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Cool extremity after stroke
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An_256530 posted:
I had my left sided stroke 2/1/2014. I noticed while in rehab that my right foot was noticeably colder than my left. I had positive pulses, good color return, even an ultrasound to rule out a clot. Now, 2 months out, my foot is still cold, even though I have full range of motion back. I should note that it does warm up equal to the other foot after about an hour when I'm in bed. Also, I have no sensory deficits, I can feel touch whether it is cold or warm. I'm a nurse. What I missing here? Is this common? Does it go away in time?
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tomard responded:
This is a very common symptom resulting from a stroke. Temperature issues on extremities may subside or may never really disappear. I had my event 4 years ago and still have hot and cold arm and leg issues.


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