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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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Are there ways to prevent a stroke after symptoms of numbness slowly shifting throught the body? Any medicines?

Are there ways to prevent a stroke after symptoms of numbness slowly shifting throught the body? Any medicines?

Yes.: If pt. Is having the stroke in less than 4.5 hrs after confirming it is an ischemic , pt. May get fibrinolytics such as tpa (alteplase) or similar ro dissolve the clot so pt. May recove. An hemorrhagic stroke may worsen if fibrinolytics or anti platelets like Aspirin or the like are given. The decision is always risky to make. Numbness alone may be just a neuropathy or other neurological dis. Like m.S. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my numbness is a mild stroke or something else.

How can I tell if my numbness is a mild stroke or something else.

Be specific: See your physician and be specific about your symptoms. Note the timing, duration, frequency, associated symptoms, and severity of these episodes. Also know your risk factors for stroke. http://www.stroke.org/site/PageServer?pagename=RISK ...Read more

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Numbness when i scratch on the side of my chin or rub. What could it be? Been reassured many times not stroke but no answer as to what it really is.

Numbness when i scratch on the side of my chin or rub. What could it be? Been reassured many times not stroke but no answer as to what it really is.

Numbness benign: Sometimes patients can get numbness from a trauma to the area where the nerve is located, in this case the side of the chin. Even a relatively minor injury can persist for some time afterward. If the numbness seems to progress, consultation with your primary care physician may be indicated. ...Read more

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Numbness on the left side of cheek. No stroke so what else can it be?

Numbness on the left side of cheek. No stroke so what else can it be?

Cranial nerves: Focal numbness over the face involves the trigeminal nerve, and/or its divisions and branches. Assuming you have developed a sensory neuropathy, cause could be due to dental or sinus problem, but some cases are due to a viral inflammation. Ear, nose, and throat doctor, or a dentist might uncover the cause. ...Read more

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Recently had stroke from pfo--had PFO closed--anyone know how long numbness will last?

Recently had stroke from pfo--had PFO closed--anyone know how long numbness will last?

Could be long: The closure of the pfo has nothing to do with your ongoing stroke symptoms. The damage from the stroke could take months or even be permanent. The pfo was closed to try and keep stroke from happening again, not to make your symptoms go away. Also you should realize that pfo closure after stroke is a bit controversial. Recent studies suggest that it may not do any good. ...Read more

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Left side face slight numbness was diagnosed with bellpssy but was not check for stroke she is scared and wants to know what to do?

Left side face slight numbness was diagnosed with bellpssy but was not check for stroke  she is scared and wants to know what to do?

Get another opinion: Bell's palsy involves diffuse unilateral facial weakness, and does not present with isolated solitary numbness. If there is concern for stroke risk or another occult neurological disorder, would get second opinion to be safe. ...Read more

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