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Is it possible to have existing damage to the brain from a

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Is it possible to have existing damage to the brain from a premature birth and blood clot to the brain?
JA: Do you keep personal medical records to help track this?
Customer: Not on hand but i know the history well enough
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: Yes I suffer from anxiety and depression which I think may be linked. My balance on my left side isn't always great and I memory issues.
Submitted: 6 days ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Anthony Osula replied 6 days ago.

Hi, thanks for your query, can you give me more information, do you or did you have a blood clot in the brain?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
I had a blood clot in my brain when I was born but it was removed.
Expert:  Anthony Osula replied 6 days ago.

Do you have any issues since then?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
I don't have £34 right now to call is that ok?
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
I struggle with balance on my left side. I struggle with memory and learning certain things.
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
I also find it hard to focus sometimes and can get terrible migraines
Expert:  Anthony Osula replied 6 days ago.

Ignore the phone call requests, thats just the computer system

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Ok fair enough
Expert:  Anthony Osula replied 6 days ago.

ok, this sounds like there is some damage to the brain due to the blood clot, you'll benefit from a neurological assessment, have you seen a neurologisrt before?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
I also feel like I can't wa
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Always sense i can't always say what I want to say like the other day I kept mistaking a carrot cake for a cheese cake even tho I knew that's what I wanted to say etc
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
No i had assessments when I was very young about 5 to assessment my growth as they weren't sure how I would develop due to my premature birth but I haven't had an assessment since
Expert:  Anthony Osula replied 6 days ago.

Yes, you'll need another assessment, and another CT Scan of your head, your GP can refer you to see a neurologist

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
I see that may take some time. I often get overlooked by my gp sometimes I worry they won't take me seriously even though they have my medical history
Expert:  Anthony Osula replied 6 days ago.

It would take some time due to covid, but you need to get the ball rolling and the earlier the better

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Ok thank you for your help
Expert:  Anthony Osula replied 6 days ago.

No worries