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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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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


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I have signs and symptoms of a stroke. 25 year old female no alcohol no smoking severe headache dizziness heart feela funny extreme tired and in a fog

I have signs and symptoms of a stroke. 25 year old female no alcohol no smoking severe headache dizziness heart feela funny extreme tired and in a fog

Go to your MD: Signs and symptoms of a stroke? Neurological Deficitis? Motor deficitis? Sensory deficitis? Does not seem like it Extreme tired? Fog? Read about thyroid issues or diabetes with sugar problems. Could also explain symptoms. If you are concerned go to your MD ASAP ...Read more

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Had a lot of head CTs (7-8) & CTAs (2) due to TIA / stroke symptoms over the years and injuries associated to illness. Scared of brain cancer.

Had a lot of head CTs  (7-8) & CTAs (2)   due to TIA / stroke symptoms over the years and injuries associated to illness. Scared of brain cancer.

Induced Ca unlikely: I worry more about history of "TIA/stroke" and "injury" in a 38 yo. Radiation risk for the listed studies is well under 1 in 500 or so and "brain cancer" is even less likely. MRI is a great test for the brain and vessels as there is no ionizing radiation, BUT you must be able to have the test. For example no metal shavings in your eye from an injury and no unstable implanted ferrous metal. ...Read more

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Having stroke symptoms only lasting a hour over past two weeks happened 6time ER couldnt find a cause. Dizziness right leg weakness headache any ideas?

Having stroke symptoms only lasting a hour over past two weeks happened 6time ER couldnt find a cause. Dizziness right leg weakness headache any ideas?

TIA: It sounds like you may be having transient ischemic attacks, so-called "mini-strokes." by definition, tias are like strokes but the effects last for less than 24 hours. You should see your doc right away for a work up and management of risk factors. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a stroke?

What are the symptoms of a stroke?

Vision in both eyes: By definition, any vision changes that occur with stroke must show up in both eyes. Sometimes it is subtle, but because the nerves from your eyes cross over, any stroke will affect both. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of stroke?

What are the symptoms of stroke?

Many: Difficulty walking. Sometimes a sudden inability to speak or speaking non-nonsensically. Sudden loss of strength. Facial droop. Numbness. In ability to understand speech. Headache different from past headaches. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a stroke?

Many: It could be any of these: confusion, speech problems, unable to move or feel arms or legs, loss or change of vision. You should see immediate help if you suspect a stroke. ...Read more

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If your having a stroke are the symptoms one-sided all the way through or can it start bilaterally and turn one-sided?

If your having a stroke are the symptoms one-sided all the way through or can it start bilaterally and turn one-sided?

Stroke: Stroke with bilateral symptoms can occur with lower brainstem or pons location. Also with bilateral strokes (two strokes at the same time in two different areas of the brain). This may suggest a cardiac source of emboli or vasculitis. When brain lesions can not explain the symptoms then a spinal cord problem should be considered when facing a bilateral presentation. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of mini strokes?

What are symptoms of mini strokes?

Mini stroke is: Symptoms of stroke that last just few minutes or hours but always less than 24 hrs. Consider a warning sign of a complete stroke. Also known as transient ischemic attacks is a serious event that should not be ignored. Treatment and diagnosis should be seek immediately. Symptoms include sudden numbness and tingling or weakness at face, arm or leg in one side of the body; confusion, trouble speaking. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a major stroke?

Location dependent: This depends upon the location of the stroke. It could include weakness, language difficulties, sensory abnormalities and visual loss. Other possibilites include personality change, neglect of one side of the body, transient visual hallucinations, inability to swallow, facial weakness and numbness, gait disorders, tremors and spasticity. The list is not all inclusive. ...Read more

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