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What do doctors do about sudden but temporary loss of speech?

What do doctors do about sudden but temporary loss of speech?

Looking back: Fortunately symptoms are resolved, because you said it was temporary speech loss. First thing to do is rule out stroke or transient ischemic attack. If the condition is resolved multiple studies should be done to find out the cause.

Dr. Eric Weisman
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What could cause migraines and loss of speech?

What could cause migraines and loss of speech?

Migraines/stroke/TIA: Migraines are generally considered due to blood vessel constriction in the brain followed by blood vessel dilation. There is also an electrochemical component in the brain. As a result, some migraines can-with or without pain-cause temporary loss of higher brain functions such as speech. Tia's are similar, causing temporary loss, but strokes can cause permanent loss - all with or w/out headaches.

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Has anyone ever had sudden loss of speech? Is a stroke the only cause?

Various causes: Abrupt speech arrest can happen when brain processing is disrupted. This may happen with stroke but also seizure, migraine, acute pain, sleep attack, or sudden distraction. If stroke there is usually associated weakness face and right hand.

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I'm suffering from tingling, blindness, and loss of speech at night. What could be the cause?

TINGLING & SPEECH: Transient cerebral events, seizures need to be ruled out. You need to see a neurologist. An MRI of the brain may be necessary.

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What is the definition or description of: Loss of speech?

What is the definition or description of: Loss of speech?

Loss of speech: Mutism = inability to speak. Aphasia = loss of language or communication ability.

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What is a good recovery after stroke loss of speech and orientation/memory?

What is a good recovery after stroke loss of speech and orientation/memory?

Question is unclear: A good recovery would consist of complete return of speech and orientation but that's not what you're asking, no doubt. Could you please re-phrase?

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Reasons for passing out and not regaining "awareness" for 17 hrs along with loss of speech and walking for 24 hrs? All scans normal and I was hydrated

Reasons for passing out and not regaining "awareness" for 17 hrs along with loss of speech and walking for 24 hrs? All scans normal and I was hydrated

Oh my--: And did you tell your parents about what happened? Unfortunately, because you're a minor for another 2 years we cannot specifically counsel you with medical advice without your parents' permission. But they could sign up for a HealthTap Account like you did and ask any question they'd like on your behalf and we'd be happy to advise them on what things they should think about for that problem.

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Reason for my daughter passing out and not regaining "awareness" for 17 hrs along with loss of speech and walking for 24 hours? All scans were normal.

Reason for my daughter passing out and not regaining "awareness" for 17 hrs along with loss of speech and walking for 24 hours? All scans were normal.

Passing out: I need more informations, is she seeing a neurologist, what kind of scans were done? did she have any MRI, with or without contrast, any blood work, she needs extensive neurological evaluation & workup. Good luck.

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Is loss of speech permanent after the surgical removal of atemporal lobe glioblastoma?

Is loss of speech permanent after the surgical removal of atemporal lobe glioblastoma?

Maybe: It depends on what areas of "healthy brain" were affected during the surgery and on which side. If the "speech centers" were involved then the loss may be permanent. The neurosurgeon should have a good idea of what areas where involved.

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My 4 years old son is suffering from uncordinated movement and loss of speech as a result of mild cp. What therapy can I offer to assist his movement?

Help for mild cp: A speech pathologist should be able to help your child with communication issues. In addition to verbal communication, there are technologies to help communicate. Consult a psysiatrist (rehabilitation doctor), or pediatric neurologist and a physical therapist for help with his motor activity. You may find a coordinated program by contacting the cerebral palsy association or easter seals.

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Sore throat loss of speech after breathing tubes. What can this be? And how can it be treated?

Sore throat loss of speech after breathing tubes. What can this be? And how can it be treated?

Depends: People can have a slightly hoarse voice and a sore throat after intubation, this will resolve and should get better in a couple of days. However, if there is complete loss of voice (or very hoarse), or if it is taking longer-this is not typical and could be a sign of a problem. Uncommonly, the arytenoid cartilage can be dislocated. Don't delay if one is still very hoarse after a couple of days.

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Is aphasia notieceable to a neurolgoist or speech therapist? Even in the earliest stages?

Yes: If an appropriate speech evaluation is completed, and there is a true expressive or receptive aphasia, even a mild dysnomia, this should be readily discerned.

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Hello, ive been having episodes of numbness, loss of peripreal vision, aphasia, sometimes accompanied by a migrain, but not always. Any ideas?

Hello, ive been having episodes of numbness, loss of peripreal vision, aphasia, sometimes accompanied by a migrain, but not always. Any ideas?

Migraine w/wo headac: You can have the symptom complex yoiu describe with or without headache, and still be considered part of a migraine condition. You should consult a neurologist.

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Is alcohol a primary cause of anomic aphasia?

Not usually: Alcohol addiction and withdrawal can lead to wernicke's aphasia which is usually characterized by lack of comprehension and fabulations.

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Could aphasia cause me to suddenly start using a similiar word in place of the word that I mean?

Perhaps: At your age, if you suffer migraine, an aura might cause full-blown transient aphasia. Insufficient blood flow associated with stroke issues could also cause transient speech problems. Stress often affects our speech, and depression often blunts communication. Just to be safe, check with your usual doctor to pin down.

Dr. Steven Beer
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