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Can chemo therapy causing stroke symptoms?

Can chemo therapy causing stroke symptoms?

Yes: Many types of chemotherapy can directly affect the brain and cause stroke-like symptoms. Some chemotherapy also increases the risk of blood clots, or the risk of bleeding, both of which may cause strokes. Be sure to tell your doctor immediately about these symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can carotid surgery reverse stroke symptoms or not?

Can carotid surgery reverse stroke symptoms or not?

No: Carotid surgery is performed to prevent a major stroke. It does not reverse any brain injury from a previous stroke. In theory it should help with recovery from a stoke by improving circulation. ...Read more

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Can someone take aspirin when having stroke symptoms?

Can someone take aspirin when having stroke symptoms?

Yes: But am not really impressed with aspirin potency in preventing a stroke, as clopidigrel and Aggrenox seem more effective. ...Read more

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Stroke symptoms, numbness of the left side of the arm?

Stroke symptoms, numbness of the left side of the arm?

This could be stroke: or it could be from other causes of left arm numbness. Is there weakness? Is there increased reflexes. If you think you have a stroke you should see a doctor as soon as possible. An MRI done with diffusion weighted imaging can tell if you have a stroke. Ask your doctor fi this could help you. ...Read more

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What causes hemiplegic migranes with total stroke symptoms?

What causes hemiplegic migranes with total stroke symptoms?

most are genetic: Most patients have a genetic predispostion to this rare sub-type of migraines which can present with stroke like symptoms of weakness called hemiplegia. ...Read more

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Would you recommend to take aspirin when someone is having stroke symptoms?

Would you recommend to take aspirin when someone is having stroke symptoms?

See below: If there is no significant facial droop, i would try swallowing an Aspirin with the smallest amount of liquid needed. If you are having trouble swallowing the tablet, place it under your tongue. Aspirin is quite bitter! many stroke victims, especially those with facial droop have difficulty swallowing. In our ed we give our patient's a rectal suppository of aspirin, i wouldn't expect you to have it. ...Read more

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Does it ever happen that a concussion simulate a stroke symptoms and show up on an x-ray?

Does it ever happen that a concussion simulate a stroke symptoms and show up on an x-ray?

Yes and no: A concussion can have some symptoms that look like a stroke. Neither concussion or stroke will show up on an x-ray. Its best to get checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Im 16 and afraid of having a stroke. Also have anxiety which mimics stroke symptoms. I have normal BP and cholesteral?

Im 16 and afraid of having a stroke. Also have anxiety which mimics stroke symptoms. I have normal BP and cholesteral?

Get seen: Their is help for the kind of anxiety you are feeling. Let your parent or guardian know. Get a full physical work up and ask for a referral to see a therapist. There is no shame whatsoever in asking for psychological help at your age. It can make all the difference for a healthy productive life. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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I've got anxiety disorder n keep thinking im dying from a stroke. I have had stroke symptoms started 3 days ago, if it was real would i be dead by now?

I've got anxiety disorder n keep thinking im dying from a stroke. I have had stroke symptoms started 3 days ago, if it was real would i be dead by now?

Stroke symptoms?: You haven't shared the symptoms you're calling "stroke symptoms." if they've been going on for 3 days though, a medical evaluation is advisable. Not all strokes kill, but at age 25 strokes are unlikely. Hoping you're working with a psychiatrist on your anxiety issues. Psychotherapy is an important part of treatment for anxiety as well. ...Read more

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Frequent stroke symptoms all the time & anxiety I will die of a stroke.This is after 6 years of treatment this is still my biggest anxiety. Help pleas?

I wonder....: As no ordinary facts about stroke will be new to you or cause you to relax your fear - let me ask you to think about ways you did change in those 6 years? There must be some. Can those guide you? Do you need a different therapist now to work on this? Of course it's not pleasant to think of dying and I expect other causes would not be big improvements. Find a Health Anxiety specialist snd keep on. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Stroke (Definition)

Stroke is a loss of neurological function due to loss of blood flow to a part of the brain. This can be the result of clotting locally, an embolus from elsewhere in the vascular system or bleeding in the brain. It is usually manifest by a sudden ...Read more