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

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Dr. Babu Welch
Neurosurgery
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In brief: 3-5 days

Depending on the size of the initial stroke, 3-5 days is a fair "peak" period.
Most danger is in the first week.

In brief: 3-5 days

Depending on the size of the initial stroke, 3-5 days is a fair "peak" period.
Most danger is in the first week.
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Dr. Eric Weisman
It also depends on initial treatment. Use of IV fluid that is low in sodium or high in glucose can actually exacerbate cerebral edema.
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