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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.

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 more

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How to heal pons stroke?

How to heal pons stroke?

Rehab: Time will heal. Make sure you are taking the medicationg prescribed. Be active with physical and speech therapy. ...Read more

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Superficial left pontine tegmentum tiny 3 mm t2 hyperintensity in keeping with a perivascular space on mri. Could this be from a stroke?

Stroke : Not to worry. Perivascular spaces (Virchow-Robin spaces) are normal and not caused by a stroke. They can occur throughout the brain. The perivascular spaces vary in size (up to 5 mm) and are associated with arteries in the brain. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Your Question?: Are you wondering if he will walk again? That depends. His ability to recouperate is based on many factors including his overall health and age. Physical therapy is key though to maximizing any potential recovery. ...Read more

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What is stroke?

What is stroke?

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 more

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What is stroke?

What is stroke?

Stroke: Two type of stroke: hemorrhagic (bleeding) stroke ischemic (non-bleeding) stroke common symptoms: speech difficulty loss of speech double vision focal weakness focal numbness imbalance memory loss facial weakness (abnormal face). ...Read more

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What are "mini strokes"?

What are "mini strokes"?

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 more

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Can weed causes strokes?

Can weed causes strokes?

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

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What causes mini strokes?

Mini strokes: Mini strokes, or TIAs, are caused by the same things that cause regular strokes. Here are the common causes: smoking high blood pressure atrial fibrillation high blood sugar arterial disease / atherosclerosis high blood cholesterol ...Read more

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What are sympt of stroke?

What are sympt
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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 more

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What are signs of stroke ?

What are signs of stroke ?

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 more

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What causes stroke in adults?

What causes stroke in adults?

Etiology of stroke: Ischemic hemorrhagic thromboembolic atherosclerotic reversible non-reversible hypertension high cholesterol diabetes smoking irregular heart rhythm thickening of blood sleep apnea age family history drugs. ...Read more

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What are the causes of stroke?

What are the causes of stroke?

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 more

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What are the effects of stroke?

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 more

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What are signs that of a stroke?

What are signs that of a stroke?

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 more

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Signs that someone had a stroke ?

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 more

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What are the warning signs of stroke?

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 more

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What are the different types of strokes?

What are the different types of strokes?

Types of strokes: You must be referring to the hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke types? The hemorrhagic stroke is caused by leakage of blood from a blood vessel. The ischemic stroke is caused by interruption of blood flow, either by a blood clot or a narrow artery. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a watershed stroke?

Watershed stroke: Ischemia or lack of blood flow to brain, such as from Atherosclerosis or Embolism, Factors that increase risk are Congestive heart failure, Angiopathy, Hypertension, Arterial hypotension, Hyperlipidemia, Sickle cell anemia, Carotid artery stenosis. ...Read more