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Doctor insights on: Medulla Oblongata Stroke

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What are some pathologies of the medulla oblongata?

What are some pathologies of the medulla oblongata?

Trauma or tumor: Hi
Its the area of bran where memory function is, tumor of or around the area and trauma can cause problems with mood and memory ...Read more

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My dad has injured on head last four days ago. Doctors said blood clotting in medulla oblongata. What's your opinion sir? What we sir?

My dad has injured on head last four days ago. Doctors said blood clotting in medulla oblongata. What's your opinion sir? What we sir?

Not sure of?: Involvement of the medulla oblongata is a posterior fossa structure, which controls a whole host of autonomic and voluntary things, which could be very severe. It isn't clear what the question is with respect to opinion, but regardless, speaking with your doctors regarding expectations and approach will be very important for your father's care. ...Read more

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My medulla oblongata extends too far into my neck. I am told it is a birth anomaly. I have head and neck pains. Is there any treatment - non invasive?

My medulla oblongata extends too far into my neck. I am told it is a birth anomaly. I have head and neck pains. Is there any treatment - non invasive?

Neurosurgeon: I believe that a neurosurgeon is best qualified to answer your question as he/she is certainly acquainted with the anatomy of the area in question and may be able to offer some nonsurgical options for your problem. ...Read more

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Can a stroke in the medulla (100% blocked right vertebral artery) cause personality changes?

Can a stroke in the medulla (100% blocked right vertebral artery) cause personality changes?

Yes: Any injury to the brain can affect mood or personality. It may be temporary though. Also it is common to get depressed after a stroke and treatment for depression can be very, very helpful now and during the recovery. Talk to the neurologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to know if I have stroke and brain death.?

How to know if I have stroke and brain death.?

MRI: The best way to know that someone had a stroke is doing a brain MRI. If someone had a stroke it means that a part of the brain died do to lack of blood flow or rupture of a blood vessel with blood spilling. Recovery occurs by other parts of the brain taking over. Medically, we use "brain death" to signify total loss of brain function or activity (the person is dead & recovery is not possible). ...Read more

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What is brain stroke?

What is brain stroke?

Stroke: It is an area of dead tissue in brain that is caused by lack of blood and oxygen. Can cause neuogocak deficits, memory loss, cognitive deficits, coma and death. ...Read more

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How is a brain stroke treated?

How is a brain stroke treated?

Blood thinners: Stroke is a complex disease and it's treatment is far too detailed to review here. Simply stated, blood thinners, clot busters, maintain blood pressure, hydration are all treatments for stroke. ...Read more

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Is swelling of the brain part of a stroke?

Is swelling of the brain part of a stroke?

Often: Brain swelling occurs as a result of the rapidity, the cause, and the size of the stroke. A stroke of equal size but faster onset, than the slower one. The larger the stroke, the more likely is the swelling. Hemorrhagic stroke is more likely to provoke swelling than an equal-sized thrombotic stroke. ...Read more

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What part/parts of the brain do hemmoragic strokes take place?

What part/parts of the brain do hemmoragic strokes take place?

Any part: Since the brain has excellent blood flow, in theory, a bleed can occur anywhere, there is a vessel. Location of injury is important as th functional loss will be determined this way. If cause is aneurysm, or bubble, these are often in the central circulation from the circle if Willis and can affect the brain stem, forebrain or middle branches that supply movement centers. ...Read more

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How can you explaine having a stroke in the palms area of the brain?

How can you explaine having a stroke in the palms area of the brain?

Palms or Pons: I was wondering if you might mean the pons rather than the palms? Or are you referring to a stroke that effects your palms? ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for on average to cure from a minor brain stroke?

Please tell me how long it takes for on average to cure from a minor brain stroke?

Depends on location: Recovery depends on the size of the stroke and the location (region of function). Loss of sensation could return to some degree in weeks to several months, and motor loss may also see some recovery in the same time period. Language function usually requires longer more intensive therapy, frequently lasting many months. ...Read more

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Lightheadedness for 7 weeks, last two days can hardly stand. Does this mean not enough 02 to my brain... And a stroke?

Lightheadedness for 7 weeks, last two days can hardly stand. Does this mean not enough 02 to my brain... And a stroke?

Pseudotumor cerebri: The symptoms that you describe are consistent with low blood pressure and your medications may need an adjustment from your doctor. Idiopathic intracranial hypertension or Pseudotumor cerebri is raised pressure in the brain that leads to severe headaches and vision loss. Diamox (acetazolamide) and losing weight under a physician supervised program can reduce or eliminate the high pressure in the brain. ...Read more

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My 70 year old grandmother had a stroke which effected the speech portion of her brain, what's the likelihood that she will recover?

