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I recently had an MRI done it says: Right cerebellar

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I recently had an...

I recently had an MRI done it says: Right cerebellar abnormality that likely represents encephalomalacia related to prior insult, prior ischemia....... Does this mean I possibly had a stroke?

Doctor's Assistant: Do you have frequent headaches? Any issues with coordination or balance?

Yes headachs I went in because in conversations I am stumbling over simple things like remember what a shelve is called in a cubboard.

Doctor's Assistant: Is the headache episodic or daily? And what about nausea?

No nausea and I cant say daily but yes often I am allergic to Aspirin so I try to muddle through it

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I am 55

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Neurologist: Dr. A, Board Certified MD replied 22 days ago

From the report that you sent it does look like you may have suffered a small stroke in that area of the brain. Prior ischemia essentially means that that area did not get enough blood flow most likely due to a stroke. Now, I cannot tell you if that "prior stroke" is causing your current symptoms. The cerebellum is not usually involved in word finding abilities. Hope that helps.

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