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Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov

Neurology
Boston, MA
19 years experience male

Locations

Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA

Address

55 Fruit St, Boston, MA, US
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Massachusetts

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Neurology

Languages spoken

English, Russian

Doctor Q&A

107 Answers
10 Agrees
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Medicine: Nausea and vomiting commonly accompany migraine headaches. If you are having migraines that are severe and frequent, you could benefit from a daily pr... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Online resources: Try national stroke association's website. http://www.stroke.org/site/pageserver?pagename=explainingstroke.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Healthy lifestyle: General recommendation is to control blood pressure, cholesterol levels, glucose levels (if diabetic), adhere to a healthy diet (mediterranean is grea... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Normal life: You should get back to your normal life. Don't be afraid of regular daily activities (grocery shopping, taking public transportation, reasonable physi... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Unlikely: It is unlikely to be a stroke or TIA. Strokes/TIA usually causes loss of function - weakness, numbness etc. Your description does not fit classic stro... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Yes: Yes, brain swelling or bleeding can produce serious symptoms, such as severe headache, loss of consciousness, visual deficits, speech disturbance, arm... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Yes: High cholesterol is a well recognized risk factor for stroke. It should be treated with diet (or medication if diet is not enough). Pregnancy carries ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Unclear: It is hard to tell without looking at the images. Findings like that (white matter focus) are common and may be associated with migraine. Vasculitis a... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Unlikely: It is unlikely for a UTI to cause a stroke. It can cause recurrence of symptoms of previous stroke and look very much like a stroke. It can also cause... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
PTSD: You are likely experiencing symptoms that are similar to symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Having as TIA can be a stressful experience. It w... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Small: Rates of pre-eclampsia are fairly small - around 3-4%. While pre-eclampsia is a risk factor for stroke, actual chance of having a stroke is very small... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Needs control: Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a major risk factor for stroke. Fortunately, it is a one we can control. Current recommendation is to keep it un... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
It can: Smoking is a major risk factor for aneurysm rupture. You should not start smoking again. If you do not drink, do not start, if you drink small amounts... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
No: It is not normal. Often visual loss after stroke is permanent or get better over time. If your vision is degrading, you should see your eye doctor as ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Blood thinner: If it is confirmed that antiphospholipid syndrome (lupus anticoagulant is part of it) caused your stroke, then blood thinner such as warfarin (coumadi... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Blood: Ischemic stroke happens when blood supply to the brain gets cut off. Hemorrhagic stroke happens when a blood vessel ruptures and bleed spills into the... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Unlikely: It is very unlikely unless there is direct pressure on the main blood vessel (carotid artery, for example).
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Depends: Classic definition of TIA is neurologic deficit for up to 24 hours. In reality, TIA rarely lasts more than an hour. Tias can happen several times in 2... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Healthy lifestyle: General recommendation is to control blood pressure, cholesterol levels, glucose levels (if diabetic), adhere to a healthy diet (mediterranean is grea... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Meds?: While stroke itself could be the cause of your problem, it is much more common for erectile dysfunction to be a side effect of medications. Ask your d... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Morning: Morning, around breakfast time is fine. You can take it with the rest of your morning medications if you have any.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Unlikely: If it happens only when you move your arm, it is unlikely to be a tia. It may be related to irritation of a nerve that supplies the arm. This can be ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Location: Left-sided strokes and tias tend to cause speech problems since speech centers are located in the left brain in most of right-handed people.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Depends: Pupils can change in many different ways depending on the location of the stroke or aneurysm. They often get large on the side of stroke or aneurysm. ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Rare: While possible, it is quite rare. Certain genetic syndromes, blood vessel abnormalities can result in strokes and tias in young adults. If there are ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Possibly: Signs of stroke can vary greatly. What you described can potentially represent signs of transient ischemic attacks (or so called "mini strokes"). This... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Better control: While diabetes itself is unlikely to directly cause a TIA, it is an important risk factor for TIA and stroke. Better glucose level control will help p... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Diagnostic testing: Recovery in any type of stroke depends on quality of rehabilitation (physical, occupational and speech therapy). Main next step is the prevention of e... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Yes: While plain ct scan is not the best test for aneurysm, large aneurysms can potentially be spotted. Mri is a better test, especially when blood vessel... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Other causes: Transient neurological symptoms (such as weakness, tingling) can happen for various reasons. We always try to rule out "bad" causes first - strokes, s... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Uncolntrolled: Not enough information. In general, if you are still having headaches and they are frequent (more than once a week, for example), then it would make s... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Rarely: For the most part, the answer is no. There are certain risk factors that can be passed in generations, such as higher chance of having high blood pres... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
TIA: Tia (transitory ischemic attack) happens when blood supply to a certain area of the brain gets cut off temporarily. This causes a neurologic deficit ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Yes: Mri can show previous strokes. Not so much tias. Mri is quite good with showing old strokes be it ones associated with ischemia or hemorrhage.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Narrowing: Carotid stenosis means narrowing of the carotid artery. This can cause decreased blood flow to the brain and result in a stroke. Plaque build up at th... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Evaluation: It is important to find the cause of her strokes. That way it will be possible to effectively prevent another stroke from happening. Frequent causes i... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Yes: It is possible to get a vessel injury from neck manipulation which can lead to a stroke. While fairly rare overall, it is a common cause of stroke in ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
No: It doesn't sound like stroke or aneurysm, especially if there are no other symptoms, such as weakness, numbness, speech difficulty.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Depends: It depends on the indication. Usually if prescribed post stroke, one stays on clopidogrel indefinitely unless there are severe side effects. Some phys... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Side effects: Any medication has side effects. Excedrin is a combination of three different medications. Each of them can cause side effects of their own, especiall... Read More
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A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Unknown cause: Up to 30% of strokes and tias have no clear cause identified. We call them "cryptogenic". She still should continue doing great job with risk factor c... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Unlikely: It is unlikely. Tia causes short-term decrease in brain function which usually results in a deficit which is easily detected/observable - weakness, nu... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Yes: Tia happens when blood supply to a certain area of the brain gets cut off temporarily. This causes a neurologic deficit - weakness, numbness, visual d... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Yes: Plain ct scan is not the best test for aneurysm or stroke. Large strokes (especially old ones) and large aneurysms can potentially be spotted on a ct.... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
No: Transient ischemic attack happens when blood supply to brain gets temporarily cut off. Ischemic heart disease pertains to the heart.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Symptosm: One-sided weakness, numbness, speech difficulty and visual deficits could indicate a tia.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
TIA: Tia (transitory ischemic attack) happens when blood supply to a certain area of the brain gets cut off temporarily. This causes a neurologic deficit ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
TIA: Tia happens when blood supply to a certain area of the brain gets cut off temporarily. This causes a neurologic deficit - weakness, numbness, visual d... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
It can be: Tia may happen for various reasons. One of common reasons is a type of heart rhythm abnormality called atrial fibrillation. It results in irregular he... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Stroke causes: Stroke and heart attacks share common risk factors (diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, genetic factors.Regardless of type of stroke or h... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bakhadirov is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bakhadirov is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Great thought, I'll find out later on the year. Thanks
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! You are giving me hope, thanks so much.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Mine were w/out contrast. Would it still show?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

First Tashkent State Medical Institute, Uzbekistan
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

Massachusettes General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Completed 2013

Awards

Board Certified, American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women's Hospital
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