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What are the symptoms of a stroke?

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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Vision in both eyes

By definition, any vision changes that occur with stroke must show up in both eyes.
Sometimes it is subtle, but because the nerves from your eyes cross over, any stroke will affect both.

In brief: Vision in both eyes

By definition, any vision changes that occur with stroke must show up in both eyes.
Sometimes it is subtle, but because the nerves from your eyes cross over, any stroke will affect both.
Dr. William Goldstein
Dr. William Goldstein
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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Conditions like CENTRAL RETINAL ARTERY THROMBOSIS, ,or CENTRAL VEIN THROMBOSIS with hemorrhage can be on ONE SIDE only!
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends on the site

Stroke is the name given to sudden vascular lesion usually reserved for brain or spinal cord the symptoms depends on the site, sudden weakness of one side of the body to a facial droop, sudden visual loss, balance problem or speech disorder. There are too many presentations caused by blood vessel problems.

In brief: Depends on the site

Stroke is the name given to sudden vascular lesion usually reserved for brain or spinal cord the symptoms depends on the site, sudden weakness of one side of the body to a facial droop, sudden visual loss, balance problem or speech disorder. There are too many presentations caused by blood vessel problems.
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Loss of function

A stroke involves loss of blood supply to an area in the brain, from a blood clot or blockage in a blood vessel, or less often bleeding into the brain.
Specific symptoms depend on the area of the brain affected, some possible symptoms include, sudden weakness on one side of the body, sudden confusion or problem speaking, sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes, sudden severe head ache.

In brief: Loss of function

A stroke involves loss of blood supply to an area in the brain, from a blood clot or blockage in a blood vessel, or less often bleeding into the brain.
Specific symptoms depend on the area of the brain affected, some possible symptoms include, sudden weakness on one side of the body, sudden confusion or problem speaking, sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes, sudden severe head ache.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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David Bracho
General Practice

In brief: Many different signs

Since the brain is the control center of the body the signs and symptoms of a stroke are many and may depend on what type of stoke it is and where in the brain it occurred.
But in general, patients may suddenly present with weakness or loss of sensation in limbs or face, difficulty speaking, abnormal vision fields or eye alignment, reduced senses, and difficulty with balance or walking.

In brief: Many different signs

Since the brain is the control center of the body the signs and symptoms of a stroke are many and may depend on what type of stoke it is and where in the brain it occurred.
But in general, patients may suddenly present with weakness or loss of sensation in limbs or face, difficulty speaking, abnormal vision fields or eye alignment, reduced senses, and difficulty with balance or walking.
David Bracho
David Bracho
Answer assisted by David Bracho, Medical Student
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