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4 months post pontine stroke in a previously healthy 44yr old male. Orgasm causes severe neck pain, nausea and dizziness lasting 2-4 hours.
Bothersome: The major question is the cause of your stroke, as there is risk of another(unless it was of traumatic origin, such as vertebral dissection). Your description refers to a migraine-like reaction, which may be due to neurochemical glutamine sensitivity in the area of damage, and perhaps a migraine preventative will quell the reaction. But get this totally defined, even a second opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pontine stroke: Most of the oedema should now be resolved ...Read more
My husband suffered from brain stroke in pons area one and a half year back..He is recovering but is unable to walk as his left side is still weak.
Damage to brain: A stroke is generally term referred to impairment or loss of function of part of the brain. This happens when blood supply to that part of the brain is interrupted due to a blockage resulting from plaque build up and/ or blood clot. Also rupture of blood vessel causing bleeding in the brain can result in stroke. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Mini stroke = TIA: A mini stroke, or TIA, is a stroke - a stroke with symptoms lasting less than 24 hours. This could be weakness of an arm or leg, numbness of the face, arm and leg, double vision, etc. A mini stroke or TIA cannot be determined by testing, it is a clinical diagnosis. The cause of a TIA is the same as for a regular stroke. Blood pressure and smoking are important risk factors. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Minimal data: There's a report of binge smoking in adolescents who were irregular users of mj, having cerebellar strokes because of the binge. 2 died. There is a report that smoking mj is protective like aspirin. But mj causes vasoconstriction & fluctuations in arterial spasming that may contribute to a stroke in a susceptible person. No good data either way. Best not to smoke anything and mitigate your risks. ...Read more
Many?!!: Stroke is the name given to a sudden vascular event in the central nervous system, the symptoms depend on the site of the lesion, from sudden onset of weakness usually focal , to sudden onset of visual, hearing, balance problems, facial asymmetry or altered mental status. The list is long and the symptoms variable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Emergency: This kind of question worries me. If you are watching anyone who you think is having a stroke then minutes count. Lives can be saved with rapid and immediate medical attention. If you have not already called 911 or gotten the person into medical care regardless of the answers here it may be wise to do so now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clot vs bleeding: There two types of strokes: embolic (clot) vs hemorrhagic (bleed). Clot can come from the heart (more rarely from leg if u have a hole in yr heart), and from a piece breaking off from wall of cartotid arteries. Bleeding is from damage to the vessel or an aneurysm. Risks: smoking, diabetes, high cholesterol/blood pressure, kidney disease, rheumatologic diseases, hivs etc..Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Strokes can cause a large range of effects from returning to normal function all the way to complete paralysis, inability to speak and take care of oneself. It's important to follow up with your primary care doctor, neurologist, physical and occupational therapist after a stroke. Because time is of the essence when treating strokes it's important to call 911 immediately at the onset of symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: Sudden onset of problems speaking, confusion, and muscle weakness can often be signs of a stroke. It is very important that you go to the emergency department asap if this happens. The faster one is evaluated & treated, the more likely it will be successful. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
F.A.S.T.: F = new onset facial weakness on one side, the mouth or the eye droops (smiling shows this up) A = new onset arm weakness (you cant hold one of your arms up or lift it properly S = speech problems, new slurring or difficulty finding the name for common objects e.g. pen, chairs, keys. T = Urgent treatment in hospital is required. Call ambulance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Sudden heavy feeling or paralysis or weakness of one side of the body, drooping of the same side of the face. Slurred speech, confusion, vision changes, and headache. These symptoms have a sudden onset and would all happen on the same side of the body. If you or someone you know is experiencing these signs, call for help immediately and take note of the time of symptom onset. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer