , headaches .Symptoms of stroke may or may not last for long .
Avatar f tn In many neuropathies, both the sensory and motor nerves (the nerves that supply the muscles) are involved, leading to sensory symptoms as well as weakness. As you can see there are many causes, and the tests done will depend on what your other symptoms are and your physical examination.
638831 tn?1222978448 So there was actual damage done from the stroke? Do you now have permanent symptoms because of the stroke, or did they subside? I kept arguing with them telling them something was going on inside my head/neck, but they kept focusing on my heart. Even then, they wouldn't do an MRI or MRA, and the only CT scan they did was of my brain, no contrast, so they wouldn't have seen anything blocking bloodflow. Same with the ultrasound on my neck.
Avatar f tn There can be several causes of these symptoms both serious and nonserious.The common possibilities are gastro esophageal reflux disease which can cause reflux of acid towards the chest. Costochondritis is other possibility which is inflammation of the cartilage that joins the breastone.A serious concern is that it can be a symptom of anginal pain or heart attack.Anginal pain can be controlled with medications if diagnosed on time.
Avatar f tn ll notice that my right pupil is larger than the left. Should I be worried that these are like stroke symptoms or something else? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
905378 tn?1244854365 It could also be a TIA. Here's what Google shows in an early listing ... Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) A TIA is a "warning stroke" or "mini-stroke" that produces stroke-like symptoms but ... Unlike stroke, when a TIA is over, there's no injury to the brain I would mention it to the doctor. Carcinista could easily be correct also.
Avatar m tn She always regains movement and the ability to speak within an hour. Initially, doctors insisted that the depo shot had nothing to do with her symptoms, and all symptoms eventually went away completely. She received a second depo shot on 12/21/15. Within 2 hours of getting the second depo shot she began having rapid breathing the fainting. She hasn't received another depo shot since December 2015, but the tremors and fainting still persists.
Avatar m tn This then causes issues with the ureters and kidney and bladder and can lead to leaking. Also, has he had his prostate checked? A larger than usual prostate can cause leaking and the larger prostate could be caused by cancer obviously but also from benign prostatic hyperplasia. MS can cause it, alzheimers and parkinsons. But that he simply had a stroke is enough. It's not uncommon, unfortunately, post stroke.
Avatar f tn Hi, The causes of basal ganglia damage are stroke as well as radiation . Radiation causes calcification of the basal ganglia and stroke causes damage to them .