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Can Hitting Your Head Hard Cause A Stroke
See discussion: Hitting your head won't cause a stroke in the way we generally refer to a stroke-a blockage of a blood vessel in your brain. However hitting your head hard can do some other things that aren't good. A more likely effect would be a concussion, which can have neurological effects on you. Less likely, but a hard hit could potentially cause a bleed in your brain, & this could have stroke-like effects. ...Read more
Hard hit to head 3 weeks ago. Ct scan 2 hours after hit was clear of bleeding. Having bad head and back of the neck pain now. Worried about stroke.
Take reassurance: A stroke isn't likely to be causing head and neck pain; they tend to manifest with motor/sensory problems or speech issues. If you suffered that significant/traumatic a blow to the head this could be post-concussive symptoms. You really should see your primary care doctor as they should be able to help minimize some of the symptoms and make sure nothing more worrisome is going on. ...Read more
I got hit on the neck right below my jaw where my lymph nodes are by a piece of wood when moving furniture. Can this cause a stroke im scared.
Nope.: Hitting your head - if severe - causes brain injury. Stroke is a cerebrovascular event - blockage of brain vessel by clot, or spontaneous bleeding. None of them get typically triggered by hitting head. Hitting head can cause closed head injury (chi) or traumatic brain injury (tbi) which can cause symptoms resembling a stroke. If in doubt, consult with your neurologist or neurosurgeon. ...Read more
Traumatic brain injury is defined as damage to the brain resulting from an external mechanical force, such as rapid acceleration or deceleration, impact, blast waves, or penetration by a projectile.
Stroke would represent a non-traumatic brain injury which does not involve an external mechanical force. ...Read more
What would cause pain up the back of the neck and top of head, and heaviness feel on head after a mini stroke?
Need more detail: This? Is best answered by 1's own doc or thru micropayment w/ neurologis in real time as more info needed e.g.Location of the stroke, whether other meds were given, was there trauma? Also, it's unclear by the question whether by "mini-stroke" u mean a lacunar infarct (small stroke) or a TIA (a transient "stroke" that resolved quickly).Pain back of neck may or may not be related to the "mini-stroke". ...Read more
Did I have a stroke? A few years ago, it felt like something hit me on the back of my head and I fell down on my face. I turned around but there was nothing there. I went to my hmo and they dismissed me. A couple days later, I began to have labored spe
Some: Some neurological symptoms do not fit into the typical classifications in modern medicine. Since you have had lyme disease and epstein barr virus, you could certainly have atypical symptoms. Typical stroke symptoms are weakness, difficulty speaking, or ataxia (off balance). However, with your complicated medical history, it would be prudent to follow up with your lyme disease doctor. ...Read more
I've had numbness in my face and head for about 2 months and can't seem to get any answers as to the cause. I'm sure this couldn't be strokes, but could it be MS or myalgic encephalomyelitis?
5 th cranial N dz.: Is numbness on one side of face or both? Also in the scalp is the numbness involving entire scalp or it stops at ear, chin and vertex level (imaginary line) and half of scalp level. Face and half of scalp in the front are supplied by trigeminal nerve for sensation. Lesions from dm, ms, herpes zoster sarcoidosis, vasculitic condns, tumors of the nerve, nasopharynx tumour to be r/o. Need imaging- brain. ...Read more
What can cause childlike speech, head pain, eyes bouncing, tounge flickering in an adult? Stroke and tumor already ruled out
Is it true miagranes & pains n your head & regular ha's can cause stroke at 21 I have no health problems & have mri&ct done 6mths ago both normal!
Migraine: This is extremely rare, but yes, there is a slightly higher risk of stroke in patients with migraines, specially if the migraine is accompanied by an aura (a symptom of visual or sensory dysfunction preceding the headache). For those individuals with auras the use of birth control pills may boost the risk of stroke much higher (specially if smoking and uncontrolled blood pressure is present). ...Read more
Should I b worried abou stroke happening to me at 21 cause I get these sharp shooting pains n my head & I get lots of ha's had mri&ct 6mths ago normal?
See your doctor: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more
I have dis pain upper part of neck or lower part head at the back. Parallel to my ear middle. Cause? Is it heart attack or stroke or anything fatal?
Not likely: An early thirties female with post-auricular pain likely has occipital neuritis or tendinitis of superior trapezius at occiput, especially with pain to palpation or with range of motion of neck. If there are not these findings and if pain is constant then see a doctor. Concerns increase if there is dizziness or use of cigarettes and taking of birth control pills, a bad combination. See a doctor. ...Read more
If stroke was being caused by cervical artery dissection, would there be any changes seen on a HEAD MRI and MRV? Or would neck have to be scanned?
Is it normal to get a good, tingling sensation & chills from head to toe when your arms, legs, feet are stroked. Or rubbed? What causes that feeling?
Aneurysm or high risk of heart attack or stroke cause taste of blood in throat? Myocardial infraction, inflamed plaque, head pain, chest pain-symptoms!?
Facialdroop: Common but not always.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sounds like pleurisy: Your symptoms of pain in the chest with a deep breath sound like pleurisy. This is caused by inflammation of the outer lining of the lung which often occurs in the setting of a viral syndrome. More info regarding these symptoms and an exam / ECG to assess for concomitant pericarditis may be helpful as well. ...Read more
Is drooling saliva from one side of the mouth a cause for concern. People tell it mean s that I can get a stroke. Is this true?
What is the cause of lip smacking when speaking? Could a mild stroke be the cause of the lip smacking? How do you treat lip smacking?
LipSmacking=Behavior: All living creature behaviors=functions of the anatomic features exhibiting the behavior, yet only way complex/coordinated/changeable behaviors are achieved is by nervous system/brain control of the anatomy, by the mind within the brain driving the behavior. Does this mean conscious awareness? No! Why? Because most behaviors are run by non-conscious activity. Stroke? Yes. Retraining, Relearning. ...Read more
No risk factors of stroke. I feel a tension in my face and forehead. It's not numb because I can feel touch and pain. Dull ache every so often. Caused by?
Is this a pending stroke? I was pushing myself really hard on the stationary bike then all of sudden I saw a flickering spot in corner of right eye.
Hi. I blew my nose too hard and I my ear got blocked. I almost felt like I had a stroke because I found things moving.
If not a stroke as MRI states, what cd be the cause of sudden immobility of left arm and leg and speech impediment, left side of face is droopy. Tnks?
Possible TIA?: Sudden weakness/paralysis of one side of the body along with speech difficulty would usually indicate a stroke if the symptoms persisted for many hours or a day. In this case the MRI should indicate brain damage (infarction). If the neurological symptoms resolved within a day or so, and a MRI was done afterward and was normal, it would indicate a Transient Ischemic Attack. SEE www. Bit. Ly/1qu6w2M ...Read more
3 days ago I received a very bad news which caused a spasm in my hands and my face which I couldn't talk I though tit was a stroke and mouth dryness?
Probably: A normal reaction to very bad news. If this happens again without any provoking incidents, see your doctor. ...Read more
Numbness on right side of arm and face, slurred speech. Happened 2 times. Doctor said it's probably a migraine cause I'm 18? Stroke or something else?
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