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slurred speech, trouble swollowing, feels like sinus congestion... stroke?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 2, 2007
  • 07:55 PM

My dad has been admitted with the aforementioned symptoms...He's not a drinker, and has been an athlete most of his life, so he's in pretty good shape. They've done a cat scan and some blood draws that show nothing out of the ordinary. They're gonna keep him till monday to do more testing, but im wondering if anyone has any ideas of things they might check for or unusual diagnoses that i might mention to the doctors to have them check for? Anything is helpful.
Thank you.
-The california kid concerned about his dad

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  • Have them check for Lyme bacteria and co infections. Not everyone gets the bullseye rash. He could have been bitten years ago, and stress could even set it off now. The Mri may or may not show any lesions . I hope hope he didn't have a stroke, sending prayers to both of you!. Best wishes.
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  • it sounds like a bad sinus infection. Sinus infections, if left untreated, can cause infection to the brain - thus his stroke-like symptoms.My suggestion would be that he goes in for an MRI not another CATscan. Have an ENT (ear,nose,throat) doctor examine the nasal cavity to see if it is infected. Sometimes things happen that mimick strokes, but aren't really strokes. Don't worry, your dad will be ok. Help him back to the doctor and run a few more tests now while the symptoms are there.I hope this helps in anyway.
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