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  • 13 days ago

    What happened to my grandpa?

    My grandfather is 67 years old, and this morning, as he was searching for a park space at the store, he began to feel a pain in his side. Within minutes he suddenly became confused. For example, he thought a tree was a parking spot. In the midst of his confusion he rams into a parked car. He had no idea what he had just done. He didn't even know who I was or where we were anymore and he was yawning like crazy, barely able to speak. I called 9-1-1, and when they arrived, they said his vitals were....
  • 14 days ago

    What could I possibly be experiencing?

    Hello, Four days ago I had a microwave fall onto my head. It hurt a lot and I had a ringing in my head after that incident. I was alright nonetheless, just a little hurt from the microwave. In under 28 hours, I had a long day and then I was going to bed (I have been crying the whole day so my heart was hurting). As I was laying down I weirdly had a huge pop in my left ear, extremely sharp pains on the back of my head, my left shoulder and left foot couldn’t move. I was then able to lay on my bed....
  • 27 days ago

    mild stroke after using sidenafil

    I developed mild expressive aphasia 2 hours after using 40 mg sildenafil & intercourse. I have hypertension &type 2 diabetes. Have used sildenafil for 10 years without problem. stroke was confirmed by ct scan. Now concerned about using the drug again.
  • 1 month ago

    Help!

    20 yo female, previous history of kidney disease and hypertension, both well controlled via surgery and Lisenopril prescription (BP usually 110/65). Currently on Lutera-28 birth control as approved by my doctor (0.02mcg estrogen). So I'm pretty sure I'm totally being a hypochondriac here (pre-med), but about a hour ago I got a pain in my left chest area when breathing in. It isn't that bad anymore but is still there a little bit. I've had 2 microbiology exams today and have an organic....
  • 1 month ago

    Summary at top 54 y/o Mom PLZ HELP dangerous symptoms no dx (blood test result incl)

    Summary of symptoms for anyone who cannot or does not want to read the detailed symptoms: *I have taken her to ER twice the first time they checked her heart and said nothing came up. The 2nd time 2 days ago they did a d-dimer, contrast CT and sent her home!! I asked them to scan her brain they didn’t and they only put Diagnosis of coughing up blood - she complained of right leg Charlie horses and they did not even check for a blood clot! Symptoms List Summarized: -chest pain over a year now -at....
  • 1 month ago

    How effective is a stroke physiotherapy?

    Hi! I am Hazel and I have joined this forum to seek advice for stroke physiotherapy. My uncle had a stroke a year back and he is paralyzed on his left side since then. He was in the ICU for almost 6 months. The doctors started physiotherapy but there was no change in his condition. At last, we heard the words that no one wants to hear. The doctors said, there is nothing more they can do. And he was discharged from the hospital. We are really disappointed about his condition. When I discussed this....
  • 1 month ago

    Carotid Plaque showing up on X-Ray mostly falsified by Utrasound? How?

    I went to a chiropractor last week who took a look of an X-Ray of my neck which took place by the end of last year. What seemed to be the carotid arteries were very bright (grey/white). Made me go see a doctor. Doctor lost his ***, made ultrasound, said "yeah there is something going on there, probably have to get medications" (talks to me nervously for 1,5 hours). Sends me to a cardiologist. Cardiologist does ultrasound too, also on the heart (+ stress ECG, looked good). He shows me 2....
  • 2 months ago

    Why do some doctor's order d-dimer tests "stat"

    I work for a large medical group with multiple locations in several different counties, which also includes several Urgent Care/Walk-In facilities. I have noticed that the physicians at the Urgent Care locations in one particular county frequently (almost daily) call for "stat" D-dimer tests, whereas the physicians in the other counties do not call at all. I realize that they are using the test to help rule out thrombosis, but I question why some physicians are able to do so without ordering....
  • 2 months ago

    Extreme Nausea after stroke

    Hi. My mom is 61. She had a hemorrhagic stroke in her basal ganglia on Dec 5, 2017. She is experiencing SEVERE debilitating nausea. She also gets a terrible taste in her mouth anytime she eats. Can anyone offer any solutions?
  • 3 months ago

    Worried I may of done something to cause a stroke , please help :(

    So about an hour ago I was blowing my nose and I suppose I blew a bit hard and then after I felt all this pressure in my head and my head hurt a bit, I searched it up to just see and it said you can tear blood vessels in your head and it will then cause a stroke, I'm freaking out, I'm going on holiday in a few days and I don't want to worry about it, if I am going to have a stroke when will I have it ? When will the symptoms show? I don't have a cold so it can't be anything to....