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Doctor insights on: How Long Should Aphasia Last After A First Stroke

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How long should aphasia last after a first stroke?

How long should aphasia last after a first stroke?

Hard to say: It depends on the size, location, and severity of the stroke to tell how long the aphasia will last. I know this is vague, but your local neurologist should be able to tell you this answer as he evaluates your loved one with stroke. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Stroke (Definition)

Stroke is a loss of neurological function due to loss of blood flow to a part of the brain. This can be the result of clotting locally, an embolus from elsewhere in the vascular system or bleeding in the brain. It is usually manifest by a sudden ...Read more


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Had stroke. What type of aphasia is this?

Had stroke. What type of aphasia is this?

There are few: Expressive aphasia (broca's) inability to produce language; receptive aphasia - unable to speak meaningful words (some people can do both expressive and receptive aphasia); global aphasia - unable to communicate completely you would need to clarify with neurologist or speecn therapist about specific type of aphasia. ...Read more

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Is aphasia a symptom of hemorrhagic stroke?

Is aphasia a symptom of hemorrhagic stroke?

It's possible: Aphasia (inability to speak or understand speech) is caused by damage (ischemia or hemorrhage- bleeding) to certain parts of the brain (usually on the left brain for right handed patients) that control speaking and understanding speech. Tumors in those areas can also affect speech. ...Read more

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What type of aphasia affects the stroke patient's ability to understand sarcasm, connotations, etc?

Usually R side.: Whereas stroke in the left hemisphere can affect a patient's ability to speak or to understand the words of speech, strokes in the right hemisphere (especially temporal and parietal) can affect the ability to understand the non-word aspects of language, such as tone, sarcasm, innuendo. ...Read more

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My father (75) had a stroke (aphasia)10 months ago and is on plavix (clopidogrel). He has been complaining about his right cheek (maybe numbness). What should we do?

My father (75) had a stroke (aphasia)10 months ago and is on plavix (clopidogrel). He has been complaining about his right cheek (maybe numbness). What should we do?

Tell doctor: He may be reporting parasthesias in the face due to focal seizure. He may have pain, numbness or be trying to tell you that he can't spit out his words (or manipulate his food) Figure out what he is trying to tell you with the help of the doctor or a speech pathologist. Can he write his answers? ...Read more

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What is a good recovery after stroke loss of speech and orientation/memory?

What is a good recovery after stroke loss of speech and orientation/memory?

Question is unclear: A good recovery would consist of complete return of speech and orientation but that's not what you're asking, no doubt. Could you please re-phrase? ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had sudden loss of speech? Is a stroke the only cause?

Various causes: Abrupt speech arrest can happen when brain processing is disrupted. This may happen with stroke but also seizure, migraine, acute pain, sleep attack, or sudden distraction. If stroke there is usually associated weakness face and right hand. ...Read more

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How long does aphasia last after a c.V.A.?

How long does aphasia last after a c.V.A.?

This depends on: the structures damaged, the extent to which the individual is left or right handed, the rehab potential at the time of the stroke to some extent, the type of aphasia and clinical course in the first few months. Those with posterior aphasia tend to have coprehension problems that will persist if they do not improve to anomic aphasia within a few months. Those with anterior aphasia do better. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for aphasia to recover?

Variable: I have seen aphasia recover in days or up to one year. Speech therapy is extremely helpful for patients with aphasia. Recovery is not always possible. ...Read more

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


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