Stroke symptoms in pregnancy

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Avatar n tn I would make every effort in finding the reason and trying to allow the pregnancy to go well. Since the thalamic stroke was in your dominant thalamus (assuming that your right handed) you might have some problems which you should talk to your neurologist about. There is sometimes unexplained pain with thalamic lesions, and some have problems with motivation and getting thing initiated. I hope your are doing well.
Avatar n tn My husband and I would like to have a child, but are unsure about my health issues and pregnancy. My stroke was due to a dissection in my left vertebral artery and I have been told that it has healed completely. However, I experience dizziness and unwell feelings around menstruation, which I'm sure is due to hormones, which makes me nervous about pregnancy. Any information would be helpful. I have looked on the internet and have not really found anything.
Avatar n tn I am 34 and had a stroke during my 25th week of my pregnancy. I had AVMs. I had my first stroke at 25 also by an AVM. I was told by my neurosurgeon it was ok to get pregnant but I don't think any human can predict if its safe to have children if you had a previous stroke. Now the doctors say its up to me if I want to try again. They just don't know. I am in the same boat wanting to know if their are others out their that had an ok pregnancy after a stroke.
Avatar n tn CT, MRI, MRA, EKC, EEG, blood work, TEE (while completely awake, since I was pregnant, and I chose to have it done awake -- not sure why anyone would not have this test done if offered since it can provide valuable information about a possible hole in the heart causing stroke-like symptoms). The only abnormal test results I got was that my Circle of Willis (a blood pathway in the back of the head) was slightly abnormal in that one side bulged and the other constricted.
580765 tn?1274922960 I have noticed no correlation between the occurrence of the episodes and any other conditions, other than the progression of the stroke- like symptoms in and around the time of the racing episodes. A neurologist that I saw Tuesday ruled out MS and other neurological conditions, based on several clear MRIs, nerve conduction tests, and lumbar puncture results. He said that all of my symptoms were likely due to an electrial misfire in my heart.
Avatar f tn I was given a head CT and it initially showed a bleed in the brain stem, they told me I had a stroke and I was lucky to be alive. I was admitted to the ICU and scheduled to be evaluated by the Neurologist and Neurosurgeon the next morning, as well have a MRI and MRA. That was done and they then determined that it was a calcification on the brain stem and NOT a stroke.
469720 tn?1388149949 This is partly because blacks have higher risks of high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. Sex (gender) - Stroke is more common in men than in women. In most age groups, more men than women will have a stroke in a given year. However, more than half of total stroke deaths occur in women. At all ages, more women than men die of stroke. Use of birth control pills and pregnancy pose special stroke risks for women.
Avatar f tn I promise it'll be over before you know it lol my pregnancy ended 3 weeks earlier than expected and I was in great deal of shock and still in disbelief because it didn't happen how I thought it would happen.
Avatar n tn I was about to make an appointment to have in replaced but I am now experiencing pregnancy symptoms. I am a little worried being that I already have 5 children and my youngest just started Kindergarten. I wasn't worried about these symptoms being a true pregnancy but after reading everyone's comments I am somewhat nervous. I am going to wait a couple more days for my period and then take a test.
Avatar f tn sometimes just one prickle, sometimes lots of prickles. It got worse in the heat. Then came the my left knee, my left hip, my right hip, my right foot, my right shoulder blade, left forehead.....a pulsating vibration...on for two seconds, off for five seconds. Not all at once....the location changed over time with an episode not lasting longer than two weeks at the most....usually three days. I never had the sensation in several places at the same time.
Avatar n tn Am on various medications for stroke and angina, but received no advice whatsoever from our local hospital on how having a stroke would be likely to affect me. Stroke services in my part of the UK are set to cater strictly for the over 65's, and anyone younger than that has to find out anything they need by themselves.
796506 tn?1370191905 I had heat stroke in 97 and since then I sweat really bad! I had some deodorant prescribed to me by my dermatologist but you have to put it on at night and it makes you itch really bad. It worked pretty good when I would remember to use it. I now use the clenical strenth degree. I have always heard you get beautiful thick shiny hair and your nails grow so long and hard when your pregnant. Bull is what I say.
Avatar n tn Has she gotten any movement back in her left side? My dad had a similar stroke and is regaining a littlemovement in his left side.
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Avatar n tn I am worried that I may have brain tumor, ms, mini stroke? what could this be. Doctor seems to think it is pregnancy related.I also have had a sore spot behind my rt ear for about a week.It is behind the ear up by the top of my ear.Sore if press on it but more so when applying rubbing pressure.Please help.These symptoms do not occur all at the same time.Example If face bothers me not my tingling, vise versa.
