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Which kind of stroke causes speech loss?

Which kind of stroke causes speech loss?

Several: A stroke that affects broca's area in the dominant hemisphere will affect expressive speech and possibly comprehension. This can be due to ischemic stroke eg a plaque rupture and/or blood clot, hemorrhagic (bleeding) or embolic (drifting blood clot) types of stroke. A stroke of other (posterior) areas may garble the speech but not affect language otherwise. ...Read more

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What causes speech loss even when there is no sign of stroke?

What causes speech loss even when there is no sign of stroke?

Stroke Speech Loss : Speech loss itself could be a manifestation of stroke. One does not have to have other motor or sensory deficit. Mri & mra of brain, will pick up, the missing links. Later, aggressive speech therapy, helps to bring back speech loss. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Diagnosed short term memory loss after stroke caused by stress and anxiety. How long will i need to get help with this and what kind of rehab.

Diagnosed short term memory loss after stroke caused by stress and anxiety. How  long will i need to get help with this and what kind of rehab.

Neurologist needed: Memory loss secondary to a stroke would seem common. Strokes are really a lack of oxygen to areas of the brain; the severity and location of which are the main indicators of the symptoms and signs one would have. A full neurology work-up to diagnose the extent and origin of the stroke is needed and a plan of rehabilitation is needed to bring back as much function as possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is memory loss from dementia caused by multiple mini strokes different from the type caused by alzheimer's? In what way?

Is memory loss from dementia caused by multiple mini strokes different from the type caused by alzheimer's? In what way?

Pattern different: "vascular dementia" is associated with heart disease, hypertension, high cholesterol, is rather abrupt, stepwise, and associated with some focal outcomes. The cognitive exam is perhaps similar to alzheimer;s, but abrupt changes not seen in alzheimer's. ...Read more

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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? ...Read more

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92 now. Stroke 3yr ago. What was likely site if couldnt then recognize people standing on my right, slurred speech and loss of ability to name objects?

92 now. Stroke 3yr ago. What was likely site if couldnt then recognize people standing on my right, slurred speech and loss of ability to name objects?

Stroke: The three questions a neurologist asks when someone has a stroke is where did it occur, where did it come from, and what needs to be done to prevent another. Your symptoms might have come from a left parietal region. It is very important to see your neurologist or family doctor and get answers (and treatment if needed) for the three key questions. ...Read more

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My partner 64 after orgasm had severe memory loss, now mostly recovered. Speech & mobility not affected.No known conditions worried its mini stroke?

Worrisome: Neurological symptoms that resolve usually a TIA (transient ischemic attack), can be warning sign for stroke. If symptoms not resolved fully, yes, can be small stroke. Talk w/your neurologist or go to er for evaluation. ...Read more

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Left side paralysis visionloss speech loss trmors left leg severe headache MRI shows no stroke what coukd this be?

Left side paralysis visionloss speech loss trmors left leg severe headache MRI shows no stroke what coukd this be?

Stroke Syndrome: Depending on whether the symptoms are transient or permanent. If transient can be TIA or complicated migraine. If permanent, then a stroke that was not visualized on imaging. Best check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is memory loss caused by stroke permanent?

Is memory loss caused by stroke permanent?

Possibly: Depending on the location and size of your stroke, the memory loss may improve some, but can also be permanent. ...Read more

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