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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Slurred Speech (Definition)

Slurred speech is difficulty with articulation and usually ...Read more


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Just found out I have a nonspecific abnormal lesion on my right side of brain. I have lupus. Could this be CNS lupus. Have numbness slurred speech?

Just found out I have a nonspecific abnormal lesion on my right side of brain. I have lupus. Could this be CNS lupus. Have numbness slurred speech?

See details: It is very difficult to determine if a single lesion is related specifically to lupus, to antiphospholipid antibodies, emboli or totally unrelated to all of these. You need to ask your doctors who have the detailed information needed to give you a precise answer. ...Read more

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Is slurred speech a sign of some disease?

Is slurred speech a sign of some disease?

Yes: Depending if acute, or long standing--could be stroke!
but can be medication effect, after head trauma, tumor, etc---need urgent evaluation if acute. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing early pregnancy symptoms, is slurred speech one of them due to to hormonal changes?

I've been experiencing early pregnancy symptoms, is slurred speech one of them due to to hormonal changes?

New one for me: Never heard that one. Sounds unrelated. May be bells palsy or other neurological condition. Recommend an exam if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Will an MRI without contrast show the beginning signs of MS? Symptoms: slurred speech, memory problems, unsteady gait, confusion, etc.

Will an MRI without contrast show the beginning signs of MS? Symptoms: slurred speech, memory problems, unsteady gait, confusion, etc.

Complex question: There are 3 types of MRI used to diagnose MS: T1-weighted, T-2 weighted, and FLAIR. No single test is used to diagnose MS, generally a combination of tests over time is needed to get a definitive diagnosis. You need to consult a neurologist experienced with MS and let him or her guide you. Do you have a family history of this disease? Although chronic, progression can be very slow. Good luck! ...Read more

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My symptoms are serious pain in back of head, blurred vision, sickness, bit of memory loss, weak down one side, slurred speech. What could be wrong?

My symptoms are serious pain in back of head, blurred vision, sickness, bit of memory loss, weak down one side, slurred speech. What could be wrong?

Icp: Many of these symptoms can be bundled into a diagnosis of increased intracranial pressure. Causes include hydrocephalus, tumors or a combination. Could also be a sign of migraine. Mri of the brain with and without contrast on order. ...Read more

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Ear pain, nausea, dizziness, slurred speech, and headaches. Not all the time but often enough to notice and be concerned of the symptoms. Suggestions?

Ear pain, nausea, dizziness, slurred speech, and headaches. Not all the time but often enough to notice and be concerned of the symptoms. Suggestions?

Time for Dr visit: The pattern you site could be as simple as migraines, emerging hypertension or worse. Your body is telling you things are not right. Get in to see a physician & provide as accurate a history as you can. Start writing down symptoms & questions now so you don't omit them when you go in. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is chronic nose bleed, slurred speech, frequent headaches a sign of brain tumor?

Is chronic nose bleed, slurred speech, frequent headaches a sign of brain tumor?

Very Concerning!: When people have slurred speach it is always very important to have that evaluated right away. It becomes more worrisome when there is a headache involved. It sounds like a person with those symptoms should see their primary care md without delay! If the symptoms are sudden in onset, then that demands an er visit urgently. ...Read more

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Bone pain legs arms back pain swollen lymph nodes slurred speech. What are these symptoms of?

Bone pain legs arms back pain swollen lymph nodes slurred speech. What are these symptoms of?

Toxins: Bone pain is a specific finding in cadmium toxicity and is known a itai-itai disease. That means ouch ouch as a pain response to touching the bones. Other symptoms also fit this picture.

Find a doctor to detoxify you from these toxins.
Acam is a source for referral. ...Read more

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Could bad circulation cause slurred speech?

Could bad circulation cause slurred speech?

Yes: Blockage of the carotid artery can cause transient episodes of slurred or garbled speech. These are called transient ischemic attacks or tias. Tias put the patient at a high risk of having a stroke and so evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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What can cause slurred speech and bad headaches?

What can cause slurred speech and bad headaches?

Many causes: But, most commonly bad headaches are due to migraine, and slurred speech could accompany. But other intracranial issues, even transient brain ischemia could be a culprit, and might behoove you to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What neurological disorder could I have from slurred speech?

To many: Need more details about your symptoms, when startefd, diffic I lty swallowing, how old are you, any other symptoms such as double vision, difficulty wslking. Possibilities include stroke, Ms, nerve disease ...Read more

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Is slurred speech and use of cymbalta (duloxetine) connected?

No: But it can cause sedation and under those circumstances there would be slurred speech. ...Read more

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Could there be a connection between a bad headache and slurred speech?

Could there be a connection between a bad headache and slurred speech?

Absolutely: And that is a big concern. A stroke could cause that as could a TIA (transient ischemic attack) r a basilar migraine. A headache with associated slurred speech is a red flag and it is best you be seen as soon as possible. The most benign possibility is a hangover, and even then I would suggest an evaluation. ...Read more

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What would cause slurred speech after a person substains a concussion?

What would cause slurred speech after a person substains a concussion?

Common symptom: Slurred speech is a common symptom after sustaining a concussion, along with headaches, confusion, ringing in the ears, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, etc. I do hope you have been seen for this condition to make sure everything seems to be getting better. Rest is very important, both physically and intellectually (meaning not returning to school or work for several days in most cases). ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause slurred speech? And if it can, can thinking about make it worse

Can anxiety cause slurred speech? And if it can, can thinking about make it worse

Universal suspect: Anxiety is a prime suspect for almost all symptoms - especially the "soft" ones w/out known lab tests or imaging. And, certainly - thinking about it makes it worse. In fact, you have a great Dx Tool here! If the symptom can change based on distraction or focus - it's probably anxiety. Fractures, tumors, poisons, viruses, etc. Do not come or go in response to a phone call, great song, annoying chat ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Dysarthria (Definition)

Difficult or unclear articulation of speech that ...Read more