Avatar n tn Another explaination for the weakness in your right wrist could be carpal tunnel syndrome, since carpal tunnel is very common in pregnant women. The symptoms of loss of balance, tinnitus (ringing in the ear) and neck pain may indicate a inner ear infection (often caused by a virus). It is difficult to re-image women who are pregnant due to the possible risk to the unborn baby. (although safety studies are not available for MRI, it is generally used if imaging is needed.
Avatar n tn So before embarking on an invasive procedure like a PFO closure, perhaps your stroke workup needs to looked at again in terms of where the stroke is on MRI, what you blood vessels look like on an MR angiogram and what may be the most likely cause of the stroke. The relationship between PFO and stroke is still a bit controversial - there are trials going to on evalaute the benefit of closure. The other episodes do not sound typical for TIA or migraine.
Avatar n tn I went into the er before finding out I was pregnant, with stroke symptoms, my anxiety was so bad that I feared for my life. It turns out that I was six weeks pregnant with my first baby, and was told not to worry about my health, because pregnancy can do some crazy things to the body, and that i probably had a prior problem with it all my life, but it just magnified with becoming preggo.. I got on a safe medication to help ease it, but now I just take it whenever I need It.
Avatar n tn When there's widespread numbness and tingling along with other scattered symptoms, it's difficult to localize the lesion to specific spots in the brain that may be damaged by MS. However, there is a small amount of patients who DO have nonspecific, vague neurologic symptoms that don't localize anywhere and the MRI shows classic MS spots throughout the brain and spinal cord. In your case, though, the MRI (should have brain AND spine) was clean which makes the diagnosis of MS much less likely.
Avatar f tn I am 36 years old with no medical issues. I was supposed to go thru ivf in jan but I had a ich stroke in dec. I did not have any symptoms of stroke except massive excruciating headache. I did not lose speach or movement. I do not have any children and have infertility so I have to do in vitro fertilization. But now I have to get signed off from high risk obgyn before my ivf dr will allow.
Avatar n tn I have just started my third trimester of pregnancy and I am 25years old, I thought the symptoms i was having was pregnancy related until i began to read more into TIA and discovered they were very close to the symptoms i was experiencing however I am only 25 and didn't think it was possible.
Avatar n tn Most thyroid nodules do not cause any symptoms. A few patients with thyroid nodules may complain of pain in the neck, jaw, or ear.
Avatar f tn I have pituituary tumor 1cm, it's not activ.Dont grow in last 4 yers,and dont efect my cemicals or hormons. I am pregnant now. When i was diagnost i have simptoms of mini stroke. Then I take MRI,and doct.told me it's tumor. Before that i had 3 kids in tree yers no complications. Is it any risk for me. After that I had 3 miskarg. because or probobly i didnt know that my Vitamin d is low. I had problem gating pregnent with next pregnency probably because my Vitamin D is low.
Avatar f tn i live in ontario, canada If i rule out AVM or any other brain disorder, blood issues and my cholesterol and blood pressure stays fine through pregnancy and i got no other disease. should i not have a stroke? doctors think My mom had a mini stroke at age 45, my grandmother on my moms side had diabetes and two heart attacks..last one killed her. My dad had a two heart attacks in his 50's, survived both. all are smokers and obese. My sister had healthy no complications in her pregnancy.
1038794 tn?1252925252 things have stayed the same balance and ear wise until today when i was in the car (hubby driving) I kept having somersault feeling in my stomach like when u go fast over a dip in the road. When we got home i decided to hoover the house on doing so my ear got really bad again and my balance really bad again also. I have also developed the tingling in my face again. I did noticed yest i had a few sharp pains in the right side and left side of my head above my eyes in my forehead.
Avatar n tn This symptoms sometimes last for a couple of hours. Tingling in hands mostly in last two fingers. When feet affected not a numb or tingling feeling, just a weird sensation feeling. Have seen neuro doctor about symptoms and neuro exam negative. Had MRI of head with one small foci in right frontal area no signifigance. I have a long history and family history of migraine headaches where I get blurry vision in one eye that last 15 minutes before headache.
469720 tn?1388149949 This is partly because blacks have higher risks of high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. Sex (gender) - Stroke is more common in men than in women. In most age groups, more men than women will have a stroke in a given year. However, more than half of total stroke deaths occur in women. At all ages, more women than men die of stroke. Use of birth control pills and pregnancy pose special stroke risks for women.
Avatar f tn And, I had a really bad case of mono in my teens as well as living in the northern hemisphere and having Scottish genes. It seems I was doomed from the get go, And, now Freddie Mecury is yelling something about fat bottomed girls at me!
158812 tn?1189759426 The said the MRI was perfectly safe. Still don't know whats wrong with me. They thought I was having a stroke. Pregnancy is scary.