Multiple stroke (pseudobulbar state)

A multiple stroke means several small (lacunar) strokes happen in a short time on both sides of your brain. You may feel weakness or loss of feeling on either side of your body.

In addition to changes that occur in the left and right sides, you may also have confusion, dementia or both.

Related resources

Source: Allina Health Patient EducationUnderstanding Stroke, fifth edition, neuro-ahc-90662
Reviewed By: Allina Health Patient Education experts
First Published: 02/01/2006
Last Reviewed: 05/01/2018