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Intermittent Speech 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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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