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Is it safe to get pregnant after having an avm rupture & hemoragric stroke in the brain?

Is it safe to get pregnant after having an avm rupture & hemoragric stroke in the brain?

It depends: If the avm has been obliterated and there is angiographic documentation that it is gone, then pregnancy should not lead to further bleeding from this source. If the avm has not been obliterated, then it is known that pregnancy leads to increased cerebral blood volume and flow. This can increase the risk of rupture. Careful evaluation by a neurosurgeon/neurologist is warranted. ...Read more

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If a stoke patient had difficulty speaking, where might the stroke be in the brain?

If a stoke patient had difficulty speaking, where might the stroke be in the brain?

Depends: Depends if the difficulty is due to aphasia or dysarthria and depends if the difficulty is in expressing thoughts or understanding others. More information is needed. ...Read more

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Father at 55yr old had a hemorrhagic stroke. Bleeding in the brain stopped, swelling keeps getting worst. Will the swelling subside? Will he recover?

Father at 55yr old had a hemorrhagic stroke. Bleeding in the brain stopped, swelling keeps getting worst. Will the swelling subside? Will he recover?

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 about the current status. ...Read more

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What type of stroke causes bleeding in the brain? What is the survival rate?

What type of stroke causes bleeding in the brain? What is the survival rate?

Many causes: hemorrhagic stroke can happen from severe elevation in blood pressure (most common), or from an ischemic stroke transforming into a hemorrhagic, or a subarachnoid hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm, or from an AVM (arteriovenous malformation), or a large cortical brain hemorrhage from an amyloid angiopathy (in elderly with dementia) etc etc ...Read more

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How is the brain affected by a stroke?

How is the brain affected by a stroke?

Depends on the area: Strokes cause brain damage, but the symptoms a patient experiences will vary based on the location of the brain damage. If it affects the part of the brain controlling movement, it will cause weakness. If it affects the part controlling vision, it will cause vision problems. Most commonly strokes present with face, arm or leg weakness, sensory or visual disturbances, and/or speech difficulty. ...Read more

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What are the effects of stroke on brain?

What are the effects of stroke on brain?

Stroke: Lack of blood supply to brain tissue either by ischemic stroke of hemorrhagic stroke cause deprivation of oxygen supply. This cause permanent damage of the brain substance causing neurological deficit. With time damaged brain turns into necrotic substance.Finally dead tissues desolves and replaced by brain fluid. ...Read more

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How to know if I have stroke and brain death.?

How to know if I have stroke and brain death.?

MRI: The best way to know that someone had a stroke is doing a brain MRI. If someone had a stroke it means that a part of the brain died do to lack of blood flow or rupture of a blood vessel with blood spilling. Recovery occurs by other parts of the brain taking over. Medically, we use "brain death" to signify total loss of brain function or activity (the person is dead & recovery is not possible). ...Read more

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What are the best exercises for the brain after a stroke?

What are the best exercises for the brain after a stroke?

See a rehab doctor: The stroke location and it's effect on your actvities of daily living (adls) guide treatment. Likely you have movement/cognitive deficits, and psychological issues. A rehabilitation specialist should evaluate you and the two of you design a program to target your needs. A rehab team often includes a rehab doctor, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, psychologist and case manager. ...Read more

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Is it possible for the brain to swell even after recovery from a stroke?

Is it possible for the brain to swell even after recovery from a stroke?

No: The brain swelling associated with a stroke typically maximizes within 24-36 hrs, and gradually diminishes over the next several days. ...Read more

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What are the stroke survival rates for moderate stroke with brain occlusion?

What are the stroke survival rates for moderate stroke with brain occlusion?

