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#1 suzie

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 02:41 PM

Hello,
I recently had GPi DBS surgery on my right side and had a problem in the OR with sudden speech problems and droopy left lip. It corrected almost immediately and have had no other problems since. I am scheduled to have the left side done soon and have some concerns. What has been your experience and am I at greater risk that it may happen again? Thank you for your time.

#2 Dr. Okun

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 03:04 PM

These things are definitely risks of DBS. It is good they resolved. Make sure they check a scan and examine you carefully. There are many reasons why this could occur including simple swelling, bleeding, stroke, or damage to motor tracts. Your docs should be sure they think they have a handle on what happened and why. They need to be sure you don't have any underlying bleeding disorder and that you don't take aspirin or ibuprofen in the weeks coming up toward your surgery.

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 06:22 PM

Dr.Okun,
Thank you for your prompt reply. I had a CT scan right after the problem and everything looked okay and had a MRI the next day. I also had blood work done two weeks before the surgery including a CBC, PT and PTT. I had been advised to not take aspirin or ibuprofen and any herbal products 2 weeks before my surgery. My platelets have been low end of the normal range for the last year and sometimes just outside of the normal range and when repeated are low normal again. I saw a Internal Medicine Dr. and he did check me out and was not concerned. I am repeating that blood work tomorrow. My Neurosurgeon has reassured me but I appreciate your help as well. Thank you again.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:23 AM

Sounds like you are all clear! Good luck.

Michael S. Okun, M.D.
Author of the Amazon Bestseller Parkinson's Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life
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