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Causes Of Speech Impediments
Help! need to know if there's a mental issue or slowness that can cause a speech impediment, such as not being able to form words?
More info needed: That is a very general question. It depends on many factors, including the age and overall health of the patient, the nature of the symptoms, medications being taken, and many others. However, it is safe to say that the development of such a symptom where it previously did not exist warrants an evaluation with a primary care physician. ...Read more
Several: A stroke that affects broca's area in the dominant hemisphere will affect expressive speech and possibly comprehension. This can be due to ischemic stroke eg a plaque rupture and/or blood clot, hemorrhagic (bleeding) or embolic (drifting blood clot) types of stroke. A stroke of other (posterior) areas may garble the speech but not affect language otherwise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Here are some ...: Talking a long time leads the dryness of oral mucosa, in turn, leading to water drinking to moist the mouth but would not enough to cause systemic dehydration. Hard to speak may reflect the tiredness of mental status, which may result from drug use or some inherent disorders of CNS. So, seek professional evaluation and counseling timely so to define its cause for timely care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If new, get seen!: I agree with Dr. Allen. Also, illegal drugs, injuries to the head, some prescription or over-the-counter medications, supplements, & alcohol can all affect speech and coherency, If this is a new problem, it is important to get seen very soon, and even consider ER evaluation if sudden onset (and not due to alcohol). It may turn out to be minor and temporary later, but take no chances now! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's been a year and some months now, but out of no where my balance is thrown off and my speech is slurred. What could be the cause of this?
See a neurologist!: Hi. Holy cow! That's not normal! We can't diagnose a thing out here without data. PLEASE go see a neurologist for a thorough evaluation and diagnostic tests. Good luck! ...Read more
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