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loss of speech in elderly

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Loss of speech: Mutism = inability to speak. Aphasia = loss of language or communication ability.

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
34 years experience in Pain Management
Migraines/stroke/TIA: Migraines are generally considered due to blood vessel constriction in the brain followed by blood vessel dilation.There is also an electrochemical co ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience in Anesthesiology
Looking back: Fortunately symptoms are resolved, because you said it was temporary speech loss. First thing to do is rule out stroke or transient ischemic attack. I ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
23 years experience in Radiology
Stroke not only caus: While stroke is probably the most common, other injuries to the speech centers of the brain could cause sudden loss of speech. These include infection ... Read More
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Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience in Cardiology
Loss of speech: Symptom suggests a possible TIA ;seek a full neurologic evaluation ASAP
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Question is unclear: A good recovery would consist of complete return of speech and orientation but that's not what you're asking, no doubt. Could you please re-phrase?
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience in Neurology
Oh my--: And did you tell your parents about what happened? Unfortunately, because you're a minor for another 2 years we cannot specifically counsel you with ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
26 years experience in Cardiology
Maybe: It depends on what areas of "healthy brain" were affected during the surgery and on which side. If the "speech centers" were involved then the loss ma ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Idan Sharon
27 years experience in Neurology
TINGLING & SPEECH: Transient cerebral events, seizures need to be ruled out. You need to see a neurologist. An MRI of the brain may be necessary.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
47 years experience in Pediatrics
Passing out: I need more informations, is she seeing a neurologist, what kind of scans were done? did she have any MRI, with or without contrast, any blood w ... Read More
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