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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

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Definition)

There can be short term memory loss such as "where did I put my keys? " or long term memory loss such as "where did I live as a child? " There also can be catastrophic memory loss such as ...Read more


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What could be the cause or causes of extreme fatigue, drowsiness, slurred speech and memory loss without alcohol or drug use? A few weeks ago I simply could not stay awake no matter how hard I tried. It happened again last night but was accompanied by sl

What could be the cause or causes of extreme fatigue, drowsiness, slurred speech and memory loss without alcohol or drug use? A few weeks ago I simply could not stay awake no matter how hard I tried. It happened again last night but was accompanied by sl

Hello.: Hello. I don't know if you are an older person or if you have any significant healthy problems. I would see a neurologist soon to ensure that you are not having transient ischemic attacks or some other neurologic insult to the brain. Take care. ...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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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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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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92 now. Stroke 3yr ago. What was likely site if couldn't then recognize people standing on my right, slurred speech and loss of ability to name objects?

92 now. Stroke 3yr ago. What was likely site if couldn't then recognize people standing on my right, slurred speech and loss of ability to name objects?

Stroke: The three questions a neurologist asks when someone has a stroke is where did it occur, where did it come from, and what needs to be done to prevent another. Your symptoms might have come from a left parietal region. It is very important to see your neurologist or family doctor and get answers (and treatment if needed) for the three key questions. ...Read more

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Having headaches, slurred speech, falling sensations, memory difficulties, and no periods for 3 months (not pregnant) aged 17 what could it be?

Having headaches, slurred speech, falling sensations, memory difficulties, and no periods for 3 months (not pregnant) aged 17 what could it be?

Get to a doctor: Assuming that you haven't left any salient information out of your post (e.g. you're a drug abuser, or HIV positive, or have some known hormonal problem), you should see a doctor about this. Sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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Sudden loss of consciousness and pulse. Almost no blood pressure. Blurred vision, slurred speech. Healthy except slightly high normal blood pressure.?

Sudden loss of consciousness and pulse. Almost no blood pressure. Blurred vision, slurred speech. Healthy except slightly high normal blood pressure.?

Syncopal episode: You need some work up to find the cause. Go to an urgent care or ER if you can not get a hold of your doctor by phone. The treatment is according to the cause. Check this link.
http://www. Merckmanuals. Com/home/heart-and-blood-vessel-disorders/symptoms-of-heart-and-blood-vessel-disorders/fainting ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism, with joint pain, stiff feet, tingeling fingers, bone pain memory issues dizzy spells and sometimes slurred speech. What gives?

Levels normal?: If your thyroid levels are normal on brand name T4 replacement, then look to other possible causes for your symptoms. ...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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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?

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. Austina Cho
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Slurred Speech (Definition)

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Dysarthria (Definition)

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