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  • 1 month ago

    Can a really hard hit to the chest create a blood clot?

    My brother plays softball and last year, he took a direct hit to the chest from a softball hit to him (he was pitching). It was traveling about 100mph. Three weeks later he had a stroke that the doctors have never been able to determine a source of. Is it possible this could have created a blood clot? He has been tested and has no blockages or anything anywhere else. Thoughts are appreciated! John
  • 1 month ago

    post stroke

    my brother, who is 52 yrs old, has had several strokes, and now his whole demeanor is changed. he doesn't seem to have whatever it is that triggers you to take care of your personal hygiene or cleanliness at all, is this something that can be fixed? my family is at their wits end trying to understand what is happening with my brother and now he is answering his room door in the nude and seems to be going further away from normal. any help or advice would be appreciated.
  • 1 month ago

    Anxiety of the unknown

    I had an ischemic stroke right posterior parietal last week. I regained full neurological function within hours of the event. I had many risk factors, migraines with aura, birth control pills, high cholesterol, and fibroelastoma on my aortic valve that could have led to the stroke but the exact cause is still unknown. I'm only 43. I have many follow up appointments with multiple different doctors: cardiologist, endocrinologist, neurologist, hematologist, and stroke specialist. These appointments....
  • 2 months ago

    News Flash: Nerve 'Zap' Treatment May Speed Stroke Recovery

    An implanted device that provides electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve leading to the brain enhanced arm movement in a small group of stroke patients, researchers report. Click here to read more: http://wb.md/2m0uItu We want to hear from you: Did you experience arm weakness after a stroke?
  • 2 months ago

    TIA/mini-stroke or stroke???

    I am in USA, while my Dad and family reside overseas. Dad is 91, with considerably good health for his age. He became very isolated, inactive, anti-social, and depressed, when started losing his hearing. He refused to wear hearing-aids. We did not know what exactly happened, when he fell in the neighborhood. The back of his head bled; he got 3 stitches. As my family described it, he could raise both his arms, but with weak legs. He couldn't raise his left leg but could with the right slightly....
  • 3 months ago

    Stroke?

    My mother fell off a ladder and broke her hip, fractured her knee and elbow. She had hip replacement surgery. After surgery she had nausea. They gave her different nausea medication. She is better but not good. Now she is slurry her words and talking about things that never took place. Could she have had a stroke during surgery or shortly thereafter?
  • 3 months ago

    Is Eye Pain Normal After A Brain Bleed?

    Hello, my husband had a brain bleed on Oct 9th, 2016. It was not a stroke or anuerism. He was in ICU for 10 days and the top notch Boston doctors were unable to locate the reason or source of the bleed. He finally has an appointment this coming Wednesday with a vascular headache specialist and hoping to find some relief with the every day pain. His left eye hurts really bad and seems to be getting worse. The nuerologist said that the eye pain wouldn't have anything to do with the bleed. What....
  • 3 months ago

    How often does stroke go unnoticed?

    I'm a 22 year old male who has struggled with anxiety and depression in recent years, since I've been out of highschool I've floated between several jobs only working a couple of months per job, taking long periods in between with excessive drinking, smoking and eating, almost two years ago my parents were extremely worried with the way I was living my life and my somber attitude so we both decided I needed professional help, I visited both a Psychiatrist and a physician, both were vague....
  • 3 months ago

    Stroke & Psoriasis

    My husband suffered a stroke a little over a year ago and has since developed severe psoriasis on his scalp and now on one of his legs, has anyone else ever heard of psoriasis being caused by stroke ? Im wondering if it is stress related. He had a right side stroke that affected his left side. He is left handed ,so he has had to learn to use his right hand and relearn everyday living, it has been pure hell for both of us as I am his only caregiver after all other resources have gone away. I would....
  • 3 months ago

    Stroke in Young Person after Drug Overdose

    Hello: My son's dear friend, age 19, suffered a stroke on both sides of the brain after using morphine mixed with zanax. He is now in a medically induced coma, on a ventilator. Realistically, what kind of recovery can we expect? Thanks for any responses.