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My wife woke up with stroke like symptoms. I took her tothe emergency room. She was diagnosed with ataxia.Ct scan and MRI showed nothing. What should I do?

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Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Inner ear problem

Possibly inner ear problem called labyrinthitis causing vertigo and ataxia.
Ct scan MRI may not show any abnormality.

In brief: Inner ear problem

Possibly inner ear problem called labyrinthitis causing vertigo and ataxia.
Ct scan MRI may not show any abnormality.
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
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Dr. Carl Decker
Radiology

In brief: It is possible....

Symptoms may have developed without an actual stroke.
Ct and MRI can only detect changes (such as cerebral edema) that develop after actual neuronal death. Would discuss diagnosis of ataxia with a neurologist.

In brief: It is possible....

Symptoms may have developed without an actual stroke.
Ct and MRI can only detect changes (such as cerebral edema) that develop after actual neuronal death. Would discuss diagnosis of ataxia with a neurologist.
Dr. Carl Decker
Dr. Carl Decker
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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology

In brief: Vestibular symptom

Agree with excellent answer above.
If symptoms do not improve with time, a neurologist can either confirm an inner ear problem, or look for alternative causes for ataxia such as nutritional deficiencies or drug effects.

In brief: Vestibular symptom

Agree with excellent answer above.
If symptoms do not improve with time, a neurologist can either confirm an inner ear problem, or look for alternative causes for ataxia such as nutritional deficiencies or drug effects.
Dr. Julian Bragg
Dr. Julian Bragg
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In brief: Possible

Some strokes may not be seen in ct scan or mri.
Let a neurologist decide.

In brief: Possible

Some strokes may not be seen in ct scan or mri.
Let a neurologist decide.
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
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