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Usually not painful: There are two types of stroke, ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemic strokes are from a lack of blood flow. Hemorrhagic strokes are from bleeding into the brain. To recognize a stroke, look for asymmetry in the face, difficulty with speaking and weakness on one side of the body. While hemorrhagic strokes can cause pain, ischemic strokes are more common and are not painful. ...Read more
NINDS website: Check the national institute for neurological disorders and stroke (ninds) for this info, the link is http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/stroke/knowstroke.Htm different from heart attacks, most strokes don't hurt. Patients often show up too late. Severe headaches may indicate hemorrhagic stroke or aneurysm rupture. If in doubt, go to the emergency room. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is a PFO just a diagnosis of exclusion for stroke/tia seeing as 25% of population have it anyway or is it a real risk and needs to be closed ?
How do non contrast CT scans detect strokes? I was wondering how non contrast CT scans help diagnose strokes, since the non contrast would means that the parts of the brain with and without blood would all look the same, right?
A screening test: The earliest sign of a stoke on a ct scan is edema or swelling of the part of the brain that had the stroke. It may take several hours for this to show up on a ct scan, but ct scans are widely available 24/7, while MRI may not be. Ct can will show if the stroke is hemorrhagic, which will mean that treating the stroke with tpa (alteplase) is contraindicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How many diagnostic codes are there? How many that have to with heart, stroke, diabetes, end stage renal, and organ transplants and cancer.
What causes dizziness and a feeling of not being well numbness in finger tips pain in thigh.Stroke test negative vertigo negative?
Hard to say: The combination of dizziness, malaise, and numbness in the fingertips can all be due to hyperventilation/anxiety disorder. This is a diagnosis of exclusion however. There are neurologic disorders that can do this that are, thankfully, rare: multiple sclerosis comes to mind. Stay under the care of your doctor until it is resolved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stroke: Recurrent stroke assessment requires that a first assessment, complete with a good neurological exam and ct/mri data be complete. Judging a recurrent event means comparing one's status to previous. Symptoms of a new stroke coupled with physical/neurological signs, and a change on available imaging completes the diagnosis. ...Read more