Brain stem lesion

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What is brain stem lesion?

Diseases of the brainstem can result to abnormalities in the function of cranial nerves which may lead to visual disturbances, pupil abnormalities, changes in sensation, muscle weakness, hearing problems, vertigo, swallowing and speech difficulty, voice change, and co-ordination problems.

Common symptoms reported by people with brain stem lesion

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with brain stem lesion

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Trileptal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with brain stem lesion, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with brain stem lesion

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Trileptal)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with brain stem lesion, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has brain stem lesion on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 2
30s 10
40s 8
50s 16
60s 6
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 3
30-39 years 7
40-49 years 4
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

73% Female
27% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 26
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from brain stem lesion patients who have completed their condition history
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