Variable: It is hard to answer your question as survival rates or life expectancy after a "moderate stroke" would depend on the underlying cause, the type of stroke, ie embolic, lacunar, hemorrhagic, and the location of the injury. Adjusting your underlying risk factors for stroke and optimizing your medical care are key to lowering your risk for future stroke. ...Read more

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Is there something wrong with my brain? I had stroke but they said I recovered

Is there something wrong with my brain? I had stroke but they said I recovered

Not exactly: A stroke is caused by a blockage in a blood vessel that supplies an area of the brain. The cells in that part of the brain may have been killed, but the muscle and sensation functions that are controlled by those cells can recover since other cells of the brain can often take over those functions. ...Read more

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After a stroke, a person cannot name an object but knows how to use it. what general region of brain is li?

After a stroke, a person cannot name an object but knows how to use it. what general region of brain is li?

You MAY have a: neurological condition called aphasia. Please see your doc, who will probably refer you to a neurologist for help and support. A neuropsychologist can test and tell you strength and weakness areas and how to cope the best. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is a biladerol stroke bad my sister had a stroke on both sides of her brain is there a possibility of recovery

Is a biladerol stroke bad my sister had a stroke on both sides of her brain is there a possibility of recovery

Hello. : Hello. I am sorry to hear about the bilateral stroke that your sister had. The answer to your questions depends on the severity of her stroke and what structure in the brain were impacted. The question would require intimate knowledge of her case to provide a helpful response. Take care. ...Read more

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Is a stroke on both sides of the brain a really bad thing my sister had a stroke and thay said it was on both sides of her brain? I want to now what I have to look forward to is it death for my sister

Any : Any stroke is a really bad thing. Unlike any other organ, the brain can't be replaced. So, a stroke, which represents permanent damage to the brain, is there for life. This is why it is very important to identify and reduce risks for stroke, ideally before the first stroke happens. At the same time, most strokes are survivable. This is because few strokes are large enough, or in a sufficiently sensitive part of the brain (like the brainstem) to interfere with basic life functions such as consciousness and breathing. The chances of survival can't be calculated exactly and change, sometimes frequently and greatly, during the hospitalization for acute stroke. Things that influence chances of survival include the type of stroke (hemorrhagic -- bleeding to the brain; or ischemic -- part of the brain is starved of blood), the location of the stroke, and the size of the stroke. The chances of survival are greater for younger, healthier people with small, uncomplicated strokes. Poor health, complications (including heart attack, bleeding into the brain, swelling of the brain, organ failure), and other factors can cause a poor prognosis. The majority of people who experience a stroke also experience partial or near-complete recovery. People often ask "if the stroke is a permanent brain injury, why do people recover?" this is because the brain's primary function is to learn, and during stroke recovery it learns its way around the injured area. When a loved one experiences a stroke, people often have a lot of questions. While the answers to those questions can change on a frequent basis, it is usually very helpful to ask for a family meeting. These meetings, which are routine at my hospital, usually involve the patient's loved ones (or their representatives), the patient's nurse, the main doctors involved in the patient's care, a social worker, and a hospital chaplain. The purpose of the meeting is to share information and to establish goals. Family meetings can usually be arranged through the patient's nurse. To increase awareness of heart disease (and stroke) the american heart association holds a heart (and stroke) walk every year. Most of these events occur in april or may. www.heartwalk.org ...Read more

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What is brain stroke?

What is brain stroke?

Stroke: It is an area of dead tissue in brain that is caused by lack of blood and oxygen. Can cause neuogocak deficits, memory loss, cognitive deficits, coma and death. ...Read more

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How is a brain stroke treated?

How is a brain stroke treated?

Blood thinners: Stroke is a complex disease and it's treatment is far too detailed to review here. Simply stated, blood thinners, clot busters, maintain blood pressure, hydration are all treatments for stroke. ...Read more

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Is swelling of the brain part of a stroke?

Is swelling of the brain part of a stroke?

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. The larger the stroke, the more likely is the swelling. Hemorrhagic stroke is more likely to provoke swelling than an equal-sized thrombotic stroke. ...Read more

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How can you explaine having a stroke in the palms area of the brain?

How can you explaine having a stroke in the palms area of the brain?

Palms or Pons: I was wondering if you might mean the pons rather than the palms? Or are you referring to a stroke that effects your palms? ...Read more

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