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What illnesses can cause slurred speech?

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Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh

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Posted on Thu, 7 Jun 2018 in Brain and Spine
Question: WHAT COULD BE THE CAUSE OF HAVING DIFFICULTY TALKING? AND REPEATING SOME OF THE WORDS OVER AND OVER AGAIN?
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Answered by Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Aphasia - please go in to ER

Detailed Answer:
Hello Ms. XXXX,

If this problem with difficulty talking just started, it may be an evolving stroke. Please go to the emergency room to have this evaluated. Do you have anyone who can take you? If not, please call an ambulance.

What you are describing is called aphasia, and can be due to a stroke, head injury, or tumor. So this is something to get evaluated now, because if it is a stroke, being diagnosed and treated as soon as possible can prevent long term problems. So please go in to be seen now.
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