Stroke symptoms causes

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Avatar n tn There are other causes also that cause stroke, one being something called Atrial Fibrillation, which is an irregular heart beat, and this usually caused by high blood pressure, but not always. Other causes of stroke include any conditions that make the blood thick, such as cancers or autoimmune conditions, or inherited disorders.
Avatar f tn That is where you should be with odd symptoms like that. No one can tell you if it is a stroke or not until you've had the proper medical tests...I would think any kind of sudden numbness would be an emergency and possibly serious stuff like stroke or MS.
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.. I don't know about this head and I don't go back to the professor until September.
Avatar m tn Like if an area of the brain is affected, it causes certain results peripherally. In the absence of this, it is difficult to say that the symptoms are due to TIA or stroke. Many times with TIAs the imaging studies do not pick up any positive findings. If your symptoms persist or recur consult your doctor. Regards.
Avatar f tn I'm just wondering if he may be the cause to the numbness or if it really could be stroke related. Any input would be greatly appreciated. I do know that I should be seeing a Dr for this but I am scared out of my skin to do just that. Please help me to ease my mind a bit.
Avatar n tn Depending on the area of the brain affected and the severity of the stroke, it is possible for a stroke to cause the symptoms described above without any evidence of paralysis of extremities. Has an MRI or CT scan been performed? It might be advisable to consult a neurologist to assess her condition and possibly have her undergo brain imaging.
4418279 tn?1354280970 Well, without a clinical evaluation it would be difficult to determine the cause of your symptoms. Aside central neurological causes, possibilities that may need to be considered include epilepsy, neuro-muscular causes such as neuropathies, myopathies, muscle degeneration, infections affecting the neuromuscular system, micronutrient deficiencies, heavy metal poisoning etc.
Avatar m tn Hi everyone, I'm posting here today because i am very worried about someone that i know that had stroke like symptoms but the doctors believe it was no a stroke but a brain cramp.
Avatar n tn You might also be on a blood control medication that is a calcium channel blocker, which ocasionally causes these symptoms. Have you had a blood work-up and your hematocrit checked lately? This could cause light-headedness. Sometimes a stroke patient is placed on coumadin, which exacerbates hemorhoids. The rectal bleeding can dramatically decrease the red blood cell count in a relatively short period of time.
Avatar n tn On its own dizziness with bilateral hand tingling is not very suggestive of a stroke and may be more realted to blood pressure, heart causes etc.
Avatar f tn stopping alcohol intake can improve the ataxia but if it is severe, some permanent symptoms may remain. In patients with cerebellar stroke, with intensive physical and occupational therapy over weeks to months, symptoms may become minimal and may even resolve completely.
580765 tn?1274922960 I'll add that there are things called TIA's, kind of a mini-stroke that causes some symptoms but then clear up. As Jari mentioned, if your doctors haven't checked for those (such as carotid scans and such) you should be seen. TIA's are often a precursor to the bigger strokes that cause more severe brain damage. Again, I don't know what your doctor was focused on during those tests you mentioned.
Avatar n tn Please remember that this MRI finding and its correlation to vascular disease is not set in stone, but the fact that you are having symptoms warrants evaluation. Perhaps you can see a stroke or cerebrovascular specialist -- any of the stroke neurologists at the Cleveland Clinic are highly recommended.
Avatar f tn Well, a diagnosis cannot be made on the symptoms alone. The symptoms described could be seen both with mini-strokes/ MS, while the clinical improvement in TIA/ mini-strokes would be faster as compared to MS. The previous episodes of balance, walking and swallowing could or could not be related to neurological causes. I would suggest considering a detailed evaluation by a neurologist for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
Avatar n tn Hi, How are you? 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 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 I would like to tell you that in stroke, we get to see the symptoms clearly and the treatment is aimed at the control of the symptoms. Whatever is not controlled via treatment is the "Residue" of the stroke. SO i don't think presently i should comment on the same and can give you inputs, only after the scan results are in front of us, to determine the further course of action. Feel free to discuss more.