My 70 year old grandmother had a stroke which effected the speech portion of her brain, what's the likelihood that she will recover?

Depends: There are many factors involved, including size/degree of stroke, location in the brain, and age and overall health of the patient. Some patients recover completely, only time will tell. ...Read more

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What to do if brain findings are most consistent with a sub acute stroke within the left pica distribution." and what follows this revelation?

What to do if brain findings are most consistent with a sub acute stroke within the left pica distribution." and what follows this revelation?

Uncover cause: All strokes are caused by vascular compromise, and often due to hypertension or diabetic affects on brain circulation. If you have had a stroke, get it treated, but biggest issue involves preventing future events. Multiple meds are very helpful. See a neurologist who focuses in area of stroke and get stabilized/. ...Read more

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My dad age 71 had couple of brain strokes in 15 years. Motor functions fine. Since his last stroke in morning he is very hyper active. Day is fine.

Uncommon: Strokes usually result in overall decrease in physical activities, either through inability to perform them or depression. If his hyperactivity is meaningful, meaning that his activities are productive would not worry about it. If on the contrary his activities are sometimes meaningless, there may be anxiety or inability to focus causing them. Talk to his neurologist about your observations. ...Read more

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How can one prevent a secondary stroke. My boyf had a partial stroke which affected his brain, but it was minor, he recovered quick. How can we preven?

Depends: What kind of stroke? Was it caused by a bleed into the brain from a vascular malformation or aneurysm? From a clot blocking a vessel -thrombotic? From a hypertensive bleed? Basic principles: stop smoking, no Cocaine use, adequate blood pressure control. Antiplatelet drugs if a thrombotic stroke, aggressive cholesterol, lifestyle modifications such as weight control and regular exercise. Good luck. ...Read more

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Isit rare for somebody at my age 19 to have a brain tumour or stroke? I'm so frightened this is going to happen to me

Isit rare for somebody at my age 19 to have a brain tumour or stroke? I'm so frightened this is going to happen to me

Yes: Stroke very unlikely. However high risk behavior: drugs, methamphetamine, cocaine, smoking can make risk higher. A tumor is more likely, but rare too. Life is not 100 PERCENT, and worry will not prevent a problem. At your age one of these issues is very unlikely. ...Read more

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Are ruptured brain anuerysms pretty similar to strokes?

Are ruptured brain anuerysms pretty similar to strokes?

Yes: Aneurysm rupture causes bleeding in the brain which is a subtype of hemorrhagic (bleeding) stroke. There is another type of stroke which is called ischemic. It happens when blood supply to the brain gets cut off. ...Read more

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How is the brain affected by a stroke?

How is the brain affected by a stroke?

Depends on the area: Strokes cause brain damage, but the symptoms a patient experiences will vary based on the location of the brain damage. If it affects the part of the brain controlling movement, it will cause weakness. If it affects the part controlling vision, it will cause vision problems. Most commonly strokes present with face, arm or leg weakness, sensory or visual disturbances, and/or speech difficulty. ...Read more

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What are the effects of stroke on brain?

What are the effects of stroke on brain?

Stroke: Lack of blood supply to brain tissue either by ischemic stroke of hemorrhagic stroke cause deprivation of oxygen supply. This cause permanent damage of the brain substance causing neurological deficit. With time damaged brain turns into necrotic substance. Finally dead tissues desolves and replaced by brain fluid. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises for the brain after a stroke?

What are the best exercises for the brain after a stroke?

See a rehab doctor: The stroke location and it's effect on your actvities of daily living (adls) guide treatment. Likely you have movement/cognitive deficits, and psychological issues. A rehabilitation specialist should evaluate you and the two of you design a program to target your needs. A rehab team often includes a rehab doctor, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, psychologist and case manager. ...Read more

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Is it possible for the brain to swell even after recovery from a stroke?

Is it possible for the brain to swell even after recovery from a stroke?

No: The brain swelling associated with a stroke typically maximizes within 24-36 hrs, and gradually diminishes over the next several days. ...Read more

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What are the stroke survival rates for moderate stroke with brain occlusion?

What are the stroke survival rates for moderate stroke with brain occlusion?

Variable: It is hard to answer your question as survival rates or life expectancy after a "moderate stroke" would depend on the underlying cause, the type of stroke, ie embolic, lacunar, hemorrhagic, and the location of the injury. Adjusting your underlying risk factors for stroke and optimizing your medical care are key to lowering your risk for future stroke. ...Read more