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Cerebrovascular symptoms Assessment Questionnaire

Questions Your Doctor May Ask - and Why!

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Cerebrovascular symptoms. 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.

Create your printable checklist by answering questions that your doctor may ask below:

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  1. When did the symptoms commence?

    Why: to determine if acute or chronic.

  2. Did the symptoms last less than 24hrs?

    Why: if symptoms resolved within 24hrs may suggest transient ischemic attack; if symptoms lasted longer than 24 hrs may suggest stroke.

  3. What symptoms did you experience?

    Why: e.g. upper or lower limb weakness or paralysis, increased tone of musculature of upper or lower limbs, speech affected, vision affected, swallowing affected.

  4. Past history of transient ischemic attacks?

    Why: TIAs have a tendency to recur.

  5. Past medical history?

    Why: e.g. high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, atrial fibrillation, obesity, mitral valve stenosis, heart attack, bacterial endocarditis, lupus erythematosus - indicate increased risk of stroke.

  6. Medications?

    Why: e.g. oral contraceptive pill can increase the risk of thrombotic stroke.

  7. Family history?

    Why: e.g. stroke - indicates increased risk.

  8. Cigarette smoking?

    Why: major risk factor for stroke.

  9. Alcohol history?

    Why: excessive alcohol intake is a risk factor for strokeother-question.

  10. Sexual history?

    Why: to determine possible risk of syphilis.

  11. Dementia?

    Why: multiple small strokes (that may be without symptoms) may cause stepwise progression of intellectual loss.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Cerebrovascular symptoms:

The following list of conditions have 'Cerebrovascular symptoms' 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: Cerebrovascular symptoms:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Cerebrovascular symptoms' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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