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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience Cardiology
Pontine stroke: Most of the oedema should now be resolved
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
23 years experience Radiology
Yes: This virtually always happens.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Yes, but few days: Brain swelling always follows death of brain tissue, and maximizes at about 24-36 hrs, and slowly dissipates over the next several days. Can be a far ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Often: Brain swelling occurs as a result of the rapidity, the cause, and the size of the stroke. A stroke of equal size but faster onset, than the slower one ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher White
42 years experience Cardiology
No it isn't : Brain swelling depends upon the size of injury and whether there has been a hemorrhage . Larger strokes more likely.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Days: When an ischemic stroke occurs, peak of brain swelling starts in 3-4 days after the stroke. It will last for several days and then subside slowly.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Webber
31 years experience Cardiology
Peak: Swelling or edema from a sizable ischemic cerebral infarct (stroke) tends to peak about 48-72 hrs after initial insult then ebbs over the subsequent 7 ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Babu Welch
23 years experience Neurosurgery
3-5 days: Depending on the size of the initial stroke, 3-5 days is a fair "peak" period. Most danger is in the first week.
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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
23 years experience Hospital-based practice
Still comatose?: If your father is still comatose it is very unlikely to be due to any brain swelling as that would not last this long. Would suggest speaking to your ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Prognosis of stroke: If the brain swelling subsides,he can recover,but can not predict to what level.Very unlikely to return to normal life. Talk to the treating doc abou ... Read More

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