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Had mild stroke, felt weak. Next day unable to see, speak and move. Treatment?

My mother had a mild stroke yesterday. She was very weak the whole day and could only speak softly. But today we woke up to devastating news. She cannot see, speak or move today. What l would like to know is - what do we do t this point? What are the chances of survival and/or could she pull out of this? What sort of treatment is best suited for her if any?
Asked On : Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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Neurologist, Surgical 's  Response
first of all rush to hospital with available neurosurgeon/neurologist.Then he will do MRI brain and according to the status of etiology it will be managed like small teritory infarct managed conservatively with anticoagulent . If large enough with mass effect and midline shift the may need operation by neurosurgeon.
haematoma to be remove if large in size.
Answered: Fri, 21 Dec 2012
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Neurologist Dr. Sudhir Kumar's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

It is unfortunate that your mother's condition has deteriorated overnight.

She should be taken to a neurologist. CT scan of the brain would be done to correctly diagnose the nature of stroke and size, location of clot, etc.

It the stroke is due to a large bleeding or a large clot, surgery may be required. She would be monitored in the ICU. If there is brain swelling, medicines would be given to decrease the brain swelling.

With good treatments, more than 75% of stroke patients survive.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad
Answered: Fri, 21 Dec 2012
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