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Doctor insights on: Hemiplegia Paralysis On One Side Of The Body

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Temporary weakness on one side of body is a stroke, right?

Temporary weakness on one side of body is a stroke, right?

Not really: Temporary blood flow disruption called TIA"s typically reverse after 20-30 minutes. Persistent focal problems would be more consistent with a stroke. Transient focal weakness may be present with complex migraine events, and usually a fixed stroke does not develop. ...Read more

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Palsy (Definition)

...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more


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What can cause spastic paralysis on the right side of the body?

What can cause spastic paralysis on the right side of the body?

Anatomy: Causes include focal lesions of brain and spinal cord, and some underlying problems could include trauma, stroke, multiple sclerosis, infections, even primary lateral sclerosis. ...Read more

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What could cause spastic paralysis on the right side of the body?

What could cause spastic paralysis on the right side of the body?

Central lesion: Brain injury from trauma, bleed, tumor, aneurism, ischemia, infection, or spinal cord injury from similar mechanisms all can cause an upper motor lesion resulting in both paralysis and spasticity simultaneously. ...Read more

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Is your memory function located on the left side of the brain?

Is your memory function located on the left side of the brain?

Very complex topic: Several parts of the brain are implicated in memory function. The hippocampus (located in the left and right temporal lobes) is involved in long term memory. The amygda is involved in formation of emotional memories. The cerebellum & precentral motor cotex are involved in motor memories. The cortex in cooperation with other brain centers is involved in conceptual memory formation. ...Read more

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Will tetanus only affect one side of the jaw?

Will tetanus only affect one side of the jaw?

No. TMJ: No. True tetanus is a systemic problem, and would affect both jaws. You likely have a TMJ problem. See a TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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Stroke on what side of the brain would experience a left facial droop?

Stroke on what side of the brain would experience a left facial droop?

Stroke vrs Bell's : The picture shows a lady with a stroke and a man with bell's palsy: if you can raise both eyebrows, the facial nerve is intact. Therefore, the woman has had a stroke involving the left side of the brain producing paralysis of the right lower face and the man has a right bell's palsy. ...Read more

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What does numbness on your left side of the body mean?

What does numbness on your left side of the body mean?

Left sided numbness: It means you have to get checked out by your doc. At age 19 it may turn out to be ok but don't take a chance. ...Read more

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What symptoms or lasting effects of a lacunar stroke on the left side mid brain?

What symptoms or lasting effects of a lacunar stroke on the left side mid brain?

Lacunes: Many people will have no symptoms from lacunar infarcts. However, ultimately symptoms depend on the location of any such strokes. ...Read more

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Is one of the side effect of acetaminophen sleep walking?

Is one of the side effect of acetaminophen sleep walking?

Not a usual one: Sleep walking is performed by an unconscious brain and is itself abnormal, partiularly in an adult. It might surprise you to know that high calorie malnutrition is a common cause (empty calories). In any consultation i ask routinely if there is a history of sleep walking because it is so common. Some sleep drugs will cause it also-----even raiding the refrigerator while still asleep! ...Read more

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What would cause small tiny blisters up and down one side of the body on the right side of the the body?

What would cause small tiny blisters up and down one side of the body on the right side of the the body?

If it is up and down: much of that side - can't say. There are some conditions that just affect one dermatome . This will likely need to be assessed in person for a definitive answer. ...Read more

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Could MS effect speach and movement of left side of the body suddenly with no numbness?

Could MS effect speach and movement of left side of the body suddenly with no numbness?

Yes, however: you should be seen by a Neurologist & formally diagnosed w/this condition as there are other causes ie TIA &/or stroke that could explain these symptoms.This is considered a medical emergency & you should go to the ER right away if this just occurred. Signs & symptoms of multiple sclerosis vary, depending on the location of affected nerve fibers.They may include:Numbness or weakness on 1 side. ...Read more

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Sweating on right side of the body while the left is normal. Causes, the danger and control of such.

Sweating on right side of the body while the left is normal. Causes, the danger and control of such.

Must be: You must be evaluated. There is something definitely affecting your nervous system. See your physician to find out what is affecting. ...Read more

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What are the causes of one sided hair loss . It is located on the right side of my hair and gradually moving toward the top?

What are the causes of one sided hair loss . It is located on the right side of my hair and gradually moving toward the top?

See below: One-sided or patchy hair loss is usually (but not always) a sign of a fungal skin infection. Have your primary care doctor look at it and do some basic tests. If it is fungal, it can be treated with medication and then the hair usually grows back. ...Read more

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Can a goiter grow on only one side of the neck?

Can a goiter grow on only one side of the neck?

Yes: Goiter is simply the term for an enlarged thyroid. Usually it is bilateral (both sides) but you can have marked difference from one side or the other. One sided masses of the thyroid are more concerning for a thyroid cancer, and so should be evaluated at least with an ultrasound, and perhaps with a needle biopsy. ...Read more

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Can tumors and aneurysms cause numbness on one side of the body?

Can tumors and aneurysms cause numbness on one side of the body?

Yes, they both can: Both tumors and aneurysms can cause focal neurologic symptoms and deficits, such as one sided numbness, weakness; imbalance; speech and/or language difficulties; visual impairment (including double vision). However, unilateral numbness (depending on time course and exact distribution) could be related to blood flow issues (stroke) or demyelination in the brain (ms), or, spinal cord. ...Read more

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Can Bell's palsy cause absent reflex in the ear on the side the palsy is?

If by absent reflex: ....you are referring to the acoustic or stapedius reflex which activates the tensor tympani muscle which tightens the eardrum so that loud noises are attenuated (muffled a bit) then, the answer is YES. In Bell's Palsy this reflex may be compromised. Sounds may seem significantly louder and even distressing on the side of the facial palsy. ...Read more

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Does the nerves in the left side and the right side of the lips controlled by the same side of the brain?

Does the nerves in the left side and the right side of the lips controlled by the same side of the brain?

No, anatomy differs.: The nerves in question are the trigeminal and facial, with the later affecting mouth closure, the former affecting sensation and ability to open and close mouth. Innervation is ipsilateral, that is the nerves on right subserve the face and lips on the right. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more


Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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One Sided Paralysis (Definition)

One-sided paralysis is a clinical finding in which a person is unable to move on one side of his body. This is often ...Read more