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Cerebral Thrombosis In Children
VERY serious: This is a serious and potentially life - changing and life threatening event as well as an emergency to say the least. Patients requires emergent evaluation by an md , cat scans and a plethora or other tests. At times, the clot is treated with blood thinners but not always. Surgery is also an option. This is a basic introductory answer and full treatment discourse is beyond the scope here. ...Read more
Depends: Everyone is different and a cerebral thrombosis or stroke is different in every person. An inpatient rehabilitation stay after a stroke can vary from 1-3 weeks in general. The length of stay for inpatient rehab is much shorter than it used to be in the past. This is being driven mainly by the insurance companies unfortunately. ...Read more
Blood clot in brain: Thrombosis in the brain circulation can occur in the arteries as well as veins. Hypertension usually causes bleeding within the brain with resultant stroke. Cerebral thrombosis on the arterial side can be seen with arteriosclerosis where narrowing of the vessel ends up with sluggish flow, then clotting. Thrombosis of veins draining the brain presents with headaches, seizures, weakness. ...Read more
Different causes: Arterial thrombosis is usually caused by clots either in the heart or in the arteries that lead from the heart to the brain, most often the carotid arteries. Venous thrombosis has nothing to due with atherosclerosis and is often due to inflammation in the sinuses or head and neck. May also be due to venous congestion. ...Read more
Neurologist: A neurologist could uncover cause and treat with medication to reverse and prevent further progression. ...Read more
See below: Typically, presentation similar to stroke with focal weakness, numbness, imbalance, but on occasion such a problem is associated with increased intracranial pressure due to pseudo tumor cerebri. If you have such issues, you do need expert neurological care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cerebral vein thromb: It is formation of blood clots in cerebral veins/venous sinuses in brain. It could cause altered mental status or hemiplegia or stroke. In severe cases it needs open thrombectomy or thrombolytic therapy. If there are any seizures then it needs anticonvulsant medications. ...Read more
I had shingles on the back of my head and then 2 weeks later, i spent 2 weeks in intensive care with cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. Connection?
Hard to say: There may in fact be an underlying causation creating susceptibility to both, and one might consider an immune mediated process or even, something like one of the antiphospholipid antibody syndromes. However, the shingles did not cause the venous thrombosis. Yet, the two items signal some general pathology, and worthwhile to fully evaluate. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. Can it cause a stroke to me? What the best treatment for it? Now im on lovenox 2x0.6.
Possible: If it has not already caused stroke then it is not likely because now you are under treatment. Stay with treatment as long as your neurologist recommends ...Read more
Dr thinks I had a postpartum cerebral venous thrombosis. CT w/contrast neg and MRI WITHOUT contrast neg. Doc says still possible? Even after neg scans
Check the scan type: I'm sure your neurologist knew exactly what type of scan to get if CVT post-partum was what they were looking for but you didn't mention it so I'm asking for a clarification. You should've gotten an MRV scan not an MRI & not a CT with contrast although that could've shown something if it were a big honker of a clot. If clinically, warranted he should go forward with treatment or get 2nd opinion ...Read more
I am experiencing headache (better by: rest, fioricet) same headache as felt when diagnosed cerebral deep vein thrombosis, blurry vision when present?
Recurrence of sx's: Recommend reassessment if you have a sudden return of your previous sx's. ...Read more
46 y pt. Suffred weak of vision because thrombosis in optical center of brain what is the treatment to liquefaction trombosis & return vision?
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