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Hemiparesis: Introduction

Hemiparesis: One-sided paralysis of the body. See detailed information below for a list of 47 causes of Hemiparesis, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Hemiparesis:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Hemiparesis. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Hemiparesis:

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Hemiparesis: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Hemiparesis, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Hemiparesis Treatments

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Stories from Users for Hemiparesis

Real-life user stories relating to Hemiparesis:

Message Boards for Hemiparesis

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Hemiparesis or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Hemiparesis:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Hemiparesis. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Blood pressure - if blood pressure is high must consider a stroke due to a cerebral hemorrhage, cerebral thrombosis or cerebral aneurysm.
    • Pulse rate and rhythm looking for atrial fibrillation which would suggest a cerebral embolism as a cause of a stroke
    • Cardiovascular examination looking especially for murmur and enlarged heart and carotid artery bruit
    • Full neurological examination to help determine the site or level of the lesion in the brain or spinal cord that caused the hemiparesis. Neurological examination must include cranial nerve examination, examination of tone, power, reflexes, coordination and sensation of both the upper and lower limbs looking for signs of a stroke, brain tumor or multiple sclerosis
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Hemiparesis: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Hemiparesis may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Hemiparesis

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Hemiparesis. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Hemiparesis: Deaths

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Definitions of Hemiparesis:

Organs affected by Hemiparesis:

The list of organs typically affected by Hemiparesis may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Hemiparesis

The list below shows some of the causes of Hemiparesis mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Hemiparesis?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Hemiparesis. Of the 47 causes of Hemiparesis that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 6 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 40 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Hemiparesis:

The following list of conditions have 'Hemiparesis' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Hemiparesis:

The following list of medical conditions have Hemiparesis or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.



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Causes of Hemiparesis Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Hemiparesis based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Hemiparesis?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Hemiparesis, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Hemiparesis:

    Subtypes of Hemiparesis:

    Hemiplegia (55 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Hemiparesis:

    Paralysis symptoms (385 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Hemiparesis:

    Paralysis (325 causes), Facial paralysis (70 causes), Numbness (497 causes), Paraplegia (80 causes), Numbness (497 causes), Paresthesias (453 causes), Muscle dystrophy, Duchennes muscular dystrophy, Peripheral nerve compression, Peripheral neuropathy (299 causes)

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