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How long does it usually take for the brain swelling to peak & subside from an ischemic stroke?

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Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care
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In brief: Brain Edema

Brain usually develops swelling starting 3 days after stroke and peak 5 days and decreases in 7 days .
Your brain can swell as a result of injury, illness, or other reasons. Brain swelling, though, can quickly cause serious problems -- including death. It's also usually more difficult to treat, because the bony skull doesn't let the brain to expand...

In brief: Brain Edema

Brain usually develops swelling starting 3 days after stroke and peak 5 days and decreases in 7 days .
Your brain can swell as a result of injury, illness, or other reasons. Brain swelling, though, can quickly cause serious problems -- including death. It's also usually more difficult to treat, because the bony skull doesn't let the brain to expand...
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Dr. Jeffrey Webber
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Peak

Swelling or edema from a sizable ischemic cerebral infarct (stroke) tends to peak about 48-72 hrs after initial insult then ebbs over the subsequent 72-96 hours.

In brief: Peak

Swelling or edema from a sizable ischemic cerebral infarct (stroke) tends to peak about 48-72 hrs after initial insult then ebbs over the subsequent 72-96 hours.
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