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Slurred Speech And Balance Problems
Symptoms previously: headaches, lightheadedness, balance problems. Symptoms then disappeared for a few months. Now include: ear pain, slurred speech?
Slurred Speech: Ask your pcp to refer you to a neurologist right away. You need to ake a deffinite diagnosis. ...Read more
The imbalance or ataxia in ms is tough to manage, but the following may work: Buspirone occas. Works, physical therapy employing gait and coordination training is useful, wrist and ankle bracelet weights can stabilize. Fundamental is to fully control the ms as potently as possible. Consider one of the newer drugs, and take supplemental vitamin d-3.
Canes and walkers may be useful. ...Read more
My friend has constant balance problems. He also complains about his legs...has a funny walk......like ms patients.......what can be wrong?
Ballance: Could be stroke, vertigo electolyyte problem Seems you shold get checked ...Read more
I have optic neuritis numbness, balance problems, memory loss and chronic pain do you think I have ms?
It is possible: Certainly, you have symptoms that sound very ms like. But, I cannot say for sure without more info, an exam and mris of your brain/neck. ...Read more
My daughter has developed slurred speech and balance issues today along with lethargy. Could sinusitis do this? Had CT brain today which was normal.
My sister's son is 5 years old, but it's like he has a slurred speech; we think he has a speech problem; he doesn't pronounce the words properly; there is other children in the family that is younger then him that speak and his weight is not right?
My grandfather is having chest pain problems swallowing and slurred speech what is going on with him?
Get to a doctor now.: It could be a couple of things. Given the fact that he is 84, a stroke and/or heart attack are big on the list. Get to a doctor or hospital asap. ...Read more
Can pharyngeal flap reconstruction for hypernasality cause major problems in adults? Such as slurred speech or unable to speak properly?
Will an MRI without contrast show the beginning signs of MS? Symptoms: slurred speech, memory problems, unsteady gait, confusion, etc.
Complex question: There are 3 types of MRI used to diagnose MS: T1-weighted, T-2 weighted, and FLAIR. No single test is used to diagnose MS, generally a combination of tests over time is needed to get a definitive diagnosis. You need to consult a neurologist experienced with MS and let him or her guide you. Do you have a family history of this disease? Although chronic, progression can be very slow. Good luck! ...Read more
I was having bowel problems. I almost pasted out. Hand stiffened & fingers. Came together & I cant move them. Feet do the same. Slurred speech & pain?
Neurology consult: Symptoms you describe, slurred speech and paralysis are often associated with "stroke" (termed CVA, or TIA if symptoms go away within 24hrs). Other causes such as certain types of migraines, or vascular spasms might also give similar symptoms. I would consult a Neurologist for an exam. It is very likely they will also order an MRI or CT imaging of the brain to aid in diagnosis. ...Read more
Can a Rathke's Cleft Cyst cause weight loss, speech & balance problems, pins & needles all over, general unwell? - High Prolactin, TSH, FSH & norm T4.
Pituitary Hormones: A Rathke Cleft Cyst typically occurs around the pituitary gland and can affect all the hormones the pituitary gland produces. These hormones include: Prolactin, TSH (thyroid), Growth Hormone, LH & FSH, ACTH (Cortisol) and ADH (vasopressin) (antidiuretic hormone). Talk to your doctor about an abnormal cortisol level (adrenal insufficiency) or ADH (vasopressin) (diabetes insipidus) given your current symptoms. ...Read more
Episodes of tremors, numbness, foot drop, vision and balance problems in a 37 year-old woman.....?
Unlikely: If it is not a repetitive problem, it is unlikely to be related to lupus. ...Read more
Absolutely: And that is a big concern. A stroke could cause that as could a TIA (transient ischemic attack) r a basilar migraine. A headache with associated slurred speech is a red flag and it is best you be seen as soon as possible. The most benign possibility is a hangover, and even then I would suggest an evaluation. ...Read more
Common symptom: Slurred speech is a common symptom after sustaining a concussion, along with headaches, confusion, ringing in the ears, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, etc. I do hope you have been seen for this condition to make sure everything seems to be getting better. Rest is very important, both physically and intellectually (meaning not returning to school or work for several days in most cases). ...Read more
Universal suspect: Anxiety is a prime suspect for almost all symptoms - especially the "soft" ones w/out known lab tests or imaging. And, certainly - thinking about it makes it worse. In fact, you have a great Dx Tool here! If the symptom can change based on distraction or focus - it's probably anxiety. Fractures, tumors, poisons, viruses, etc. Do not come or go in response to a phone call, great song, annoying chat ...Read more
We thought mom had a mini-stroke2hospital days and ALL tests-no strokeShe's very active, but suddenly, coordination is BAD, slurred speech dystaksia?
Stroke: She could now be having a stroke despite past normal tests. She needs to go back to the emergency room now for a reevaluation. ...Read more
Suspect repeat stroke due to slurred speech so went over. She was leaning to 1 side, clenching fists, unable to stand, speech slurred-whatwas goingon?
ER: Could be stroke, could be bleed. In any case, this needs to be reevaluated. ...Read more
That is: Possible for a number of reasons.Get a more detailed answer ›
Uncover cause: Likely best to see a neurologist. There are multiple problems which can cause this, and treatment follows diagnosis. ...Read more
Speech difficulties: Acquired speech difficulties, such as slurring, are often associated with an underlying neurological or metabolic problem. A sudden onset of slurring ought to be investigated immediately, since it may be a problem that is reversible. Most commonly, slurring is associated with hypoglycemia and altered states of consciousness or a stroke (or mini-stroke)_. ...Read more
Not usually: Many things can cause slurred speech. With certain neurological conditions that cause slurred speech focusing on the problem can make it worse. (We also see this with stammering and stuttering). The list of conditions that cause the various types of slurred speech is lengthy. (From degenerative conditions to complicated migraine, stroke, focal seizure, poisonings and intoxication. ...Read more
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Lack of oxygen: In a stroke, brain areas that are essential to function such as language and movement are deprived of oxygen and nutrients. These areas stop functioning soon after blood flow stops. If flow is not restored promptly, these portions of the brain will be permanently damaged. ...Read more
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