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HF 5201

Going Home After Your Stay on the Neurology Unit

You were in the hospital for ___________________________________.

After you go home, watch for these signs and symptoms:

  • Increasing or severe headache

  • Feeling sleepy all the time

  • Trouble waking up

  • Vomiting that won’t go away or stop

  • Trouble with walking or balance

  • New arm, leg, or facial weakness

  • Personality or behavior changes (quick mood changes, irritability)

  • Confusion (frustration)

  • Changes or loss of vision 

  • Change in speech, swallowing, or talking 

  • Numbness, tingling, or changes in sensation

  • Feeling dizzy

  • Having a hard time concentrating

  • New bladder or bowel control issues or not able to go to the bathroom

Who to Call

Report any of these symptoms to Dr. _____________ at (608) 263-5442 or call your local emergency room.

After hours or on the weekend, call UW Paging at (608) 262-2122 and ask for the neurology resident on call. Leave your name and number with area code. The doctor will call you back.

Call 911 for signs of a stroke. 

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg 

  • Trouble seeing 

  • Confusion 

  • Trouble speaking clearly 

  • Trouble walking

  • Severe headache 

If you are a patient receiving care at UnityPoint – Meriter, Swedish American or a health system outside of UW Health, please use the phone numbers provided in your discharge instructions for any questions or concerns.