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Dr. Steven Beer
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Loss Of Speech (Overview)

Mutism = inability to speak. Aphasia = loss of language or communication ability.


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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

Dr. Steven Beer
83 Doctors shared insights

Loss Of Speech (Overview)

Mutism = inability to speak. Aphasia = loss of language or communication ability.


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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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Sore throat loss of speech after breathing tubes. What can this be? And how can it be treated?

Sore throat loss of speech after breathing tubes. What can this be? And how can it be treated?

Depends: People can have a slightly hoarse voice and a sore throat after intubation, this will resolve and should get better in a couple of days. However, if there is complete loss of voice (or very hoarse), or if it is taking longer-this is not typical and could be a sign of a problem. Uncommonly, the arytenoid cartilage can be dislocated. Don't delay if one is still very hoarse after a couple of days. ...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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How to get rid of nervousness before speech?

How to get rid of nervousness before speech?

Performance anxiety: Performance anxiety is helped most by practice and rehearsal. Toastmasters can be a forum for this. Relaxation exercises help. I will often prescribe a low dose beta blocker as Propranolol that helps prevent tremors and increased heartrate, but it can't be used with asthma. Benzodiazepines need to used very cautiously as they can sedate and cause memory problems is used excessively. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Loss of speech?

What is the definition or description of: Loss of speech?

Loss of speech: Mutism = inability to speak. Aphasia = loss of language or communication ability. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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Reason for my daughter passing out and not regaining "awareness" for 17 hrs along with loss of speech and walking for 24 hours? All scans were normal.

Reason for my daughter passing out and not regaining "awareness" for 17 hrs along with loss of speech and walking for 24 hours? All scans were normal.

Passing out: I need more informations, is she seeing a neurologist, what kind of scans were done? Did she have any MRI, with or without contrast, any blood work, she needs extensive neurological evaluation & workup. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is loss of speech permanent after the surgical removal of atemporal lobe glioblastoma?

Is loss of speech permanent after the surgical removal of atemporal lobe glioblastoma?

Maybe: It depends on what areas of "healthy brain" were affected during the surgery and on which side. If the "speech centers" were involved then the loss may be permanent. The neurosurgeon should have a good idea of what areas where involved. ...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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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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Sore throat loss of speech after breathing tubes. What can this be? And how can it be treated?

Depends: People can have a slightly hoarse voice and a sore throat after intubation, this will resolve and should get better in a couple of days. However, if there is complete loss of voice (or very hoarse), or if it is taking longer-this is not typical and could be a sign of a problem. Uncommonly, the arytenoid cartilage can be dislocated. Don't delay if one is still very hoarse after a couple of days. ...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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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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I passed out from orthostatic intolerance and hit my head. They scanned it but a year later I'm noticing memory loss, speech slur and dizziness, why?

I passed out from orthostatic intolerance and hit my head. They scanned it but a year later I'm noticing memory loss, speech slur and dizziness, why?

Some people: Are particularly sensitive to any form of traumatic brain injury. But at a year out, with the symptoms you report, you should review this with your doctor to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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I took Tegretol for 5 years for absence seizures. Side effects of daily memory loss, difficulty with speech due to recalling words and confusion, After 8 yrs off Tegr. Still still have same symptoms.?

I took Tegretol for 5 years for absence seizures. Side effects of daily memory loss, difficulty with speech due to recalling words and confusion, After 8 yrs off Tegr. Still still have same symptoms.?

Not likely Tegretol: The persistence of your symptoms makes it unlikely that Tegretol was the cause. See a neurologist to evaluate your symptoms and develop a treatment plan. ...Read more

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I have seizures, severe memory loss, speech problems sometimes, loss of balance, migraines and insomnia. My eyes have been blurred off and on all day?

I have seizures, severe memory loss, speech problems sometimes, loss of balance, migraines and insomnia. My eyes have been blurred off and on all day?

What you're waiting: For? Consult with neurologist with headache sub specialty. It is very important to find the source of the problem and then determine treatment options.
I think you need help asap. ...Read more

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Headaches, vision problem in left eye, dizziness, severe fatigue, memory loss, speech problem, clumsiness, etc. What could this be?

Headaches, vision problem in left eye, dizziness, severe fatigue, memory loss, speech problem, clumsiness, etc. What could this be?

Get checked out...: .. by a healthcare professional right away. Your symptoms are not specific to any one condition but all of them together can mean certain bad things. Make sure you are not ingesting any new substances or medications which could explain these symptoms. Go see a doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Can a Rathke's Cleft Cyst cause weight loss, speech & balance problems, pins & needles all over, general unwell? - High Prolactin, TSH, FSH & norm T4.

Can a Rathke's Cleft Cyst cause weight loss, speech & balance problems, pins & needles all over, general unwell? - High Prolactin, TSH, FSH & norm T4.

Pituitary Hormones: A Rathke Cleft Cyst typically occurs around the pituitary gland and can affect all the hormones the pituitary gland produces. These hormones include: Prolactin, TSH (thyroid), Growth Hormone, LH & FSH, ACTH (Cortisol) and ADH (vasopressin) (antidiuretic hormone). Talk to your doctor about an abnormal cortisol level (adrenal insufficiency) or ADH (vasopressin) (diabetes insipidus) given your current symptoms. ...Read more

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My partner 64 after orgasm had severe memory loss, now mostly recovered. Speech & mobility not affected. No known conditions worried its mini stroke?

My partner 64 after orgasm had severe memory loss, now mostly recovered. Speech & mobility not affected. No known conditions worried its mini stroke?

Worrisome: Neurological symptoms that resolve usually a TIA (transient ischemic attack), can be warning sign for stroke. If symptoms not resolved fully, yes, can be small stroke. Talk w/your neurologist or go to er for evaluation. ...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 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 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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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

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Loss Of Speech (Definition)

Mutism = inability to speak. Aphasia = loss of ...Read more