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How Would I Know If I Had A Blood Clot In By Brain
Im sorry I mean like a blood clot in the brain. How would I know if I had one? What are the symptoms? Thank you.
Some symptoms are...: Some of the symptoms you could potentially have include weakness or numbness in half your face or limbs on one side, impairment of speech, difficulty swallowing, vision problems in one eye, drooping of lips, difficulty finding words, pain one side of body, loss of balance and tending to lean to one side (feel like a drunk), confusion/ disorientation, headaches. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cerebral thrombosis.: Blood clots in the brain obstruct vessels and cause stroke. Blood clots can develop at a local regional vessel in the head or they can come from a distant vessel, commonly the carotid, or from the heart , especially when the heart beats irregularly. The most common mechanism for a clot developing is rupture of a atherotic plaque on the blood vessel which stimulates the blood to clot. ...Read more
May be: It depends on what part of the brain is affected, how big the clot is, what caused the clot, and what treatment is being given?. ...Read more
Stroke: What is commonly referred as blood clots may represent two (totally different) serious categories: hemorrhage or ischemia. In hemorrhage the blood leaks out of the blood vessels and accumulates inside the brain or between the brain and the skull. In ischemia the blood flow is interrupted blocking the oxygen supply to the brain. The brain damage resulting from either ranges from mild to fatal. ...Read more
Artery/Fibrillation: Most strokes are due to clots to the brain. These occur due to clots from the heart in those with atrial fibrillatiion and those with plaque in the carotid arteries. Small clots form, travel up to the brain and occlude small arterioles and thus a small stroke. There are other causes but those are the most common. That is why Coumadin (warfarin) and Aspirin are used in prevention of clot formation. ...Read more
Vascular Neurology: Trauma can cause bleeding in the brain sometimes referred as a clot. Dehydration and infections may increase risk of venous clots in the brain. A clotting disorder, hypertension, diabetes smoking, high cholesterol, cardiac rhythm/mechanical problems may increase a risk of clot formation. We call them strokes and symptoms can vary from headaches to weakness, numbness, speech and gait difficulties. ...Read more
Many causes.: There are many causes. Atherosclerosis is one. Vascultis can do it also, which has many forms, like polyarteritis nodosa. Hematologic diseases, such as thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura can cause it, as can drugs, like cocaine. Embolism, and vasoconstriction are other major causes. ...Read more
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