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Slurred speech,memory loss, Diabetic and heart patient - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   is it normal to not be able to say what you want to (either the words come out slurred sometimes or not at all) then not be able to write what you are wanting to say and memory loss of some things in the last 10 years after a heart attack and quad bypass surgery
Doctor :   hi
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please give me time to go through your query
User :   ok
Doctor :   please give me the age, gender and location of the patient
User :   69 male
Doctor :  
memory loss and slurred speech may be due to the age itself
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is the patient on any medications?
User :   before he had his heart attack he was ok he didnt have slurred speech or memory loss.. he is a diabetic and he has a lot of medicines but its not really something from before
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User :   they just woke him up thurs from the operation on tuesday
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what exactly happens? is he always having slurred speech? or only at times?
User :   only at times right now
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and the memory loss? is it for recent things or past things?
User :   it started friday morning a couple words and now it is getting so bad he cant write what he wants to say either and when it passes he can talk like he used to

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