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80 y.o. female had hip fracture surgery month and half ago, on morphine and rehab since. Now intermittent slurring of speech and mild memory loss?

80 y.o. female had hip fracture surgery month and half ago, on morphine and rehab since. Now intermittent slurring of speech and mild memory loss?

It could be a new: stroke or tia, so you should have her see her doctor. It is possible that morphine is causing her symptoms, but other causes need to be excluded first. ...Read more

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Which kind of stroke causes speech loss?

Which kind of stroke causes speech loss?

Several: A stroke that affects broca's area in the dominant hemisphere will affect expressive speech and possibly comprehension. This can be due to ischemic stroke eg a plaque rupture and/or blood clot, hemorrhagic (bleeding) or embolic (drifting blood clot) types of stroke. A stroke of other (posterior) areas may garble the speech but not affect language otherwise. ...Read more

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What could be my condition if i was hit in the head last week and now I am experiencing speech loss / confusion?

What could be my condition if i was hit in the head last week and now I am experiencing speech loss / confusion?

Immediate Evaluation: If you experienced some type of head injury and are experiencing this problems a week later, it is important for you to get evaluated immediately to make sure you are not experiencing difficulties that would require immediate treatment. I don't want to alarm you with the possibilities, but i strongly urge you to be seen in an emergency setting right now. ...Read more

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Speech issues mumbling and loss of words help!?

Encourage you to : See your primary care provider. Pcm may need to refer for neurological evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes speech loss even when there is no sign of stroke?

What causes speech loss even when there is no sign of stroke?

Stroke Speech Loss : Speech loss itself could be a manifestation of stroke. One does not have to have other motor or sensory deficit. Mri & mra of brain, will pick up, the missing links. Later, aggressive speech therapy, helps to bring back speech loss. ...Read more

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What could cause migraines and loss of speech?

What could cause migraines and loss of speech?

Migraines/stroke/TIA: Migraines are generally considered due to blood vessel constriction in the brain followed by blood vessel dilation.There is also an electrochemical component in the brain.As a result, some migraines can-with or without pain-cause temporary loss of higher brain functions such as speech.Tia's are similar, causing temporary loss, but strokes can cause permanent loss - all with or w/out headaches. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between depression and speech loss?

Is there a connection between depression and speech loss?

Which first?: If someone becomes depressed, yes, speech and thinking can become slowed. But if someone lost their speech (really "lost" as in unable to talk, or speaking gibberish, for instance) as due to a stroke, then a following depression is common. So, it all depends on what happened when, and the details. ...Read more

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

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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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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Can loss of teeth cause difficulty in speech?

Can loss of teeth cause difficulty in speech?

Most of the time: Teeth help support the lips and cheeks, and allow the tongue a place to rest when forming certain sounds... Many people have very few teeth and enunciate just fine. Others are incoherent. ...Read more

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Can loss of teeth cause difficulty in speech?

Can loss of teeth cause difficulty in speech?

Yes: Loss of teeth, especially in the front of the mouth, can cause speech problems because it allows for change in lip and tongue positions which are key to proper speech. ...Read more

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Reasons for passing out and not regaining "awareness" for 17 hrs along with loss of speech and walking for 24 hrs? All scans normal and I was hydrated

Reasons for passing out and not regaining "awareness" for 17 hrs along with loss of speech and walking for 24 hrs? All scans normal and I was hydrated

Oh my--: And did you tell your parents about what happened? Unfortunately, because you're a minor for another 2 years we cannot specifically counsel you with medical advice without your parents' permission. But they could sign up for a HealthTap Account like you did and ask any question they'd like on your behalf and we'd be happy to advise them on what things they should think about for that problem. ...Read more

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I've started getting migraines, speech problems, and memory loss. I haven't slept well in months. Could it be sleep deprivation? How do I fix it?

I've started getting migraines, speech problems, and memory loss. I haven't slept well in months. Could it be sleep deprivation? How do I fix it?

Possibly: Sleep deprivation as a possible migraine trigger is a realistic concern. The broader and probably more impotant question is why aren't you sleeping well. That may be the cause of not just sleep deficit, but also the migraine and other issues you describe. See your physician. Maybe also a psychologist/psychiatrist. If you know why you aren't sleeping well, address that with them. Good luck. ...Read more

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For the past year or so I have been having some issues with speech and vocabulary..Some memory loss-long and short. Have had 2-3 concussions. Ideas?

For the past year or so I have been having some issues with speech and vocabulary..Some memory loss-long and short. Have had 2-3 concussions. Ideas?

Post-Concussion: There can be spontaneous recovery after concussion up to 18-24 months. Neuroptimal neurofeedback has been helpful in training the brain for function more optimally. It should help the spontaneous recovery and help even more after that. You can contact zengar.Com for more info as well as a trainer near you. The process is very helpful for head injury. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from tingling, blindness, and loss of speech at night. What could be the cause?

TINGLING & SPEECH: Transient cerebral events, seizures need to be ruled out. You need to see a neurologist. An MRI of the brain may be necessary. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if my migraines are causing vision loss, trouble with speech and vomiting?

Should I be worried if my migraines are causing vision loss, trouble with speech and vomiting?

Yes: Normally migraines do not cause any permanent vision loss. Trouble with speech and vomiting could be a sign of elevated intracranial pressure, or a stroke, so seek medical attention at the er right away. ...Read more

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How do I fix sleep deprivation? I've been sleeping more but all my problems (speech problems, memory loss, migraines) have still been getting worse.

How do I fix sleep deprivation? I've been sleeping more but all my problems (speech problems, memory loss, migraines) have still been getting worse.

Exercise: Exercise and waking up at the same time every day are great ways to regulate and enrich your sleep cycle. Biofeedback can be effective for migraines and possily sleep. ...Read more

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My 4 years old son is suffering from uncordinated movement and loss of speech as a result of mild cp.What therapy can I offer to assist his movement?

Help for mild cp: A speech pathologist should be able to help your child with communication issues. In addition to verbal communication, there are technologies to help communicate. Consult a psysiatrist (rehabilitation doctor), or pediatric neurologist and a physical therapist for help with his motor activity. You may find a coordinated program by contacting the cerebral palsy association or easter seals. ...Read more

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I'm a retired pro boxer starting to feel the effects of repeated cranial trauma.(memory loss, depression and speech).How do I alleviate this?

I'm a retired pro boxer starting to feel the effects of repeated cranial trauma.(memory loss, depression and speech).How do I alleviate this?

Treat depression+...: Important to get good baseline assessment, especially neuropsych testing. While you may not be able to reverse the physical damage, you can treat depression with therapy and antidepressants. Depression makes concentration and memory worse; they may improve when it is treated. Check with your md about muscle pain; some antidepressants help with this. Be careful with alcohol, can add to problem. ...Read more

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