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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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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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Can mini strokes that cause death to parts of the brain be seen on an mri?

Can mini strokes that cause death to parts of the brain be seen on an mri?

Yes: A MRI will show areas of the brain that have been damaged from a stroke or traumatic injury. ...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

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Recent MRI due to headaches discovered brain infarction. Could that be the cause of my headaches and is it possible to figure out when I had a stroke?

Not all strokes same: An MRI can tell a tremendous amount about a stroke, including approximately when it happened, the size, and the location. Many people have microvascular disease that leads to small strokes as they age, and they rarely have much significance. An acute stroke, on the other hand, is an emergency. Have a closer look at the MRI report and talk to your doctor about the details of the implications. ...Read more

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Besides a brain tumur, bleed and stroke what else can show up on a MRI that causes severe headaches?

Besides a brain tumur, bleed and stroke what else can show up on a MRI that causes severe headaches?

Other things: Here are a few others I can think of--hydrocephalus, brain infections, vascular malformations, congenital malformations (chiari, etc.), sinus problems, spinal fluid leak, fractures, sinus thrombosis, certain demyelinating processes, vasculitis, certain toxicities. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can a brain stem stroke cause bowel problems? After my dads stroke he can't control his bowels and it burns him up?

Can a brain stem stroke cause bowel problems? After my dads stroke he can't control his bowels and it burns him up?

Maybe: Depending upon location and size of the stroke, secondary bowel and/or bladder control issues may follow, but there may be other reasons, such as chronic infections, low intact of fiber, and dietary problems. This should definitely be explored thoroughly with your physicians. ...Read more

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Ask dr about numbness in left leg saw 5 drs then a dr look at brain mri. Had a stroke 10 months ago which cause it. Why did other drs not see it?

Ask dr about numbness in left leg saw 5 drs then a dr look at brain mri. Had a stroke 10 months ago which cause it. Why did other drs not see it?

Not sure: Depend? Who stated you had a stroke? I have seen a number of non-neurologist misdiagnose stroke as well. Also, hard to say if anything was overlooked without knowing exactly which tests were done. ...Read more

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Can brain stroke cause stomach problems such as acid reflux?

Can brain stroke cause stomach problems such as acid reflux?

Not likely but: Not likely cause and effect, but there is a commonality of pathogens present in the body. Get checked and treated ...Read more

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Can a vascular AVM in the brain cause brain cancer or any type of cancer or stroke down the line?

Can a vascular AVM in the brain cause brain cancer or any type of cancer or stroke down the line?

Cancer-no, Stroke-?: AVM's (artero-venous malformations) do not cause cancer. Whether or not they may cause a stroke, depends! The location, size, luck, and other risk factors all must be figured in. Lots of people have AVM's in their brains and elsewhere and never know they have them because they never cause problems. ...Read more

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Can gram negative ecoli sepsis cause brain disorders years after the episode. If so ;what kind? I ended up with lesions and a stroke. Can this be?

Can gram negative ecoli sepsis cause brain disorders years after the episode. If so ;what kind? I ended up with lesions and a stroke. Can this be?

Sure: Micro emboli of organism can lead to brain abcess and worse plus vasoconstrictors used to support blood prressure in sepsis can critcally constrict blood vessels leading to thing cerebral ischemia these these things can combine to cost limbs the brain is infinitely more sensitive to vascular interruptions than limbs. ...Read more

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How does hemorrhagic stroke (or brain damage) cause hypertropia to one eye?

How does hemorrhagic stroke (or brain damage) cause hypertropia to one eye?

Through: Damage to the fourth cranial nerve. When this nerve is damaged, the eye on the same side will point higher than the other eye. ...Read more

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How could hemorrhagic stroke (or brain damage) cause hypertropia to one eye?

How could hemorrhagic stroke (or brain damage) cause hypertropia to one eye?

Brainstem: Brain centers that control alignment of the eyes are located in the brainstem (lower part of the brain such as medulla, pons and midbrain). Damage to these areas can create a misalignment (or a skew) which can be defined as hypertropia. ...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