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Can a cerebellum stroke cause personality change?

Can a cerebellum stroke cause personality change?

Usually not, but....: Typical probs. Resulting from a cerebellar stroke include poor coordination of arm/legs, equilibrium/balance problems, ataxic gait, visual disorders. But well done studies have found that if the posterior part, or the vermis are damaged, there are complex neural pathways to prefrontal, temporal and parietal connections affected that can cause pers. Changes--cerebellar cognitive affective disorder. ...Read more

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Dr. Justin ORourke
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Personality Changes (Definition)

Personality change is a symptom in which a person's personality (the sum of his traits, emotions, behaviors, and thought patterns) has altered. Temporary changes can be due to fatigue, hormonal changes, drug abuse, medication side effects, etc ...Read more


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Can a stroke in the medulla (100% blocked right vertebral artery) cause personality changes?

Can a stroke in the medulla (100% blocked right vertebral artery) cause personality changes?

Yes: Any injury to the brain can affect mood or personality. It may be temporary though. Also it is common to get depressed after a stroke and treatment for depression can be very, very helpful now and during the recovery. Talk to the neurologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can low dopamine cause twitches, tachycardia, memory issues, brain fog, personality change...?

Can low dopamine cause twitches, tachycardia, memory issues, brain fog, personality change...?

Hard to say...: Dopamine (DA) is not measured in clinical labs. It's extremely rapidly metabolized along a variety of pathways. Further, DA levels in blood bear little resemblance to DA activity in the brain - even less to the small brain regions and synapses where DA signaling is concentrated.

Though DA *might* be relevant, the symptoms you describe could have a very large number of non-DA causes. ...Read more

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Does brain cancer usually cause significant personality changes?

Does brain cancer usually cause significant personality changes?

It can,: Depending on the part of the brain involved. Tumors of the frontal lobe or tumors near the frontal lobe causing swelling (vasogenic edema) into the frontal lobe are most commonly associated with personality changes. ...Read more

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I am 4 weeks out from pneumococcal strep meningitis. It caused a stroke in my cerebellum and hearing loss in my right ear. Looking for suppliment?

I am 4 weeks out from pneumococcal strep meningitis. It caused a stroke in my cerebellum and hearing loss in my right ear. Looking for suppliment?

Faster recovery: I would recommend to see someone skilled to optimize your recovery. If your primary care does not help, look for functional medicine practitioner in your area. Good luck and speedy recovery. Homeopathy might be also of help. ...Read more

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What do they mean by personality changes with concussions/brain injurys? Does that mean person who likes red now likes blue, or goes from art to sport

What do they mean by personality changes with concussions/brain injurys? Does that mean person who likes red now likes blue, or goes from art to sport

Personality & brain: The changes that MAY occur are more likely to be in terms of mood and memory. This can manifest in anxiety or depression, forgetfulness, etc. Peace and good health. Follow doc's orders and give yourself a year or two to measure progress. ...Read more

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Might it happen that a loud sound cause brain stroke in children?

Might it happen that a loud sound cause brain stroke in children?

Brain injury: Stroke is a disruption of blood supply to an area of the brain, resulting in injury to a portion of the brain. Sound cannot cause this. However, exposure to loud noise can result to permanent hearing loss secondary to damage to the inner ear. ...Read more

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Which type of brain damage can a stroke cause?

Which type of brain damage can a stroke cause?

DEATH OF TISSUE: Stroke causes death to brain cells in the area of absent blood flow, and these losses can result in paralysis, numbness, loss of vision, compromised focus, memory, concentration, etc. Depending on the size and location, profound permanent problems requiring assistance and/or nursing care may be outcomes. ...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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Which type of brain damage is a stroke likely to cause?

Which type of brain damage is a stroke likely to cause?

Size vs location: The brain is a complicated organ in the sense that there are some highly specialized areas where a lot of function (speech, language, swallowing, breathing, movement, vision, eye movement). A very small stroke in one of these areas can have devastating effects whereas a larger stroke in other areas can be tolerated very well and with rehabilitation even be overcome to a surprising degree. ...Read more

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Can medical conditions in the brain, excluding strokes or tumors, cause a visual field defect?

Can medical conditions in the brain, excluding strokes or tumors, cause a visual field defect?

Yes: Other causes include multiple sclerosis, infection (e.g., abscess), and tumors in the pituitary gland that press on the brain. Visual field defects can also be seen with diseases of the retina or optic nerves. Also late in the course of some neurodegenerative disorders such as alzheimer's disease higher centers for vision can be affected and visual deficits can be seen. ...Read more

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Am I gonna have a stroke? I believe smoking weed has caused a blood clot in my brain.

Am I gonna have a stroke? I believe smoking weed has caused a blood clot in my brain.

Stroke risk: The research doesn't prove that smoking weed will cause a stroke. However, it provides the strongest evidence that smoking or cannabis use is closely associated with a doubling of stroke risk. Quit smoking for good with help from your PCP. ...Read more

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Isn't any blood vessel leak in the brain still a stroke not matter what causes it?

Isn't any blood vessel leak in the brain still a stroke not matter what causes it?

Stroke: Hi, strokes are cause by a loss of oxygen to a part of the brain causing that part of the brain to die. There are 2 types of stroke; ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemic is caused by blocking a blood vessel. Hemorrhage is caused by a vessel bleeding. Thus, the blood is diverted away from the brain and it dies. One can have bleeds without stroke, if the brains blood supply is not compromised. ...Read more

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Can many lesions on an MRI of brain indicate previous stroke or other causes?

Can many lesions on an MRI of brain indicate previous stroke or other causes?

Probably not stroke: Multiple small areas of signal abnormality in the brain can result from many things. In older patients or patients with risk factors like high blood pressure or diabetes, these often do indicate previous strokes. This would be very uncommon in a 30 yo. Multiple "lesions" are usually nonspecific and can result from migraines, demyelinating disease (ms) or autoimmune conditions among other things. ...Read more

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Could it be possible for a blood clot from the wound to travel to his brain and cause a stroke?

Could it be possible for a blood clot from the wound to travel to his brain and cause a stroke?

Unlikely: A blood clot in a wound is unlikely to travel at all. If it did it would go to the lung except in the case of a heart defect called a patent foramen ovale. ...Read more

Cerebellum (Definition)

An area in the back of the brain that helps coordinate movement, speech, and eye movements. It has connections to the frontal lobes also and may play a role in helping you ...Read more