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A 42-year-old male asked:

can anyone tell me how long after a stroke i'll speak again?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Stroke recovery: People regain function after a stroke at different rates. When a function doesn't return rapidly, it often takes a long time in therapy, in your case speech therapy; to regain function. Best to ask your drs. And therapists their thoughts on the subject, they know your situation best.
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 30 years experience
It may take time: A lot depends upon where the stroke was, how large, and to some degree each person is wired just a little different. Often it takes 3 to 6 months to get back most of what you'll back. Best of luck on a speedy recovery!
Dr. Terri Eckert
Geriatrics 34 years experience
Aphasia: Difficulty speaking after a stroke is called aphasia- there are several different types. It is too difficult to determine when your aphasia will resolve, even with a complete evaluation- i suggest you proceed with aggressive speech therapy, music therapy ; decrease your risk factors to improve your circulation. (stop smoking, manage your bp/lipids/weight, etc) a good resource: www.Stroke.Org.

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