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Dr. Bob, Neurologist (MD)
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Experience:  Neurology & Int Medicine (US Trained): 20 yrs experience
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My husband is experiencing trouble speaking. He knows what

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My husband is experiencing trouble speaking. He knows what he wants to say but either can't find the words or says the opposite of what he wants to say. (as in yes for no, right for left etc.) Occassionally he has no problem at all but it is getting rare as time passes. This has been going on for 6+ monthes now. He has had a ecocardiogram and has had his circulatory system scanned for annurisym but they did not find anything. what could be causing this.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 1 year ago.
Hi there. Small areas of inflammation or infarct (i.e. stroke) in the areas of the brain responsible for word recognition and speech could be responsible for your husband's problem.
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 1 year ago.
These areas of neuron dysfunction or death could be too small to be detected by head CT or MRI.