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Occasional Speech Loss
I am having loss of speech, dizziness, tremors, numbness in the neck and lower jaw, nose blocks, productive cough (occasional). What should I do?
Do not pass go...: Go directly to the emergency room.Get a more detailed answer ›
What would cause partial loss of sight on one side and speech to be uncontrollable and jumbled or unable to find words?
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
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
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