Stroke

A stroke is caused when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted, causing a deprivation of oxygen and nutrients to the brain tissues. It can happen when the blood vessels in the brain rupture or if there is a blockage. The symptoms include paralysis, confusion, slurred speech, blurred vision, dizziness, confusion, and loss of balance.

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What is the risk of getting COVID vaccine in a stroke patient?

Query: Hello doctor, About four years ago, my mother was diagnosed with a moderate stroke. Her only symptom was vision disturbance for a short time and no after-effects. During the MRI, they detected a 3 mm aneurysm. The Neurologist was not concerned with that and told her to ignore it because it was a li...  Read Full »


Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that your mother has been detected with an aneurysm 3 mm in size. It is a well-documented fact that incidentally detected aneurysm 3 mm or less should be left alone, so we need to worry about that. As far as the COVID vaccine is concerned, there is n...  Read Full »

My father has gout with stroke. Kindly analyze and advise regarding the echocardiogram reports.

Query: my dad recently completed ecocardiogram. The result is here with me in photo. i like doctor to interpret the result and provide appropriate advise. last year he had this report and one doctor has advise not to do surgery because of his age. he was taking medications since then and continue taking it...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Thanks for the query He has to continue medicines. Surgery will be risky in his case. If symptoms are very uncontrolled on maximum tolerated medicines then surgery is an option but he will need Coronary Angiography first and then if indicated 3 surgeries will be combined. 1. CABG (ByPass), 2. Mitra...  Read Full »

I am hearing music in my head. What to do?

Query: Before you get bored with my lengthy question – the end is ‘I had a stroke’; no one can tell me if this is related. About 5 months ago I started hearing music in my head (I’m almost 70 and this has never happened); it started as just music, not even a particular song but mo...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello! Welcome on icliniq! I read carefully your question and would explain that the music could be related to a temporal lobe dysfunction, probably due to low blood flow in this area. You should know that chronic narrowing of blood vessels in the brain (due to atherosclerosis) can lead to brai...  Read Full »

Can mini-stroke cause stabbing chest pain and breathlessness?

Query: Hi doctor, A good friend of mine was headed to work one morning. He got a stabbing pain in his chest and his vision went blurry. The pain went down his left arm and hand. It eased up, but the numbness stayed in his hand for about a week. He ignored it. A few nights later, he woke up gasping as if he...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am really sorry to hear about it. Chest pain with radiation to arms associated with breathing difficulty and blurry vision points towards classical angina. According to the symptoms, a cardiac event is more likely than a stroke. As per the history mentioned by...  Read Full »

What is your opinion about my father's medication?

Query: Hi doctor, My father had a stroke before 10 years (left hemisensory infarct) and two years ago, he has undergone CABG. Two days back, while walking, he felt some numbness in his right side leg and arm up to the shoulder. It persisted for about half an hour. Now, he is fine. But, when we visited the...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, he can follow the changed schedule. Your doctor has changed plain Aspirin and Clopilet (Clopidogrel) to the combination of Aspirin and Dipyridamole. Dipyridamole is a medicine, which is quite effective in preventing the thrombosis. It is more effective on the coron...  Read Full »

Do I need to change the dose of statins?

Query: Hi doctor,Three years ago, I had a stent in my LAD, which had been 96% occluded. At that time, my cardiologist put me on Plavix for a year and ongoing 81 mg Aspirin therapy. I am also taking 50 mg Atenolol. It was 25 mg until this month and was increased due to palpitations probably stress related. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Good to know that you are in good control of your lipids. First of all, statins must be used when one has had any heart attack or stroke. The dose of statin is set by the level of LDL (low-density lipoprotein). LDL must be lowered to one half. In your case, Crestor (Ro...  Read Full »

What causes a mini-stroke?

Query: My dad has a thryroid problem and recently had a mini stroke what can be the cause of tHIS?  Read Full »


Dr. Saumya Mittal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: hi welcome to our site read your query that is a very significant question and i appreciate your problem i will try my best to answer your query i am guessing you want to know what caused the stroke Stroke is one of the commonest diseases occurring around the world. It is also the condition that...  Read Full »

How to manage blood clots in the brain?

Query: Hi doctor, Three months back, my father had a problem in balance, always even while sleeping. We consulted a doctor, and he asked for BMD, where he diagnosed a problem in the bones of the neck and back. A few days back, suddenly, while morning walk, the right leg turned numb, and my father could no...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Patil

Neuro Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel sorry for all the pain your father is going through. 1) As from your history I come to a conclusion that you father had TIA (a type of stroke, that is temporary obstruction to the blood flow to a specific part of brain). MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) brain (s...  Read Full »

Is thinking and asking about a person or situation repeatedly a sign of dementia?

Query: Hello Doc. I would like to consult my mother-in-law's health condition. She had a stroke a few months back. Thank God after a week, she had been discharged from the hospital with continued medication to stabilize her bp and some antibiotics to cure her UTI. She can talk few words, sometimes clear so...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello dear she may be suffering from dementia with perservation. Repetitive words, comments, questions and actions is called perservation. This is may be due to right hemisphere stroke or traumatic brain injury etc. So you have to divert her while talking and ask her few other questions and emoti...  Read Full »

Can Right-Sided Facial Numbness Be Due To A Stroke On The Left Side Of The Brain?

Query: Hello doctor, If the stroke has occurred in the left side of the brain, we know the patient's right side of the body would be weak and numb. But when the patient's right side of the face is also numb, is this also because of the stroke on the left side of the brain?     Read Full »


Dr. Shivam Om Mittal

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Strokes on the left side of the brain will cause weakness in the right side of the body and right facial weakness. Please let me know if you have any other questions. For more information consult a neurologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-on...  Read Full »

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