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How long can I wait with aphasia to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with aphasia to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

No time : You should see a dr. Right away. Aphasia can be a sign of more serious things which may respond to treatment. If you wait, you may be in a situation whereby your condition becomes worse or you may increase the chances it could be irreversible. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Aphasia (Definition)

Aphasia is a disorder in which one struggles to express and understand language, both verbal and written. It is caused by damage to parts of the brain responsible for language, and usually occurs following a ...Read more


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Doctors, what is the difference between sensory aphasia and conduction aphasia ?

Doctors, what is the difference between sensory aphasia and conduction aphasia ?

Repetition: With transcortical sensory aphasia the ability to repeat is spared. Comprehension is affected. Lots of connecting words are produced. Few substantive words. Repetition, however, is intact. With conductive aphasia comprehension and speech output are intact but one cannot repeat words or sentences. Conductive aphasia is quite rare. ...Read more

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If a doctor says you have aphasia can you ever recover?

Aphasia: The answer to your questions depends on the cause. Why do you have aphasia? Where did it come from? What needs to be done to prevent more damage? Some forms of aphasia are recoverable, some are not. I suggest you consult a neurologist to help answer these questions for you, specifically. ...Read more

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What do doctors do about sudden but temporary loss of speech?

Looking back: Fortunately symptoms are resolved, because you said it was temporary speech loss. First thing to do is rule out stroke or transient ischemic attack. If the condition is resolved multiple studies should be done to find out the cause. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with anemia to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with anemia to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Hard to answer...: You would need bloodwork to see how anemic you are. I would take iron sulfate with vitamin c atleast twice a day. Also, eat dark green, leafy vegetables. If you get dizzy easily or short of breast or have fatigue, you should see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with wheezing to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with wheezing to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Got albuterol?: If you have asthma and you have a bronchodilator and you take it and it completely relieves wheezing for at least 4 hours then give it a day. Relief more than 2 but less than 4 hours call your md for advice. Relief <2 hours or not complete or you don't have medication? Get help now. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with skin trauma to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with skin trauma to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Skin trauma: The severity of the wound (depth, dirt, muscle/tendon involvement) , size of the area involved, and location of the wound are all factors to be considered. If it's large, deep, dirty, involves vital structures, don't wait, see a doc. Also be certain you're up to date on tetanus prophylaxis (within past 10 years?). ...Read more

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How long can I wait with chest burning to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with chest burning to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Burning or pain...: Most often "burning" is used to describe the sensation associated with acid reflux, in which case you should tell your doctor and they can guide you in how to deal with it. Occasionally, "angina" is described as burning, as opposed to chest pain/pressure, in which case you should approach this with some urgency. Tell your doctor about your symptoms, what brings it on, and what improves it, etc., . ...Read more

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How long can I wait with blue skin tone to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with blue skin tone to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Depends: What do you mean by blue skin tone? If it is a local issue like a bruise, it will get better in a matter of days or weeks depending on the amount of blood in the tissue. If the bruise becomes painful, increases in size, becomes red or a discharge develops, see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Beer
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Loss Of Speech (Definition)

Loss of speech is a symptom in which a person loses some or all ability to speak properly, either in making words or in making sense. Loss of speech can be due to brain ...Read more


Dr. Steven Beer
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Speech Deficits (Definition)

Speech deficits or aphasias can be due to brain injury or lack of oxygen supply to a particular area of the brain. This is different from a developmental ...Read more