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Had stroke like symptoms but not confirmed to be a stroke. What else could it be?

Had stroke like symptoms but not confirmed to be a stroke. What else could it be?

TIA: You can have stroke symptoms that resolve from a temporary impairment of brain blood flow that resolves before there is brain death. Make sure your carotid arteries have been checked with ultrasound, mri, or ct and that your doctor does not suspect small emboli from your heart. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Cerebral Vascular Accident (Definition)

Stroke is cause by a vascular event that results in death of brain tissue. It can result from a blood vessel rupture causing hemorrhage, an embolus that blocks a brain artery or plaque rupture that ...Read more


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What are stroke like symptoms?

Weakness, numbness..: Stroke like symptoms vary but the general ones that trigger medical evaluation are one sided weakness, numbness, trouble speaking, a facial droop, trouble with walking, vision problems. The reason that the symptoms may vary is that they are dependent on the location of the stroke. Medical attention should be sought rapidly as the stroke may be treated with medications early. ...Read more

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What can cause stroke-like symptoms?

What can cause stroke-like symptoms?

Things like: seizures, brain tumors, brain infections, and hypoglycemia can mimic a stroke. That is why lab tests and imaging are done to evaluate a potential stroke patient. ...Read more

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What can cause stroke-like symptoms but not be a stroke?

Causes except stroke: Things that can cause the symptoms of a stroke are a TIA (or mini stroke), an infection in the brain, multiple sclerosis, and rarely, metastatic cancer. Stroke is the most common cause of stroke symptoms by far, and these other conditions are evaluated by CT and MRI of the brain, which is normally done for stroke. ...Read more

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Had stroke like symptoms but not confirmed to be a stroke. What else could it be?

TIA: You can have stroke symptoms that resolve from a temporary impairment of brain blood flow that resolves before there is brain death. Make sure your carotid arteries have been checked with ultrasound, mri, or ct and that your doctor does not suspect small emboli from your heart. ...Read more

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What would cause a male teenager to have stroke like symptoms?

What would cause a male teenager to have stroke like symptoms?

Other causes: Of "stroke-like" symptoms can include: atypical migraines, electrolyte disturbances, conversion disorder, blood sugar problems, intracranial tumors, meningitis, multiple sclerosis, seizure disorder, or medication side-effects. All the best! ...Read more

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Can stress or anxiety cause stroke like symptoms?

Can stress or anxiety cause stroke like symptoms?

Possibly yes: Stress and anxiety will result elevated blood pressure and therefore it can cause stroke like symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible for Doxepin to cause stroke like symptoms?

Is it possible for Doxepin to cause stroke like symptoms?

See your DR: If you think you may have a stroke, go to ER immediately. You fail to provide enough descriptive detail for any other advise. Doxepin can make you sleepy, dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation. The higher the dose, the more of these effects. What dose? How long? Which specific symptoms? Alcohol use? Other meds? How long having symptoms? Ever before? ...Read more

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Is it possible for topamax (topiramate) to cause stroke-like symptoms?

Yes: Common reactions of topomax that would could look like a stoke include parasthesia (tingling of extemities), dizziness, ataxia (feeling off-balanced), visual disturbances, diplopia ( double vision), hypoesthesia (refers to a reduced sense of touch or sensation), . ...Read more

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My fiance uses (vannair 160/4.5) inhulator and asthavent pump. problem is she occasionally she get stroke like symptoms?

My fiance uses (vannair 160/4.5) inhulator and asthavent pump. problem is she occasionally she get stroke like symptoms?

Stroke: These are the symptoms of a stroke. If you have them call an ambulance and go to the emergency room immediately: http://www.stroke.org.nz/See-a-Stroke-FAST ...Read more

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What could cause my muscles to constrict in face-stroke like symptoms?

What could cause my muscles to constrict in face-stroke like symptoms?

Sounds like pleurisy: Your symptoms of pain in the chest with a deep breath sound like pleurisy. This is caused by inflammation of the outer lining of the lung which often occurs in the setting of a viral syndrome. More info regarding these symptoms and an exam / ECG to assess for concomitant pericarditis may be helpful as well. ...Read more

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Can nasal polyps give you a stroke like symptoms?

Not likely: Nasal polyps usually are slow growing and associated with increasing nasal congestion and blockage, increased postnasal drainage and in the most severe cases, sinus infections. They are not vascular so are not associated with strokes. ...Read more

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What are severe stroke-like symptoms related to withdrawal from effexor, (venlafaxine) and or klonipin?

What are severe stroke-like symptoms related to withdrawal from effexor, (venlafaxine) and or klonipin?

?: I'm not aware of any. I know this question has been waiting for an answer for awhile - please try to rephrase with a more exact description of your symptoms. ...Read more

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I am suffering extreme migraines & am awaiting a nuerology app. However i have had 10 in 9 days; all with stroke like symptoms! Should i go back 2 my gp?

I am suffering extreme migraines & am awaiting a nuerology app. However i have had 10 in 9 days; all with stroke like symptoms! Should i go back 2 my gp?

Stroke Symptoms: Always consult a physician asap if you are having stroke symptoms. Remember "FAST"- Face droop, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, Time to call 911. You may have trouble swallowing, difficulty walking, as well. Drop everything and get to the ER, even if the symptoms go away in a few minutes- you need to be assessed right away. ...Read more

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Old lacunar infarcts or bilateral benign cysts found in basal ganglion. Seeing neuro soon. Possible cause of my migraine w/ stroke like symptoms?

Old lacunar infarcts or bilateral benign cysts found in basal ganglion. Seeing neuro soon. Possible cause of my migraine w/ stroke like symptoms?

Unlikely,: Not unique for an MRI to show white matter lesions in pts who have history of migraine, especially complex episodes, either classical or hemiplegic. Strokes with migraine, seems most associated with auras, cigarette smoking, and hormonal use. The root cause of your episodes is genetic, which changes your brain glutamate sensitivity. ...Read more

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I get debilitating visual migraines. They give me stroke like symptoms (numb limbs, numbness is face and tongue, impaired speech). Shakey hands. bp is normal. Nurofen and panadol (acetaminophen) don't help. ?

I get debilitating visual migraines. They give me stroke like symptoms (numb limbs, numbness is face and tongue, impaired speech). Shakey hands. bp is normal. Nurofen and panadol (acetaminophen) don't help. ?

U need prophylaxis: I'm really sorry about your Migraines. Ibuprofen and Tylenol (acetaminophen) helpful to certain extent only - be careful not to overuse. You need to be evaluated by an expert. Consult a neurologist in your area. Depending on frequency you might benefit with prophylactic medications. You might be having Complex migraines and sure they can affect your functionality significantly. ...Read more

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Can migraines cause stroke like symptoms my left side goes numb my vision is impared and I get stomach upset like a migraine but no headache?

Can migraines cause stroke like symptoms my left side goes numb my vision is impared and I get stomach upset like a migraine but no headache?

YES: Classical migraine is characterized by an aura of sparkling lights, loss of vision over one side, numbness and tingling unilaterally, and perhaps difficulty expressing speech. Hemiplegic migraine can cause unilateral weakness, which can persist for a lengthy time. All seems stroke-like but typically reverses. Maybe get Concierge visit to address prevention. ...Read more

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