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I understand that when a stroke occurs that the symptoms and

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I understand that when a stroke occurs that the symptoms and deterioration can happen for up to a few days later - perhaps even a month.
but i have just read on another website from a carer's perspective; "that the true effects of a stroke are seen months later".
So i suppose my qu is: does trauma to the brain continue long after a sroke strikes; that deterioration to the patient (physical/neurological) happens/continues long after a stroke strikes?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
No, it doesn't.
The worst deficits are usually early on.
There are some late deficits in severe stroke like spasm and rigidity of the muscles.
However, the actual brain injury is the worst early on
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