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Can chemo therapy causing stroke symptoms?

Can chemo therapy causing stroke symptoms?

Yes: Many types of chemotherapy can directly affect the brain and cause stroke-like symptoms. Some chemotherapy also increases the risk of blood clots, or the risk of bleeding, both of which may cause strokes. Be sure to tell your doctor immediately about these symptoms. ...Read more

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Frequent stroke symptoms all the time & anxiety I will die of a stroke.This is after 6 years of treatment this is still my biggest anxiety. Help pleas?

Frequent stroke symptoms all the time & anxiety I will die of a stroke.This is after 6 years of treatment this is still my biggest anxiety. Help pleas?

I wonder....: As no ordinary facts about stroke will be new to you or cause you to relax your fear - let me ask you to think about ways you did change in those 6 years? There must be some. Can those guide you? Do you need a different therapist now to work on this? Of course it's not pleasant to think of dying and I expect other causes would not be big improvements. Find a Health Anxiety specialist snd keep on. ...Read more

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What causes hemiplegic migranes with total stroke symptoms?

What causes hemiplegic migranes with total stroke symptoms?

most are genetic: Most patients have a genetic predispostion to this rare sub-type of migraines which can present with stroke like symptoms of weakness called hemiplegia. ...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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Can you please explain the stroke condition, the cause, risk factors, symptoms and treatment?

Can you please explain the stroke condition, the cause, risk factors, symptoms and treatment?

Brain attack: Like a heart attack, there is decreased blood flow to parts of the brain resulting in partial or complete damage to nerve cells. Common symptoms include loss of vision, one-sided weakness and/or numbness, loss of balance, deficiency of speech expression or understanding, dizziness, etc. Causation includes hypertension, smoking, diabetes, etc. Prevention is best approach. ...Read more

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What are the causes, symptoms and treatment for hypothermia and heat stroke?

What are the causes, symptoms and treatment for hypothermia and heat stroke?

Thermal: Hypothermia caused by more cold than system can handle. Heat stroke is the other end more heat than the system can handle. They both have weakness and confusion as prominent symptoms. For cold gradual rewarding and vice versa. Hydration is important for both. ...Read more

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How can one differentiate between migraine systems and stroke symptoms?

How can  one differentiate between migraine systems and stroke symptoms?

Can be tough: Besides age, migraine in young, stroke in old, evaluate presence or absence of headache, nausea/vomiting, sensitivity to noise/light. However, some migraine pts do get stroke, especially if smokers, or taking female hormones. Most neurologists can detect differences quite readily. ...Read more

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Pt had sever stroke 3 yrs ago, now stroke symptoms reoccurred. Inr ok and no findings on ctangio. Viral inf following stroke mimic stroke symptoms?

Stroke mimics: A host of things can "unmask" prior brain injury, including infections, metabolic derangements, seizures and medications. Ct angio looks at blood vessels, but need either a head ct or MRI to look at the brain tissue itself to determine if there has been any new compromise. ...Read more

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Anxiety! I keep getting stroke symptoms down one side and I panic. I get it so often and think I'm having a stroke every time. How to stop worrying?

Anxiety! I keep getting stroke symptoms down one side and I panic. I get it so often and think I'm having a stroke every time. How to stop worrying?

Seek psychotherapy: Given your age, the likelihood of stroke is low given that you have undergone brain MRI, echo, holter monitor, etc. Therefore, see your psychiatrist or psychotherapist to help treat your anxiety. Consider supplementing any psychotropic or anxiolytic medications with relaxation techniques. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/anxiety.html ...Read more

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Can TIA stroke symptoms come and go all day for weeks?

Can TIA stroke symptoms come and go all day for weeks?

No, but : Complex partial or focal seizures sure can do this, and would highly recommend neurological consultation, as this needs clarification and diagnosis. ...Read more

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