A 44-year-old member asked:
After an ischemic stroke, how long does it usually take for the brain swelling to subside?
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Neurosurgery 27 years experience
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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Neurosurgery 39 years experience
Ischemic stroke: Usually it takes several weeks to completely clear the swelling though sometimes it can clear in sooner, meaning within 2-3 weeks. It is all based on how severe the stroke affected the brain.
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Neurosurgery 18 years experience
Depends : If it is a small stroke, a week or two. If it us a larger stroke it can take quite a bit of time for all the swelling to go away (2-6) weeks.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
How long does it usually take for the brain swelling to peak & subside from an ischemic stroke?
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Cardiology 32 years experience
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 72-96 hours.
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Last updated Feb 14, 2019
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