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My mother has a stroke . She also has diabetes

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Posted on Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Question: My mother has a stroke. She also has diabetes and blood pressure but are balanced. Two weeks ago a black spot released on his left foot. I can not take her to the doctor because she can not move or talk. I really worried about her. Thank you
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
She needs to undergo a brain scan.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for posting your query.

I am Dr Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist, and I would try my best to help you.

I have noted your mother's clinical details. Based on this, she needs to undergo a CT scan of the brain. This would help us to find out the type of stroke- ischemic (due to lack of blood flow to the brain) or hemorrhagic (due to bleeding in the brain). This would help us in deciding the further treatment.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar (4 hours later)
Thank you Dr. XXXXXXX XXXXXXX My question is about the black spot on her feet. please check the attached picture Two weeks ago this black spot appear on her left feet. What should I do to make it better
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (17 hours later)
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There is no attachment.

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Thank you for getting back.

There is no picture attached. I request you to attach the picture.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar (5 hours later)
I uploaded it again.
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (9 hours later)
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Unfortunately, attachment still not seen.

Detailed Answer:
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The attachment still can not be seen. Kindly upload again. You can also send the photos at YYYY@YYYY and address it to my name: Dr Sudhir Kumar. I request you to take help of Ask A Doctor's customer care team to guide you with this.

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Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar (7 hours later)
Ok I will send it to email.
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (44 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Seen the picture.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for uploading the picture.

It is most likely a pressure sore (due to constant pressure on the affected area) while lying down. There is also some bleeding in it, which could be because of blood thinners such as aspirin, she may be taking for stroke.

She needs to avoid pressure on the affected area. It should be kept clean to avoid any infection. Periodic position should be changed while sleeping/lying down.

if it does not heal or gets worse, an arterial doppler study should be done to ensure that the blood flow to the foot is normal.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM
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My mother has a stroke . She also has diabetes

Brief Answer: She needs to undergo a brain scan. Detailed Answer: Thank you for posting your query. I am Dr Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist, and I would try my best to help you. I have noted your mother's clinical details. Based on this, she needs to undergo a CT scan of the brain. This would help us to find out the type of stroke- ischemic (due to lack of blood flow to the brain) or hemorrhagic (due to bleeding in the brain). This would help us in deciding the further treatment. I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information. Wishing you good health, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX XXXXXXX Click on this link to ask me a DIRECT QUERY: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar My BLOG: http://bestneurodoctor.blogspot.in