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Can biting inside of cheek cause stroke?

Could someone be having a stroke if they ve bit through their cheek on the left side of their mouth? Regarding my father age 67 weight approximately 190 height 5 11 Has had a heart valve replaced & other heart related issues but nothing has ever been diagnosed to cause these issues. Non smoker & non drinker.
Wed, 20 Aug 2014
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With that sort of description- my inclination is to think more in terms of SEIZURE disorder rather than stroke. Biting the inside of the cheek or the tongue UNKNOWINGLY by patients happens during seizure episodes, not typically during strokes.

However, if the patient has already HAD a stroke and does not have good control of chewing or mouth movements then, it is possible to accidentally bite on the cheeks from the inside. Very frustrating for patients to say the least.

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Can biting inside of cheek cause stroke?

With that sort of description- my inclination is to think more in terms of SEIZURE disorder rather than stroke. Biting the inside of the cheek or the tongue UNKNOWINGLY by patients happens during seizure episodes, not typically during strokes. However, if the patient has already HAD a stroke and does not have good control of chewing or mouth movements then, it is possible to accidentally bite on the cheeks from the inside. Very frustrating for patients to say the least. If this information has been useful to you would you consider providing me a STAR RATING? Thank you.