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If a hemorrhagic right occipital stroke only effects the eyes than why can;t i think clearly and off balance sometimes it has been 2 years, off meds?

If a hemorrhagic right occipital stroke only effects the eyes than why can;t i think clearly and off balance sometimes it has been 2 years,  off meds?

Occipital stroke: The stroke affected your occipital lobe and your visual field. The adjacent area in the medial temporal lobe are often affected at the same time and therefore memory and subtle cognitive impairment may also occur. ...Read more

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What are the first questions to ask hospital docs after 80 yo has occipital stroke with vision impairment and couldn't tell emt what year it was?

Talk to doctor: Ask about the extent of the stroke, recommended treatment plan, possibility of rehab, preventative measures to reduce the risk of a future stroke. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy after massive occipital lobe stroke followed by aggressive dementia?

What is the life expectancy after massive occipital lobe stroke followed by aggressive dementia?

Ask doctor: Predicting life expectancy is very complicated and requires dozens or more pieces of information. Seek information from the persons health care team. ...Read more

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Stroke in occipital lobe following cervical spine surgery?

Stroke in occipital lobe following cervical spine surgery?

Vertebral Artery: This can be a consequence of injury to the vertebral artery. This can be from direct manipulation, positioning or spontaneous. Further diagnostic workup can include angiography. ...Read more

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Had 5 sharp sting quickly in back of head above bone on skull. Could feel a pulse when I touch it & other side of head too. Worried about stroke im18?

Had 5 sharp sting quickly in back of head above bone on skull. Could feel a pulse when I touch it & other side of head too. Worried about stroke im18?

Not stroke: Pl relax, as stroke symptoms are quite different including numbness, tinglings, light headedness and inability to mover certain parts of body. You may have some cellulitis or local inflammation over scalp which needs to be checked by your doctor or urgent care. ...Read more

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What is dry stroke?

What is dry stroke?

No bleeding: A dry or "ischemic" stroke is similar to a heart attack. A clot lodges in an artery to the brain which cuts of the blood supply causing damage to the brain. This is a stroke or a "brain attack". A "wet" stroke is a hemorrhage in the brain usually caused by either a malformation called and avm or an aneurysm or can also be called by uncontrolled hypertension. ...Read more

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