This patient support community is for discussions relating to stroke, rehabilitation, ability to eat/swallow, alertness, bowel/bladder control, depression, motor skills, nutrition, orthotics/braces, pain, prevention, senses, and spasticity.
I am a 34 year old female and had a stroke on 6/20/10 in my sleep. It affected the left side of my brain which in turn affected my movement on my right side. The stroke was caused by carotid artery dissections - I have dissections in both internal carotids and my right vertebral artery. They put a stent in the left carotid b/c that one was what caused the stroke and was 95% blocked. The other arteries are being followed closely. Well today, for several hours now, I've had numbness/tingling in my right hand and 2 fingers. I thought this could possibly be from sleeping wrong but it hasn't gone away. I've been up and done a few errands, tried stretching to see if that would help, but so far the tingling and numbness is still there. I'm not sure if this is something I should be worried about or not. Could it be from the stent on the left side closing up? Right now my plan is to wait until tomorrow and call my doctor and run this by him, if it's still going on by tomorrow. Any thoughts or feedback would be greatly appreciated!!
Even if the stent has closed up that would not directly cause a stroke. 4 arteries feed blood to the circle of willis which supplies blood to the brain. With a dissected artery what causes the stroke is the clot of the dissection breaking off and traveling to the brain. I would see a doctor immediately.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.