Avatar m tn My dad in Indonesia, 63 years old, is currently in hospital due to stroke (brainsteam?) since a month ago. Based on what I heard, I am in usa, he is currently physically getting better. He can write and move his hand/foot. However, he still can not breath by himself and rely on the ventilator although the doctor did tracheotomy. Everytime, the ventilator is taken out and replace with the oxygen, he start having difficulty to breath.
1015480 tn?1251136105 i had a heat stroke in the year of 2002.. now im have these seizures ive been going to a docotor who studys seizures.. but cant find what type it is.. now he saying my brain is shifting... i just want to know what type of it is...
Avatar m tn Diagnosed Bradycardia 8 yrs ago & MS 20 yrs ago. No symptoms with bradycardia (rest 53/sleep 47) except missed/extra beats, no dizziness, pain or tiredness apart from MS related. MS is benign, I have no disability do not smoke & am not over weight. I am 49 yrs old. I would not call myself fit & do no formal exercise. Cardiologist said carry on as normal. I avoid caffeine and adrenaline in medication as they give me palpitations. My questions, 1.
Avatar n tn Usually these are self-limiting, but you need to see an ENT specialist if the situation persists There are dozens of possible causes for your other symptoms, and most of them are not life threatening. Yes, you may have a life-threatening problem, but the probability is that you do not. You are under tremendous stress raising three children and you have my admiration. The chances are you are not having a "stroke", but you have enough flags for a neurological evaluation.
Avatar n tn Many possibilities exist, and depend somewhat on your age, your risk factors, and the nature of your symptoms (whether or not the numbness started suddenly or gradually, whether it is a complete loss of sensation or a tingling, whether it is an objective finding on examination or it is only a feeling that you have etc) The most concerning cause of numbness on one side of the body is a stroke.
Avatar m tn And sometimes there are no known risk factors as was the case with my stroke at age 56. So don't blame yourself or the doctors. Just know the symptoms of a stroke, because in most cases, if you get the person to the hospital within 3 hours, the sooner the better, they can reverse most of the stroke effects. Strokes can be very disabling and often kill. I know it's hard to take your mother's outcome. You take care.
Avatar n tn My husband has experienced two such "episodes." I call them episodes because he had stroke symptoms that passed before any permanent damage was done. The two episodes were a year and a half apart. The most recent one was two weeks ago. Through online research, my husband discovered the Bowhunter's Stroke. No doctor has diagnosed it, but they have diagnosed the herniated disks in his neck. We are in the process of contacting the doctor with this new information.
473703 tn?1207761354 I was just hopeing that some one can tell me some of the symptoms of Ms. I was in the hospital due to stroke like symptoms spend a few days there and had many heart test done, come to find out that I did not have a stroke , well that's a good thing I thought. And then a Neuro came in to see me, and told me that on my MRI he had seen somethings that he was not happy with, He said I think you might have Ms, and that he wanted to do a few more test.
233915 tn?1218816727 Your daughter may have migraines, but the fact that she has had one stroke would make me worry about why that happened and why she is having neurological symptoms. Basically, your doctor may end up being right, but I think you may want to get second and third opinions first. At the very least your daughter should be tested for a PFO (paten foramen ovale) which is a small hole in the heart that causes many pediatric strokes and be tested for blood clotting disorders.
Avatar n tn The neurologist thinks these headaches are migraines and not related to the stroke, but he also says that the headache symptoms she describes are not typical in migraines. Could her headaches and cerebellum stroke be related also? I'm concerned that the doctor is being too quick to assume the stroke occured before birth when he also says that an MRI can NOT show the age of a stroke.
Avatar n tn Stroke symptoms that "progress" are often due to a slow bleed. Often due to coumadin. Test for her sensitivity to sunlight, which is a hallmark of such a bleed. Try and see what nutrients she gets at night on the peg and the quantity. Be prepared to be ignored in this request. Ask to see her feeding log. And try to find out what PEG device was utilized. There are different ones. Some use an inflatable balloon that is a little too big for the stomach.