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Doctor insights on: Common Post Stroke Symptoms

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Can TIA stroke symptoms come and go all day for weeks?

Can TIA stroke symptoms come and go all day for weeks?

No, but: Complex partial or focal seizures sure can do this, and would highly recommend neurological consultation, as this needs clarification and diagnosis. ...Read more

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In January and again this week I experienced mild stroke symptoms. All tests came back normal. I still have some memory issues. Should I be nervous?

In January and again this week I experienced mild stroke symptoms. All tests came back normal. I still have some memory issues. Should I be nervous?

Neurologist: A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you as well as confirm the diagnosis and ensure that proper testing is done and that you are on appropriate treatment to protect you from recurrences. ...Read more

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Are fainting and convulsions part of stroke symptoms?

Are fainting and convulsions part of stroke symptoms?

Stroke symptoms: No they are not usually symptoms of a stroke. Signs of stroke may include weakness or numbness on one side of your body, slurred speech, double vision, or difficulty speaking or understanding language. ...Read more

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What kind of specialist can you see for stroke symptoms?

Neurologist: A neurologist. However call 911 and get urgent care if you believe you are experiencing a stroke. ...Read more

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Ischimec stroke symptoms? Can you feel after effects on body?

Ischimec stroke symptoms? Can you feel after effects on body?

Stroke: For most people symptoms of a stroke result in a loss of function...So feeling this loss of function, yes most people do feel this. ...Read more

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Very mild stroke symptoms and I'm only 19 yrs. Old. Will I be more prone in the future?

Very mild stroke symptoms and I'm only 19 yrs. Old. Will I be more prone in the future?

Diagnosis confirmed?: Do you really have stroke issues or is this really secondary to classical migraine auras? If so, risk of stroke increases with smoking, and in women, use of birth control pills. You might want to have your homocysteine level checked and inquire about congenital heart disease and anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome, but if this is migraine, risk is very low. ...Read more

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In 2010 I had stroke symptoms on right side and since then I have huge gaps in time that I cannot recall, is this normal for a stroke?

In 2010 I had stroke symptoms on right side and since then I have huge gaps in time that I cannot recall, is this normal for a stroke?

Likely yes: If you have decreased blood flow in critical areas, this can create problems with awareness, but I am more concerned about ongoing "gaps in time" which may well be post-stroke seizure activity, which definitely needs attention and treatment. See your neurologist asap. Do not drive or operate power equipment until resolved. Good luck. ...Read more

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APPROXIMATLY, how long after onset of stroke symptoms would you die if the stroke was untreated? Like what's the average time frame? Just approximate

APPROXIMATLY, how long after onset of stroke symptoms would you die if the stroke was untreated? Like what's the average time frame? Just approximate

See details: It depends on the area of the brain involved and the severity of the involvement. Most strokes do not cause death. ...Read more

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Can chemo therapy causing stroke symptoms?

Can chemo therapy causing stroke symptoms?

Yes: Many types of chemotherapy can directly affect the brain and cause stroke-like symptoms. Some chemotherapy also increases the risk of blood clots, or the risk of bleeding, both of which may cause strokes. Be sure to tell your doctor immediately about these symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes hemiplegic migranes with total stroke symptoms?

What causes hemiplegic migranes with total stroke symptoms?

Most are genetic: Most patients have a genetic predispostion to this rare sub-type of migraines which can present with stroke like symptoms of weakness called hemiplegia. ...Read more

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How can one differentiate between migraine systems and stroke symptoms?

How can one differentiate between migraine systems and stroke symptoms?

Can be tough: Besides age, migraine in young, stroke in old, evaluate presence or absence of headache, nausea/vomiting, sensitivity to noise/light. However, some migraine pts do get stroke, especially if smokers, or taking female hormones. Most neurologists can detect differences quite readily. ...Read more

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Pt had sever stroke 3 yrs ago, now stroke symptoms reoccurred. Inr ok and no findings on ctangio. Viral inf following stroke mimic stroke symptoms?

Stroke mimics: A host of things can "unmask" prior brain injury, including infections, metabolic derangements, seizures and medications. Ct angio looks at blood vessels, but need either a head ct or MRI to look at the brain tissue itself to determine if there has been any new compromise. ...Read more

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Anxiety! I keep getting stroke symptoms down one side and I panic. I get it so often and think I'm having a stroke every time. How to stop worrying?

Anxiety! I keep getting stroke symptoms down one side and I panic. I get it so often and think I'm having a stroke every time. How to stop worrying?

Seek psychotherapy: Given your age, the likelihood of stroke is low given that you have undergone brain MRI, echo, holter monitor, etc. Therefore, see your psychiatrist or psychotherapist to help treat your anxiety. Consider supplementing any psychotropic or anxiolytic medications with relaxation techniques. http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/anxiety. Html ...Read more

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Can carotid surgery reverse stroke symptoms or not?

Can carotid surgery reverse stroke symptoms or not?

No: Carotid surgery is performed to prevent a major stroke. It does not reverse any brain injury from a previous stroke. In theory it should help with recovery from a stoke by improving circulation. ...Read more

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Can someone take aspirin when having stroke symptoms?

Can someone take aspirin when having stroke symptoms?

Yes: But am not really impressed with aspirin potency in preventing a stroke, as clopidigrel and Aggrenox seem more effective. ...Read more

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Stroke symptoms, numbness of the left side of the arm?

Stroke symptoms, numbness of the left side of the arm?

This could be stroke: Or it could be from other causes of left arm numbness. Is there weakness? Is there increased reflexes. If you think you have a stroke you should see a doctor as soon as possible. An MRI done with diffusion weighted imaging can tell if you have a stroke. Ask your doctor fi this could help you. ...Read more

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Would you recommend to take aspirin when someone is having stroke symptoms?

Would you recommend to take aspirin when someone is having stroke symptoms?

See below: If there is no significant facial droop, I would try swallowing an Aspirin with the smallest amount of liquid needed. If you are having trouble swallowing the tablet, place it under your tongue. Aspirin is quite bitter! Many stroke victims, especially those with facial droop have difficulty swallowing. In our ed we give our patient's a rectal suppository of aspirin, I wouldn't expect you to have it. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and afraid of having a stroke. Also have anxiety which mimics stroke symptoms. I have normal BP and cholesteral?

I'm 16 and afraid of having a stroke. Also have anxiety which mimics stroke symptoms. I have normal BP and cholesteral?

Get seen: Their is help for the kind of anxiety you are feeling. Let your parent or guardian know. Get a full physical work up and ask for a referral to see a therapist. There is no shame whatsoever in asking for psychological help at your age. It can make all the difference for a healthy productive life. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Should I give aspirin to somebody if they are having stroke symptoms but are taking warfarin?

Should I give aspirin to somebody if they are having stroke symptoms but are taking warfarin?

Aspirin and stroke: No. The patient may be having a hemorrhagic stroke and Aspirin would make it worse. Call 911. ...Read more