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Brain Stem Stroke Symptoms
Is a brain stem stroke diagnosable by MRI, or is it just a clinical diagnosis? I have an inkling by looking at the symptoms that I had one.
Typically yes: yes typically acute stroke will show up on MRI brain. In very rare instances strokes can be not seen (especially posterior circulation related) and the term "MRI negative stroke" is used in such a scenario. If you think you had a stroke you need to go to ED immediately to get MRI brain and close observation as some strokes can result in a dangerous brain swelling especially in young adults. ...Read more
The driver or you?: Not sure what you are asking, but let's assume, you got rear ended, and it caused a stroke, at the base of your brain. If you have atherosclerosis, with brittle blood vessels, and arthritic degeneration of the cervical spine, the vertebral artery can be torqued in the foramen transversarum in the neck and result in a stroke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a brain stem stroke cause bowel problems? After my dads stroke he can't control his bowels and it burns him up?
Upper motor neuron: A stroke often causes weakness after injuring fibers within what is called the corticospinal tract. This runs through the brain stem. After the weakness recovers, residual effects may be tightness (increased muscle tone) and increased reflexes. These may persist years after a stroke. ...Read more
Neck pain for months following mva was in back seat rear ended. Bulging and hernaited disks,
pinched nerve c5-t1? Tos can I get a brain stem stroke ?
Did I maybe have a brain-stem stroke? Took pseudoephedrine, BP shot from 110/55 to 217/117, was vomiting, dizzy, blurry vision, migraine. MRI normal.
Adverse Effect: I think perhaps you were given a larger dose than needed or you have a hypersensitivity to this medication. Pseudoephedrine usually used just to decrease symptoms relating to a cold or flu. (Watery eyes, runny nose, stuffy head/sinuses, scratchy throat). Adverse effects of this OTC med is to raise BP, cause restlessness, tremor, insomnia, nervousness, to name a few. ...Read more
Stroke team at hospital evaluated. All tests were negative. Classic stroke symptoms. Current neuro "fishing" with EMG for arm. My concern is brain da?
Unlikely damage: Hard to say what occurred based upon your description, but unlikely permanent brain issues if your studies were negative. Cannot advise re EMG, as do not have full details. One alternative thought might involve an atypical migraine event, and this could be explored. You seem unsure about your doctors, might a second opinion or a Concierge visit here help? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a lot of head CTs (7-8) & CTAs (2) due to TIA / stroke symptoms over the years and injuries associated to illness. Scared of brain cancer.
Induced Ca unlikely: I worry more about history of "TIA/stroke" and "injury" in a 38 yo. Radiation risk for the listed studies is well under 1 in 500 or so and "brain cancer" is even less likely. MRI is a great test for the brain and vessels as there is no ionizing radiation, BUT you must be able to have the test. For example no metal shavings in your eye from an injury and no unstable implanted ferrous metal. ...Read more
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